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Effective Professional Dog Training

Every dog has a unique personality and disposition. Because of this, every dog needs tailored training. This requires a unique trainer, with a wide range of experience and a wealth of knowledge. Whether you want to train a young dog, or an older dog, you need expert guidance to effectively train your dog.  You can count on Topnotch K9 to provide competent and professional training.  Topnotch K9 is dedicted to providing Force Free pet dog training.  We feel that every dog requires a unique tailored training program utilizing the most advanced techiques based on sound learning theory and established science.

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Topnotch K9 is proud to offer:
  • Police Canine Narcotics/Explosives Detection Training and Consulting
  • K9 Nose Work® -  K9 Scent DetectionTM for pet dogs
  • Puppy Classes
  • Obedience training
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Classes and Evaluations
  • Problem Behavior Modification and training
  • Group and Private Lessons


  • Stay tuned for future classes and locations!  Exciting offerings in the works.



Coming Soon!

Advanced K9 Scent DetectionTM Handling for Fun and Competition.  Topics covered:  K9 motivation,  Proper reward selection,  Leash handling  Search planning, Canine conditioning, Environmental concerns and much more....  Trial requirements for NACSW, UKC, CWAGS and more will be covered.

Train the Trainer K9 Scent DetectionTM:  How to deliver the most effective K9 Scent Detection TM training for your sport and professional clients.  Matching the proper training to the dog and client team.  Class planning and search preparation to build effective scent detection teams.  Video techniques and use of social media to more effective engage and guide clients will be covered.

If you, your training center, club or organization is interested in hosting a workshop or clinic featuring Harlan presenting K9 Scent DetectionTM please contact Topnotch K9 by email at:

Check back often for expanding class offerings.  Our trainers strive to keep current on the latest science based positive reinforcement dog training methods.  

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