Dog training is not just for the dog, it’s also for the owner. Both will benefit from an experienced teacher. Your dog will live a better happier life and so will you. Some may think training will hamper or take-away a dogs true spirit or nature. It’s just the opposite. A well trained dog is more able to live their life free and without unnecessary constraints.
At Alaska Dog Sports, we believe that every dog deserves to have a positive relationship with their human companion. Despite the variations in communication patterns between people and dogs, dog training is about creating a bond between the dog and the handler and learning to successfully communicate.
Our teachers have chosen to work with dogs and humans because they genuinely love it. Each was picked based on their capacity to exchange training knowledge with handlers, solve problems, and produce outcomes. All of them maintain their education by attending seminars and national conferences, as well as staying up to date on the newest dog training techniques and knowledge.
Our purpose is to provide a service for dogs and their owners, mainly but not exclusively for large working breeds. We have a small indoor/outdoor boarding kennel as well as a training facility. We prioritise valuable one-on-one time with our customers and their dogs. German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, Belgian Malinois, American Bull Dogs, and Alaskan Huskies are among the breeds we specialise in. We have owned, reared, and trained all of these breeds to high levels of obedience and/or working ability.
Alyeska Canine Trainers is an all volunteer, non-profit organization started in 1986, by a volunteer group of dedicated dog enthusiasts. We use positive training methods to teach you to train your canine companion to be a good family pet as well as a competitor in the sport of Obedience, Agility, Flyball, Scent work and Tracking. We have the largest indoor training facility in Alaska with award-winning instructors. Our large facility has cushioned low impact flooring, designed to make jumping safer for your dog.
Adult courses, Puppy classes, Children’s classes, K9 Good Citizen lessons, and puppy S.T.A.R. classes are all available.
One-on-one training is provided in 1-hour sessions to give more personalised training. These sessions are great for pet parents who are concerned about socialising their dog because of behaviour issues, aggressiveness, or assessing eligibility for therapy and/or service work.
Learn more and determine which class is best for you and your dog. I also provide training programmes for children, therapy dog workshops, rescue dog training seminars, and other services.
Our Board and Train courses are custom-tailored to develop the dog that fits perfectly into your family, whether you want to start your new best friend on their fundamental skill set or polish the manners and neutrality of your best buddy or new rescue. Our Board & Train programmes are ideal for the busy family or couple that needs their dog to behave but does not have a lot of time to lay the groundwork. We lay the groundwork for you and then show you how to keep it up!
As a general rule, we train people first and then dogs. Correcting behavioural issues such as fear, anger, and anxiety is a collaborative process that is unique to each client.
Dog training for 22 years
14 years of teaching experience
1,200 hours of direct dog training
Avalanche Search and Rescue dog handling for 8 years
2 years of experience in behavioural consulting for animal shelters
10 years as a business owner
From basic obedience to behavioural rehabilitation, our board and train programme is tailored to your specific wants and needs. The dogs live in our houses and are handled as if they were our own!
We feel that learning, confidence, and trust are crucial not only for the dogs, but also for their owners. Trainers are there to teach, elevate, and encourage people as well as dogs!
For effective behavioural alteration, all of our training approaches are balanced, incorporating both positive reward and punishment. Because each dog is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all method to training.
Through our boarding, we provide small group lessons, individual sessions, and training. For further information, please contact us.
Our foundation obedience instructors have years of experience dealing with both dogs and people and understand how to communicate successfully with both. Our teachers also continue their education through seminars, conferences, and other continuing education programs in order to keep current on current methods and skills in order to better serve you.
All of Bell Creek’s teachers have competed extensively in the dog sports that they teach, so they know how to provide excellent foundation training and what is required for both dog and handler.
We have worked hard to provide a safe atmosphere for both dogs and handlers. Our agility equipment is completely adjustable, made to not reverberate in order to build confidence in dogs of all abilities, easy to move, and satisfies AKC standards.
Sabrina Sarber owns and operates Alaska Summit Dog in Anchorage, Alaska. She is motivated by the extremely satisfying relationships that dogs bring into our lives, as well as the training that is required for us to truly enjoy life with them.
Alaska Summit Dog promotes play-based training. Sabrina attended Training Without Conflict School, where she studied under world-renowned trainer Ivan Balabanov. Sabrina is a Training Without Conflict Certified Trainer, a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.