Training Programs

Black Jack K9 wants to ensure your dog gets the best results. This is why we have developed many different programs to fit your lifestyle and your dog’s personality.

2 week on leash Board & Train

This program covers all the foundational skills for obedience, climb-command, and all training, food, boarding, equipment (climb bed), etc., and private one-on-one lessons. This is one of our most popular programs to set the foundation.

4 week Off leash Board & Train

This program is perfect for those wanting a dog reliable in their commands no matter the location. This is also a great program to build confidence in shy or insecure dogs.

Complete Board & Train

Complete Training 6 – 8 Weeks: Complete training is exactly what this program is, as it takes 6 weeks for a dog to form a habit. We will gear all the training to meet your goals and lifestyle.

The Climb Command

The Climb Command only has two rules, no barking and no getting off UNTIL given their release command. Many people use this command when guests are entering the home. The dogs are taught that no matter what is going on around them they cannot get off.

What We Do

Black Jack K9 is proud to offer:

  • Private lessons
  • Group lessons
  • Family lessons
  • Basic canine obedience training
  • Advanced canine obedience training
  • Housebreaking (Puppies and older dogs)
  • Training for older dogs
  • Canine socialization
  • In-Home or Public Park Training
  • Off-leash training
  • Physical rehabilitation services
  • Behavior modification for timid dogs
  • Aggression management towards children and strangers
  • Separation anxiety
  • Barking, chewing, & digging resolution
  • Protection Training

Time, Motivation, & Consistency

Every animal has a unique personality and disposition. Because of this, every animal needs to be trained differently. This requires a unique Trainer, with a wide range of experience and a wealth of knowledge. Whether you want to train a young puppy or an older dog, you need expert guidance to effectively train your animal. If you love your dog, you can count on Black Jack K9 LLC to help!

Training Programs

From Puppy Preschool to Competition Training, our programs are designed to meet your schedule while working one on one with one of our qualified trainers on specific issues and needs for your dogs.
2 week on leash Board & Train

This program covers all the foundational skills, training, food, boarding, equipment (climb bed), etc., and private one-on-one lessons. We will set the foundation for obedience. The first week we focus on teaching your dog the skills needed, and by week 2 we are applying these commands to public places. All commands are done on a leash in this program to help with newly learned skills. Commands taught in this program Climb command, down/stay, Sit/stay, loose leash walking, and recall within the leash.

This program is perfect for those looking to get a solid start of obedience skills. This is one of our most popular programs to set the foundation.

4 week Off leash Board & Train
This program covers all the foundational skills. By completion of this program your dog will be able to do all commands off of a leash. We put emphasis on dogs being able to do these skills in high distraction places such as public, a birthday party, kids play ground, and more. We build all the skills from the 2 week program and make them more concrete and useable in everyday life. Skills covered in this program are the Climb command, Down/stays, Sit/stays, heeling, and long distance recall.

This program is perfect for those wanting a dog reliable in their commands no matter the location. Busy households needing more concrete commands for multiple handlers. This is also a great program to build confidence in shy or insecure dogs. This is one of our most popular programs!

Complete Board & Train
Complete Training 6 – 8 Weeks: Complete training is exactly what this program is. It takes 6 weeks for a dog to form a habit. We will gear all the training to meet your goals and lifestyle. If you are looking for a competition dog, protection dog, household companion, home narcotics detection dog, service work, behavior modification, can be covered in this program. You will receive multiple lessons, video footage during your dog’s stay, and a fully trained dog! In our boarding school program, we will address any issues your dog is having along with all the basics, sit, down, come, walk on a loose leash, climb or place command. We want your dog to listen no matter what is going on around him/her so we focus on a lot of distractions.

Training in only one place will not assure you, your dog will listen no matter what, so unlike traditional programs we train in parks, Petco, dog parks, and in our home. During your dog’s 10 day stay, your dog becomes part of the family. Included with the Boarding School Program: 2 private lessons and one professionally trained dog.

The Climb Command
The Climb Command only has two rules, no barking and no getting off UNTIL given their release command. Many people use this command when guests are entering the home. The dogs are taught that no matter what is going on around them they cannot get off.
Puppy Preschool

Puppy Pre School is all about shaping the dog you want for the future. This is the most crucial time for learning in a dogs life, we call this the imprinting period anything your puppy learns in the first few months of its life will stay your puppy through its adult life. We can teach your dog anything during this time just ask. What we will cover in this program is potty training, jumping, play biting, sit, down, heel, come, climb, socialization with dogs and people, and house etiquette. If you want to set the best foundation for your puppy this is the program for you. Included with this program is 2 private lessons and a professionally trained puppy.

Day Training

Enjoy some of the same benefits of the Board and Train program. This program is designed to meet your schedule drop off in the morning and up in the evening. All training includes daily training sessions, daily play time and daily walks.

Puppy Preschool

Puppy Pre School is all about shaping the dog you want for the future. This is the most crucial time for learning in a dogs life, we call this the imprinting period anything your puppy learns in the first few months of its life will stay your puppy through its adult life. We can teach your dog anything during this time just ask. What we will cover in this program is potty training, jumping, play biting, sit, down, heel, come, climb, socialization with dogs and people, and house etiquette. If you want to set the best foundation for your puppy this is the program for you. Included with this program is 2 private lessons and a professionally trained puppy.

Private Lessons

Work one on one with one of our qualified trainers on specific issues such as jumping, aggression, competition obedience, protection work, and more.

In-Home Lessons

Enjoy a private lesson in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Our certified trainers will work with you and your dog on behaviors such as jumping, biting, chewing, walking on a loose leash, and more.

Protection Training

This program is designed to lay a good & strong foundation for a dog going into sport or personal protection.

Competition Training

If you are planning to compete with your dog in agility, AKC, Schutzhund, Ring Sport, etc. And want to get a head start, or some maintained training. We believe in perfection even if you are just starting out will give you all the tools to be on the road to success. This is an intense program, your dog will be learning a lot each day this is why we like to have competition dogs stay a minimum of 18 days. Included with this program 3 private lessons, and an invitation to compete with the trainers in a competition.

Puppy Selection Service

Black Jack K9 Knows the importance of picking the right puppy to fit your life style and needs. Whether its picking a breed or picking a breeder, We can help!

The Climb Command

The Climb Command only has two rules, no barking and no getting off UNTIL given their release command. Many people use this command when guests are entering the home. The dogs are taught that no matter what is going on around them they cannot get off. However, when they are on the climb they can be greeted by strangers without the hassle of the dogs jumping or barking! The climb command has many uses and is taught in all of our board and train programs.

Training Program Graduation

Congratulations, Dennis on graduating from his off-leash program! Dennis came in reactive on a leash especially to other dogs. So proud of his progress!

Congratulations Ollie on graduating from his 2 week on leash puppy program!

Congratulations Lucy on graduating from her 4 week off leash training program!

Congratulations Mocha on graduating from her 4-week off leash training program!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Black Jack K9 a kennel?

We are NOT a Kennel! All training is done in a home environment, each trainer takes in only 4-5 dogs at a time to ensure 100% dedication is given to your dog during training.

How is your dog training different from kennel training?
Instead of the traditional kennel training of 1-2 hours of daily training, Black Jack K9’s training is done 24/7. Your dogs will enjoy going for daily walks, outings to parks for hikes, daily playtime with other dogs for socialization, and much more!
I’m not sure what program to select. How should I get started?

We have developed many different programs to fit your lifestyle and your dog’s personality. Contact us for an initial call.

Testimonials

"Ashley is the ABSOLUTE BEST! She and a friend the referred me to her both recommended that I do the 2 week board and train program. Why? because it is easiest and the dog comes back to me with manners and new behaviors!"

Susan Powell

"Have never met or have known any other person or trainer such as Ashley whom has such a great understanding of animal behavior as she does, and to that and her love of what she does is what makes her such a great trainer. Very personable and caring of others needs with their animal friendsthat will allow her to create the perfect plan needed for you and your 4 legged friend."

Andy Pugh

"Black Jack K9 is a top quality training facility. Ashley was excellent with our dog Mousse. He is by far the best dog we've ever owned and we attribute a lot of that to the training he received from Ashley and her team of trainers. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

Sara Schrock-Dietz

"Ashley is an incredible dog trainer, her ability to think outside the box to problem solve even at the highest levels of training is remarkable. Ashley can read a dog and caters the training to the individual in front of her, I highly recommend her to dog handlers at any level of training."

Catharine Wilzbacher

"We took our 3 year old black lab “Moses” to Ashley -when he got there he was hyper, anxious, disobedient and destructive. After 4 weeks he is a dream dog!! Heeling, obeying, calm, healthier ( he lost his extra weight) listening and a joy to be around- we are so thrilled to have this new dog as a part of our family! I cannot say enough great things about Ashley and her methods!!"

Heather Godfrey

"Can’t say enough great things about Ashley O’Byrne!!!! I took my Labrador Retriever to her to learn all about the sport of French Ring and to build on our basic foundation skills. Her methods and clear communication took us to the next level! I couldn’t have picked a better trainer!"

Catherine Smith

"Ashley is a top notch trainer and coach! You will find none better!"

Traci Williams

"Ashley is by far the best trainer I have ever worked with. She is intuitive, creative, and her ability to read and understand a dog is unparalleled. She is clever and imaginative when confronted with challenging obstacles, and has a knack for problem solving and thinking outside the box. No matter what issues you are facing, or what aspirations you may have, she can help you get there; look no further."

Ashley Mulchrone

"Ashley is amazing! We were struggling with our service dogs focusing, and healing properly. Mistakes that could have ruined all our hard work were made by a previous trainer! Ashley to the rescue, she had one of our girls healing properly in no time! And showed us how to correct the problem! Ashley is a miracle worker and we hope to learn more and take her class in the future!"

Barrett T Leary

"Ashley is a fantastic trainer and definitely knows her stuff! My dog Spartacus took to his tracking training and bite work like a dream because of her guidance."

Dexter Miksch

"Ashley totally transformed our “most stubborn dog ever “ . We sent our 7 month old standard poodle to her for 2 weeks (after a failed attempt by another trainer) and he is doing so well that people think he is a service dog . Ashley took him everywhere and exposed him to so much . He no longer jumps on us or our kids, no more biting or running away from us, no more chewing our shoes or the kids toys. I highly recommend Ashley !"

Tracey Schmitz

"Highly recommend sending your dog to Ashley. Communication was awesome the whole time, the progress she made with my 8 month old Shepard is absolutely amazing. The training session you have with her when you pick up your dog is very hands on and informative. Overall just a awesome dog lover and trainer!"

Matthew James

"5 stars!! We had a great experience with Ashley and would recommend her to others. Thank you for the pictures and constant updates while our baby was in your care!!"

Dave Schroeder

"Ashley and team are Amazing! Our Ammo - 11mo Belgium Malinois had very high reactivity with everyone but us (my husband and two teenage kids). It was getting way out of hand. Not only did she correct this during his 4wk board and train - but was able to turn over the reigns to us in 1 one family session with her .. Made it Simple, Effective and Life changing to our family. Beyond pleased with Ammos progress on many other levels too..including obedience, off leash skills and confidence! Love how happy Ammo is and all the new things we can further enjoy!"

Carrie Boskelly Okninski

"The bottom line is that Ashley is by far one of the most talented dog trainers in the USA. Her understanding and training dogs for Ring Sports says a lot about her abilities. Let Ashley help you with your dog and you’ll never regret it. The results prove it."

Michael S. Wade

"Ashley is the best dog trainer in the Chicagoland area! After diligently looking for dog trainers specializing in Malinois I found it very hard to find a trainer who could help. Most places I spoke with prior to finding Black Jack K9, didn’t sound very confident in doing what I requested/ needed. My dog, Jaxon, was anxious around new people and other dogs after being attacked by an off leash pup. Now he is neutral and I can go anywhere without having a leash on him. He listens to everything I command of him without hesitation!! Literally changed my life and his! Thanks Ashely and Morgan! Cheers 🍻"

Jamie Wright

"My husband is a police dog handler. Ashley has helped gain and maintain amazing control of his k9. Ashley has helped trouble shoot problems and helped to create an amazing k9 team. We can’t say enough. Amazing work!"

Jessie Brown

"Morgan/Ashely are amazing - I call them Dog whisperers. In 2 weeks they did an amazing job with my 5month old golden doodle puppy. They not only established a strong foundation for her but also made sure we were prepared to bring our pup home and continue the work that they had started. They communicate really well - keep you posted - and are very responsive. We also laid out several scenarios for them to help us with and she came home ready to deal with everything. Well worth the time and money!"

Mo Manchanda