PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING
"over 44 years in service"
WAGNER K9 OBEDIENCE TRAINING SCHOOL
"THE ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP FOR DOGS"
The First To Serve The Charlotte Area
Professional Dog Obedience Training
All Breeds Welcomed 4 mos. old and Up
"A Trained Dog Is A Happy Dog"
*Attention *Anxiety *Obedience Commands *Aggression *Crate training *Housebreaking *Socialization *Digging *Chewing*Barking *Confidence Building *Jumping *Fighting *Aggressive Behavior *Aggression towards humans or other animals
We offer unlimited private dog training sessions at no additional fee for the life of your dog.
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training puppies 4 mos. & up for 4 decades
Wagner K9 Obedience Training School..... Since 1975..... A+ rating with the BBB.
Pictured below are 5 dogs holding the command to "DOWN-STAY".
FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS
IN-SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAM
OVER 3500 DOGS TRAINED
Serving the Charlotte Area Since 1975
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WE TRAIN YOUR DOG FOR YOU...THEN WE TEACH YOU HOW TO WORK WITH YOUR DOG.
Wagner K9 School start training puppies, all breeds, 4 months old and up. Many people think you have to wait until a dog is 1 year or older. Dogs can be trained at all ages! The younger you begin puppy obedience training the far less difficulties arise later on. Train a puppy in the way you desire him to be as an adult. Our training program will help you mold your dog into the creature you wish for him to become!
Wagner K9 School, a family business, celebrating over 41 years, specializes in all areas of K9 behavior. No matter what age you bring your dog for training, your dog will come to live with our family.... as a member of our pack ...and will be trained as any dog of our very own.
We work with the "total" dog. Dog Training at it's Best! We work with all breeds.
"Dog Training provides the means by which to prevent and correct all conduct problems" making obedience easy for all dog owners.
Families are way too busy today to properly obedience train their own dog. The Wagners are dog obedience training professionals, in service, since 1975 and know exactly how to train right! Once your dog is trained, you will be taught proper handling techniques. The first dog trainers to establish in the Charlotte area, the Wagner's small family owned dog training school has been in business now for over 4 decades!
In Wingate, just 45 minutes east of Charlotte. Soon I-485 will have you here quicker!
Rehabilitating Dogs........Aggression! Wagner K9 has rehabilitated 100's of dogs deemed both people & animal aggressive with no hope for a future family life. Allow us the opportunity to help you in this area. Read a story below about how we saved HANK from being put to sleep. To be downloaded soon.
WAGNER K9 establishes the Dog/Handler Relationship.
Dog + Person+ Training= A Dog/Handler Relationship
1. Our 1st. obligation is to obedience train your dog to do these basic obedience commands. Heel, sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, and Come. Words like Wait and Okay are also used in conjunction with teaching the word "No"!
2. The 2nd. obligation is to teach you, the "handler," to work with your dog as we have trained. This requires an initial 2-3 hour training session with family members on the dog's graduation date.
Afterwards, additional appointments can be made, if needed, to help family members better establish their skills..... at NO additional cost!
Wagner K9's training program is for the life of your dog!
Great training through building "The Dog/Handler relationship".
No "Shock" Collars! Never allow the use of "shock collars" for obedience training purposes.
PROBLEM SOLVING & DOG TRAINING WORDS & COMMANDS
.Housebreaking .Separation Anxieties .Biting & Nipping
.Insecurities .Excessive Barking .Jumping up
.Obsessive chewing .Rudeness & Manners .Wait
.Destructive Behavior .Socialization .Stop & No
.Heeling .Sit .Sit-Stay
.Down .Down-Stay .Come
WAGNER K9 OBEDIENCE TRAINING SCHOOL
1. Utilizes their dog obedience training abilities and proven methods, to train dogs for the public. These dog training methods are designed to correct and prevent all conduct problems, which enables the owner, to build a dog/handler working relationship.
2. The method of training and instruction will help owners to continue to mold their dogs throughout the duration of their dog's life.
3. A trainer will first obedience train your dog during the 4 weeks (28 days) period. On graduation day the family will return to the school for their dog/handler instruction session to be taught how to use the training with their pet.
- Obedience Training as early as 4 Months of age
- 28 day In-School Training Program
- Unlimited handling instruction
Our Commitment to You
- On going help and training sessions for clients
- For the life of your dog
- Absolutely No Additional Fee!
It is our desire that all families that trust us to obedience train their pets have a totally awesome life with their dogs!
Walk all your dogs together at the same time. We make it possible for your children to walk and play with the family dogs. We teach children of all ages to walk and handle their pets. NO MORE DRAGGING! And it's so much fun!
WAGNER K9 SCHOOL'S OBJECTIVES
There are three components to our training program
1. Obedience training your dog
2. Teaching Family Members The Dog/ Handler Relationship
3. Continued practice for all family dog handlers at absolutely no additonal fee.
We work with the Total Dog in all areas, building a dog/handler relationship that equips the dog to walk on leash properly around distractions. The basic obedience commands that are taught are:
Heel, Sit, Sit-Stay, Down, Down-Stay, and Come.
Other words are used in conjunction with the basic obedience commands such as:
Wait, Stop, Out, Okay, NO, and Go Potty.
Your Pet will become a 'good citizen' and you will be able to take your pet anywhere you choose to go that allows dogs. Training your dog is an art! Learning to work your dog is also an art, as with any other sport. Having an obedience trained dog is great! It is fun! Your dog will enjoy you more! You will love your dog more and your dog will love you more!
*Read on below on how to promote your personal dog handling experience that will help your dog meet your expectations!
It is of the absolute importance to have a good working relationship with your dog. We always suggest owners take advantage of our offer for continued help at no additional fee. We do this to benefit and enable you to become skilled with your obedience trained dog. Dogs can only advance, as far as you are willing to advance your own personal dog training knowledge, as a dog handler. (Just as a jockey with his trained horse, a person learning to play golf, or any sport!) Remember to read over your training manual.
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WE TRAIN YOUR DOG FOR YOU...THEN WE TEACH YOU TO WORK YOUR DOG...
People today, work so hard at their jobs, taking care of their family needs. Most homes own 2 or more dogs. The majority of working families just do not have the time to give their dogs the needed repetition that it takes in order to instill the proper training commands, manners, and socialization that it takes to mature their dogs into calm, stable, reliable pets. We start pups at 4 months old, but no dog is too old to be properly obedience trained.
YOUR PART AFTER 28 DAY PERIOD IS UP Now it is time for you to take over. Wagner K9 School will call to schedule an appointment with you to come to the school and work with the trainer on how to handle your dog in the training he has now received. Your dog has now had over 200 sessions of repetitions in the obedience drill. Commands introduced during the 28 day period are: Heel, Sit, Sit-Stay, Down, Down-Stay, and Come. Other words have been taught in conjunction with the obedience training commands. These additional words are: No, Out, Stop, Wait, and Okay. We will spend several hours reintroducing you with your dog and teaching you and your family proper handling procedures and how to best socialize and make use of good manners. We teach you how to properly housetrain, crate, and even how to play fetch with your newly obedience trained dog! After this initial appointment you can make additional appointments to come back with your dog to continue to further your own training with your dog. There is absolutely no fee for any extra training sessions between you and your dog. You can work out a schedule with the trainer by extra appointments 6 days a week (Mon.-Sat.) between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm.
WAGNER K9 SCHOOL
"The Original BootCamp For Dogs"
"TRADITION" COUNTS AND MATTERS.* Our Small Dog Training Business Matters and Counts!
It has become a "TRADITION!"
CONTINUE TO SUPPORT A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS OF OVER 40 YEARS.....serving you and all the surrounding area of Charlotte, NC.
Billy Wagner Sr. loses both hands and almost his life in an electrical accident over 40 years ago, just after returning from a 4 year tour of duty in the Army. But losing both hands below the elbow did not stop this young man. BILLY WAGNER had a wife and two baby sons to support. He just couldn't give up. Billy Wagner started obedience training dogs, first his own, then for friends, and soon opened his very own small dog training school that continues to exist to this very day. Since 1975 and over 40 years later, some 3500 dogs up have been trained by his school. The Wagner Family continues to work hard each and every day, including all Holidays, helping to make their clients happy and content, caring for each dog while the family is away. The Wagner family do have one of the finest and most caring dog training school facility in our area today.
READ HIS STORY AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
Billy Wagner...The Founder of Wagner K9 School
The personal story about how he became a dog trainer in 1975. Click on "The Beginning" above left, and read Billy's tremendous story. He overcame limitations, obstacles, and unlimited disabilities after losing both hands in an electrical accident in 1973. Later, Billy establish his small in-school dog training business, now located in Wingate, NC. Billy Wagner Sr. has a record of training over 3500 dogs and twice as many people.
Wagner K9 School has an awesome 28 day program that works wonders with all dogs in socialization, word commands, and manners. Wagner K9, a dog obedience training school, is a family business and welcomes dogs of all ages and all breeds.
Establishing The Dog/Handler Relationship Is So Much Fun!
Imagine learning how to work your dog in his obedience training after he has been taught to do all the commands perfectly.
Wagner K9 will obedience train your dog and equally important teach you!
In a short period of time, you can have a well trained dog that will understand word commands: heel, sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, and come.
Your dog will learn "good" manners: no jumping (except by command) no biting nor excessive barking. Your dog will wait patiently at the door to walk out with you rather than "jerking" you through the door!
Your dog will understand how to walk up and down steps politely, sit and wait for you to open the car door. Your dog will learn how to get along with other animals too, because Wagner K9 School has enormous knowledge in the area of "Aggression" and how to prevent dogs from getting "out of control".
"Aggression"...we can stop that too!
Every dog entering our school is given personal, individualized attention, and teaching in Obedience commands.
200 sessions of repetition provided during the 28 day training period.
The "Five Basic Principles" in Dog Training are utilized establishing Attentiveness and Focus, developing Confidence and Security in the dog's Character.
The picture here shows Morressa Wagner working along side her "Poppy" at a very early age with a couple of Rottweiler dogs! This picture proves and shows that a young child can be taught, at an early age, to walk and work with dogs. One of the challenges that our school enjoys is having the training ability to teach and work with children and their family pet.
We have several pages to read and enjoy. We have added many pictures of family pets and client's dogs, along with many referrals for our school. Please continue to scroll down each long page to completely view our site.
Above, Billy Wagner is pictured with his dog Silky soon after the school opened. Billy, at the young age of 25, started his dog obvedience training career, shortly after an accident that just about took his life and did take both of his hands.
Using artificial hooks Billy uses his unique abilities to train and work with any and every dog that comes to the school. Dogs readily bond and respond to Billy which can be seen just a few short weeks within starting the obedience training program.
Below is a picture of Morressa Wagner's dog, Maggie May, a chocolate Lab. Maggie is used to demonstrate how well a dog can be trained.
Above, Susie Wagner is pictured in 1975 with Remus, one of their first Doberman Sires. Susie loves to teach people and has the special unique ability and talent to work with children. She teaches the whole family how to master the control of the family pet. Susie practices dog whisperer techniques and only techniques that are approved by the AKC. She loves helping people gain control of their pets.
Our training program gives people hope and brings happiness to the family. The family pet becomes more stable, balanced, and calm. The dogs learn to love to be obedient. " A Trained Dog Is A Happy Dog!. He also becomes much more of a pleasure to live with.
Pictured below is granddaughter of Billy and Susie Wagner, 14 year old trainer/handler, Morressa Wagner with another one of her dogs, " Angus".
"THE WAGNER CANINES"
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October 19, 2013
My sweet Molly Girl lost her battle with neuron immune disease last week and life will never be the same without her. She was my faithful companion for 10 1/2 years! All the Wagners have been so instrumental in her development and continued wellbeing.
From the moment Molly entered Wagner K9 School this puppy was transformed. Each time I traveled she would get so excited because she knew she would be staying with her second family! Upon arrival in Wingate, I'd simply open the hatch of the car and she'd jump right out, immediately running to Billy, Charley or other family members wagging her tail with joy.
I have been so fortunate to have found such a loving family to teach and care for Molly. As a pet owner, this caring environment was priceless. I wish you all continued success, and personally thank you for years of excellent service.
God Bless you always,
Charlotte, North Carolina
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A Testimonial by Morressa Wagner
I've been living with animals my whole life and started helping my grandparents train dogs once I was old enough to hold a leash, and walk without falling on my face .
I got my first dog when I was 3 years old. Her name was Sugar Baby. We never used her much for demonstrations, because she was so lazy and walked like an old grandma. So we used Ellie,my Collie, for almost every demo. She loved showing off her stuff and looked and acted just like Lassie. Ellie and I "worked" and played until she died in 2008. Her loss was hard on us all.
I started re-searching dog breeds in late 2008 - early 2009, looking for the perfect dog for me. In springs of 2010, Maggie May came into my life. She was a 3 month old WILD chocolate Labrador retriever pup. All she knew how to do was jump and bite. I started working with her right away. Within 3-4 weeks, I had her doing all the commands. Heel,sit,sit-stay,down, down-stay, and come. Her focus was amazing!
I, Morressa Leigh Wagner, age 12, had trained my dog all by myself! I was so happy. By the time Maggie was 1 year old she knew all the commands, plus shake, high five, sit-pretty, jump up, and hup (command to jump through a hoop).
By the time Maggie was 13 months, she'd also learned "Over" and "Under". Now at the age of 15 months old, Maggie is doing most, if not every thing, OFF LEASH!
How did I accomplish THAT? I used a couple little devices called a Longe Line, a Short Tab, and of course, I used my leash. If Maggie did not come when called, the Longe Line helped me to catch her. All I did when she ran past was step on the "Longe". The short tab help me keep control in the house. And with using the leash, I got close to Maggie, conditioning her to WANT to be close to me, not wanting to run off.
Here's a little story. I was coming through a gate, Maggie walking off leash with me. Poppy, as what I call my grandfather, was walking with a dog, one that I knew did not like other dogs running up to it. Maggie caught sight of the dog and ran off full speed to it. I yelled out. MAGGIE, NO! YOU COME!!! She slammed on the breaks, turned, and ran back to me. I praised her so hard, I jammed my finger on her neck. I was so proud of her. If I hadn't worked with her so much with the Longe line, tab and leash, I'm pretty sure Maggie wouldn't had listen.
So many people think that training a puppy so young means the dog won't have a good puppy-hood. It's not true.Training your dog young makes the puppy-hood EASIER on the dog and on your family!
Maggie is the happiest dog I know. She LOVES being obedient. When I go out to get her for a demonstration,I say " Hey Girl, are ya ready to go work?" She gets SO excited, that sometimes it seems like her tail will go flying off!
I hope that Maggie and I will have the privilege to meet you and your dog. I guarantee that you won't be disappointed!
Below are a couple more pictures of my "Maggie May". On the left, " Maggie May" is having visions of treats! (Taken October 26, 2012) On the right Maggie is pictured in one of her beautiful natural poses.
Today, Billy and Susie Wagner's time is spent obedience training dogs for the public. Clients come from all over the United States. Being in business, since 1975, Billy Wagner's name and skills as a dog trainer spread and traveled through out the country, giving him the privilege to work with families that have traveled from as far north as New York and New Hampshire to southern Georgia, Tennessee, Florida. The school's fame grew after being interviewed three times on WBTV with CJ Underwood's, The Carolina Camera. Morressa is pictured with her dog, "Kodiak" to the immediate left.
Charles Malone Wagner, Business Manager and owner of Wagner K9 School pictured above left with his beloved dog "Duke". Duke passed away February 6, 2010 and was from the Wagner's famous line of Dobermans. Charles grew up participating aong side his parents in the business of training dogs. Today, he is a great asset to the company, adding another trainer on staff and opening other opportunities and services to be added to accomondate Wagner K9 School Clients. We now offer pick up and drop off services to our boarding clients for a reasonable fee. We are also available to do some additional in home training for clients who are interested. Charles pictured above with his dog "Ollie".
February 6, 2006
Dear Billy and Susie,
Scout is about 10 months old and doing great. Her obedience on leash is far better than one would expect from a puppy. Although at 75 pounds it is hard to imagine that she is still a pup. She goes on walks with us along the green way and people often comment on how well behaved she is. We can take her anywhere and not worry about how she will react with others. Cathy and other officers at her office put on a child safety seat check point the first Saturday of each month. This past Saturday I stopped by with Scout and some of the kids came up to pet her. She loves children, especially our niece Julie who is two years old.
Thank you both for all the hard work you put into Scout. By working with her regularly she has retained all the training she received. We would like to bring her down on a Saturday so she can visit with your family. I am sure she would love to see you.
I have attached a recent picture of Scout with Katie. God Bless,
Curt and Cathy Gormican Charlotte, NC
Again, please be sure to click on "In The Beginning" and "Sgt. Susie Says" page and scroll to the bottom of page for many more testimonials, pictures, and referrals. Click on icons to read additional information.