Service Dog Training


Dog are incredible animals with an innate ability to sense our needs. Before your pet can become a Bona Fide Service K9, it'll need specific training. At United K9 Academy, we provide service dog training from certified experts in the field. Schedule FREE Consultation with a professional dog trainer in your area, If you can not find your area in locations please contact us at our Headquarters Location in Caddo Mills, TX.

What Service K9 Training Do We Offer?

We offer the following:

  • Mobility
  • Psychiatric (PTSD, Depression, and Other Mental Health Issues)
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism

We also offer training ESA dogs and Therapy K9's

United K9 Academy wants to help Empower Handler's that took the time to train their own service K9. If you would like to take our Public Access Test. Please contact the Headquarters in Caddo Mills, TX 254-630-8459


What are the most important criteria for a service dog?

While the United States does not have specific service dog certifications or identification requirements, many public places will request documentation for training. A properly trained service dog should:

  • Exhibit no aggressive behavior
  • Cease sniffing behavior unless released to do so
  • Never beg for food or affection
  • Not show over-excitement and hyperactivity in public
  • Stay focused on Handler
  • Many of other requirements

Service dogs have a very important job to do. Easily distracted or disobedient pets may not be ready to help you when you need it most.



We took our 5 month old puppy, Oakley, to Craig with United K9 for a 2 week board and train in July and was very pleased with what he was able to accomplish with her. After picking her up, she had still maintained all the amazing puppy characteristics we all love, but was well behaved for her age, able to follow basic commands, walk with ease on the leash, stopped the jumping on our toddlers, and overall happier with understanding what we wanted from her. Craig then came out to our house 2 weeks later for a follow up lesson and gave us all the tools to feel confident in continuing Oakley's training and guidance with additional tasks such as releasing a ball after fetch and staying in the back "yard" when the gate is open. Thank you Craig and United K9 for all your help and for loving our dog. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Alisha Walker


We had our Rocco for a three week board and train with Jonathan and his wife - and it’s the best thing we could have done. After extensive research and meeting with trainers we felt most comfortable with Jonathan and his wife, they were professional and knowledgeable and gave us peace of mind that our Rocco would be in great hands while we were overseas! We received videos, pics and updates on a regular basis and from that wild boy Rocco that we turned over to Jonathan we got a much more behaved and controlled dog back! He was seriously over excited about everything but became more disciplined, knows boundaries and we are very happy with the results. Jonathan is committed to continuously help out if need be and he is always reachable. We definitely made the right choice and would recommend them very highly. And with all of that came a very reasonable price package compared to others. Way to go - a trainer with heart! Thank you again!

Simone Maynard


After years of being told there was no hope for my other dog aggressive Coco and I should put her down, I found an ad for United K9. It seemed like a sign so I sent a message and was greeted by trainer Tanja. Let me say she is my hero, our HERO!! The difference is night and day in just 4 private lessons!! We will start group classes soon. I have been able to walk Coco with and without Tanja and feel strong, confident and empowered. I owe everything to Tanja, her team and training. Thank you for believing in me and my girl, thank you for letting me have my dreams of walking her!!

Tamara Wilson