Our company is dedicated to the development, maintenance and promotion of the Canine-Human relationship. The goal is to provide individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities with qualified expertise, counseling and programs designed to educate and enhance this relationship for a wide variety of circumstances.
We want to motivate both the owner and their dog into actively developing a better relationship for the benefit of both. The concept is to achieve balance through consistent socialization, desensitization, play/exercise and work for the dog's mental and physical well being. At the core of all of these activities is the need to communicate effectively.
While socialization and desensitization help to domesticate dogs, and work and physical activities promote confidence and fitness; dogs must learn to interact with people within a human environment. Obedience Training and proper handling are the keys to clear, effective and consistent communication. These canine and human activities confirm a bond based on mutual trust, respect and affection for both dogs and their owners/families.
Kirk Halma CPT, the owner of K-9 Motivation in Woodstock, Illinois specializes in canine behavior, development and behavior modification using obedience training and human education as a primary focus. He is a contributing author in both print and internet media on all topics pertaining to our relationship with our 'best friends' of all ages, regardless of breed.
Kirk is a graduate of the Master Trainer course at the internationally recognized National K-9 School for Dog Trainers with endorsements in Puppy Development, Basic and Advanced Obedience, Behavior Modification, Retrieval, Scent Detection, Tracking, Assistance Dog, Personal Protection, Police K-9, Breed Identification and Utility Work. He is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, the National K-9 Dog Trainers Association and is registered through the Delta Society as a Pet Partners handling team with his German Shepherd Dog "Chance".