"The dog represents all that is best in man."  -Etienne Charlet

Welcome to Absolute K9 Solutions
Dog Training in Tucson Arizona - Arizona Dog Trainer and Behaviorist

Welcome to the page of Absolute K9 Solutions dog training page. The Absolute K9
Solutions dog training team is based in southern Arizona, and offers dog training services in basic obedience, puppy training, advanced obedience, dog classes, behavioral
consultations, and dog training camp. 

Our dog training team consists of Tami McLeod and Chris Vaughn, two of southern
Arizona's most experienced and accomplished dog training professionals.  

Tami McLeod is a second generation dog trainer with twenty years of dog training
experience. She has represented the United States at the working dog championships
in Germany, qualified for and competed in numerous national schutzhund championships
throughout the country at the SchH III/IPO III level with multiple dogs, conducts
workshops in the US and Canada, and specializes in behavioral issues. She also
certified (POST) as a police officer.  

Chris has been involved with working dogs for nearly twenty years, and is a sought
after training decoy for schutzhund/IPO as well as police canine services. He
breeds Belgian Malinois selectively for police canine and competition prospects, and
no more than one carefully thought out litter of Malinois puppies per year.  

Together, they offer pet obedience, competition obedience, canine behavioral
consultations, and specialize in aggressive dogs. From your very first companion
puppy training lesson, through the most advanced aggressive dog case, there is no
job too basic or advanced. The Absolute K9 Solutions training team is veterinarian
recommended, and welcomes dog rescue rehabilitation cases.

We believe in a balanced approach to dog training, and can help you achieve a
correct relationship with your dog while teaching behaviors in a fun and
motivational manner. Does your new puppy need house breaking? Does your dog pull
on the leash, or jump on people, or act aggressive while on walks? Whether you are
looking for just the basics, or to train for specialized tasks such as competitive
obedience, IPO (schutzhund), service dog work including mobility and PTSD,
tracking, or personal protection the team at Absolute K9 Solutions can help you
train your dog. 

 Services areas-

Our north service area for private one on one home visits include Tucson, including
Oro Valley, Casa Adobes, and Catalina Foothills.  

Our south service area for private one on one home visits include Sonoita,
Patagonia, Sierra Vista, Vail, and Bisbee.  

For those out of the area interested in dog camp training options, we offer monthly
pick up services throughout southern Arizona. Pick up areas include Phoenix, Cave
Creek, and Scottsdale. 

Dogs are transported in our custom designed and imported WT Metall dog trailer from
Germany, and/or in crates in our air conditioned vehicles. Dogs who enter our
training camp program receive weekly field trips to the local coffee shop, trips to
area lakes for swimming (we are fortunate to be situated near two southern Arizona
lakes), and are trained in a relaxing home environment in a ranch setting, conducive
to dog training. We are located near National Forest at a higher elevation than
Phoenix and Tucson Metro, so your dogs will stay cooler, and have daily hiking
access. We believe it is important to keep their minds calm and bodies well

We also offer customized programs and can include: snake avoidance training, ranch
dog training (learning to behave around horses and livestock, etc. so that your can
take your well behaved dog to the stable and shows), show conditioning, IPO
(Schutzhund) titling, crate training, dog matching, dog location and importing, and

We look forward to discussing your dog training needs.

Tami McLeod & Chris Vaughn
Absolute K9 Solutions