Nine Realms Canine Training

Nine Realms Canine Training is a professional dog training operation located in Spokane Valley, WA, operated by ASCT Instructor and Master Trainer Karin Wagemann. Certified by the American Society of Canine Trainers International (ASCT), Karin specializes in canine training for Law Enforcement, Anti-Poaching, and Service Work. Nine Realms Canine Training also offers private lessons for owners of pet dogs needing obedience. Her training has taken her all over the globe, including to Tanzania where she instructs game scouts in the Serengeti and trains anti-poaching canines.

All of Nine Realms’ training derives from a solid knowledge of canine behavior, learning theory, neurobiology, and hands on experience in the ten plus years Karin has been training. Karin strives to educate handlers and owners in all of these areas. If you are looking for your next police canine, help training your service dog, or wanting to get your dog into detection, tracking, or protection you have come to the right place.


Special Services

Police Canines

Training Single and Dual Purpose Patrol dogs for the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Nine Realms’ police canines are trained to the American Society of Canines Trainers rigorous certification standards. Dogs from Nine Realms are social, confident, meticulously trained, come with health and working guarantees, and lifetime trainer support. All canines purchased must go through an ASCT handler school taught by ASCT Instructor Karin Wagemann. Handler Schools are available without purchase of a dog as well. Nine Realms has placed police canines all over the country and world including Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Virginia, and Tanzania.

Service Dogs

Through the Nine Realms Owner Trained Service Dog program, you can work one on one with Nine Realms’ experienced Service Dog Trainer Karin to train your own Service Dog. Nine Realms understands the cost of traditional service dogs but also understands the critical needs for guidance when training a service dog. Training is affordable and flexible, tailored to you and your dog’s needs. Limited board and trains are also available for specific Service Dog clients needing or wanting Karin to do more training. Numerous handlers and dogs have passed all the training steps the Owner Trained program, including Service Dogs trained for PTSD, Mobility, Psychiatric Alert/Response, Seizure Alert/Response, Diabetic Alert, and Cardiac Alert.

Specialized Pet Training

Want to learn about and train your dog for tracking, detection (narcotics, explosives, etc.), personal protection, and Schutzhund/IGP? Nine Realms offers private lessons tailored to meet training needs. Whether these needs and desires are sport, work, obedience, manners, reactivity, or behavior issues, Nine Realms can help. We have helped countless owners with dog reactivity issues. While Nine Realms focuses on working dogs, we always have availability for private lessons for pet dog owners needing help in obedience, behavioral, or wishing to grow their skills. Please note: Nine Realms does not deal with dogs that have human aggression or extreme dog aggression issues and recommends you reach out to Method K9 for these issues.

Why Choose Nine Realms?

  • Instructor and Master Trainer certifications through internationally recognized training organization the American Society of Canine Trainers. These certifications are given based upon skill, knowledge, experience, and accountability. Individuals receive certation only when they have met the standards, not after a specific number of years training, number of dogs trained, by going through a class/school, etc. Only through merit.
  • Head Trainer Karin has a Masters Degree in Canine Behavioral Science from London Hanover University and a Bachelors Degree in Anthrozoology from Carroll College.
  • The canines Nine Realms produces for Law Enforcement and Service Work are individually trained by Karin. Karin keeps smaller numbers of dogs on hand to ensure high quality training for each canine produced. Most Nine Realms canines are raised from puppy to adult, starting in training the moment they are purchased. Karin’s standards for each dog is extremely high and she will not place a canine until it reaches these high standards.
  • Balanced dog training based on the science of canine behavior and learning. Nine Realms does not use one method of training for each dog. There are many methods, tools, and techniques available that are employed based upon each dog.
  • Straightforward and honest training. We know what we specialize in and will refer you to another trainer if we cannot meet your needs. Nine Realms is also straightforward in regards to each owner’s goals and reality that can be accomplished with each dog.

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