About

Dog Obedience Training in Utah

Utah K9 Training is known for the high level of obedience in real world environments; however, we also specialize in behavioral modification, nosework/detection, protection, service and therapy dog certifications, and K9 tracking training! Give your dog the professional dog training he/she needs to be a happy member of your household. Create a more comfortable environment for your family with an obedient dog.

Your Trainer

Mike Seely is the owner and head trainer at Utah K9 Training.

Mike is a 10-year veteran as a handler for a K9 search and rescue team and has seen and worked with dogs of many breeds and dispositions.
Through his long career as a K9 handler, Mike learned the importance of consistency and enthusiasm while helping dogs reach their full potential. Mike has helped train dogs for all sorts of situations and is excited to bring his own experience to help give you and your dog piece of mind and trust in one another.

Mike and his K9 partner are able to work in a wide variety of unusual situations from demonstrations in public school classrooms to hot loading in a helicopter to working in public areas. While working in situations like these or in just highly distracted environments in your neighborhood, Mike knows that complete trust and obedience are essential for their enjoyment and safety of you your dog and the public.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of Mike’s job is watching the trust, communication and relationship grow between the dogs and their owners. He believes that taking the time to understand both the owner and dog is important in finding the right tools and method for teaching each partnership.

 

Raelene Eppard
 
K9 Handler/Dog Trainer

I have had a passion for all animals my entire life and especially our furry companion the dog!  I didn’t have a dog growing up, but I can tell you the first thing I did when I moved away was get me a dog.

I got my true introduction to training when I purchased a fancy AKC registered Great Dane who was about 6 months old.  I named him HyCountry’s Rustlers Rhapsody and called him Rex.  After about 4 months of living with me, Rex became healthy again (his previous owner didn’t take care of him) and during this time I learned how to ‘Stack’ a dog.  Then I learned a few more things and started showing that dog in ‘Fun Matches.’  We were winning those and then came the big stuff…competing in AKC Dog Shows!  Rex received his AKC championship at the age of 18 months old taking back to back major points to become Ch. HyContry’s Rustlers Rhapsody.  After his big show career he became a constant companion.

After that I loved to learn anything I could and found that I was always helping friends with their furbabies.  I enjoyed several breeds and each one of them taught me a different thing.  Then one day I stumbled across this magnificent dog called a Belgian Malinois.

Between the classes, seminars and experiences with them…I came to a crossroads in my life and decided that I was already helping others, why not get paid for it.  In the following months, Underworld Kennels and Dog Training became a real thing and here I am today.

I truly believe that helping others learn to communicate with their furbabies was definitely a calling for me.  I love helping the team become a healthy team.

So with that said, thank you for allowing me to help both of you however I have either obedience, off leash, service dog or whatever it was!