Gift Idea: The Gift of Training

Christmas is the biggest gift giving holiday of the year, and it always seems to be one of the hardest times to show how much you care about a person.

One of the best types of presents you can give, or receive, is one of experiences or lessons. Which is why I am always looking for ways to help encourage relationships between human beings and humans and their dogs. Giving the gift of basic obedience lessons or the opportunity to try new things like scentwork or agility is a great way to gift your favorite dog lover in the family.

This year, Frontier K9 is offering the ability to purchase gift certificates! I’m really excited about this opportunity, because it is a gift to show that you care, but you want to make sure the right choice is made for the dog and owner. Our gift certificates can be purchased in quantities of $20 – $150, and the receiver of the certificate can use it towards any lesson option Frontier K9 Training offers!

If you’re interested in learning more about the gift certificate program, feel free to reach out to me. They’re simple and fast, ready for you to give almost instantly.

Merry Christmas!

Frontier K9 Treat Bags

One of the best ways to make sure you’re able to treat your dog quickly while doing your training sessions, it’s important to have a treat bag at hand, full of your pup’s favorite treats! Treat bags are excellent for training. You can easily put your treats in them and attach it to your pants so you don’t have to carry a handful of rewards and possibly cause confusion in your training sessions.

Frontier K9 Training Treat Bags

That’s why we’re excited to offer these treat bags, complete with our Frontier K9 Training logo. The bags are very durable, waterproof, and feature a hard plastic clip for your belt or pocket!

If you don’t use food as a reward, you can also put a ball in it you want.

We are offering these for $5.00 each and can be sent anywhere. If you’d like to get one just send us a message and we will get it to you!

Westfield Barktoberfest

If you’re in Central Indiana in late October, I invite you to attend Westfield’s Barktoberfest! It’s a free event where you can bring your furry friends, dress them up in your unique Halloween costume and have some fun.

Frontier K9 will also have a booth there! I have lived in Westfield all my life, and it is the first time I will have a booth at an event, so I’m excited to have it at this event. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and their pups and sharing my excitement for happy relationships.

We’ll also be offering a giveaway in conjunction with All Wooled Up! All Wooled Up is a local artisan who uses all natural wool and fibers to create needle felted portraits of your best friend. You can check out her stuff on her website and Facebook. (Disclaimer: She’s also my mom! 🙂 )

So, please join us!!

When: October 26, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Asa Bales Park (211 N Union St., Westfield, IN 46074)
Proceeds: All proceeds from this event will be donatd to the Humane Society for Hamilton County
More info:

Meet Erin

Hi everyone and welcome to Frontier K9! Thank you for taking the time to find my website. I thought I’d introduce myself and give a little background for anyone who doesn’t know me.

My name is Erin Dean and I’m definitely a dog lover. I am a fifth generation dog handler, with a long line of professional breeders, handlers, trainers and judges in my family background. For the first few years of my life, I grew up at dog shows, training schools and yes in a kennel. My parents owned Frontier Kennels which is the reason I chose the name of Frontier K9, and my grandparents owned Sun Dance Kennels. I grew up mostly around Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Silky Terriers and English Cockers. But working in my grandma’s kennel and as a vet assistant, I have been exposed to a multitude of breeds. I’ve owned Golden’s, German Shepherds, Australian Cattle Dogs, a Bloodhound, Spinone Italiano, and most recently Belgian Malinois. I was a police K-9 handler for 12 years and started out in Search and Recovery before that. I trained both of my partners myself with the help of some great trainers and handlers.

I firmly believe that obedience is the foundation of everything you do with your best friend. It doesn’t matter if it’s just going for runs, doing Schutzhund, scent work, agility or dock diving. You have to have a good foundation of trust and obedience to make your team be a team. I believe in positive reinforcement and that learning for the dog and the handler/owner should be fun and a game. My goal is to make you and your dog a team and show you just how great your best friend can be.

Please feel free to contact me either here, text, phone call, email or messenger. I look forward to helping you and your best friend be better together!