Meet your Trainer
Hi, I'm Tyler Falconer. I’ve spent my whole life around dogs from the time I was young & have always had a love for what they can bring to this world. As a result, when I enlisted in the United States Navy in 2010, it was a natural decision to become a Military Working Dog Handler. In my time in the Navy as a K9 handler, I specialized in explosive detection and patrol (aggression) work. Throughout my time in the Navy, I had the great opportunity of working hand-in-hand with police departments across the country and training their dogs along the way. Through this experience, I learned the true capabilities of dogs to the extent where I even trusted them with my own life.
Since my time with the military, I have had the opportunity to take the skills I learned during my time there to help dog owners professionally train their companions to be the best they can be!
Whether you want your dog to be obedient, protect your home, find someone in need, or learn other amazing things to realize their full potential, I want to be the one to help you every step of the way. I hope to meet you and your canine companion in person soon, and let's get to work!
Whether you're a K9 handler or a house pet owner, one thing is consistent - obedience. Unless you enjoy dog sledding, no one likes being pulled around by a dog. No one likes chasing a dog around after he or she may have run away from you either. A poor obedience foundation will lead to major problems for you and your canine. The answer to these common issues is simple: obedience training.
The Falco K9 Obedience program begins on-leash and progresses over time to an advanced off-leash level. In order to progress to the advanced off-leash level, handlers must be patient, enthusiastic, and committed to a dog's progress. All obedience levels require practicing at home between each training session.
Violence is a common theme in today's society and unfortunately, we see it depicted on the news daily. By participating in Falco K9 Protection Training, you can choose to be proactive in ensuring you and your family's safety.
Falco K9 trains a variety of dogs including Military Working Dogs, Police Dogs, and Personal Protection Dogs at ALL LEVELS. Obedience and control are the most important elements that we focus on during protection training. When properly trained by Falco K9, your protection K9 will spring into action when COMMANDED TO BY THE HANDLER.
PURCHASING A FALCO K9 PROTECTION DOG:
Falco K9 also has trained protection dogs for sale, tailored to you and your family's specific needs. Owner/trainer Tyler Falconer lives with each dog and provides the dog with extensive protection training, as well as the necessary family environment and socialization to ensure that the K9 will have a smooth transition to your home, family and lifestyle. If you're interested in learning more, contact Falco K9 or visit the Falco K9 Working Dog page.
To schedule protection training, contact Tyler.
Aggression, fear, separation anxiety, environmental issues, and guarding are some of the most commonly seen problems amongst dogs. As dog owners, we often feel we know our dogs best, however when facing these problems, it is important to work with a trained professional. The human element plays a major role in most problems, and without the proper guidance, you may put you or your dog's safety in jeopardy.
Falco K9 has years of training experience with adopted rescue dogs, many of who have faced adversity in the past. Unconditional love, respect, and patience go into working with rescue dogs. Trust needs to be established in order to mold a desired behavior.
Falco K9 applies problem solving and training tactics to your individual dog, depending on your dog's background, current behaviors and future goals. Obedience is learned during each problem solving session as well.
Thank you to all adopters who have chosen to make a rescue animal a part of your loving home. Some of the most amazing dogs are adopted from shelters all over the country. Falco K9 is extremely lucky to meet these families and help train K9 rescues. Thank you to the local shelters and rescue leagues for your efforts in providing these dogs with a safe environment.
FALCO K9 WORKING DOGS
DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.
A Working Dog is a dog that possess the genetic potential to do extraordinary things. A Working Dog is trained to keep military, police, and civilian handlers safe. The dog's tasks include a wide variety of things ranging from suspect apprehension, narcotic and explosive detection, locating missing persons, and threat elimination. A well rounded working dog is social, environmentally sound, and ready to answer the call.
If you're interested in purchasing or training a Working Dog, visit Falco K9 Working Dogs to learn more.
1st CLASS (PRIVATE SESSION) | $80
Your first training class will be held 1:1 with you (the handler), pup, and Tyler. We will discuss your dog’s background, training goals, and cover the general Falco K9 training method. We will then move onto learning the “let’s go” and “heel” commands in order to begin proper on-leash walking.
Your dog can start training as early as 12 weeks of age. Be sure to bring a prong collar, 6ft leash and your pup’s favorite training treats. Dogs must remain in private sessions until they have received all necessary vaccinations, and then can move on to group sessions.
Private at-home sessions are available for an additional travel cost (Boston $100, outside of Boston $120). Contact Tyler directly to coordinate scheduling at-home sessions.
2nd CLASS | $60
After you’ve completed your first Falco K9 class (the private session), you may sign up for the second class. This is a group class (maximum of 5 dogs) where we will cover the (advanced) heel, down and stay commands.
3rd class | $60
After completing the second class, you may sign up for the third class. This is a group class (maximum of 5 dogs) where we will begin to work recall (come), end of leash & sit commands and other advanced heeling techniques.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED GROUP TRAINING | $40
Once your dog has mastered the commands covered in the first 3 classes, your dog may begin attending the Intermediate/Advanced Group Training. This is a group class (maximum of 10) where we will work on proofing all commands by training through distractions and practicing a variety of advanced problem solving techniques.
Bite work begins with the foundation to everything - Obedience. If you’re interested in Protection Training for your dog, go ahead and schedule a “First Class" (Private Session). From there, Tyler will do a standard intake to learn about you, your dog, goals and begin planning a training program custom to your needs.
Currently, Group Protection Classes are invitation only.
BOARD & TRAIN
DAY (7am - 5pm) | $75
OVERNIGHT (7am - 7am) | $140
DAY HIKE for your pup | $35
Exercise is a necessity for maintaining optimal physical and mental well-being in your dog. Falco K9 offers daily hikes for past and present training clients. Your dog will be picked up at home by a Falco K9 team member, and driven to the Middlesex Fells Reservation for a 60 minute hiking adventure. Each trip is with a maximum of 3 dogs.
Round-trip adventure: 90 min (30 min travel time, & 60 minutes on the trails.)
TRAINED Working dogs available
Owner/trainer Tyler Falconer lives with each dog and provides the dog with protection training, as well as the necessary family environment and socialization to ensure that the K9 will have a smooth transition to your home, family and lifestyle. To learn more, visit Falco K9 Working Dogs.
What clients are saying
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Let's talk about what you are looking to gain from Falco K9 training and I will deliver a program that is best suited for you, your K9 companion and your lifestyle.