Professional Dog Training and Boarding

Custom K-9 Performance offers custom training programs to fit your needs.

Not all dogs have the same issues, that’s why we design our classes to fit  you and your dog’s lifestyle.

Learn to build a lasting and trusting relationship with your dog. Many dogs lose their homes due to unwanted behaviors that can be corrected with training and behavior modification. Learn to teach your dog to be a well behaved addition to your home.

Behavior problems? We specialize in all behavior problems. Dog aggression, Human aggression, and anxiety issues to name a few. Problem dogs are always welcome!

Boarding

Low stress boarding, more like home! Dogs are kept outside in kennels (12×22) during the day in good weather and brought in and crated at night.

Prices per day

 

Toy breeds under 15 lbs $10

most dogs $15
XXL or behavior problem dogs $18

Play time for 30 mins $15

Training session $35

No extra charge for giving meds!

Things to bring with you

 

Crate, Dogs must be crate trained
Food and medications
Shot records with a current Bordetella within the last year

We are licensed with Valencia county

Best Rest in Town!

 

Dogs are kept crated inside at night in the dog room. It is an addition to my house, fully temperature controlled.

Dog are kept in kennels during the day in good weather, We have sizes from 12×22, 12×12, or 6×12. The kennels are topped so dogs can’t jump out and kennel area is surrounded by an exterior fence. Less stress than regular kennels where dogs are barking all day. Dogs are not left on the property outside alone.

From another angle, each kennel has an insulated house with straw and pine as bedding. Fresh shavings put down for each dog.

Training

Custom K-9 Performance offers custom training programs to fit your needs.

Not all dogs have the same issues, that’s why we design our classes to fit you and your dog’s lifestyle.

Learn to build a lasting and trusting relationship with your dog. Many dogs lose their homes due to unwanted behaviors that can be corrected with training and behavior modification. Learn to teach your dog to be a well behaved addition to your home.

Behavior problems? We specialize in all behavior problems. Dog aggression, Human aggression, and anxiety issues to name a few. Problem dogs are always welcome!

Classes offered

In home private lessons

Need more help? We offer in home private lessons for behavior problems or basic obedience. Dog aggression, Human aggression, fear, anxiety, or any behavior that if causing problems for you. We also do temperament evaluations including bite cases.

CGC and Puppy Star testing

We offer CGC testing and puppy Star classes and testing. Think your dog’s a canine good citizen? (CGC) Then prove it! We have all the tools available to get you ready for the CGC or puppy star tests. Please see the AKC website HERE to read more

Doggie Boot Camp

Don’t have time to train your dog or have sever behavior problem? Let us train them for you! Doggie Boot Camp is a 2-6 week program where your dog is sent to us for training. Your dog is worked several times a day on your customized training program. After training you will have several training sessions to train you how work with your new trained companion.

OBEDIENCE:

Group classes offered:

  • Puppy foundation class
  • Basic Obedience
  • Advanced obedience
CGC and Puppy Star testing

We offer CGC testing and puppy Star classes and testing. Think your dog’s a canine good citizen? (CGC) Then prove it! We have all the tools available to get you ready for the CGC or puppy star tests. Please see the AKC website HERE to read more.

Some of our CGC Graduates!

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Puppy Foundation Classes

(for puppies 12 wks-8 mo ) 5 Week class
Puppy foundation classes are a great way to introduce your new puppy to life with his new family. This class builds attention and lays a solid foundation for the next step, Basic Novice. Puppy foundation works on

  • Basic commands as sit, down, come, stay, and walking on leash without pulling
  • Behavior problems such as jumping, biting, barking, first signs of dog aggression
  • Potty training, How to crate train, what and how much to feed, dangerous foods for dogs and much more
  • After completing puppy foundation you will be able continue into Novice for puppy graduates

Puppy Training at Custom K9 Performance!

How we eat breakfast at Custom K9! Havoc is learning to go to mark, this is her first session and doing great. This is the beginning of trick training for movies! Learn how to make your dog a movie star, call now for movie trick class! 505-203-9586

Posted by Custom K9 Performance on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Basic Novice (dogs over 8 mo) 6 week class

Basic Novice is just that, learning the basics! This is a great class if you just bought/adopted a dog or your long time family member just needs some manners.

In Basic Novice we work on

  • Basic commands as sit, down, come, stay, heeling, stand and finish
  • Behavior problems will be addressed Jumping, biting, barking, dog or human aggression, any other problems that you are having
  • We focus on control and training through distraction to our ultimate goal of good manners!

Advanced Novice 6 weeks

This class is for Novice class graduates where we really fine tune our training and push the dogs to pay attention through bigger distractions.

  • work on basic commands and start off leash commands
  • control at a distance
  • reliable recall off leash
Competition Obedience 6-8 weeks

This would be for those who wish to compete in Obedience or Rally. We teach things just a bit different since we focus on minimizing point loss.

  • Go over basic commands but with competition in mind
  • Work on focus and one step heeling
  • change of positions
  • rules for UKC and AKC

We just got a new set of agility equipment and will be teaching classes at all levels. Puppy agility all the way to masters level.

We support rescue groups and offer a 15% discount on training services for the following groups, Almost Home NM, PACA, and Boston Terrier Rescue of NM. If you have a dog adopted from one of these groups just provide the adoption contract at time of registration for your discount.

Need more help? 1 hour private lessons at our facility, and in home consultations are available. We specialize in working with aggression.

Advanced Training

Agility
Rally All levels of Rally AKC or UKC
K-9 SPORTS

All levels of Schutzhund, Agility, Weight Pull.

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Nosework Scent detection classes

Nosework is a fun activity to do with your dog. We teach odor obedience and indications so you know exactly where odor is. This is my 7 year old working Roo in class today.

Justin working Roo in nosework. He truly amazes me how quickly he picks up on training. Maybe next time he can run roo at the show!

Posted by Lisa Berry on Sunday, March 4, 2018


A typical Nosework class

Movie Tricks Training

Jennifer, one of our trainers, with Cash on set practicing some tricks. Want your dog to get into movies? Sign up for our movie tricks class!

Jennifer, one of our trainers, with Cash on set practicing some tricks. Want your dog to get into movies? Sign up for our movie tricks class!

Posted by Custom K9 Performance on Friday, August 19, 2016

Doggie Boot Camp:

This is a special program that we offer for more detailed training. The dogs are left and trained and our facility for 1-6 weeks depending on the program you select.

About


Owner of Custom K-9 Performance Lisa Berry

I had 9 years experience dog training at one of the largest and oldest dog training centers in Albuquerque NM. I taught classes in Obedience & Agility. I opened my own business in 2005 and then moved it to Los Lunas NM in 2007 ans settled in Belen in 2014. I currently teach Obedience, Rally, Agility, Weigh Pull, Schutzhund, scent detection, and Private lessons. Over 19 years training experience

K9 Performance Kennels (my breeding kennel)

I breed Working American Pit Bull Terriers (APBT). My passion for over 20 years has been the American Pit Bull Terrier. They are a wonderful breed that can do it all and I love to train with my dogs
in the various sports. We compete in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Schutzhund, Tracking, Weight Pull, Nosework and Conformation.

The different breeds I currently own are American Pit Bull Terrier, Presa Canario, Belgian Malinois, Boston terrier, and several small mixed breeds.

My passion for many years has been Agility. ASCA is my preferred venue for Agility but I also will compete in local NADAC and USDAA shows. I had the #1 American Pit Bull Terrier in NADAC Agility for Regular and Chances. I have accomplished many titles in Agility including CH’s and now I am focusing on Schutzhund, Obed, Rally, and nosework.

I also teach for SDOC as a head Nosework, Agility, Obedience, and Rally instructor (AKC-Sandia Dog Obedience Club SDOC). I’m the President for the Enchantment training club UKC club. I am VP for New Mexico Hundesport club (schutzhund club), President of the ADBA Land of Enchantment APBT club, A CGC tester for the AKC and an ADBA safe dog tester.

Many titles that I have accomplished include:

NATCH
NAC NCC NJC O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC S-NAC S-NCC S-NJC
Novice Triple Superior Award. OAC OCC OJC O-OAC O-OCC O-OJC S-OAC
S-OCC S-OJC Open Triple Superior Award. EAC ECC EJC O-EAC O-ECC.

Special skills classes TN-N TN-O TG-N O-TG-N S-TG-N TG-O TG-E WV-N

WV-O HP-N. Novice Versatility Award, Open Versatility Award, 1000 pts life time award, SSA SS SR, HCT-S, PI, PII, PIII, UCD and conformation Champions with the UKC and ADBA.

Several ASCA titles through Elite

UKC UCD and CDX
URO1, URO2, URO3 UROCH’S in Rally
IPO (Schutzhund)
Several BH’S
Utility dog APR 1

Siren is was the number 1 working APBT in the country winning the 2012 Championships in New York and took second place in 2011 at WPBT Championships. Siren took high Obedience and Rally at the 2013 UKC APBT nationals.

Multiple High in trial wins with Several dogs

Multiple Best in show and Best of opposite wins in ADBA
Multiple reserve Best in show wins in UKC

Working on K9 Nose Work titles

In 2005 I started providing trained animals for movies and since then it has been a huge part of my business. I have done several dozen major films over the years, for more on some of the movies please see Animal Actors of NM.