CaptainK9 : Your Trusted Destination for Comprehensive Canine Care
Established in 2017, CaptainK9 is your one-stop destination for comprehensive canine care. Our range of offerings covers all aspects of your dog's well-being, ensuring they receive the best care in every way.
From professional dog training that empowers them to make the right choices, grooming services that keep them looking and feeling their best, to premium raw pet food that complements their exceptional training, we've got you covered.
Founder Kevin Wu, with over 25 years of experience, has successfully rehabilitated countless dogs, making CaptainK9 a beacon of expertise in the canine world.
Our training philosophy revolves around empowering dogs to make the right choices. Rather than imposing our will, we guide dogs toward behaviours that benefit both them and their owners.
Through consistent training, repetition, and carefully crafted scenarios, we reinforce good behaviour. This commitment to empowerment is embodied in our motto, "the superior choice."
Kevin Wu & Captain, Owner
Kevin isn't just another dog trainer; he's your seasoned companion with over 25 years of experience in shaping well-behaved and contented dogs. His expertise spans pet dogs and working dogs, making him a true authority in the field.
What sets Kevin apart is his remarkable ability to tackle even the most challenging cases of dog behaviour. He specializes in working with dogs exhibiting reactivity or aggression issues, often taking on cases that others shy away from. Kevin firmly believes that every dog has the potential to thrive, and he's dedicated to helping them reach their best selves.
Kevin's training philosophy is refreshingly simple: you, the owner, are the greatest reward for your dog's good behavior. His methods have consistently delivered results, transforming dogs of all shapes, sizes, and temperaments into well-adjusted companions. His true passion lies in empowering dog owners worldwide, equipping them with the skills and understanding they need to forge strong bonds with their furry friends. Kevin's ultimate mission is to reduce the heartbreaking instances of dogs being surrendered or euthanized due to behavioral problems.
In 2017, Kevin made waves by creating the groundbreaking dog sport, EliteK9 Competition, in China. This unique sport not only tests the skills of sport and protection dogs but also celebrates their incredible spirit. In the same year, he proudly represented the Canadian team at the prestigious French Ring Champions event in the USA, showcasing his prowess on an international stage.
Kevin loves sharing his knowledge with fellow dog enthusiasts around the world. He conducts seminars, dedicating three days to working and bite sports and two days to solving common behaviour issues in pet dogs.
When he's not immersed in the world of dogs, Kevin enjoys the simple pleasures of life. You'll often find him in the great outdoors, relishing quality time with his lovely wife, Lilian, and their cherished dogs. His commitment to learning and improving never wanes, as he continuously hones his skills with his competition dogs.
Natalie Blais & Manto
Meet Natalie, your go-to expert for canine nutrition and training. As a certified raw dog food nutrition specialist, she's dedicated to ensuring your dog thrives on a balanced and wholesome diet. Natalie's journey began in 2003 when she graduated as a Veterinary Technician from Seneca College. For the next 17 years, she tirelessly worked in animal shelters, driven by her passion for helping our furry companions.
In an unexpected twist, Natalie's journey led her into the world of dog training. She quickly realized that it's not just the dogs that need guidance; people require support and knowledge too! Harnessing her natural teaching abilities and honing her training skills, Natalie found her calling. In January 2021, she joined the CaptainK9 team and fully embraced Kevin's methods and philosophy.
Natalie's true mission is to educate and empower people, enabling them to succeed in training and nurturing a remarkable life with their dogs. Her dedication to animals has now evolved into a commitment to enriching the lives of both dogs and their human companions through the power of raw food diets and expert training.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Natalie finds solace and joy in the company of her family and her beloved 5-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Reggie. As she continues to grow in her field, she eagerly anticipates her future in the sport dog world. Her aspirations include further skill development and the opportunity to explore and share her expertise with a global audience.
Feel free to reach out to Natalie for guidance on planning a raw food diet for your dog or to tap into her training expertise. Your dog's well-being and success are her top priorities.
Meet Sam, the newest addition to the CaptainK9 team, who embarked on a life-changing journey in September 2022. Hailing from Hong Kong, Sam made the bold move to Canada to pursue his passion for dogs and training, leaving behind his world and his loving mom (rest assured, Mom, he's in capable hands!).
Sam's journey into the world of dog training began after he graduated from college. His time working in an animal shelter opened his eyes to the immense need for canine assistance and support. Recognizing the profound impact he could make, Sam pursued further education and graduated from the Hong Kong Canine Training Association (HKCTA).
Returning to the animal shelter environment, Sam played a crucial role in rehabilitating dogs, preparing them for their future adoptive homes. His dedication to these four-legged companions ignited his desire to make a more significant difference in the lives of dogs and their owners.
Now, as a vital member of the CaptainK9 team, Sam is dedicated to realizing his dreams and passions. He is committed to helping dogs and their human counterparts, making their journeys together as joyful and fulfilling as possible. Sam's presence is a testament to the global reach of CaptainK9's mission, transcending borders to provide expert care and training for dogs in need.
Sam's story is one of courage, determination, and an unwavering love for dogs, and he looks forward to being an integral part of your dog training journey.
A properly balanced raw diet mimics the primitive and natural diet of wolves and ancestral dogs.
Only in the past century have commercially processed kibbles and other cooked diets become available for dogs. In this same time the incidences of diet-related health problems have signifigantly increased.
At CaptainK9 we believe that the way to reduce the chance of these health problems, such as skin irritation, weight-related problems, and digestional issues, is to feed a natural RAW diet containing meat, bones, organs, and tripe, coming from a variety of sources.
We recommend feeding 2% of you dog's ideal adult body weight every day. This will vary depending on the breed, age, activity level and many other factors. This generally means that a healthy, moderately active 50lb dog will need to eat 1 lb each day. An 8 week old puppy that will eventually be 50lb, will also need to eat about a pound a day, just spread out into 3 or more meals. An adult dog should be fed twice daily, usually morning and night.
The meat can be fed frozen or thawed, and any uneaten portion can be refrozen for later use. All of our products are safe in the freezer for up to a year after sale. As long as the frozen meat is not constantly exposed to fresh air, all of the vitamins, nutrients, and probiotics will be frozen safely inside.
1. Shinier Coat
2. Healthier Skin
3. Cleaner Teeth
4. Higher Energy Levels
5. Reduced Waste
All of our Ground Mixes are prepared in house with 100% hormone and antibiotic free meats sourced from a variety of abbattoirs, butchers, and grocery wholesalers from across southern Ontario.
We have sought out the freshest, highest quality, and most affordable meats, and it is our mission to pass that quality and value to our customers.All of our Ground Mix products frozen in a large case format, then cut into cubes. Custom cut sizes available if whole case is purchased. Please inquire for details.
• Muscle meat
• Organ Meat/Offal
• Green Tripe
• Occasional fruits and vegetables