Shadow Program


Love working with dogs? Interested in becoming a professional dog trainer? Looking to sharpen your skills?

Whether you’ve been training dogs for 10 days or 10 years, the KeenDog Shadow Program can help you take your training skills and business acumen to the next level.

We offer a three-week shadowing program (Monday – Saturday). Enrollment is open on a rolling basis throughout the year.

As part of this program, you will temporarily become part of our team – attending team meetings and training, shadowing lessons and groups classes, and learning the ins and outs of our training system. During the three weeks, you will have multiple meetings with the owner and head trainer of KeenDog to discuss progress and ask questions. If interested, you will also have the opportunity to learn how we handle the backend of our business.

Over the course of the three weeks, you will get hands on practice handling and training a wide variety of dogs. You’re welcome to bring your own dog(s) along as well!

The cost of participation does not include transportation or room and board, though we would be happy to make recommendations for local hotels and Airbnbs.

Training will take place at our home base in Fort Mill, SC and at various locations around the greater Charlotte, NC area.

$5,000.00 USD


KeenDog shall provide dog training services, Keen Content, and/or a Pro Educator 900 collar set (if included in course / training package). KeenDog will provide all instruction on how to properly train dog using the KeenDog training system.

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Scheduling is done through our website by client: and lessons are booked out on a 7-14 day cycle to ensure consistency between client and KeenDog. All one-on-one lessons must be completed within one year of purchase. For Immersion Training, the scheduling of specific dates should be set up by emailing KeenDog directly at [email protected]. Upon completion of one-on-one programs and immersion programs, group classes are free for one year at which point they must be purchased on a yearly basis.


Client is responsible for their pet at all training sessions, including group classes and social outings. Client is solely liable for any injury to persons or damage to property caused by the pet. Client agrees that KeenDog will provide all necessary instruction and equipment for training of their dog, but it is up to the Client for success of the KeenDog training program. If pet is aggressive, then client must muzzle dog during training session to avoid causing harm to other people and animals.


At the conclusion of the one on one coaching sessions and/or the immersion training with KeenDog, the Client will be asked to demonstrate the skills of their pet that have been established through the KeenDog training system. These skills shall include: coming when called (“here”), heeling next to handler, sit/stay, down/stay, place command, being able to correct an unwanted behavior, play development, proper management techniques and knowledge of release command “keen!” All dogs have different temperaments and their owners vary in ability and willingness to follow the program; therefore results will vary. If Client follows the training instructions provided and at the conclusion of the program, the pet fails to perform the skills required, at clients option, trainer will continue to work with the client and the pet. KeenDog does not guarantee services nor does KeenDog give refunds.


Trainer may photograph and/or video training sessions for future use in training, advertising or other purposes. Client consents to trainer’s use of images and videos of client and pet in such manner.


KeenDog accepts PayPal, cash, check, debit or credit card transactions. If the payment is divided up, KeenDog requires to keep a card on file and Client’s next payment will be ran a month after original payment and so forth automatically. A charge of $50 shall be charged for any check returned unpaid by your financial institution for any reason. 

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