When I first saw the K9 KLIMB™, I was a bit skeptical. But, like many dog trainers, I’m a gear junkie, and decided to give it a try. I’m so glad that I did! We use the KLIMB in everything from teaching place, to obedience work, to having a target spot to come back to for detection work.
Every time Voodoo sees his K9 KLIMB, he does a flying leap onto it — he LOVES it! And your dog will too!
The KLIMB™ was specifically designed to improve the relationship and engagement between you and your dog. Having a GREAT relationship with your dog makes them want to work for you and makes training much easier and more fun!
Where did the concept of the KLIMB™ dog training platform come from? As our clients know, we use a “Place”, “Climb” or “Pause” command. The problem is that many times the place command is associated with a flat mat or dog bed, and the dog has a tendency to ‘creep’ out of position. A platform is a more effective training tool than a bed or a mat, as it keeps the dog in position. The platform takes advantage of a dog’s natural tendency to seek a higher vantage point. Being elevated requires more focus and defines boundaries. Most dog training platforms tend to be heavy and bulky to accommodate larger breeds. Or they have a number of parts and require time consuming assembly. Or they’re difficult to clean and cumbersome to transport. This isn’t the case with the KLIMB!
The KLIMB™ is stable and durable, yet lightweight, easy to transport and completely washable. It is both dog and consumer friendly, without any sharp edges, fully molded from materials that are comfortable and non-threatening. The resulting platform provides true impulse control: inviting and making dogs feel secure on a perch that very quickly becomes “their own”.
While the KLIMB™ is designed as a dog training platform for everything from basic obedience to freestyle training, professional trainers and groomers love the fact that it is expandable (units interlock to form whatever platform size is needed), stackable (when assembled AND for compact storage) and fully self-contained. The legs are easily removed and lock into place flush with the KLIMB’s bottom surface. When it’s time to clean up, the KLIMB™ is waterproof and washes clean with any pet-safe cleaner. That makes it great for grooming, too!