Alpha & Omega Working Dogs came into being ten years ago. It was a natural process, borne from our founder's love for dogs, as well as his incredible affinity with them.
Our Founder: Sergeant Ray Harris is an 8-year Veteran with the Delaware State Department of Corrections. His career in law enforcement regularly exposed him to working dogs, and he discovered a passion for breeding, training, and competing. He is a member of Shutzhund USA, the premier club for German Shepherd trainers, as well as The National Working Dog Association.
Competitions: Ray has been competing since 2005, and has won awards in K9 sports up and down the east coast. In 2015, he became a certified decoy for Schutzhund, allowing him to decoy for club trials across the USA. He has performed in that capacity in seven states and counting.
Police Dogs: As of 2017, Ray has also expanded into developing Police K-9 units with several local Law Enforcement entities. He became a member of the USPCA to help police working dogs certify and compete in K-9 trials regionally.
Other Work: Alpha & Omega Working Dogs also trains non-working dogs. See our Services section for more details on our obedience, behavior modification, boarding, and personal protection programs.
Keep Moving Forward: In the future, Ray intends to represent the United States in working dog competitions internationally, to further develop and refine his work with K-9, and to expand into other working dog areas. To that end, Alpha & Omega staff are all involved in ongoing education and training programs to better serve our furry friends and their humans.
Service Dogs: Alpha & Omega trains PTSD service dogs for veterans, first responders, and anyone who has undergone trauma. See our Services section for more detail.
Our facilities are trained to handle dogs of all sizes and temperaments for short to medium-length boarding stays. We don't keep dogs in crates all day - they'll go to bed happy and worn out from an appropriate amount of exercise. We are also equipped to accommodate special dietary needs and to administer medications as needed. For details, head over to our Contact page and tell us more about your dog.
Board and train
Our board and train program is an immersive experience for your dog, in which he will be boarded with his trainer and taught basic obedience. Specific training programs will be worked out to suit your needs.
Basic Obedience Training
In Basic Obedience Training, we give your puppy or grown dog a foundation for good behavior. This includes on-leash control, socialization, changing behaviors throughout maturation, and teaching the dog to focus on their handler. This program also includes an introduction to basic commands such as Sit, Heel, Stay, Down, and Come.
Advanced Obedience Training
In Advanced Obedience Training, you and your dog will learn off-leash trust, situational handler control, and an advanced or more thorough focus on the commands learned in Basic Obedience Training, as well as an introduction to the finished Heel position.
We don't set out to make "Guard Dogs," in the stereotypical sense. A great protection dog is neither overly aggressive nor bite-prone. A Protection Dog must excel in temperament, tolerance, and obedience. Bite modification training will teach your dog proper restraint and control of any territorial aggression. Remember, a great protection dog is a calm, intelligent animal, not an angry or violent one.
IPO stands for Internationale Prufungs-Ordnung, and is a sport, formerly (and still commonly) referred to as Schutzhund, german for "Protection Dog." It is a three-part sport, covering Tracking, Obedience, and Protection Phases. We'll develop your dog's core instincts toward drive, nerves, and obedience. When contacting us, it is important to keep in mind that not every dog is well suited to IPO training, for instance dogs with poor nerves or stress responses. However, we will work with you to determine your dog's suitability, and if approved, ensure that they pass all three phases of IPO training.
Behavior Modification address undesirable negative behaviors in your dog. We use a custom system based on positive reinforcement to change those behaviors. Our therapeutic approach never harms or frightens your dog, and instead uses a reward-based process to encourage behavioral changes.
PTSD/ Service Training
PTSD and Service . training prepares a dog to assist a person who has undergone trauma. Whether the source of one’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is due to service in the Armed Forces, a personal trauma, a natural disaster, or something else, Alpha & Omega works to create and foster an unbreakable bond of compassion and reliance between the service dog and the person for whom they will be trained.
Ask us about Alpha & Omega’s group classes. They are a wonderful opportunity to introduce your dogs to other canines currently training with us. No experience is required to participate. Reach out to us for further details.
Alpha & Omega Working Dogs
876 N Lenola Road
Moorestown, NJ 08052
Alpha & Omega Working Dogs will work with your budget and schedule.
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Puppies For Sale
Contact us today for information on current litters and future breeding plans. Alpha & Omega Working Dogs is a reputable and humane breeder, and all of our puppies come with Basic Obedience training and an AKC registration.
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