K9 Handler 




Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada 

Ira Smith
               Ira Smith - CFI  AGI
Safety  Representative -FAA
Evaluator / Instructor - AKC
Tester/Observer -Alliance of Therapy Dogs

.......Training Dogs Since 1974

"best trainer in the Las Vegas area"

 “Thank you so much for your training for Michael McGee my Pug companion.  He has gone from a perfect pet to a close to perfect Service Dog.  Just a few more commands until his certification.  I searched High and Low to find a trainer qualified to train a Service Dog.  Ira Smith has trained Michael and also this human (yes, owners also get trained to the correct way to work the dog and acquire the skills necessary) I am proud to take Michael everywhere I go.  His behavior is awesome and Ira has capitalized on Michael's willingness to please in a profound way.  If you are looking for a  fabulous and certified trainer look no further.  You found him.”
Cynthia G. - Henderson

The K-9 Handler®  LLC

Certified Professional Dog Training, Behavior Modification,

Obedience, Therapy, and AKC Socialization

'A Trained Dog is a Happy Dog' 

*Dogs are trained in fundamental obedience to a maximum proficiency level.

This is not just dog training.  It's your education for all the dogs you'll ever have!

You're Guaranteed to learn !

        Obedience, Behavior, Socialization, Therapy

*Initial Service Call:

Evaluation & Training  2-3 hrs

Included in all packages


*Package 1.  Fundamental Instruction:  

       Basics of Communication 

 5  Sessions

+ 6 Groups†


*Package 2.  Intermediate:

    + Behavioral Therapy

 10  Sessions

+14 Groups†


*Package 3.  Advanced:

    +  Socialization Modifications

         Behavior Reinforcements

14  Sessions

+ Full




Other Hourly Training without package


Seasonal Outdoor Saturday Groups

* Additional Travel & Fuel Surcharges may apply on Service Calls and all packages  

We accept  Cash; Check; or Credit Cards-  (credit cards charged 2.8% additional)

 * Completed sessions prorated at hourly rate for cancellation of packages 1-2-3

Training & Instruction conducted at a Henderson Park on Website list or at "Your Location".

*Additional .60 per/mile RT fuel surcharge to 'Your Location" (from Henderson 89015)

All training is customized and tailored to specific needs of dog and individual handlers


Service Dogs of Southern Nevada

In Support of:

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners


Fundamental Training, Public Access Certification & Task Orientation for:

  Psychiatric Grounding; PTSD; TBI; Agoraphobia; Retrieval; Sensory Alert & Mitigation; Partial Deafness or Blindness; Mobility; Guidance; Ataxia Balance/Stability. 

The K-9 Handler® will train you and your dog for less time and expense !

All Service Dog packages custom tailored to meet the needs of you and your dog.

Average Starting Training & Certifications

     (Over 1 yr. old)    20/sessions      5 Blocks    $ 3,000

    (Under 1 Yr. old)   28/sessions     7 Blocks    $ 4,200

$ 600. Per Block ................. 4 Sessions in each Block  

- Includes Seasonal Outdoor Saturday Groups -



*Excludes Wild Animals (wolves) & Overly Aggressive or Emotionally Neurotic Dogs

Rates & Packages Subject to Change (12018)

*DISCLAIMER: The quality of The K-9 Handler® remains consistently high and is guaranteed, however, dog training will not always provide exact results. Each dog is different in regards to temperament, ability, background, intelligence and owner handling. The K-9 Handler® makes no expressed or implied guarantee to the level of competency reached by your dog. It is the handler/owner’s responsibility to continue lifelong training with his/her dog to reach the highest proficiency attainable. Please note that obedience training will not alleviate, solve or address any neurotic, psychological, or mental problems - just like with humans.