Everybody's Barking About It!
K9 College - 10th Anniversary!
2014 will mark the 10th anniversary for the K9 College Cruise and we're working hard to make sure it will be the best cruise ever.
It's one you won't want to miss!
Over the years, we've had many requests to bring Dr. Ian Billinghurst and Dr. Ian Dunbar on-board... two men who have had a HUGE impact on every dog owner. We finally got them; they'll both be on-board the 2014 K9 College Cruise and we'll hold them captive for an entire week!
Focus on Performance!
The curriculum for 2014 has a new focus on Performance events! Whatever your Dog Sport, you'll learn how to take your dog to the next level of performance from Nancy Gyes, AKC World Team Agility Coach. Desiree Snelleman, founding K9 Nosework Instructor under the National Association of Canine Nose Work, will help you "Catch the Nosework Wave" that's sweeping the country.
A New Twist to the Dog Show at Sea!
There's a new twist to the Dog Show at Sea for 2014. See what's new and learn how YOUR dog can take home the most coveted title at sea...BIS (that's Best In Ship!). More...
Fundraiser for Dog Clubs
Raise funds for your Dog Club by helping us promote the K9 College Cruise. Learn more...
Earn Cruise Discounts
Earn cruise discounts by referring new cruisers to the K9 College. Learn more...
The K9 College Cruise has donated over $55,000 to K9 charitable organizations through the annual fundraiser, the Dog Show at Sea. We proudly support the AKC Canine Health Foundation and, thanks to our generous K9 Cruisers, we're making a difference!
Dr. Carmen Battaglia
AKC Board Member, AKC Judge, and author of several books on dog breeding, Dr. Battaglia has gained worldwide recognition for the program he developed - "Breeding Better Dogs", considered an imperative foundation to any succcessful breeding program. more...
Dr. Ian Billinghurst
Dr. Ian Billinghurst is a Nutritionist, Agricultural Scientist, Veterinary Surgeon, Author, Lecturer, Nutritional Consultant, Producer of Raw Pet Foods. The principles set forth in his first book, "Give Your Dog a Bone", have become influential in nutritional decision making of the largest multi-national pet food companies. more...
Dr. Ian Dunbar
Veterinarian, Animal Behaviorist, and Dog Trainer, Dr. Ian Dunbar created and taught the world's very first puppy training class so that his Alaskan Malamute puppy could attend school. At that time in 1982, dog training clubs would not accept a dog until he was at least six months to one year old! Dr. Dunbar's SIRIUS Puppy Training classes have literally redefined and revolutionized pet dog training. more...
Nancy Gyes has been involved in dog training sports for over 25 years. She was active in competition and pet obedience, tracking and behavior counseling for pet owners before discovering agility in 1991. She is the first handler ever to win USDAA National/World Championships 4 years in a row! Nancy is now a full-time agility instructor and competitor. She has been the Coach of the American Kennel Club World Team since 2006. more...
Pat has been involved in the dog world since 1959. Her career progressed from owner--handler to breeder, professional all-breed handler, educator and AKC judge.
Pat has authored many articles and books.
When not judging in the show ring, Pat travels throughout the country conducting seminars and litter evaluations. more...
Dr. Robert V. Hutchison
Dr. Robert V. Hutchison is world renowned leade3r in Canine Reproduction and Neonatology. He is a reproductive consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), a group of experts who consult other veterinarians from around the world with clinical concerns and problems. He is internationally recognized for his research and lectures on canine reproduction and neonatology. more...
Desiree Snelleman is a Master Training and a founding member of the Certified K9 Nose Work Instructor program, under the National Association of Canine Nose Work. Her initial 4 years of nose work training was with the three founders of the sport. Desiree believes that dogs should be mentally and physically stimulated every day and should always be having fun while learning. more...