Welcome to Wishful Thinking K9, LLC

dog training in orlando

About Wishful Thinking K9

Quality Dog Training

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  • Step by Step Guidance, you will never be left wondering what you should do next
  • Using easy to understand techniques with positive reinforcement
  • All training is family oriented
  • Affordable
  • Convenient scheduling times

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Services

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  • Obedience Training
  • Clicker Obedience Training
  • Puppy Training
  • In Home Training
  • Board and Train
  • Doggy Day Trips



Also Offering

  • Pet Photography - Please see portfolio below. 


  • Pet Taxi Services
  • Group Training Classes

Portfolio

Meet Your Specialist

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I wish my dog was as well behaved as yours!" I can't tell you how many times I've heard that statement from individuals and families after seeing or meeting one of my dogs. 

Hello, my name is Elza Wydock, I am a current member of the ADPT, AKC Canine Good Citizen  Evaluator and a local dog trainer in the Central Florida area.  A well trained dog can bring a family together  and provide a great source of responsibility, joy, humility and a never quit spirit to those around them. I have been fortunate enough in my time training dogs and horses to come across a few very successful and knowledgeable people who have passed their skills, tips and knowledge on to me. Over the past several years, I have been serving the pets and families of the Central Florida area. I love caring and connecting with animals and creating everlasting relationships with clients and their pets. I will use my knowledge as a dog trainer and my passion for all things canine to inspire, educate, and guide dogs and their people to a greater understanding of each other, improve the communication between them and ensure that they receive the highest quality training while in my program. All training is done in the comfort and safety of your home. I teach families and their pets step by step, using easy to implement techniques and positive training for both humans and dogs.

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Services

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In Home Training

This program teaches your dog to be well mannered, dependably obedient, on  and off leash, even around distractions. Geared towards the essential skills every dog must have, the In Home Training program is for the family or individual who wants to take an active part in the complete training process from start to finish. 


 There are several benefits to private lessons. First, you get 100% of the trainer's attention: it's just you, your dog, and the trainer. No other clients or dogs will be around to create distractions during your session. Second, these lessons are tailored to your family, your dog, your lifestyle, and your goals. I work with you to develop a program that works the best for you, your family and your dog. Third, the lessons can be scheduled to work around your busy schedule. I am flexible and want to help you have a successful training experience! Imagine having your dog hike with you, bike ride with you, walk peacefully on nature walks, or just play off leash at the park. You can have all this and more by investing in private lessons. 

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Board and Train

Board & Train is an ideal choice for those people who have trouble finding time to work with their dog, want to give them a jump start on good manners, or just need the added consistency and time put into the training. Your dog will get one on one attention,  exercise and go on field trips with me during the day to local pet stores and pet friendly businesses. 

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Doggy Day Trip

Doggy Day Trip includes pick-up and drop-off of pet. I will come and get your dog and take them to local pet friendly places to enforce the training you've been doing at home while helping the dog learn manners and how to behave while out in public. Doggy Day Trip helps to teach socialization and helps with fitness.

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Pet Photography

Bark Session:

  • 60-90 minute photo shoot for up to TWO pets
  • Families are welcome in the photo with their pet
  • Approximately 15 images for viewing and ordering
  • Free 5x7 print of your favorite photo


**$25.00 Donation to a local pet charity or rescue.**


Fur-Tastic Session: 

  • 120-180 minute photo shoot for up to TWO pets
  • Families are welcome in the photo with their pet
  • Approximately 30 images for viewing and ordering
  • Free 8x10 print of your favorite photo


**$50.00 donation to a local pet charity or rescue.**

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Pet Transport

Wishful Thinking K9 provides transportation for your pets to doggy daycare, boarding, grooming, and veterinarian appointments. Each pet taxi includes pick up and drop off, a private air conditioned ride and a potty break (for long rides). For appointments lasting an hour or less, we offer a service that includes waiting and returning them back home. You can customize your pet taxi service by adding additional pets, miles, and hours or arrange transportation for before or after business hours.


*Please contact for pricing.



 

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Group Training Lessons

Group dog training classes allow you to learn, observe and practice skills taught in class in a controlled environment with distractions. These classes encourage you to be consistent in your training during the class. Group classes can help set a foundation for you and your dog.  These classes will be held once a week for 6 weeks. **



**Please note these classes are non-transferable and non-refundable.**

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Puppy Classes Starting Soon!!

We will be holding puppy classes soon for puppies 5 months of age and younger. These classes will start soon. These classes will be held indoors and proof of vet visits will be required. Please contact via contact form to get more information or register for classes. Spots are filling up quickly so please don't wait!

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Wishful Thinking K9

Proudly offering discounts to Law Enforcement, First Responders, Active and Retired Military.

Hours and Pricing

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Accepting Cash, Check, Venmo, Credit Cards*, and Cash App.




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References from Fellow Trainers and Pet Portfolios

Amanda Hoskinson

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Amanda's Qualifications:

 

In 1986, I acquired my first Rottweiler.   He went to work with me every day, showing me their loyalty, obedience and protective instinct.  I purchased that very company I worked for in 1992 and continue to the present day working in the construction industry with Rottweilers by my side.  I love animals, but adore dogs.  My other interests include farming, firearms and most anything to do with history.

I joined DVG in 1993.  Prior to that, I was very involved in AKC showing and obedience.  I've held all types of board positions in both working and breed clubs.  My clubs have organized many club events, as well as National (breed & IPO) and World Championships.

As a relatively "young" judge I've judged many club trials, a few Regional Championships and the UDC National Championship in 2016. 


My trial experience with HOT (Handler Owner Trained) dogs:

- Competed in DVG National Championships consecutively since 1997 (19) with podium placements at all levels.
- Competed at numerous DVG Regional, AWDF, USRC and WUSV qualifying championships.
- Represented LV America at the 2005 DHV CH in Germany with Carla v Haus Anin (Rottweiler.)
- Member of 6 World teams and been Team Captain for 3 world teams and co-captain for the FCI Championship.


"I recommend the training services of Elza. She is not only thorough, but also easy to work with and always willing to take the time to discuss any concerns and respond to questions. "

Frank Campbell

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Frank's Qualifications:


Police/military/sport dog trainer/handler since 1979. Breeder of Malinois and German Shepherds 


Owner Metloff's Malinois and German Shepherds


"I've worked with Elza over the past couple of years working with dogs and recommend her services. She is reliable, hard working, dedicated and enthusiastic about dogs and the people who own them." 

Pet Portfolios

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I have always loved animals and photos. Those two things collide when it comes to taking photos of pets and the people who love them. I feel it is important to document the wild, wacky, playful, gentle, mischievous, loving and loyalty of ones pets. They are not just animals, they are family. Please enjoy the photos contained within and contact me if you'd like a photo session with your furry family member. Currently offering photography and dog training in Orlando, Winter Garden, Clermont and surrounding areas.

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