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Sam and the Red Rock K9 team have been a breath of fresh air…
Sam and the Red Rock K9 team have been a breath of fresh air – dedicated, insightful, patient and professional. After having a couple of GSDs and seeing the potential of the breed, we wanted to find a breeder/trainer who would not only be very intentional in setting their puppies up for success, but also PARTNER with us AFTER we brought our puppy home. While we loved the rescued GSDs we had had before, we were all too familiar with the effects of poor genetics and inadequate early socialization and training. Thus, it was important to us that we be equipped to mold our puppy’s confidence and social behaviors well. Furthermore, we wanted to find someone who could provide breed specific insights, recognizing that raising and training a working-line GSD can, at times, call for strategies that are different from what might be used with a Golden Retriever or a Yorkie.
The Red Rock K9 Puppy Program was exactly the strong foundation that we needed. In addition to understanding a range of basic commands, our pup was crate trained, practically house-broken and sleeping through the night most nights as soon as we got her (issues only happened when WE screwed up!). When we had problems introducing our pup to our older dog the day we brought her home, Sam was able to offer multiple tactics (not just one way!) to work through the situation.
Sam’s assistance didn’t stop there. Despite not being able to coach in-person due to distance, Sam facilitated a remote, interactive and content-rich learning program that has educated and equipped us to continue building on the suite of behaviors taught to the puppies while they were in Sam’s care. When we struggle, he has been a phone call away (we try not to abuse the privilege). He is a wealth of information that has helped us navigate the not-always-intuitive world of dog psychology. Because of his guidance, I am confident that our pup will be able to be a part of our lives in a way that our previous dogs could not be.
Linda K. Red Rock K9 Puppy February 4, 2021Read More Testimonials
High quality, well trained Czech GSD puppyPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Murali Nagarajan Red Rock K9 Puppy January 18, 2021Read More Testimonials
It’s like a prep school to condition puppies for that life long relationship we want in the first placePositive: Professionalism, Reliability, Responsiveness
I am a first time owner of a GSD puppy. However, what we needed was an exceptional puppy – house and crate trained – due to a challenging work schedule even when working from home. Red Rock K9 raises exceptional puppies. More than that, they will prep you to be a better than average GSD owner if you let them. First off, they are selective with the dogs, so they start out with superb genes. Second, Sam puts tremendous amount of effort and love to get his puppies ready for their new families. The foundation training is beyond house and crate (although that alone is priceless, if you don’t have the time). It’s like a prep school to condition puppies for that life long relationship we want in the first place. Third, they don’t just let you sink or swim. Sam will tell you exactly what you need before you bring the puppy home (don’t waste money rushing to buy things on your own like me). And, will equip you with his training guide based on his experience with this specific breed, not some generic advice. And, support you with classes and just in time advice. Quality, Professionalism, Responsiveness – that’s Red Rock K9.
Oxana M. Red Rock K9 Puppy January 1, 2021Read More Testimonials
So worth the money!Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
I’ve been so impressed.
They have a super clean facility and have been very helpful during the first weeks. They offered additional help trainings our pup. I’m not a trainer but I really wanted a good dog for my family that includes small children and it’s been really helpful to have guidance from professional.
Max was pretty much house trained when we picked him up and they already have him imprint trained so you can start from a great foundation.
So worth the money!
Michael B. Red Rock K9 Puppy January 1, 2021Read More Testimonials
Set us up for success on our exciting journeyRed Rock K9 and Sam have been a pleasure to work with! Their extensive imprint training with our puppy, Zula, has set us up for success on our exciting journey of owning a German Shepherd. Sam goes above and beyond what would be expected out of a breeder; he is willing to take calls and provides extensive feedback and advice to make new puppy ownership as smooth as possible. We love our new puppy, and we highly recommend Red Rock K9, if you are considering purchasing a German Shepherd. -Taylor Tribble
Taylor Tribble Red Rock K9 Puppy January 1, 2021Read More Testimonials
…my 4th Red Rock K9
This is my 4th Red Rock K9 so that alone should indicate how I feel about this breeder. They are honest, trustworthy and reliable and I would not purchase a German Shepherd from any other breeder. I’ve had my share of bad experiences with other breeders. You simply cannot put a high enough value on the hours they put into their puppies. Teaching basic manners, basic obedience, crate training, potty training, socialization especially with children which is so important. All of their puppies have great temperments and are wonderful working dogs. I have an 11 month old that is competing in agility and already has her first two titles and a 3 month old that will follow in her footsteps. You will never go wrong if you purchase a dog from Red Rock K9. I am so blessed to be a part of this family.
Nancy Malone Red Rock K9 puppy October 30, 2020Read More Testimonials
Without a doubt, a world-class facility that did not disappoint.”
There are rare occasions where words fail to express the degree of excellence that an organization achieves. RRK9 is, without a doubt, a world-class facility that did not disappoint. The entire process is indicative of a breeder and training facility that will not accept anything short of the highest standard- from the interview process to puppy pick-up, the experience is first class. Rest assured that these animals are world-class; temperament, intelligence, and conformation are absolutely second to none. We are grateful to Sam and Linsey for allowing us to be a part of the RRK9 family, and we absolutely give RRK9 our highest recommendation.
Denver Saxton Red Rock K9 Puppy Norman, Oklahoma May 19, 2020Read More Testimonials
“Instantly obvious the amount of dedication and hard work that Sam and RRK9 pour into each and every one of these pups.”
Sam and the team at Red Rock K9 have been amazing. Once Hannah had graduated from RRK9’s puppy imprint training program and we were able to bring her home, it was instantly obvious the amount of dedication and hard work that Sam and RRK9 pour into each and every one of these pups. That hard work and dedication doesn’t stop once these pups leave their facility either. Sam has been extremely responsive to all of our questions, and has worked double time to create an on the fly training system during this social distancing period due to Covid-19. We have been more than happy in our investment with RRK9, and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a German Shepherd built on a solid foundation. Sam means it when he says it, and he delivered 100% on that with our pup.
Geoff Goodwill Red Rock K9 Puppy Guthrie, Oklahoma May 19, 2020Read More Testimonials
Lexus- one of Gina’s 10
We picked our pup, Lexus up when she was 10 weeks old. We were amazed with her foundation of training she came with. She is smart, sweet tempered, and eager to please. We picked her up in the time of the “Corona Virus”, Sam graciously went out of his way to give all of “Gina’s 10” an opportunity to do distance learning training. He has put together 15 video Training Challenge that has helped us build a solid foundation with our pup. (I’m currently on challenge 11, with each challenge Sam gives feed back on what we may need to “tweak” as a handler or just some good positive reinforcements of “great job”). It’s a wonderful experience for us as new pup owners to bond and learn together to grow that solid foundation that she came with.
Other things we LOVE about our Lexus is that she is always up for an adventure! She is quick to adapt for whatever we are doing, she’s been fishing and loved playing in the water, we have hiked where there was A LOT of people and other dogs and had NO issues with her, she’s been kayaking rode in the back and took a nap! She a perfect fit for our family!
If you are looking for the whole package in a dog, I recommend a Red Rock K9, Sam will exceed all of your expectations!!
The Chandler Family Pryor,OK Red Rock K9 German Shepherd May 19, 2020Read More Testimonials
We whole wholeheartedly recommend Red Rock K9
We’ve recently purchased a puppy from Red Rock K9 and we couldn’t be happier with our pup or the overall experience.
When we began looking at breeders we were very intrigued by RRK9, but we weren’t sure we were ready for the investment. As we continued to research and familiarize ourselves with RRK9 and then spoke with Sam over the phone, we realized this is EXACTLY the kind of investment we wanted to make in a dog who would become part of our family AND in a breeder who is dedicated to the health and preservation of the breed.
From the care, attention and training that goes into the dogs and pups, it is evident that Sam and his team are passionate and dedicated to producing the highest quality German Shepherds. Additionally, Sam spends significant time communicating with and preparing prospective owners to be capable and confident in caring for their new pup.
Our pup is happy, healthy, smart, balanced and beautiful. We are really enjoying her and continuing to work with Sam in training her. After having such a positive experience with a breeder and trainer, I can’t imagine getting a dog anywhere else or by any other means. For anyone considering a German Shepherd, we whole wholeheartedly recommend Red Rock K9.
Jennifer Engleman Red Rock K9 Puppy Norman, Oklahoma January 30, 2020Read More Testimonials