Training Facility and Farm

Canine Extreme Farm

Canine Extreme Farm is a privately owned and operated facility that sits on just over 33 acres in the heart of Ocala. Centrally located between Ocala and Gainesville Florida, this facility boasts a main barn, kennel, whelping room, 6 acre tracking field, IGP field, agility field, various large turnout paddocks, run-in sheds, outdoor kennels and more. In addition to being one of Florida’s premier dog training facilities its also home to the Hernandez family. Canine Extreme is an inspected and licensed kennel in Levy, County.

Canine Extreme is not unlike many farms in Ocala, Fl. Here you will find free range chickens, horses, cats, rabbits, Jack Russel’s and tons of wild life. This atmosphere is what makes Canine Extreme not just a training facility but a home as well. Here the dogs are able to take part in world renown training and clinics but at the end of the day they can also be apart of the family and enjoy the simplicity and happiness of farm life.

The Main Barn

The main barn is typically home to the elite of the Canine Extreme training program. Here you will find many of the dogs listed on the students section or stud dogs page. This is a 10 stall center isle concrete barn with wash stall, tack room, feed room, 2 tool rooms, office, kitchen, laundry facility & full bath all on the first floor. On the second level there is a studio apartment complete with kitchen and full bath. Most of the stalls are 16X16 and there are 4 foaling stalls that average 23-24ft in length. The main barn boasts a central air system keeping it the perfect temperature year around, fly spray system and hot/cold water that runs throughout the barn. Within this barn we housed some of the most influential legends to the German shepherd breed such as, VA Fight vom Holtkämper Hof, VA Keule vom Holtkämper Hof, VA Team Marlboro Hilton, VA Marlo vom Baccara, VA Negus de Marka, V Kongo v.d. Freshet Westerholt, V Dasty Eqidius and many more.

The Kennel

This facility is a state of the art facility that is truly unparalleled in this portion of the country. The kennel was constructed in 2012 by the original builder of the property. The kennel is a 40’X 80’ building equipped with 20 indoor out door runs manufactured by Mason Company which is the premier kennel company in the country. The kennels are 4’X 10’ inside and the outdoor runs are also 4’X10’. Along the outside of the kennel there is an additional 10 covered, concrete outdoor runs. The kennel features an insulated roof & central air which helps to keep it cool in the summer months and warm in the winter. In addition to the main kennel building there are various other out buildings which include a whelping suite that is situated off the back of the house.


Canine Training

Dog Training With Canine Extreme

Canine Extreme is home to one of the most premier dog training facilities in Florida. Complete with an agility field, IGP field, Tracking Field, Biking path, Dog show/event facility and all the animals and aspects that go along with country living and farm life. Here, the team works dogs daily in various disciplines all while keeping a diligent focus on socialization. The dogs of Canine Extreme go for daily runs and play time each and every morning in controlled groups for socialization. After a quick break they are then worked one-on-one to further their skills in obedience, protection, tracking or whatever task is required for that specific dog.

With the facility being centrally located in Florida, once the dogs reach a certain level of obedience they are then brought into the local towns for further training and eventually down to the city of Orlando for further exposure to life in a busy/hectic environment. At Canine Extreme we are fortunate to have so many different atmospheres available to us for dog training. It truly helps us to prepare each individual dog for whatever life may ask of them further down the road.

Can I Train With Canine Extreme? … Canine Extreme, is a private training facility. We do offer obedience and protection training as well as a board & train option during the Fall/Winter months which are open to the public on a limited basis. Please reach out to us on our Contact Us Page for more information.

Basic to Advanced Obedience

Our canines are trained in basic and advanced obedience both on and off the leash. We use “real life” situations to train our dogs and have the ability to be “site specific” (warehouse, office, businesses, parking lots, yachts, etc.). Our team uses the bustling Cities of Ocala, Gainsville and Orlando with its infusion of tourists and energy to facilitate the creation of the “bomb proof” dog that is comfortable and confident in any situation. Our Advanced Obedience Program builds on the basic come, heel, sit, down and stay both on and off the leash. Often depending on the country of origin, our canines are trained in English, Dutch, German or Czech. We focus our attention during this phase not only on the basic commands, but the integration of socialization and manners in a public setting. We encourage the application of normal societal interaction with both people and other animals and stress restraint and obedience in confrontation.


Since Canine Extreme is equipped with a full Agility field, the team has the capability to train from beginner to advanced in agility. We train your dog to walk the dog walk, climb, crawl, jump and tunnel. Our agility dogs are adept at weave poles, see-saw, collapsible chutes, and pause table. Your dog can train on both grass and packed sand (more closely resembling many show grounds). We train both the serious competition dog in advanced agility and the home-grown Frisbee dog needing an additional energy outlet!

Executive Protection Dogs

Canine Extreme prides itself on its Protection Dogs. As a company that started with police K9s and law enforcement back in the early 2000s we have not only had the ability to train protection dogs but we have also seen and worked them activity in real life. This, we believe, is what set’s us apart from many others. With owner/head trainer, Raul Hernandez, being a K9 handler for many years he has a full understanding of what it’s like to work a dog on the street and then bring him home to a house with 3 small children and have him be a dog. It’s this philosophy that we build all of our dogs with. A good protection dog is one that can part of your life, your family and have the ability to turn “on” and “off”. A dog that protects should do it because it’s trained to do so, and not any other reason. In a family situation you must have the ability to live a natural life. Your friends should be able to visit your home without feeling threatened, hence, our insistence on proper socialization. We train our dogs to recognize the difference between friend and foe, and even the difference when friend becomes foe. Lifestyle awareness is part of our training program and our Protection Dog can be both lovable and effective.


Puppy Training Program

German Shepherd Puppy Training Program

The first 16 weeks of a puppies life are perhaps the most important. At Canine Extreme, Owner & Head Trainer Raul Hernandez personally selects German Shepherd puppies from each litter to enroll in our very own German Shepherd Puppy Training Program. The selection process for a puppy into this program is lengthly. Raul is looking at everything from character, drives, conformation to temperament among the litter and so on. Each puppy is unique and we believe in selecting a puppy that has the proper requirements to successfully advance within our program. It is from Raul’s many years of experience that he is able to select the proper puppy to not only advance in this program but also to succeed and meet the highest of standards.

Our german shepherd puppies are started from an early age in proper socialization and learning their basic puppy obedience. They are worked daily around our training facility and learn to get along and work around many different types of distractions such as: horses,, chickens, cats, rabbits, people and (of course) other dogs as well. As the puppies mature we begin to increase their level of distractions by taking the off the farm and working them around town (Orlando, Gainesville and Ocala). This allows the puppy to become very well rounded and ready for anything.

All of our training consists of positive reinforcement and maintaining the drive. With our methods we are able to give each a puppy a good base in obedience and socialization without putting too much pressure on them. We recognize that no two dogs are the same, so we advance and work with each puppy/dog on a case by case basis allowing them to grow/mature in a positive way. At Canine Extreme this patience and positivity is imperative to the success in producing a well rounded and even tempered dog.

The German Shepherd Puppies that graduate from Canine Extreme’s program will eventually advance onto many different careers. Some will work in law enforcement, some will excel in sport and the show ring. Other puppies will become part of families as their personal protection dogs and a very select few will be used in our breeding program.


Enroll Your Puppy In Our Puppy Training Program

At Canine Extreme we also offer our Puppy Training Program to customers. This is based on a very limited availability mainly due to the fact that our puppies receive so much one-on-one attention. Basically with this option we would help you select a puppy from one of our available litters that has the qualities and characteristics that you are looking for. Once the puppy is selected he/she would remain at our farm for an additional month training.

Once your German Shepherd puppy is ready to go home we will give you plenty of homework to help maintain the training and drives. When the puppy reaches 6 months you many send him/her back for additional training or at 1 year you can send him/her back for “finishing training”. We have been offering this program to our customers for over 20 years and we cannot tell you the amount of success that we have had from it. Our german shepherd puppy training program has not only been a tremendous staple in the quality of dogs that we offer around the world but it has also helped so many families obtain the perfect dog and lifetime partner that they are searching for.

To find out more about this program or to reserve your space in our training program please visit our Contact Us Page.


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