Founder – Head Trainer – Head Breeder
Headmaster trainer Melissa Harrington has worked with animals for over 35 years. She started her career while working on her Ph.D with large cats and a two-year internship at Guangzhou Zoo in Guangdong Province, China.
From a very young age, Melissa has worked with German Shepherds and has a very broad knowledge of the breed. Over the years, she fell in love with the Malinois and the Dutch Shepherd breed and has dedicated her life to training and development of all breeds and helping the owners understand why certain training is needed for certain breeds.
She is easy to work with professional and above all takes time to explain and show the owners how to work with their dogs.
With over 35 years of experience, our team has developed our own style of training to separate us from all the others.
Here at All In One K9, we believe that understanding your dog is first and foremost and will not force train your dog into being something they were not bred for. Our goal is to bring out the special qualities your dog possess and make them shine!
We currently only train large breed working/herding dogs
We train all aspects of:
- Obedience (Basic – Intermediate – Advanced)
- Schutzhund Sport
- Service Dog
- Scent Detection
- Behavioral Remodification
We are AKC Certified Trainers and Evaluators as well as USCA and WDA, and come to you for at-home training as well as other locations. We service Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City areas.
I don't know what I would do without Melissa's help and guidance. I have a West Highland Terrier who came from a questionable breeder. She suffers from several behavioral issues including aggression and separation anxieties which Melissa is addressing head-on. Stella took to Melissa immediately and feels relaxed with her during the training sessions. Not only is there a professional relationship formed but a personal one as well which makes the training experience successful for all. I would not hesitate to recommend Melissa and her service to anyone. I am truly thankful for all she has done and continues to do for me and Stella.
Melissa is wonderful. She is very understanding and listens to all of your concerns about your pet. She knows how to handle your pet with love but also shows discipline. I would recommend her to anyone!!!
I’ve worked with a handful of breeders and trainers across the country but Melissa is something different. I’ve recently adopted a puppy from her and my experience was out of this world. Her investment to her dogs is the best I’ve ever seen, hands down! If you are looking for a trainer or adopting a working/show line GSD she’s the lady to talk to. She’s a wonderful person as well as a dog handler!
n June of this year I purchased a puppy from Von Weiss Kennels after several long conversations with Melissa via phone. This not so little guy is paws down THE BEST PUPPY we have ever had. She does everything possible to raise her litters the right way. Trooper has a great personality, extremely stable temperament, super solid environmentals, and as such can be taken literally anywhere with no issue at all. On top of being a joy to live with, he is exquisitely trainable. 10/10 will be coming back to Melissa when it's time for a new addition to the family.
After testing multiple dog trainers in the Vegas area and weighing up the options, Melissa stood out head and shoulders above the rest. Her demeanor, in-depth knowledge and passion for dogs is really second to none. Melissa helped us not only to train our pup, but also how to understand his behavior. I would 100% recommend her services to anyone looking for a dog trainer and could not be happier with the results!
Absolutely love this kennel. Take fantastic care of the dogs. Treat them all like family. Terrific facility with excellent training. Got great results with my dog. I won't go anywhere else now.
Our experience with Von Weiss Kennels has been nothing short of superb. They are extremely kind to their dogs and take extreme care to make sure they are safe, healthy and loved. The owner will go to any lengths to save and take care of any German Shepherd they can from kill shelters. We have been to the kennel multiple times, boarded our 2 year old GS Hannah with them and have the utmost confidence in their knowledge, care, and facilities.
Very good place to purchase a good German Shepherd. The owner has a great understanding of the breed and takes very good care of the puppies and parents. She will even set up training if you wish. Can't say enough good things about the kennel or the owner. We bought our two dogs from her and couldn't be happier.