K9 Coaches Training & Behavior Services

K9 Coaches Training & Behavior Services

K9 Coaches Training & Behavior ServicesK9 Coaches Training & Behavior ServicesK9 Coaches Training & Behavior Services

Making Family & Pets a Winning Team




Don't train with pain!

NO Chain Collars, Pinch Collars or Shock Collars.  This equipment does not work & breaks down the human/canine bond.

Using psychological methods, learning & behavior modification happens; clients learn how to communicate with their canine companions.  Building a trusting relationship where your canine wants to perform.

K9 Coaches specializes in working with shelter, rescue & puppymill survivor dogs.  All dogs need patience, consistency, structure & love... with some needing a little extra.  Customized sessions make this happy so that BOTH canine & human are working as a Team willingly.

30+ years - dog trainer experience

8 years - ran own rescue

BS - Psychology/Sociology

AKC CGC Evaluator

AKC FitDog Member

IAADP - Partner

The Pet Professional Guild Member



Training Philosophy


K9 Coaches is a reward-based dog-training service conducting private behavioral consultations and private training sessions. The most effective way to train your dog is through a healthy relationship built on clear communication, knowledge and trust.

K9 Coaches believe that training should be both human-friendly and dog-friendly. The most effective training happens when the human learns how to be a consistent positive leader. Positive training brings out the best in you and your dog.

K9 Coaches give you the tools to teach your dog basic commands, learn how to reinforce desirable behaviors, discourage and redirect inappropriate ones, and learn when and how to set limits. Training strengthens the bond between you and your dog, and a well-mannered dog has more privileges.

K9 Coaches will help you achieve the training level you desire, whether your goal is a Psychiatric Service Dog or just a family companion; K9 Coaches have the knowledge, experience and skills to help you reach your goal.

Training, Manners & Behavioral Session Options

Training Sessions are private & can be done at my home, your home, other locations or remote.
During the Initial Evaluation Session a baseline will be gathered of your dog’s level of training & manners, your own level of training knowledge, how you work as a Team & what goals you would like to achieve.

Then a Training Program Plan will be created & foundation work will be begin. 

IN-PERSON  PRICING   (Additional cost may apply for travel)
Basics & Manners

  • Initial Session: $50.00  / hour
  • Follow-Up Sessions: $35.00  / hour

Behavior Modification

  • Initial Session: $75.00  / hour
  • Follow-Up Sessions: $50.00  / hour

Psychiatric Service Dog (PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Autism)

  • Initial Evaluation Session: $75.00  / hour
  • Follow-Up Sessions: $35.00  / hour

Phone, Online, Video, Facetime

  • Time charged will be a compilation of direct & indirect activity; including but not limited to phone calls, reviewing video, compiling written instructions.
  • Initial Session & Instruction: $75.00  / 45 minutes phone call
  • Follow-Up Sessions:  $35.00  / 30 minutes  phone
  • Additional time on phone calls:  $1.00  / per minute


Small Group Classes

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Small Group Classes are POSTPONED at this time

Basics & Manners +

Time - TBA

14751 Ruggiero Circle, Middleburg Heights, 44130

Event Details

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Small Group Classes are POSTPONED at this time

Basics & Manners +

$80.00 / 4-class session; limited to 6 Teams 

Build a foundation of manners & skills with your canine.  

ALL positive methods.    

  • Attention to...

Event Details

Time - TBA

14751 Ruggiero Circle, Middleburg Heights, 44130

Potty Breaks & Pet Sitting


Mid-Day Potty Breaks

Work long hours or have occasional long days away from home?  Then you need our Mid-Day Potty Break with Pet Sitter Chris!  Letting them outside or a short walk to stretch their legs & relieve themselves.

Areas serviced:  North Royalton, Middleburg Heights, Strongsville, Parma.  Contact for other location availability 

$18.00 a visit (walks are subject to the dog's leash manners)

Contact to discuss special rates for multiple visits per week or to contract monthly.

In-Your-Home Pet Sitting

Reliable & trusted Pet Sitter Chris will come to your house to care for your pet(s); while staying to make sure the home & pet(s) stay safe while you are away.  Set up a meet & greet with Chris to discuss your needs prior to the Pet Sitting dates.  Also book EARLY, since there is only Chris. 

Areas serviced:  North Royalton, Middleburg Heights, Strongsville, Parma. Contact for other location availability.

$35.00 a day/night

additional pets are $10.00 a day/night

(more than 2 pets, contact for pricing)

In-My-Home Pet Sitting

Your Pet will stay with Trainer Lisa, so they still have the sense of a home rather than a kennel.  All dogs will be crated when caregivers are not home.  Dogs must get along with the other animals in home (2 dogs & 3 cats).  They must also be house-trained & know basic commands (especially "Come").  Food must be provided.

$50.00 a day/night

Stay & Learn

During your pets Stay with Trainer Lisa, work on manners & obedience will take place.  Results will vary based on the training goals & length of stay to learn.  Some behavioral issues can not be worked on with this service.  Food must be provided.

Starting at $75.00 a day/night

Psychiatric Service Dog Training Program


What you need to know...

You will need:

  • A diagnosis of a condition that would benefit from having a Psychiatric Service Dog (PSD)
  • A letter stating your diagnosis & support from a mental health advisor to have a PSD
  • A dog that can do the training & work required to become a PSD
  • Commitment to the Training Program, which can vary from 6 months to 2 years*
  • Financial & physical ability to care for a dog & do the training required
  • Transportation to meet for training sessions at various locations
  • Basic Obedience Manners, Public Access Training & Final Service Dog Training will all be covered; along with Rights & Laws of Psychiatric Service Dogs.

*The length of time to complete the Training Program will vary for each Team. Factors that will affect this are the dogs age, beginning training level, handlers training knowledge, ability to work with the dog daily & progress of the Team.

When beginning the Training Program, weekly sessions are ideal. Once a solid foundation is developed, every other week sessions can be done.


Military Veterans Psychiatric Service Dog Training Program

If you are a Military Veteran with a written diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & in therapy for the recovery from it, you may be able to reduce your personal expense for the Psychiatric Service Dog Training package.

Through our non-profit division (Veteran's Best Friend) - family, friends, military-related organizations, corporations can make donations in your name; all funds will then be applied to your account for coverage of the training package.

If businesses, individuals or organizations would like to make "in general" donations to the Veteran's Best Friend division, extra funds will be applied to Veteran client accounts as scholarships to reduce the total of the Psychiatric Service Dog Training package.  How much a scholarship is will depend on the funds available and the Veteran client demand for training.


There is no such thing as a difficult dog, only an inexperienced owner.

~Barbara Woodhouse


Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

 ~Roger Caras

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Lisa, BS - Psychology / Sociology

(216) 390-2754