Making Family & Pets a Winning Team
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 & puppy-mill survivor dogs. All dogs need patience, consistency, structure & love... with some needing a little extra. Customized sessions make this happen 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
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 Sessions are private & 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
Psychiatric Service Dog (PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Autism)
Phone, Online, Video, Facetime, Zoom
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 be house-trained, crate trained & know basic commands (especially "Come"). Food must be provided.
$50.00 a day/night
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
You will need:
*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.
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.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.