K9 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. 

No matter what your goals are...

Training Sessions are private & can be done in-home, remote locations or video.

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. 


  • Initial Evaluation Session: $50  ($75 Behavior Modification)
  • Follow-Up Sessions: $35

Additional cost may apply for travel

Obedience & Manners

Behavior Modification

Psychiatric Service Dog

  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Autism

Training Philosophy

K9 Coaches is a reward-based dog-training service. We conduct 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.

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