KatyK9

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, KatyK9, specializes in obedience training, problem behaviour modification, puppies and dog walking services.

Testimonials

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT KatyK9:

“Katie is very professional and knowledgeable for our little friends! She encourages all the right things and it shows in my puppy’s progress after finishing training.” ~ Liam & Juno

“KatyK9 and her team are excellent doggie people. Billy loves them all very much and is always tired when I get home from work. They are very respectful of our property and can be trusted 100%. Billy is a better dog for knowing KatyK9!” ~ Scotty, Sarah & Billy

“KatyK9 is an exceptional dog (and people) trainer. She is professional, knowledgeable and excellent with dogs. I highly recommend her for both training and every day dog walking.” ~ Renee & Shadow

JuneBug_KatyK9dogtrainer“KatyK9 provided a great service for my pack of dogs – I felt she gave lots of genuine love to my pups and knew they were 100% when they were with her.” ~ Sherry, June Bug, Chicken & Fonzie

 

 

 

ALICE_KatyK9dogtraining“Katie let me talk a lot, listened and was responsive to all of my questions; super calm, wonderful rapport with my pup; very, very knowledgeable and in constant communication via email. So helpful!” ~ Kristy & Alice

 

 

 

Mindy_KatyK9dogtrainingHaving a tiny puppy in a world seemingly filled with large dogs can be a daunting.experience. Training with KatyK9 made the experience positive and happy for both myself and the puppy.” ~ Pam & Mindy

 

 

 

Darwin puppy trainer KatyK9“Katie’s great. She was warm and friendly the very minute we met; my partner and I immediately knew that our 8-week-old Darwin was going to be well looked after while we were at work. Learning to raise a puppy was a bit of a learning curve and Katie’s support during the puppy visits and even after hours answering our many questions, was and will always be greatly appreciated. I’d highly recommend Katie to any dog owners.” ~ Charlene, Colin & Darwin

 

 

Dog training client Ruby was helped with behaviour medication to positively bond with her toddler brother“When we got Ruby as a puppy, we needed a village to care for her and KatyK9 was that village for us! From puppy visits, to training, to walks, to overnights, Katie quickly became a reliable resource for us in raising a healthy, well trained dog!” ~ Corinne and Ruby

 

 

 

Silas trained with KatyK9 and now has excellent recall!

“Silas was 7 months when we started training with Katie. I have had retrievers in the past from puppy stage and beyond and thought I could train him myself. In desperation, I turned to Katie because we had now had him for about 6 months and he was simply not listening to me. We started from the very beginning over two months during the summer. Within four lessons, I was already receiving comments from people on the street that he seemed like a different dog (most were not even aware that we had started obedience training). By about six lessons, I was able to take him to parks which were not fenced in, such as Monarch Park, with no issue. Katie gave me the tools I needed. She is an excellent trainer and I highly recommend her.” ~ Kareena and Silas

 

KatyK9 puppy training clients

“I have trained both my puppies with Katy’s support over the last 2 1/2 years. They have responded well individually to her training methods and we continue to use her tips as they get older. The sessions were fun and very interactive – Katy engages owners with their dogs in a fun and instructional way. Highly recommended!” ~ Sarah, Titus and Luka

 

 

 

Bob and Rupert did a fantastic job with private training lessons with KatyK9“This was the best experience ever since getting my dog. KatyK9′s experience and professionalism came came just at the right time in helping me get my very playful and strong-willed puppy under control and obedient. He was a good dog anyway, but now he is a good dog with a well-informed owner. It’s a winning combination. I highly recommend Katie’s services to anyone with a dog, no matter what its age.” ~ Bob and Rupert

 

 

KatyK9 helped Duke with intensive training “Katie is wonderful! What I mean by that is she is not only a gifted dog trainer, but also has the patience to teach people what they need to know. She has a great structured approach that is easy to learn and highly effective. I was really astounded by the differences in Duke in a very short amount of time. Thank you for actualizing the great dog that we knew was beneath all the unwanted, frustrating, and quirky behaviours.” ~ Derek and Duke

 

KatyK9 trained Scout“Training with Katy was amazing. The classes are well structured with a clear progression each time. She sends notes after each session and homework to reinforce what we did in class. She is really generous with her time and willing to answer questions. Overall it was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone.” ~ Lisa and Scout

 

 

“KatyK9 helped us through what was a tough period with our 1 year old Golden Retriever. She showed us that with a bit of determination and perseverance we could in fact have a well trained and obedient puppy. The cost of the training was worth every penny (if not more), we were able to work on specific commands that fit our needs. Promptly after each session we received a detailed email outlining everything we had covered, as well as our next steps, so that we had a point of reference to assist us. Katie designed a curriculum that was specific to our dog that allowed us to be successful. Now that we have completed our classes, we see that it really is a team effort between owners and dogs. We are dedicated to continuing to train and do our homework daily, to quote KatieK9 “training is not an event, it is a lifestyle.” ~ Melanie, Mikey and Scotch

 

Lisa trained with KatyK9 to help Murphy on his way“My eight-month-old rescue puppy was uncontrollable on the leash and getting stronger by the day. We couldn’t walk down the street if there was another dog, children or strangers approaching. He would pull me until we reached them so he could say ‘Hi’. With only three lessons with Katie, I was able to walk him calmly, control him while others passed by and now I can do the same when he’s off-lead as well. I also learned how to keep him from straying off my yard all while having fun and getting some exercise too!” ~ Lisa and Murphy

 

Another happy KatyK9 client

“Katie has provided both daily walks and training for my dog. She is always professional and trustworthy. She takes the time to let me know of anything unusual with my dog. On several occasions her visit during the day actually circumvented a situation that could have ended with a very sick dog. Most importantly, it allows me to go to work without worrying about my dog – and best of all – my dog loves Katie.” ~ Phillip and Quim

 

“We couldn’t be happier with our and Jorge’s progress. Whenever Jorge receives a compliment on his great behaviour, we mention that we owe it to his amazing teacher, Katie! Thank you! Katie gave us confidence and understanding with our dog and, thus, improved our lives as well as our relationship with our dog!” ~ Danielle, Chris and Jorge

 

Happy dog walking clients of KatyK9“KatyK9 made my busy schedule a cinch to manage with their dedicated help. Walkers were always kind, professional and on time. Their authentic love for dogs and their well-being went miles beyond just exercise for my dogs. I know my dogs loved their walkers and were happier and healthier for having such great attention and care. The owner, Katie, is an especially awesome person and her love for my dogs and her attentive communication made me trust her instantly. Dogs of KatyK9 are very lucky!” ~ Jessica, Frankie Knuckles and Bruce Wayne

 

Happy dog walking clients Casey and Finnigan love going out with KatyK9“We are so lucky to have had KatyK9 with our pups over the past year – she is professional, friendly and so incredibly talented with pups. Our two dogs learned so much from her and will miss her tons!” ~ Nick, Casey and Finnigan

 

Barley worked with KatyK9 for behaviour modification“I would highly recommend KatyK9 to any dog owner. My pooch is a highly energetic dog, who had very poor social skills. Katie gave me the tools and the confidence to modify both of our behaviour. She has helped me to fully enjoy life with my dog. Thank you Katie!” ~ Caroline and Barley
Happy dog training client with KatyK9“KatyK9′s enthusiasm and professionalism is the perfect combination for making fast, progress-learning with our pup. We just completed our first level group dog training, it was amazing how much we learned over the course of a month. We will be back for the next level for sure. Thanks Katie!!” ~ Rachel, Michael and Sergeant Pepper

 

 

Seuss, an older Chihuahua, learned how to control is unwanted behaviour with modification lessons with KatyK9“My experience working with KatyK9 was a real success. During our first session she put me at ease and made me feel like I was completely capable of taking the lead and correcting the unwanted behaviours I was seeing in my 7-year-old Chihuahua mix. After every session she would send me a recap of what we had worked on and offer some more tips on what I could do to take the training to the next level. Working with KatyK9 was a real pleasure and I looking forward to continuing to train with her in the future.” ~ Elizabeth and Seuss

 

“Katie is incredibly knowledgeable, patient and supportive. We achieved a lot with our dog and were given all the tools to support our continued development.” ~ Steph

“I would recommend KatyK9 to anyone looking for a dog walker. They are very professional, and not only do a great job with your dog, but support the entire dog community.” ~ Jordan, Amanda and Winston

KatyK9's happy dog walking client“I would use KatyK9 again in a heartbeat. Very professional, organized and passionate about animals. She took great care of our Lulu. Thank you Katie!” ~ Kathy, Kevin, Annabelle and Lulu

 

“KatyK9 is a HUGE help to us and our dog Pepper. She takes Pepper on long walks everyday with other dogs that Pepper can run around with. She always comes home good and tired. Katy is also really great at helping us out with dog sitting and extra walks if needed. I completely trust her and would highly recommend her to anyone.” ~ Rachel, Michael and Sergeant Pepper

“When my family first adopted our dog from the rescue centre, she was painfully shy and constantly had her tail between her legs when meeting any people or other dogs. Katie took us to the dog park and taught her how to be social by encouraging her independence and trust in others, including us. She is now happy-go-lucky with her tail standing high and proud! Katie is a natural and isn’t shy to offer advice or do what is best for the dog. She is a true professional in her training.” ~ The Moore Family