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K-9 Companions

Gavilan Hills, California

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K-9 Companions

Gavilan Hills, California

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S
25 November 2019

I can travel knowing my dogs are safe and secure with an amazing staff of well-trained, professional and kind people. I wouldn't leave my dogs anyway else. Thank you K9 Companions for all the years of comfort and peace and caring for my dogs. More...

E
28 October 2019

The best people!

D
28 October 2019

Very friendly and informative. They really seem to know their stuff and I can not wait to bring my pup in the near future!

N
28 October 2019

We couldn't be more happier with the experience our Ben had at K9 Companions during puppy boot camp. The staff was kind, smart, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The grounds were clean, well kept and large. Our Ben arrived and was very timid and shy. The friendly and helpful staff greeted him slowly and won him over immediately. When we picked up Ben after the two weeks, he was happy, energetic and excited to show us all he learned. Walking him before boot camp was not as enjoyable as it is now. Ben is much more obedient now and we are enjoying him more than ever. We love taking him to restaurants since we know he will can be trusted to stay in a "down/stay" command while we enjoy our meal. We have had our in home visit and took advantage of the training time we have at the facility as well. When we travel it is so nice to know when we drop him off to be boarded, he will also receive more training. Ben loves seeing the trainers and staying with them while we are on vacation. The facility is a little over an hour drive for us and totally worth it. We will forever be grateful for all the training and endless help we receive from K9. More...

E
25 October 2019

We brought our  jack russell, Ranger, in for a board and train for aggression on leash and being around other dogs. After his 2 week stay with K-9 Companions he is a totally different dog. He now walks great on leash and has gotten a lot better around other dogs. Thank you K-9 Companions! More...

M
24 October 2019

This is a first rate training facility. They truly care about their dogs and it shows in the training they receive. I am so glad I chose them to train my puppy !

C
20 October 2019

Excellent.We brought our rescue poodle mix for some training a few years ago. The owner met with us and assessed our dog. He was deemed easy to train and the owner suggested we look at less intense options . She was of course willing to train the dog, but really thought basic obedience would work saving us quite a bit of money. She was right and we have a wonderful dog.Fast forward a few years and we ended up with a giant breed that was over-turning our home. I knew exactly where to go to bring this 120-pound angel beast under control. I chose the field work option. We met once a week for 6 weeks. It was a lot of work on my part (and tons on their part ), but K-9 Companions eventually turned me into the master of our giant. Our dog is now a loved member of our family. We enjoy having him spend time with us. We have also used their boarding facility. Fabulous! We come home to a clean, tired pup who is happy to see us but is also happy to go back to boarding. More...

N
19 October 2019

We love K9 Companions. Our puppy attended the 2 week long puppy boot camp and came back extremely obedient and full of energy. His sweet personality was the same when he came home as when we dropped him off. The staff is kind, knowledgable and courteous. The grounds are well kept, clean and tidy. I was impressed with how willing they were to allow me to walk the entire grounds. I was able to view the kitchen, training fields, meet all the trainers and the area where the dogs are kept BEFORE making my decision. Our puppy learned all basic commands and how to walk next to us on a leash. We enjoy taking our Ben with us to local restaurants. Now that he knows the down/stay command, we can enjoy our meal and know he will stay in his area the entire meal. We are beyond thrilled with our experience and recommend this business to anyone who is looking for a safe, reliable and friendly place to have their dog trained. More...

N
18 October 2019

K9 Companions is the absolute best training facility we have ever used. Our puppy attended the two week boot camp and came back to us very obedient and happy. He learned to sit/stay, down/stay, come, heal, walking next to us on his leash, automatic sit, and the place command. We love walking him now since he no longer pulls on the leash. I am still amazed when we stop walking, he will sit next to us until we say heal. We often receive compliments on how well behaved he is now. As part of the two week boot camp, we had 1 in home visit and 5 visits at their facility to brush up on our training with him. I have loved coming to the camp to learn what I need to do to continue to have a well trained dog. The trainers are so kind and loving not only to our sweet furbaby, but our entire family. I will forever be grateful for what we all learned from K9. If you are looking for a friendly, clean, professional and trustworthy facility for your dog, this is the place! More...

J
17 October 2019

We are really happy with the trainer for our young energetic lab. She was extremely knowledgeable and able to help corral all our puppy's energy and direct it in a positive responsive way! She also helped us humans understand our dog better!The result was a happier home for all the family! The follow up in-home lesson was an added benefit!! More...

T
30 September 2019

We initially brought our dog, Cooper, here for a 3 week training when he was a puppy.  He came back so well-behaved and it was totally worth it!  Since then, we board him there when we travel.  Cooper is now 9, and a little "goofy", so we are so thankful they take him and work with him during the Board and Brush Up!  Thank you K-9! More...

Y
27 September 2019

I highly recommend K-9 Companions for dog training. The staff is both knowledgable and very caring. Great facilities too.

L
25 September 2019

My fur baby's 2 weeks boot camp is so amazing. I have seen a lot of changes on her, it really helps a lot! The price i paid is worth! All the staff are awesome, friendly and always ask questions if you have any concerns. The trainers are all good, they know what they are doing.They had helped my baby a lot. I will save money again for the next level! Can't wait to see my fur baby for more training,Thanks K-9 Companions! More...

L
24 September 2019

My fur baby's 2 weeks boot camp is so amazing. I have seen a lot of changes on her, it really helps a lot! The price i paid is worth! All the staff are awesome, friendly and always ask questions if you have any concerns. The trainers are all good, they know what they are doing. They had helped my baby a lot. I will save again for the next level! Can't wait to see my fur baby for more training, Thanks K-9 Companions! More...

L
24 September 2019

My fur baby's 2 weeks boot camp is so amazing.  I have seen a lot of changes on her, it really helps a lot!  The price i paid is worth! All the staff are awesome, friendly and always ask questions if you have any concerns.  The trainers are all good, they know what they are doing.They had helped my baby a lot.  I will save again for the next level!  Can't wait to see my fur baby for more training,Thanks K-9 Companions! More...

C
22 September 2019

I would like to thank Laura, Diane and the rest of the family. You went above and beyond taking care of Mercedes until I was able to come pick her up. I greatly appreciate the care that you took of my new addition to my family. It shows from owner to staff how much you love and care about the work you are doing here. Once again much love and thanks. More...

S
15 September 2019

I do not trust anyone else with my three dogs. Two of my dogs have completed their training here and they are amazing. So happy with their service.

R
15 September 2019

I took my German Shepard here for training and I kennel her here regularly. The staff is absolutely amazing and my dog loves coming here.

S
10 September 2019

My furry child has been going to this place for about six years now. When I adopted her she was already partially trained but this place was able to pick up where her last trainers left off and finish the job. Also when we have to leave her for any amount of time we bring her here for boarding. My four-legged friend loves coming here and always seems super happy when she is there. I would highly recommend anyone who needs dog training or even boarding to come here! More...

S
9 September 2019

My dogs love it here. The employees know my dogs and I don't trust anyone else with them. They have done both the training and boarding with them. They are very knowlegable about dogs and I wouldn't want them with anyone else. More...

M
8 September 2019

Excellent training

A
17 August 2019

We took our year old GSP to K9 Companions for their boot camp. We had tried a couple of private trainers and not had much success. He came back a new dog! Still the same sweet boy but now he has manners. He can walk on a lead without pulling, waits to be given the okay before he goes outside, sits, lies down, stays, etc. I highly recommend K9 Companions and their caring staff. More...

K
16 August 2019

Amazing place for training as well as boarding, just as my Samoyed and Siberian Huskey.

K
12 August 2019

I highly recommend K9 companion boot camp and training I have 2 very large Labrador retrievers that have been through their training and they are both amazing well behaved dogs they offer so much at this facility they’re amazing with the pets and their boarding facility is awesome you not only get to board them you also get training at the same time so they’re always brushing up on their training every time you take them to boarding which is awesome for your pet . This place should be your first stop and only stop for training give them a call . ❤️❤️❤️ More...

J
10 August 2019

I am beyond thankful to k9 companions. Shelby is a great trainer and has taught my dog and also myself so much. Very kind staff and loving people.. I would definitely go back again.

K
9 August 2019

My dogs have been trained and boarded at K9 Companions. We are extremely satisfied with both. The obedience training gave us the tools we needed to have better behaved pets, especially when one is a Samoyed and the other is a Siberian Huskey. They are currently working on off leash training and they are doing so well, better than I thought they ever could. Thank you K 9 Companions. More...

M
29 July 2019

They did a great job working with our rescued dog. 2 friends have also brought their dogs here for training. We will continue to use their services.

R
29 July 2019

After losing our beloved older female Husky, we adopted a two-year female Husky from the animal shelter. After bringing her home, the sweet dog that we met at the animal shelter suddenly became a holy terror. Not only was she driving our older male Husky crazy, she was biting and chewing on everything including us. After three weeks of canine craziness, we contacted K-9 Companions and immediately enrolled Sierra in the three-week Boot Camp. Now after attending Boot Camp and several follow-up lessons, we are proud to say that Sierra is truly part of our family. K-9 Companions not only trained Sierra but they provided us with the instruction and tools to become the "Alpha" that she loves and respects. The staff is great and we would like to special kudos to Shelby and Danielle for all their tips and insight over the last several months. We highly recommend K-9 Companions. More...

J
27 July 2019

I had a wonderful experience with K-9 Companions. They are very caring of my puppy Penny Lane, Penny for short. Love how professional they are in caring and training Penny while she was at their facility. Penny was able to graduate from K9 Boot camp and now we have to get her to pass the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) before returning for her 2nd phase of training to become my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Mobility Service Dog. KUDOS to Diane Vaughn (Manager), and Shelby Taylor (Penny's trainer). I highly recommend this organization to anyone that would need to have their dogs trained or boarded. More...

A
16 July 2019

Love our trainer, Danielle!

K
2 July 2019

I would certainly recommend kelly100% dogs (furbabies) are her top priority. Qualified and so very supportive and kind xx

C
28 June 2019

Kelly offers a very friendly and professional service. shes very reliable, always on time and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone. plus the doggies love her too! :)

A
27 June 2019

Stanley is so excited when Kelly comes to pick him up and he always looks so happy in all the photos she sends me of their walks. It gives me such peace of mind to know that he safe and happy whilst I'm at work, out having a lovely time with Kelly and doggy friends. More...

K
27 June 2019

This is  the best place I have ever taken my pets to for training . I cannot think of a better place then K9 companion there trainers are absolutely amazing in my opinion they are top notch full of knowledge and highly qualified and very helpful  in communicating with you and your pet. I have two Labrador retrievers wrangler and grizzly who both are amazing dogs.  and well behaved and trained . And it's all because of the training that they received at K9  companion they helped me learn how to communicate with my dogs and helped me on how to continue their training at home and if you ever have any problems or any questions  they are always a phone call away . I absolutely highly recommend them More...

J
25 June 2019

Kelly is fantastic lady, who genuinely cares about my dog and her welfare, she messages me day before asking if I'm well and that she see Daisy the next day. I also get pics sent to me of their walk. its lovely to see Daisy happy and out when I'm at work. Lovely lady. great at her job. I met her out once and daisy was so excited to see her and went bounding up to her. More...

C
24 June 2019

K-9 Companions Dog Training has done what 3 other training centers could not.  They are the most compassionate, loving, informative trainers we have worked with.  Our Doberman was a real challenge; we highly suggest you work with this center if you have a challenging dog that needs professional help.  They were very proficient in both their training and care.  Thank you K-9 Companions! More...

C
15 June 2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Everyone here is top notch professional and just down right amazing!!! Our little Chip has learned so much and is becoming the best little pup we could imagine. Thank you Danielle, Shelby, Olivia and Sean. You guys are ROCK STARS ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ More...

C
14 June 2019

Kelly came into my life when I was going through a great deal of cr*p. I struggled going out, Mufasa was a handful, had issues, medical problems and I was struggling finding someone who could give him the 'outside' love to compliment my adoration of my beautiful but dying dog. I cannot thank Kelly enough for her time, her kindness, her love of my nutty dog and her thoughtfulness towards my agaraphobia. I cannot recommend this wonderful lady enough. I trust very few people with my Mufasa, but would 100% put my trust in Kelly with the one being that is my constant. Thank you. More...

S
6 June 2019

Just completed boot camp for our 2 golden doodles Mario and Crosby. Couldn't be happier. Trainer Danielle is great and really cares about the dogs.  After the day initial training there's a year of follow up which really helps with any continuing behavior issues. Looking forward to boarding and future training sessions. More...

J
31 May 2019

We took our Husky/Shepard mix to K-9 companions and wow what a difference in behavior and finally listening to commands. I would highly recommend K-9 to help train your dog!Jeff Young More...

R
30 May 2019

We sent our newly adopted 1.5 year old anatolian shepard for two week bootcamp. She came back with much better obedience, calm disposition and eager to listen! The staff is loving, bonding with the dogs and they have great communication and follow up during the bootcamp time away. Highly recommend them! More...

M
17 May 2019

We had our little FrankE was in the boarding and training program for two weeks.  She came home a whole different girl.  The facility and area are immaculate, the trainers are all so nice as well as office staff.  It was a totally great experience. More...

R
10 May 2019

Great Staff, loving and bonding with the dogs. Good, solid obedience training!

L
10 May 2019

We took our Neopolitan/ Cane Corso mix dog here for training at about 1.5 years old, specifically because we needed to find a boarder that would take him.  He is a big dog and also very dominant, so if he thinks he can get away misbehaving he will try.  He pulled on his leash, constantly tested me and my husband and also had food aggression.  In order to board at K9 you have to go through the full training program.  They evaluated him and he stayed for about 3 weeks.  When we picked him up they provided training for us, so we would be able to continue reinforcing the training he had been taught.  The trainers came out to our house to continue the training.  We were very pleased with the results.  Our dog still has a dominant personality, but as long as we keep using the training on a regular basis (walking on a leash, commands etc.) he behaves great and I think he is much happier.  We have been able to take the training he learned and use it to accomplish other specific behavior, like living with our chickens, he even herds them back into their yard when we don't want them free in our backyard.  In addition we have been able to establish boundary training and feel confident he will not leave our yard if off leash and will also listen to our commands even if we are across the yard.  The best part is that every time we board him at K9 we know that they are continuing his training and we get back from vacation with a very well mannered, happy dog.  We recently got a Great Dane puppy who is now 7 months old and he is all set to go to "camp" too.  I may have gotten lazy on the training with him on commands, thus far, because I know K9 is going to get him so well trained for us.  I am looking forward to seeing how much he will learn!The boarding facilities are very accommodating and our Neo/ Cane Corso gets so excited when we drive on the property.  The staff all know him by name and it makes us feel like our special guy is going to have a great time while there.  We feel like our dogs get to have a great vacation too! More...

T
9 May 2019

My dogs love it here! They were so healthy, clean,trained, and looking great when I picked them upfrom a2 week board and train. You can trust this placeand its trainers to take the best care of your babies.They have the best reputation and someone is always onsite.You'll definitely be pleased! More...

G
8 May 2019

Is my 2nd use of them for dog training. 2006 we used them with good results and 2019 we are back with new dogs. They did a 2 week program and so far are as expected. The staff is very communicative and listens to your needs. More...

A
30 April 2019

We loved the results we got from taking our energetic GSP to K-9 Companions! Shelby did an amazing job with Reese and we are so appreciative. The training is money well spent!

J
30 April 2019

Love this place. My dog has gone through their beginning boot camp. I was at the dog park today. With all the distraction and without a training collar on, she listened to every command I gave her. So proud of Izzy and grateful to K9 Companions and their amazing staff. More...

B
27 April 2019

they did an amazing job. thanks everyone for taking such wonderful care of my pup.

J
20 April 2019

We love K9 companions and all the help they have given us with our Willow. Highly recommend them for training and boarding

J
16 April 2019

They are the best!! The trainers are all amazing

S
6 April 2019

Recommended by a friend. So glad we listened. Excellent place -clean open space where the dogs can be trained. Polite & knowledgeable staff. They’ve become part of our family. More...

D
30 March 2019

My dog ended up better trained than I am. Although I was worked with also by the good people of K-9 Companions so that I ended up as refined as my dog. Our life together is more pleasant and easier with the training he received. It goes far beyond being referred to as "obedience school". I have no doubt that every dog could benefit from the expertise exhibited by the trainers at K-9 Companions. What a great place and a great value. More...

J
30 March 2019

I love K-9 Companions! We have put five dogs through training over the years, and each one came back with their same wonderful personalities, just with much better manners. Each trainer we have worked with has been wonderful. The facilities are clean and the dogs appear to be happy. More...

A
30 March 2019

My husbands dog is training right now but the facility is top notch . Trainers and staff are all friendly. They know what they are doing, trust me. Love you Alana. ❤️❤️❤️

J
19 March 2019

I sent 2 of my FurBabies to training at K9 Companions and it was the best experience. Mike is a 1yr old Lab/Shepard mix and Charley a 5 mo old Black Lab Puppy. Upon their arrival they were not crate trained, did not listen and both were HORRIBLE on a leash. The worst being Mike who I had hoped would be able to accompany me on my Runs. Even with my BEST efforts that was not going to happen. They came home 5 weeks ago from a 3 week Boot camp and the trainers at K9 Companions have performed a Miracle! They both sleep in a crate at night with no issues. They are amazing on a leash! Mike and I have been working on increasing his mileage and now he is going with me on my 2-4 mile runs. He is so well behaved! I feel completely comfortable with him on busy roads and around other dogs. If you are considering a training program for your dog, K9 Companions will not disappoint! More...

E
18 March 2019

They did a great job with two of our dogs, we are extremely happy. And Vanessa B. did an awesome job with us, showing us what they learned and teaching us how to keep their job up. We highly recommend this place!!!!!!! More...

L
17 March 2019

O.M.G.! We can't say enough about the team at K-9 Companions! We brought our 8-month old rescue, Buddy, and got paired with Shelby for the 6-week field training. She worked wonders, not only with Buddy but us too.  She explained the dog psychology and "dog" speak to us, to help us better work with our dog in "the real world." Totally worth the investment! More...

T
13 March 2019

I'm so glad we sent our dog to K9! Her behavior has improved dramatically since she attended the boot camp. We were so close to finding new owners for her, but didn't want to give up. They showed us that we could still gain control and help her be the family pet we wanted. I love that we get 6 extra training sessions this year as part of the package and that she gets brush up training when we board her. More...

P
6 March 2019

I have a 7 year old Shepherd. He has really bad separation anxiety but K-9 did such a great job taking care of him for the 2 weeks he was there he really seemed to enjoy himself. Because of their great work I am continuing to work with them on public access training. More...

D
2 March 2019

There’s dog training then there’s K-9 Companions. The training my dog received was positively life changing for both of us. We have more fun with each other now. We understand each other better. He behaves like a dog who knows what he’s doing. Boot camp was invaluable. I’d recommend it for any dog and owner. More...

A
11 February 2019

Diane was the nicest, professional and you could tell she genuinely cared about us and our dog. Can't wait to start service dog training!

N
1 February 2019

We have sent many dogs to Bootcamp and have been happy with the training they received. Our latest dog, Maddison completed her 2 week training and is a totally different dog. I'm still amazed that what used to take me 10 weeks when I trained my own dogs only takes them 2-3. I'm so elated to now have 2 dogs that I can walk at the same time who are happy and obedient! The staff is friendly and caring, like family! More...

I
30 January 2019

Phenomenal service, friendly & outgoing staff, but more importantly they GOT IT DONE for my mixed germn shephard who I'd had some previous obedience issues with. The K9 companions staff know what they're doing and made it super easy on me. 5 stars for sure! More...

L
30 January 2019

Great place for your fur babies training, brought two of my dogs here.

D
30 January 2019

Great! My dog loves it there.

M
21 January 2019

These people are the best! My dog is in service dog training and they have bent over backwards to accommodate my special child in the training and given me tremendous help in adapting anything to her need. There is no way Petco would’ve cut it and I would recommend them time and again. Thank you, guys for all you are doing to help my child achieve some independence. It means the world to me. 5 ⭐️ More...

L
17 January 2019

Last year I took  my Siberian Husky  to be trained at this place and it was great,  so this year I took my other dog, lab mix German shepherd  and was  even better. Will bring them both soon for the 6 refresh course. Thank you for taking care of my fur babies.Lorraine R More...

D
15 January 2019

Just wanted to mention, I took my 5 month old Golden Retriever to K-9 Companions, 12 years ago.  She is still my perfect baby.  They did a wonderful job with my crazy girl and taught her manners.  No jumping, no crashing doors, no pulling & no barking. I highly recommend. More...

T
30 December 2018

This place is very good to all dogs! They are gentle in their training methods but firm. In other words, they don't hurt the dogs. Good training experience and I highly recommend them. More...

T
30 December 2018

I heard about this training facility from a friend and I was impressed with the outcome for their dog. So I needed to get my dogs trained and we chose K-9 Companions and we are very impressed with their methods of training and the progress our dogs have made. Vanessa, one of our dogs trainers, was very good with demonstrating what they had accomplished after two weeks and she was very gentle but firm with her corrections when they did not perform well at first. We highly recommend their facility and their training methods. More...

J
13 December 2018

I can not recommend kelly enough! It’s really hard choosing someone to look after you’re fur baby when you’re not around but kelly takes the time to get to know you and your dog before she starts walking them. She’s a lovely warm person who I feel at ease with and trust implicitly. My dog is very timid with people but after only 2 walks with kelly she got so excited to see her van outside and it’s clear to see how much she loves her. This lady is amazing and such a natural with animals. I love my picture updates after walks too! Fantastic service..... thank you kelly! More...

D
30 November 2018

Love this place! They are amazing with the dogs and their people. They answer any questions that you have and help you in any way that they can. They helped my daughters dog become a service dog for her. Couldn't ask for better trainers and staff. More...

R
30 November 2018

Wouldn't trust any other trainers with our dogs.

C
25 November 2018

picked up our German Shepard after 3 week boot camp and we have noticed a dramatic change we can actually enjoy walks already with her and shes only been home 24 hours they did an amazing job we thought all hope was gone but they have given us so much hope for her

R
19 November 2018

We had our Weimaraner trained with them over a year ago. And now use them to board her when we go on vacation. This was the second time we have used them to board. And Once again they did a great job.  They did follow up training and help correct her jumping.  And always treat us and our Weimaraner, as if they known us for years. The staff is always friendly and willing to answer questions. More...

R
16 November 2018

Our rescue Shepard is a dream dog.  We had no idea we would be in for so much trouble with a puppie Austrialian Shepard.  He was NOT copying the leadership of our first dog, instead he was very stubborn and we had some trouble with who is alpha .  We brought him in for the 3 week camp and he was a pro at following directions!!  At home he wasn't the angel he seemed to be at pick up after the 3 weeks but we put on the long training leash and we barely needed to correct him.  The problem at our house is consistency!  Our family knows how to walk him and correct him but our babysitter hasn't gotten into the program.  Thank goodness for the follow up training sessions.  We brought him back for just an hour and he remembers how to be an angel!  It almost made it harder to refresh ourselves since he didn't need many corrections. Thanks K-9 team! More...

R
25 October 2018

Best Dog and Puppy Trainers on the planet! Nobody does it better! Largest Dog and Puppy training facility in the state if California!

J
30 September 2018

[This review is edited. I have since used their services and have added to this review! See the bottom.]I used their service for my Great Pyrenees which is known to be a stubborn breed as it pertains to training. Upon his return he was completely leash trained, would stop at all doors and gates to be let in or out by me, but definitely the best thing was his manners. He would seem to want to understand what I wanted him to do and when he did it made him noticeably more happy.I'm giving this place a 10/10! My only small gripe is the price but I am a firm believer in getting what you pay for.------------------------------------------------Old review:I am considering this location for my Great Pyrneese. While I haven't used them personally , I have had friends with multiple dogs use their services. Having witnessed the difference I would say that you could trust this place. I will update my review once I get my pup through the training there.Also, if you read a negative review, check out that person's review history. If they have a tendency to write negative ones it's probably a sign that they're unhappy somewhere else in life and aren't considering that businesses suffer from negative reviews; especially ones that are unwarranted. More...

L
29 September 2018

I highly recommend K-9. My dog was in the 3 week program. He needed it bad. Unruly no matter what. So, they called me at 3 weeks and said he wasn't ready, could they keep him longer. Turns out I couldn't get there till a week later. Danielle came in on her off day to show us what to do. It's been one day and he is like a WHOLE new dog! So happy! But so obedient! I can't thank or recommend them enough!!!!! More...

B
30 August 2018

K-9 Companions - what a great place! The staff loves dogs and it shows in everything they do from their interactions, cleanliness and training techniques. The facility is very clean, well maintenance and just beautiful. Tucker, our boxer, after only one boot camp is a new dog - more behaved, focused and trainable. We look forward to continuing our training with K-9 Companion. Beverly and Kory Andrew More...

T
29 August 2018

They are personal & Professional And great at what they do..

C
24 August 2018

We adopted a 6 month old Husky puppy and boy did he need training. He’s a sweetheart who loves to play but he had never been taught anything and after 2 weeks we called K9 Companions to sign him up for the bootcamp. Our trainer is Shelby and she not only worked a miracle with Hunter, but it was so obvious how much she loved him and cared for him. We picked him up yesterday and took him to he vet today for his shots, and the vet and her staff were all commenting on how well trained he was. He waited at the door to come in, laid at my wife’s feet, and waited at the door to go back for his shots. We couldn’t be more pleased with K9 Companions and so glad Shelby was our trainer. More...

W
30 July 2018

K-9 Companions not only have a GREAT training program and follow thru but also the employees are fantastic especially Krista. Krista is GREAT trainer, very knowledgeable, and professional. I recommend K-9 Companions very highly. More...

G
30 July 2018

We love k9 companions! We were challenged with having a wild husky puppy that continued to outsmart us and we didn’t know what to do. We knew we didn’t want to get rid of him but his behavior was a lot to handle and we couldn’t even take him on walks to get his energy out because he would drag us down the street. We came across K9 companions and after meeting with the friendly office staff decided that the best thing for him would be sending him to their 3-week training. It was hard to have him gone for 3 weeks but we are SO thankful and happy we went through with the decision. During the process, they had multiple trainers work with him and they keep them on a very consistent schedule. After the 3 weeks were up and it was time to pick him up we could immediately see how much he had learned and how much more obedient he was. Then they ran us through all of the commands in order to teach us how to work with him. The biggest part of the training process is to continue to train your dog daily in your home and they made it easy for us to learn what we needed to do. As part of the K9 companions program that we choose an instructor came out to our house about a month (might have been a couple weeks… cant remember) after we brought him home and went through all of the training with us again. To follow up on the training, as part of the package they also offered 8 monthly 1- on-1 training classes with us at their facility. Although it was hard to take our husky in an hour car ride each way it was totally worth it and this was a huge key to the success of having our husky trained. Not only did it keep us accountable but also allowed us to refresh our skills. There is no quick fix in having a trained dog and it is a lot of work but if you are willing to put in the effort I highly, highly, highly recommend working with K9 companions. All of their instructors are extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. I can happily say that I can easily take my husky on walks with him heeling, he knows his name, knows how to sit, stay, come, laydown, he knows that he isn’t allowed on the bed/couch and he will even wait for us to give him the “ok” to walk through doors. Our husky is now almost two and continues to test us daily but we are thankful to K9 companions for getting him to a place where he listens to us. More...

M
30 July 2018

We have had two dogs go through training at K-9 Companions and they are great! We have recommended them to several people and everyone who have had their dogs trained there have also been very satisfied. We highly recommend them.

R
30 July 2018

Reasonably priced. Very attentive.

D
30 July 2018

We adopted a six month old lab and he was out of control:) we are so happy with the 3 week boot camp at k9 companion :) he is going back for boarding and brush up while we are on vacation!!!

J
30 July 2018

Great place great people great everything

R
19 June 2018

Kelly is amazing she walks my mums dog he absolutely loves her and so dose my mum always gose always there to have a chat nothing is ever to much for her she loves all the dogs she walks we love her in our house xxx

N
16 June 2018

So we just got our crazy Lacey home today and she's definitely not crazy anymore. She's our sweet little puppy who's only about 5 months old but she was so much in charge and terrorizing our older 11 year old dog. She's even given the nick name "Lacey Smore's Ninja Puppy" because she can climb over anything and get out off any kind of confinement. Her dog run was more like a dog climb and no confinement for her. Also she would play with my 6 year old by tackling her and at times scratching her by accident of course. So we've reached out to K9 companions again. They've done such a wonderful job in training our 11yo Keeshond/American Eskimo 10 yrs ago that we're hoping they can help us with our Lacey, who's a mini Aussie, with more energy than our whole family can absorb. Anyway, they've recommended the 3 weeks course which was exactly what Lacey needed. She's so much calmer, docile, and sweeter than before. Thank you K9 companions! More...

J
27 May 2018

We have a German Shepard that is much more intelligent than any dog we've ever had and more stubborn, too. We were at our wits end with his behavior in and out of the house. So, we called Diane at this facility and she offered us hope and a way to modify his very rude behavior. We decided to place, Ace, in their 3 week boot camp where he would be trained by Certified personnel and socialized with other campers.We were amazed at the difference this training made to our family member. Ace followed directions, was able to be walked calmly without pulling, and he wasn't vocalizing his displeasure every two seconds. It was a total transformation. We went from wondering what we would do with him to knowing he would be a valued and loved addition to the family.I want to thank his main trainer, Natalie, for all of her expertise, patience, and skill working with Ace and us. She was great for all of us and she is just so down to earth and a really nice person. Best of all they offered a home visit after boot camp and when Natalie came to our new home Ace was as happy to see her again as we were. She is a top notch trainer who works wonders with her clients. Thanks K-9 companions. More...

R
3 April 2018

Kelly is a sweet, loving person who loves her furry friends. Max and Buster love going out on their walks with Kelly. They're so happy. As soon as she comes to collect our boys they greet her wagging their tails, licks and face washes we're very sad we're moving home and out of Kelly's rota. Wish we could take her with us. Highly recommend Kelly services. She is absolutely amazing!! More...

M
25 March 2018

I realy love K9 companions...I have a Dobermain Pincher 2 years old.I took her to Bout Camp for 2 weeks for training and we are so happy ! ! She is more mature and her obedience improuved a lot..we will continue to take her for Certified Service Dog. Thank you to all the team who really make this place awesome. More...

J
9 March 2018

Kelly is a kind sweet natured person who clearly loves spending time with all her fur babies. Bailey loves going with and always has a good time. I would recommend her for sure.

G
12 February 2018

We love k9 companions! We were challenged with having a wild husky puppy that continued to outsmart us and we didn't know what to do. We knew we didn't want to get rid of him but his behavior was a lot to handle and we couldn't even take him on walks to get his energy out because he would drag us down the street. We came across K9 companions and after meeting with the friendly office staff decided that the best thing for him would be sending him to their 3-week training. It was hard to have him gone for 3 weeks but we are SO thankful and happy we went through with the decision. During the process, they had multiple trainers work with him and they keep them on a very consistent schedule. After the 3 weeks were up and it was time to pick him up we could immediately see how much he had learned and how much more obedient he was. Then they ran us through all of the commands in order to teach us how to work with him. The biggest part of the training process is to continue to train your dog daily in your home and they made it easy for us to learn what we needed to do. As part of the K9 companions program that we choose an instructor came out to our house about a month (might have been a couple weeks... cant remember) after we brought him home and went through all of the training with us again. To follow up on the training, as part of the package they also offered 8 monthly 1- on-1 training classes with us at their facility. Although it was hard to take our husky in an hour car ride each way it was totally worth it and this was a huge key to the success of having our husky trained. Not only did it keep us accountable but also allowed us to refresh our skills. There is no quick fix in having a trained dog and it is a lot of work but if you are willing to put in the effort I highly, highly, highly recommend working with K9 companions. All of their instructors are extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. I can happily say that I can easily take my husky on walks with him heeling, he knows his name, knows how to sit, stay, come, laydown, he knows that he isn't allowed on the bed/couch and he will even wait for us to give him the "ok" to walk through doors. Our husky is now almost two and continues to test us daily but we are thankful to K9 companions for getting him to a place where he listens to us. More...

L
20 January 2018

Couldn't be more amazed by the way my dog came out of boot camp. The facility was beautiful and the staff was very friendly. I just want to give a huge thank you to my trainer Natalie and all the hard work she has put into my best friend :) More...

R
30 December 2017

Very friendly staff. They're experienced and have a good system. You need to be willing to follow through with your dog to make it effective. They recently updated the buildings, making it nicer it was in the past. More...

D
12 December 2017

We have now had two of our dogs (one Boerboel in 2010 and one Sheepadoodle in 2017) complete their 3-week boot camp course and they have done a great job on both occasions. Both our dogs seemed very happy with their trainers, no fear of the trainer, nor any fear of the training techniques were evident - only the happy disposition to please- so we knew they were using proper dog training techniques. It is a delight to have a dog eager to obey commands and with the framework to learn news tricks readily. They let you know in advance that you will have to put a large amount of time and effort after their training to continue to train the dog & yourself - which is normal with animal behavior training. If you put in the time (30 min a day) after the program - you will continue to be pleased with the results! More...

R
25 November 2017

Our German boxer was just 4.5 months old when we took him in for training. We left him with K9C for 3 weeks and he is a new dog today. We are scheduled for a visit in 3 weeks to test out how well we do with the commands. More...

L
23 October 2017

Best place ever to take your dog... Everyone there loves your furry children! Very clean and well maintained...

B
23 October 2017

What an amazing event. Two really amazing bands. Great DJ. Wonderful venue. With wonderful people. Wonderful dogs, the highlight of my night was Nan stopped by to say hi. Ended up getting getting dragged out to see bands. Thank you all for a wonderful night great way to spend my bday weekend More...

T
7 October 2017

After three long weeks we picked up our Heeler Holly from training. Extremely proud of how far she's come. I can't say amount good things about this place. The minute we watched from afar, we knew we had made the right choice. Thank y'all so much. Now our work begins here at home. Thanks again K-9 Companions. We'll see you at all the follow ups and in two months look forward to sending our other heeler pup to you as well! More...

D
31 August 2017

I would highly recommend K-9 Companions to anyone who is interested in having their dog trained. I have a 10 1/2 month old Chocolate Labrador who is extremely lovable, but was quite stubborn. He would jump, pull while walking and not listen to simple commands. After his 2 week Boot Camp, we couldn't believe how much he had learned and how taking a simple walk with him was such a pleasure. We are looking forward to having him stay again during Christmas so that he can brush up on his commands. We are constantly working with him and consistency is key with training. We would definitely recommend K-9 Companions, their amazing staff and facility to anyone looking for training. More...

N
16 August 2017

Kelly is amazing, Buster always looks forward to his walks.

D
9 August 2017

We adopted a six month old lab and he was out of controlwe brought him for 3 week boot camp and are pleased with his training..

K
30 July 2017

Worked wonders with my dog.

C
30 July 2017

I brought our newly rescued very angry/frightened 90 pound German Sheppard in for a 30 minute evaluation and the trainer was able to show me that she had never been abused and was eager to learn and very trainable. The trainer said this could be done by weekly training or in two weeks of boot camp and we choose the Boot Camp. Two weeks later we picked up a very happy very obedient dog who is really fun to be around. The price of the Boot Camp includes a training session at our home as well as six training sessions during the next year at the facility. We are thrilled with the follow up. And instead of having to pay for someone to play with her during boarding K9 Companions will board her and train her free of charge every day she's there as a brush up. This is a win-win situation for everyone! Thanks! More...

M
30 July 2017

Great facilities and wonderful employees

M
23 July 2017

After consulting with K-9 Companions I knew this was the program for my dogs. I am busier than I have been with previous dogs and I needed some help getting my dogs' obedience up to par quickly. I signed my dogs (2 y.o. Terrier mix and 1 y.o. Lab) up for a 3 week boot camp. My biggest concern was with my Lab who is aggressive with dogs he doesn't know. I had hoped training with K-9 Companions would help the issue. My Lab's fear aggression has been diminishing with continued obedience, but it isn't gone and having had an aggressive dog before I know training that out takes a lot of doing. I have asked trainers there for some further advice on working with my Lab's aggression and got a couple of suggestions, which I am employing but I would have liked more advice & work on reducing his aggression. Another reason for 4 stars instead of 5 has to do with boarding. One of the perks of having been to boot camp is boarding with them that includes obedience. Upon pick up from boot camp we made arrangements for two separate dates. They failed to properly notate the first date or ask for the deposit I was told after the fact that was required and I was left scrambling for boarding the day before our trip. I was very disappointed with the oversight as well as how I was spoken to. I paid good money for this training and I wanted to be sure and enjoy all of the benefits that come with it. My dogs have since boarded with them without issue and we are enjoying the follow up lessons that came with their boot camp. Our trainer is great and very responsive. On the whole I am pleased with them, but I would have liked more behavior training for my Lab and to have avoided the boarding error we faced right off the bat. More...

N
19 July 2017

This place is the best! My trainer was Krista, I couldn't have asked for a better trainer I have a 7 month old mini Australian Shepherd and she just passed her obedience boot camp and I am more then happy with how obedient she is! Krista was so great with my baby I wouldn't have wanted any other trainer to do it, she gave us so many tips and she had so much knowledge on how to correct certain things Sydney would do and she was so patient with her and my husband and I :) The location is beautiful, it is very well kept and the staff was very friendly I can't say anything bad about this place! Thank you so much Krista!! More...

G
9 July 2017

We sent two dogs for three weeks. They are much better behaved. The organization and caring of this company is impressive. Highly recommend!

C
28 June 2017

Picked up our puppy (7 month old) from 2 weeks of training & I can't believe how much he has changed. He no longer jumps up on our kids & completely listens to the commands we give. It's so much fun taking him on walks now, no pulling or sniffing. K-9 companions really did an amazing job. We will definitely be taking our dog back for boarding and brush up lessons. We've scheduled our first in home visit & are so pleased with what he's learned in such a short amount of time. Now it's up to us, as his owners, to keep up on all the commands he has learned. Would absolutely recommend this facility to help with your dog training needs! More...

M
19 June 2017

Thank you so much for turning Tank's (the dogs name) life around. He has made some dramatic changes in his overall behavior and obedience. It is really hard to believe in just 2 weeks that they totally reconstructed his way of thinking which leads me to believe that k-9 companions is very professional and a top of the line resource for your dog. I highly recommend their services. I truly appreciate the love and care they gave Tank. Tank has improved and has continued to improve in so many areas, the impact they had on him is priceless. Again, thank you so much for all you do to help animals to live in harmony with their families. More...

E
12 June 2017

I have a 6 1/2 year old 80 lbs., Olde English Bulldogge. He listens to me on most occasions. However, he was not a happy camper when others told him what to do. For those who have bully breeds they are very stubborn. Well, I did some homework and interviews several training facilities before and after I did my initial consult with K-9 Companions. I decided to go with K-9 Companions. Diane was very helpful. Before they took Goober in they wanted me to have a full vet exam, being he is 6 1/2 years old. They were surprised that for his age he is in very good conditions. I left Goober in for 3 weeks. Ever time I would call to get an update on Goober, everyone was nice and polite. The day I picked him I was shocked on how good he was with the commands. Before I left with Goober, the trainer spent 1 hours showing me the commands and how to correct him if he did not listen.   It has been almost a week that he has returned, I have been working with him outdoors every morning and in the evenings. While in the house I have been working on the boundaries - for example not coming into the kitchen unless it's "O.K.", not going through a door without being "O.K.".  With the 3 week program we have 1 in home visit and 6 more training sessions. I am very impress with their facilities and the trainers. More...

J
6 June 2017

Very pleasant and friendly owners. Be sure to get in contact with them.

J
6 June 2017

My Arson was a gentleman after training. And there boarding is a stress reliever when it's time for a family trip.

R
20 May 2017

This is my second time using K9 Companions and I WILL be using them again. Simply put, they're great at what they do. They are professional and are there to serve whatever needs you have. Best of all, their training works.  Isn't that what we all want?  What we pay for?  Natalie was fantastic during the demo, field instruction and just chatting after. She's full of knowledge and info. K9 Companions took great care of my boy. Their training services are highly recommended by me and Django. More...

J
18 April 2017

Recently our Female Labrador went thru the 6 six weeks of field training at the facility.This was once a week on a Saturday or week day.  Prior to this Our Rottweiler attended the BOOT CAMP where he was on location for 3 weeks.  I have nothing but POSITIVE feedback for this training facility and staff!!!  Our new female lab was very unruly and not able to walk on leash or great others without spazing out as young dogs do.  After the first session we notices a HUGE improvement!!  As our ROTT was trained in All German commands we did the same with out LAB.  After six weeks she is now becoming a FANTASIC DOG and has learned so much more  then we ever thought possible.  We will be taking her back for the next round of training.  Also it should be noted that our ROTT obtained his AKC CGC title.  He is 120 lbs all German commands he obtained this title shortly after the complete boot camp training with K9 Companions 7/2009.  Our lab is on her way to obtaining her CGC as well!!!  The time and money spent on this training is THE BEST out there.  A great thank you to the staff and trainers. More...

J
8 April 2017

Just had the initial meeting.  Very nice and professional. I will update when i get my perfectly trained golden retriever back!

S
2 April 2017

Friendly staff members real easy to talk to. I've gotten a lot of compliments for my dogs changing Behavior

R
24 March 2017

I have a 10 month old golden retriever who is a wonderful dog but she loves to play bite, and bark and she's a little thief. I took her to K-9 Companions in Perris CA. not knowing exactly what to expect. I enrolled her in a two week course and she returned to me a new girl. I want to thank Natalie in particular for the time and attention she gave to my Maddie. Natalie, as part of the training visited my house a week or so later to check up on Maddie. She spent more than a hour answering questions and checking on the dog.I could not be more pleased with the results I received from this boot camp training, and it includes 4 more sessions over the next year to refresh that training. The facility is in a beautiful, secluded area that is manned 24 hours. They really care about your dog and they take care of them. I did not hesitate to call an inquire about Maddie and I always got positive feedback. I highly recommend K-9 Companions and I am taking Maddie back for a week's boarding as I go on a short vacation knowing that not only is she in good hands, but that Natalie and the staff will reinforce the training on a daily basis when I am gone.Thank you K-9 Companions! More...

B
3 March 2017

My Charger started as 6 month pup for boot camp , still attends when needed or boarding. He'll be 5 yrs this month ! The boarding with additional training is such an awesome foundation refresher. I love the staff, whom have been there since my dogs first boot camp, this speaks to the character of the facility! They are knowledge in so many areas. The real deal. They train the owners to work with the dog to ensure the dogs success! More...

T
22 February 2017

Kelly is our superstar !! Billie dog loves his friend Kelly and knows she's arrived before she's even knocked on the door ! ! She is a treasure and Billie loves her ���� Recommend 100 times over More...

C
13 February 2017

Couldn't be happier with results of my dog's training, it is incredible. Beautiful facility with a wonderful staff.

B
5 February 2017

First off let me say THANK YOU to this wonderful establishment! My husband and I have two bully breeds and were not the best trainers but we wanted our boys to be ambassadors for their beautiful breeds so after trying and failing we looked for some help. We ended up choosing K9-Companions after researching many different options and we are certainly glad that we did. We had our consultation with the lovely Diane and she was wonderful. She was a great listener even though my husband and I didn't really know what we were talking about and she went though all our options with us. We ended up choosing the three week boot camp and so happy that we did. Honestly I'm not sure if our boys had the same trainer(s) throughout their stay with K9-Companion's so thank you to all, but we are sure that Natalie is a rockstar! Natalie was the trainer that worked with us, training us, and answering all our questions, so that we can make sure that all the work put in to our beautiful boys is all worthwhile. So, thank you Natalie! Our boys are now home and the transformation is outstanding. The transformation in us is also pretty amazing and now we can give our boys the wonderful life they deserve. We will always happily recommend K9-Companion's to all and anyone in need of help with their furry babies. P.s. The woman at the front desk is a doll and we love her upbeat spirit. More...

C
5 February 2017

Best dog training facility! It works and is definitely worth the investment of time and money!

T
29 January 2017

So far so good. My dog came home yesterday and we have been doing the commands that the trainer went over and my baby is more behave. We still have to use the leash, but that's a given because they are still dogs. This will take some getting used to but I will continue to do my best since the trainers have given Charlie the best. Highly recommend for dogs who needs improvement with walking and pulling all the time. I don't have to struggle walking my dog anymore. The only thing my dog had was a few bug bites but bug bites can come from anything outdoor so u less it's something else I would not worry this facility is clean and the staffs are really nice. The trainers are awesome and three weeks of not seeing my baby was a torture but he was in good hands. More...

M
26 November 2016

We love this place. I have put both my dogs through their program and have had much success. We also leave our dogs there when we go on vacation. They love seeing them and we love getting them back because the train them while we're gone. Good people and nice facility. I will continue to use them for any new dogs I get. More...

S
17 November 2016

We sent our two corgi puppies (8 months old) to training for the 3 week bootcamp, and got them back about 2 weeks ago. The changes we've seen are day and night (Corgis are notoriously opinionated and bull headed). Prior to training they knew basic commands when enticed by food (sit, shake, lay down, etc). After bootcamp - it's like they are totally new dogs with their same playful personalities. They listen so much better, have learned all of their commands taught in bootcamp (heel, sit-stay, lay down-stay and not going through any doors without permission), can walk on a leash outside and be perfect little gentlemen. I called once a week to check on them and got reports from their trainers about their progress, which definitely made the 3 weeks a little easier. One of our dogs started developing kennel cough symptoms and we were notified right away - something I definitely appreciated. Once he was put on antibiotics, he was fine within 5 days and we haven't had any issues since bringing him home.My biggest compliment about K9 Companions is their trainer Natalie! From the day we picked the puppies up, you could see the relationship she built with each of them and that she knew their personalities and how to approach each of their difficult training issues. We just had our in-home visit and it went very well! We've been working with the puppies every day (as they advise) and have implemented so many suggestions that she made - almost all of them have made such a big difference in their behavior. We are super impressed with her knowledge, patience and communication style not only with our puppies but with us as owners. All of her instructions/suggestions were so clear and she made sure to answer all of our questions with her own knowledge and experience. I would love to give them 5 stars, but there were a few instances in which communication (prior to bootcamp starting) that could have been a little better. Regardless though, we are extremely pleased with the progress our dogs have made and would recommend them to our friends and family - especially Natalie! =) More...

N
3 November 2016

I've sent 3 dogs to Bootcamp. Worth every penny! Loving, kind, compassionate staff!

H
10 October 2016

My two dogs get so excited when kelly comes through the door,one of them howls hes so excited,shes such an amazing lady with them,i could nt ask for a more caring and responsible lady to look after my two dogs.i recommend her to all my friends

D
5 October 2016

Kelly is a lovely person and cares so much about ur animals... I couldn't recommend her enough and my dog max loves her to bits xx

J
30 July 2016

We just picked up our 6 month labradoodle from Boot Camp. I could not be happier with the results. She no longer jumps on the children and is following all her commands. I feel confident that she will now be a wonderful companion to our family. I look foreword to the in-home training to help reinforce her behavior. I would recommend K-9 Companions to anyone who would like help setting boundaries with their pet. More...

K
30 July 2016

We took our rescue dog Finn to K9 Companions in October 2015 for the 3 week boot camp. We absolutely love our little Cairn Terrier mix that we rescued earlier on in the year, but he was showing signs of fear based aggression and some alpha traits that were not going down well in our home. The last straw was when he tried to bite the roofers leg and we decided if he was going to be with us for the rest of his life (as we hoped) then something had to change. We returned to a new dog... one that sat, down and stayed for his commands. One that listened, heeled and was generally a much better behaved member of the family. His trainer (Karla) came to our house the same week we picked him up for a home session, and after he squealed and cried with joy to see her, she showed us some more fabulous commands to train him with. I have just booked him back in for Board & Brush up which I know he will love (and I will be thrilled to know he is being taken care of and learning while I am gone!).Thank you K9 Companions More...

L
30 July 2016

I think it is important for anyone considering a free consultation at K-9 Companions to understand that the reason for the consultation is to evaluate the dogs temperament and the needs of both the dog and the client. Some dogs need to see a veterinarian for medical or temperament issues due to medical issues prior to training. Some people wish to train their dogs in a manner that is as inexpensive as possible and therefore need to spend more time being involved in the training themselves (such as driving to the facility weekly) and not boarding the dog while training. Other clients prefer to have as much as possible done for them and would prefer to board the dog (costs more) and have as much of the training as possible done for them. Some dogs actually need this level of training due to a lack of socialization or due to them being fearful or aggressive. There is no way that a trainer can tell an owner over the phone what the dog is going to need. This is why the consultation is FREE. The training prescribed could be as little as a (local) in home lesson for $100.00. It could be lessons at the facility for $250-$495. The client might want lessons done in their home (at a higher cost) or they might want the Mercedes of dog training which involves the dog staying (boarding) at the facility, followed by lesson/s in their home and a number of follow up lessons over the next year at the facility. More...

D
30 July 2016

Love this place. We checked it out before having out little chihuahua attend bootcamp, and came out with a great feeling. These people love dogs and know what they are doing .We had kaptain in for 3 weeks, and his whole attitude has changed. He is way better behaved. Still stubborn but much better than before.thanks More...

C
30 July 2016

We are so happily delighted with the results K-9 achieved with Percy our Bull Terrier, rescue dog/puppy. He was a happy, jumper, nipper, half crazed when he saw other dogs, dog. I felt every day when I walked him my arms were an inch or two longer, from him pulling us all the way. It was a little more that we felt we could handle on our own. So we put him in the boot camp. What we got back was a happy, calm, well adjusted member of our family. Honestly like night and day. But we are even happier to take him back a month later for the first of his onsite long leash training. He jumped out of the car, tail wagging a mile a minute. When he saw his trainer, he was so excited, he broke training and jumped up to greet her. All the time he was working with us, he was eager to please, focused on getting it right.We love this dog, and want him to be a member of our family for a very long time.; K-9, all the great staff made it possible. We are confident if any problems arise that we can't handle, they will get Percy and most importantly, us on the right track. Thank you, Thank you. Money well spent.Carol & Ron BergerPalm Springs CA More...

S
29 July 2016

Very trustworthy and reliable wouldn't use anyone else!

M
26 July 2016

The most professionally runned Kennel I have ever seen. The staff is well trained, and the facility is being upgraded daily. The owner treats her pupils as if they were her own dogs. Your first clue on how well the place is kept...Zero odor. The dogs are kept cool with pools....fog misters...and large evaporative super coolers. Seeing is believing so come on down a check this facility out...wish I could check 6 stars... More...

J
24 July 2016

We began working with K-9 to train our mixed bread puppy as a service dog for our 19 year old wheel chair bound son.  The first session was a puppy training home visit.  Diane came out and taught our son, and the puppy enough for a great start.  We just picked her up from 3 weeks of boot camp and are very please with her behaviors so far.  What impressed me about K-9 Companions beyond their training abilities, is their compassion toward our dog and us.  They have combined skill with excellent communication, teaching us how to keep the puppy on the right track.  I am so excited to see my son and his puppy become more independent.  We're looking forward to continuing her/our training! I've already recommended them to friends and will continue to do so without hesitation. More...

H
21 July 2016

Kelly is a lovely, friendly lady with a great sense of humour. My dogs recognise the sound of her car and get very excited when they know she has come to take them out for a walk. They adore her and she is absolutely fantastic with them; would recommend her 100%. My fur babies love you Kelly xx More...

B
15 May 2016

Ok so we just picked our puppy up yesterday after he was there for 3 weeks. So far he is doing great. I think WE need more training if anything, which we will get on Thursday when they come for the in home follow up. Our trainer for pick up was Natalie and she is great with him. She made him excited to learn and train which is nice cause I don't feel like I'm forcing him to learn. As soon as he sees the collar his tail starts shaking and he sits so we can put it on. I will keep posting updates as the weeks pass. Thanks k9 companions! More...

D
15 May 2016

We took our little chihuahua here for 3 weeks of bootcamp.  His whole demeaner has changed for the better.   They are great with the dogs. Just had our in home follow up visit to whip him back into shape.Will be boarding him there again next week.Highly recommended for your dog training needs. More...

A
14 May 2016

This place is great Whole plan to get your dogs In shapeOur little one is really stubborn and is being was better behaved since coming home

N
3 May 2016

Kelly has been great a massive help, and harna loves her walks she's gets so excited when she see her. Kelly is friendly and honest you can clearly see she loves all shapes and size dogs x

K
28 April 2016

I have to share with you my dog Dr. bellows went through your training 9 years ago when he was 2 years old. A 110 lbs yellow lab that was the worst behaved dog I have ever owned! Ate a whole tree, destroyed my backyard including dug up the sprinkler system and flooded the yard and chewed all things. With a little money to pay for your training and work he has been the best dog ever. Your training helped save him and me! I learned how to deal with an large alpha male. Thank you to all the trainers and if I ever had a problem dog I will be returning:) More...

M
20 April 2016

Took our Puggle for puppy boot camp. They did an amazing job with her and after we picked her they followed up with house visits to ensure the training is consistent with us and our implementation is appropriate. No more chewed up carpet, sprinklers, cabinets, stairs, toys, shoes, etc. Truly transformational, thank you K9 companions! More...

J
1 April 2016

What a wonderful lady she is!! Couldn't recommend her enough!!!!!! Very professional, friendly and punctual. Thanks Kelly!!

D
16 March 2016

this woman is amazing we have a dog who she takes out 3 times a week and he loves his time out he is being trained as a hearing dog for my son so he likes his normal doggy days with her xxxx

A
9 February 2016

We recently enrolled our 7year old lab Diesel with this dog training facility, we had such a great experience. The trainers are wonderful and knowledgable with the dogs. They took such great care of him and he is so much better mannered now. He listens to our commands and we have a more enjoyable relationship with him, especially with our younger daughter. We highly recommend this camp!! More...

N
30 July 2015

K9 Companions is truly second to none. I have been in the dog boarding/ training business for twenty years and I know a good place when I see one. I have also been a student in their trainers course and have spent seven weeks at the facility so I have first hand knowledge on how the business operates and how they treat the dogs. The staff is extremely friendly and professional, the facility is always clean, and the dogs well-being is always first priority. Karen, the owner, has always been extremely friendly and always there to answer any questions that I have had. I have had many of my own dogs and my family's dogs trained by K9 Companions, and I have never had any problems or complaints. If you are looking for the best training facility in Southern California look no further. More...

T
30 July 2015

I read all the reviews about k-9 companions and I do not believe what everyone has to say about this place. I decided to take my puppy in for puppy training as he is a handful. I put him in the 3 week training course and when I picked him up he learned how to sit, stay walk on a lease all basic training. He looked really good and clean when we picked him up. We went over all his commands with the trainer. by reading some of the reviews on yelp, and other sites people do not understand that training a dog takes not only a trainer but the owner of the dog to help with the training. When your dog comes home it is up to the owner to make sure that dog keeps training on what he has learned at the training camp. When you pick up your dog please do not think he is fully trained, it will take more than a couple weeks and you need to spend time with your dog and training. I picked my puppy up and yes he walks by your side, sits when you stop, but there are times he get distracted and will not listen. I work with my puppy every day on what he has learned and he is doing great. I am taking Tiny back for 8 days while I am out of town and I know he will be getting a brush up on his training. I could have kept him home with my daughter but she would not be able to over see his puppy training since she has a child of her own to care for and that could be a set back for his basic training. I have good faith that Tiny is in good hands. Love the place and the personnel that work there. Thank You guys great job. More...

J
30 July 2015

Woof! My name is Peter Maximus and I'm a 1 1/2 -year old Weimeraner. I would like to bark high praises for my Alma Mater, K9 Companions, a loving environment for a puppy away from home. (Okay, it's a tough-as-nails (Grrrr!) boot camp and I passed Basic Training with flying paws!) But that was a year ago and now I'm back for the third time (see, I can even count now)! My owners are off traveling again and are very happy each time they come home that I survived, learned a lot, and came away a better pooch for the experience. More...

N
30 July 2014

I just got off the phone with Karen at canine companions. As always, staff is pleasant, kind and accommodating. I made a new appointment for our German Shephard for controlled aggression training. This will be his third time at the center, and we would not drive 90 minutes for training/boarding if we were not completely satisfied with our prior experiences. Leo completed basic training about 4 years ago, then off leash training last year, and now we're hoping to take him to the next level. I was surprised to see a few really bad reviews about this place and felt compelled to write my own. I don't normally write reviews, but I also never get very excited about any business. This is a great place to train your dog and I highly recommend them. More...

D
30 July 2014

I have dealt with K-9 Companions since the early 80's and have always been impressed with the professionalism, cleanliness and friendly staff. The trainers and owners go way and beyond what's expected to make sure that you are happy and in the end you have an obedient and well trained dog. I wouldn't take my dog anywhere else. DM More...

D
30 July 2014

I've known Karen and George Duet professionally in the working dog community for over 10 years. When I first became involved in French Ring sport is the first time I heard their names mentioned in the working dog circles and this was in the early 90s. They even brought over a French decoy and trainer that really gave the sport a kick start in Southern California. We then off and on through the years would see each other at dog seminars inwhich sometimes we both attended and other times one or the other were teaching.They have an indept understanding of dog behavior and have trained all breeds of dogs. Recently I had the opportunity to visit their facility (this month). Very professional and beautiful facility with spacious clean kennels and beauitfully landscaped training field. Beautiful setting to have your dog and yourself attend classes in Lake Matthews. Duets have trained working dogs (police and detection) as well as advanced obedience and are very good with problem dogs.Karen has also co-authored dog training book for Schutzhund. I have learned a lot about the business side of dog training too from them. More...

B
30 July 2013

I have three clients that have taken their puppies for training here and all were extremely happy with the training and the service they have gotten from K-9 Companions. One had previously gone to another local trainer and was unhappy with the results, needless to say they were thrilled after their dog came back from three weeks at K-9 Companions, he was happy, healthy and well trained. I will not hesitate to send other clients their way for training. More...

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