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AmericanK9, LLC

2007 Lineage Ln, Crownsville, MD 21032, USA

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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What AmericanK9 Dog Training has to offer…..
Have you just brought home a new puppy or have an older dog that you’ve come to the realization needs a little training, well AmericanK9 can help! Here at AmericanK9, we believe that it’s just as important for you to learn a skill or two when it comes to dog training.

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4 May 2021

Trainer : Danny

I scheduled a same-day appointment and I was accomodated. My dog Archer, who had been with me for only 2 days was terrified of stairs. This was causing him and me great distress. I live on the second floor of an apartment complex. There is no going out even for potty needs without the stairs.
Danny came as scheduled: in less than 10 minutes,she had Archer wagging his giant tail as he descended the stairs.
This was significant because Archer had a session earlier with a different company trainer and did not even make it to the front door before he started to shake and wimper.
The one private lesson cost $250 but was worth every penny.

My enormous gratitude goes out to Danny. She was awesome. I believe my dog had a crash on her. Thank you.
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20 December 2020

We attended the puppy 101 class, and it was great! Mike was professional, and super knowledgeable. We loved working with you guys, and look forward to working with you in the future!!!

16 November 2020

Started training with Mike for our 3.5 month old English Bulldog. Was amazed what we learned and what our dog was doing even after the first session. We have completed two sessions and Winnie now comes, sits, places, and lays down. She even stays in the down position (most of the time). Wouldn't have had any idea of how to begin to train my dog without Mike. We got there early one session and Mike was working his dog outside. It was incredible watching the dog be an extension of Mike. Look forward to what Winnie will learn over the upcoming sessions. More...

16 November 2020

The experience overall was great. Lucie was an excellent trainer that sent me daily updates & answered any questions I had. By the time I picked up my dog, it was evident he had formed a close bond with her - it was hard to compete with that!! My biggest fear was that the training my dog had would not transfer into the “normal” world, aka outside of the training facility. I expressed that concern up front and Lucie was able to expose him and practice his training in stores and parks. THIS was key because it made his transition home 100% smooth. They’ve given my dog and myself great tools for success and confidence along with those. More...

16 November 2020

Mike our trainer was top notch. We will be back for e-collar training at 6 months.

23 March 2019

I wish i could give this place a no star, i gave so much money to this lady and she blame my dog at the end for mental problem, she is absolute worth human and this place should be close.

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23 March 2019

Professional training and they love their students

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23 July 2018

Bought a dog from this company. The dog had worms. When contacted about the situation, i was ignored. I was told all these commands the dog i bought knew and how he never chewed. Complete lies. She cares about money, not dogs. More...

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23 July 2018

Had the best experience ever buying a German shepherd puppy from Kore K9. The first time I called, Krys was so friendly and gave me so much information about the puppies. Krys allowed us to come visit the puppies at 7 in the morning to accommodate our schedule. She also let us come visit the puppies multiple times before we could take one home. She opened up her home to us like she had known us for years. We got to meet the mother of the puppies and she offered for us to meet the father. She has all the information about the blood line. Krys invests so much into her puppies. Ours was basically potty trained the first day we brought her home. I'm beyond pleased with the whole process of getting our dog. Anyone would be lucky to get a puppy from a Kore k9! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Love Krys and bubbly personality! She's amazing with the Humans and even more outstanding with all Dogs! Love her

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23 July 2018

I got my Working Line Shepherd from Kore and have been impressed with not only quality of the dog, but how prepared they left us on the day of pickup. When I first heard about their litter I was doing my annual training with the Marine Corps and wasn't readily available. Kore not only allowed me time to make the selection I wanted but also provided a very generous military discount. Kore's door was and is always open throughout the entire process. At Kore K9 there is a genuine interest in the livelihood of the dog and the owner. I'd love to work with them again, would recommend them to anyone, and the product is worth every penny! More...

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23 July 2018

You definitely have to trust your instincts when it comes to your pets. I knew this was the right place for Josey at the consultation. The level of service is incredible and results are amazing. It's well worth time and money. I recommend American K9 to anyone! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

My wife and I have been researching for a new puppy for months. Just so happened that Carly invited us to visit American K9 grand opening. At that event we met Krys and learned about her golden doodle puppies, a perfect match. The process has been amazing, we picked up King our male puppy the end of June and we are more than excited. we have a new family member who is adorable and we can't wait to bring King along with Bentley our Bichon Frise for training. We are fortunate to live near the facility and looking forward to a very long term relationship with Krys and her team. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Great place, great staff, fun puppies �

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23 July 2018

I am so happy to have found American K9. Krys and her staff are amazing. Professional trainers who obviously love what they do as exhibited by their interactions with my 14 month old Goldendoodle, Sophie. I took Sophie to a training facility in Columbia, Md and paid a lot of money for 0 results and snooty attitudes by the staff.
If you want results, you have to find the professionals. Look no further than American K9. And follow Sophie on their Facebook page in mid August when she will be there for Board and Train.
BTW- Sophie loved the staff too❤️?❤️
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23 July 2018

My husband and I just brought home a baby goldendoodle from Krys and American K9. They happened to have a litter and we jumped on the chance to get her. Krys and her team have so much experience and expertise in training dogs that when our puppy came home she was already very comfortable with her crate, she was already able to sleep 7 hours through the night. I wish we lived closer so we could have our dog trained by Krys but alas we live too far. The store was great too- tons of stuff, definitely a one stop shop. We stocked up! Fair prices and felt great about supporting an American small business. More...

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23 July 2018

American K9 is by far the best option for all of your training needs. Our dogs had the opportunity to work with both Krys and Adria and the only word I can use to describe the difference between when we dropped them off versus when we picked them up is WOW! When our dogs first went to American K9 they chose when they felt like listening to my husband and I and our one dog was having issues during feeding time with a smaller dog in the house. Both of our dogs were very reactive on the leash and it was honestly very stressful to take them on walks. As bully breeds, they often scare people away in the first place and there is nothing more embarrassing than having them lunge at other dogs and contribute to their already bad rap. After one day with Krys and Addie, Skye was walking loose leash right by her handler's side. We are now able to walk past dogs and they both ignore and continue walking and get to be ambassadors for the breed. It is a huge stress reliever to have two very obedient dogs and fun to show off their new skills! With thousands of dogs trained, they clearly know what they are doing and they know how to do it right. It is one thing to be good at what you do, but even better when you are able to explain it to other people. We worked with Adria during both of our turnover sessions and it was such a pleasure. She was very detailed and did a phenomenal job explaining what we need to do to maintain the solid foundation that they have created. She did not rush our sessions at all and answered every one of our ten million questions. The customer service here is AMAZING. I am still trying to figure out when these girls sleep as they are always so responsive, whether it is 7am or 10pm, they get back to you quick! Another thing that we love about this place is that these women are genuinely great people. We love and admire that they give back to the community and that there is a strong support of our military and first responders. Whether you need help with basic obedience or behavior modification, make sure you check out American K9 for all of your training needs! More...

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23 July 2018

I’m so grateful we found American K9 when we did. A friend was going through similar issues with her dogs, had a great experience and outcome with American K9 and referred us. The sweet Border Collie, Auggie, we rescued just four months prior had turned fear aggressive.

I dreaded walking him because of his unpredictability. We had so much anxiety in the house because he was afraid of and triggered by everything; he thought the microwave wanted to eat him. His world, and as a result, our world, was becoming very, very small.

Going in, we were at the end of our rope. American K9 did three things that changed our world:

1) Gave us tools to help him and us.
2) Came up with solutions we never would have on our own.
3) Provided support during his Board and Train Rehab, trained us for the transition and continue to support us now that he's home.
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You don't have to be at the end of your rope like we were, but if you find yourself there - tie a knot and trust American K9.
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23 July 2018

The staff is very good with the dogs and me as an owner. They are knowledgable, patient with me, and the training results are great!

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23 July 2018

My review is more about been a Team Member of American K-9!!!

I’m a Spanish Lady! And very happy to see how welcoming they are. ... they made me feel like is a family right away! I’m a Caretaker and In training to become a Trainer! They love to see you Grow!!!! I’m learning so much in such a short time!!! I have a Husky that I thought he would never be trained... I guess there’s nothing Krys can’t do!

Love how she wants things neat, organized, and specially when it comes to the care of the dogs!!! They love her right away! I been looking for a career that has to do with Dogs and this is what I want... she transfer me LOVE AND PASSION IN THE Training Industry and the Care for the dogs....


This really comes from my heart!

If you ever decide to work at this amazing environment working Place!!!

Do it for Passion and Love definitely acknowledge of understanding and open mind and you will fit....

Love the Team I’m in ���
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23 July 2018

There are not enough positive words in the English language for me to use to describe our experience with American K9.

My husband and I have a 4 year old chihuahua terrier mix - adopted from the ASPCA when he was 2 and he is a force to be reckoned with. He was aggressive to the point that we were no longer able to have people over our house. He would bark combatively at the sight of another human, and as they got closer lunge at them. Our dog was taking over our lives, as he only "allowed" my husband and myself in the house. Walking him was a nightmare. We tried EVERYTHING. Our vet prescribed anxiety medicine (as his aggression was all coming from fear), we took him to multiple trainings. Nothing worked. We were lost as to what to do, because we felt that our overall quality of life was being affected by his behavior.

Flash forward to a google search done at our breaking point. We found American K9, and from our first consultation with Krys, we never had a doubt we needed our Comet to go through the training here. Comet went to the two week board and train. We received updates, pictures, and positive feedback the entire time our boy was there. When we went to go pick him up, it was so clear we had made the right decision. The very day we brought him home, we had two friends AND a dog visiting from out of state, and our Comet didn't so much as bat an eyelash at the people OR the dog. We practically had to scrape our jaws off the floor. The most incredible part though - we brought Comet to visit our out of state family for ten days. He was around dogs, CROWDS of people, every situation you can think of - and ZERO problems. I could write all day about his transformation.

We cannot thank Krys and the rest of American K9 enough for what they have done for our family. They treat your dog with compassion and love, but also get the job done in the most incredible way. Great open lines of communication, amazing customer service, and the most reliable and incredible dog trainers. American K9 cares so much about their jobs, their customers, and their dogs, and it is so clear from the very beginning of the process. If you have any doubts about bringing your fur baby here - it is a must!
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Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

I really can't say enough about Krys and her team! My GSD has anxiety issues and couldn't do too much beyond the "sit" command. Walking her was a nightmare. After she entered the Board and Train program she learned new commands and walks well enough on a leash that I trust her with my 9 year old. Myles spent a lot of time with her and did a great job. He was professional, knowledgeable, and answered all of my questions. He even had my daughter walk through all of the commands the dog learned. Thanks so much to all the folks at American K9!! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

American K9 is an amazing facility with super knowledgeable and dedicated staff. I had the opportunity to send my 6 month old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Denny, to participate in their board a train program. If I had any questions while Denny was there, Krys was just a phone call or a text away. They provided me with multiple updates, including pictures and videos of her progress! Now Denny is so much more well behaved it is amazing! They did such a great job, and continue to do so as we come for our follow up training sessions. I know if I ever have any questions or concerns in the future I can always ask. :) The experience has truly been a pleasure, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for dog training! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

What I especially like about American K9 is that they are more like extended family for my dog Bruno. Bruno did the Puppy socialization and then board and train. I was worried about leaving him and not knowing how he would be cared for but everything was great. When I picked him up he was happy to show off his obedience and was well cared for. Krys always gets back to me if I have a question or need something. I have boarded Bruno with her multiple times since the board & train and he always comes home happy. Seeing his excitement when he sees everyone there tells me that he is loved while in their care. They truly care about dogs and want to help you with your training needs. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

My boyfriend and I just got a puppy from Krys and the team at American K9 and feel so honoured to have a dog that came from such an amazing facility.

Krys made the entire process so easy, helped us with ANY questions we had, and always ensured she kept us updated about the puppies. We live in Canada and with the airlines no longer flying puppies, we had to find an alternate way to get him. Krys transported him to us through Aaron at Ridgeside K9 who also helped make our experience incredible!

Asher is 9 weeks old, gorgeous, SO confident, amazing in the vehicle and sleeps 8+ hours through the night in his kennel.

We HIGHLY recommend Krys and American K9. We are so thankful we found her when looking for our puppy.
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Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

When we adopted our dog Lady, I knew that when we were ready for the next level of training (more than just us) it would be with Krys. I used to work with Krys when she trained Bed Bug dogs for a local pest control company. I saw how effective they were and how much she loved what she did.

We brought Lady to her for board & train earlier this year. We had travel plans and this helped us not have to worry where she would be. I had 100% trust in her to know that Lady would be well taken care of. Krys sent me updates throughout her time in training. Including in the beginning during Lady’s shut down phase. Being a rescue dog from an abuse situation has left some fear in her and she has become very attached to us her owners. She was very anxious when we left her and Krys and her team went above and beyond to build trust with Lady. They helped her to relax and come “to work” in her own time with some guided help- dimly lit private room, aromatherapy, calm voice and sincere love for the job.

During this time we also found out we were pregnant. Which has added to Lady’s protectiveness of us. Krys has been there with us there whole way. Provided encouraging words, follow up trainings and as always - No Bullshit!

We’ll be traveling again this summer and there was never a question where we would be boarding Lady, with American K9. Thanks Krys & team!
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Reviewed on Facebook

22 May 2018

I don’t really think this place deserves any stars. My husband and i had a horrible experience and after reaching out several times we never received any results. We purchased a dog from this company we were told he was trained House broken crate trained and well in obedience and told he also had all his medical records and shots. We decided to get him because we have 2 little ones and it was going to be easier to have him around them since he was trained that’s why they charged us such a high price compare to other pets stores or breeders. After we took him home we realized that they LIED to us to our faces, he was not trained and the most important of all he did not have some of his shots that were important to his health. we are still keeping him because we fell in love with him but had to spent a lot more more in training and his medical visits when they told us that they were charging extra because he was already trained. I don’t even think that what these people are doing is legal but we will continue with the complaint and we will take LEGAL ACTION. More...

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22 May 2018

We loved working with American K9! Our dogs had the opportunity to work with both Krys and Adria and we are so pleased with the results! Both of our dogs were reactive on the leash and it was honestly very stressful to take them on walks. As bully breeds, they often scare people away in the first place and there is nothing more embarrassing than having them lunge at other dogs and contribute to their already bad rap. After one day with Krys and Addie, Skye was walking loose leash right by her handler's side. We are now able to walk past dogs and they both ignore and continue walking and get to be ambassadors for the breed. It is a huge stress reliever to have two very obedient dogs and fun to show off their new skills! With thousands of dogs trained, they clearly know what they are doing and they know how to do it right. It is one thing to be good at what you do, but even better when you are able to explain it to other people. We worked with Adria during both of our turnover sessions and it was such a pleasure. She was very detailed and did a phenomenal job explaining what we need to do to maintain the solid foundation that they have created. She did not rush our sessions at all and answered every one of our ten million questions. Another thing that we love about this place is that these women are genuinely great people. We love and admire that they give back to the community and that there is a strong support of our military and first responders. Whether you need help with basic obedience or behavior modification, make sure you check out American K9 for all of your training needs! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

22 May 2018

The team at American K9 and Krys have treated us and our boy with such care and respect. True professionals every step of the way in our journey. Our dog had severe anxiety issues and people and dog reactive. The AK9 team rehabed through the board and train program and provided us the tools to continue working with him. It has been a journey, but one that they have joined us on, always willing to do a refresh or answer emails and calls with our questions. More...

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22 May 2018

I love the staff at AmericanK9 Dog Training. They're skills and knowledge are fantastic, but what impressed me the most is that they truly care about the dogs they train as well as the ones they haven't. They offer continued support long after the training ends and that's been invaluable to us! It's been worth every penny to have peace of mind and a happy healthy relationship with my dog, Josey! More...

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22 May 2018

American K9 is a one of kind; first class run organization! Dog training at it's finest. Krys and her staff at American K9 are dedicated to providing a one of a kind experience and approach to K9 training. Constant training and education of staff allow for THE BEST K9 training anywhere. When you come to American K9 for training; you can count on receiving the best training, overall experience and new outlook on what it means to have a trained K9. More...

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22 May 2018

The ladies over at American K9 are just amazing. We are in the process of working to train Mesa to be a service dog for my daughter who is a type 1 diabetic. We purchased Mesa through Krys and are working closely with them every step of the way. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a service dog as well as anyone who needs help training their dog. These ladies definitely work wonders. They are easy to get a hold of and will answer questions you are having even on Sundays. I would know because I bother them all the time and they are always there to help! Thank American k9 for the piece of mind you are giving my family! More...

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22 May 2018

I love this place! The facility is clean and inviting. It smells like autumn from the scented candles. It's nice that it doesn't smell like a dog kennel. You can also tell that the owner and trainers love their dogs and prioritize working with the individual dog needs to bring out the best in each K9. They care about their dogs. More...

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22 May 2018

Thank You American K9 for Helping My Husky and most definitely help me understand my dog. They not only teach your dog but after Board And Trained they follow up with you in private lesson to discuss our progress. I can call anytime I either talk to someone or leave a voicemail and they are pretty good with call backs... I follow them on Facebook and Instagram I do enjoy their videos they should make more and post more everyday that will help us learn more. Definitely can’t wait for those live videos. I’m impress thank you! More...

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12 October 2017

We loved working with American K9! Our dogs had the opportunity to work with both Krys and Adria and we are so pleased with the results! Both of our dogs were reactive on the leash and it was honestly very stressful to take them on walks. As bully breeds, they often scare people away in the first place and there is nothing more embarrassing than having them lunge at other dogs and contribute to their already bad rap. After one day with Krys and Addie, Skye was walking loose leash right by her handler's side. We are now able to walk past dogs and they both ignore and continue walking and get to be ambassadors for the breed. It is a huge stress reliever to have two very obedient dogs and fun to show off their new skills! With thousands of dogs trained, they clearly know what they are doing and they know how to do it right. It is one thing to be good at what you do, but even better when you are able to explain it to other people. We worked with Adria during both of our turnover sessions and it was such a pleasure. She was very detailed and did a phenomenal job explaining what we need to do to maintain the solid foundation that they have created. She did not rush our sessions at all and answered every one of our ten million questions. Another thing that we love about this place is that these women are genuinely great people. We love and admire that they give back to the community and that there is a strong support of our military and first responders. Whether you need help with basic obedience or behavior modification, make sure you check out American K9 for all of your training needs! More...

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Having the ability to connect with both my human and canine clients to have them work as a team. Dog training is often much easier than what most of my client think. Many of dogs problem behaviors come from the owners without the owners even knowing they are the root of the issue. Once we are all on the same page, we see incredible progress.

Third generation Instructor/ K9 Handler in my family. The only job I've ever had and would not have it any other way.

Our reputation speaks for itself. Please take time to read our reviews, come in for a FREE consult, tour our facility, you'll see what sets us apart from our competition. We do what we love and love what we do. Our company is home of the lifetime guarantee dog training. Want to learn how we can help you? Give us a call today. We look forward to working with you and your dog(s).

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