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Skeptical about trusting sites that say they care but luckily it has paid off. If you need a trainer, ask for Phoebe, she is awesome. We still work with her with our rambunctious boys: 2 Akita Kens... and she is very patient with the human as well as the canines! She is a must! A little far for us to drive, that is the only downfall but she meets 1/2 way or comes to your house.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I'm so lucky this is close to my home but I would gladly drive an hour for these trainers. I have used Vicki Truelove for agility training with my very challenging Cattle Dog and she has worked magic... with him. They have an exceptional group of compassionate and professional trainers.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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Skeptical about trusting sites that say they care but luckily it has paid off. If you need a trainer, ask for Phoebe, she is awesome. We still work with her with our rambunctious boys: 2 Akita Kens and she is very patient with the human as well as the canines! She is a must! A little far for us to drive, that is the only downfall but she meets 1/2 way or comes to your house.
I'm so lucky this is close to my home but I would gladly drive an hour for these trainers. I have used Vicki Truelove for agility training with my very challenging Cattle Dog and she has worked magic with him. They have an exceptional group of compassionate and professional trainers.
I love taking my rescue pup to K-9 Coach for daycare, boarding,grooming, and training. I feel very comfortable that he is safe and having a great time. Everyone is so enthusiastic and friendly ! He gets really excited when he realizes we are headed there to see his friends, and on the way home he is asleep within minutes after a fun day at daycare. The grooming services are wonderful. Aurelia is the best!!! She really 'gets' his personality and I just love the way he looks. He is a schnauzer mix and needs something more than the traditional cut! I appreciate the time she spends with him and he just loves her too! Wish I could give her more stars!! Initially I went there because I had heard their training classes were the best and have been delighted with all of their services. Everyone at the front desk is friendly and helpful, so leaving him with them is like leaving him with a trusted family member.
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Amber is the most dedicated, passionate, and professional dog-trainer I know in the Atlanta area. Your pets are safe in her hands as well as the hands of her staff!
Thank you for taking the time to post a review for our staff and our owner, Amber Burckhalter. Dedication and passion our our middle names:)
My husband and I take our 2 rescue dogs here to be groomed and boarded. One of our dogs is especially apprehensive of new people and experiences, but the staff here is wonderful with rescue dogs. They both seem to really like it here and Joey, the groomer, is phenomenal. He was very patient with both dogs and now they both trust him completely. The gooming rates are fair as well. I always feel confident that our dogs will receive the best treatment whenever we bring them to K-9 Coach!
Friendly, caring, and knowledgeable staff. No matter if you bring your dog in for training, boarding, grooming, or daycare, you won't be disappointed. Owner Amber is a nationally recognized trainer that has worked wonders with my aggressive dog!
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Thank you for such a lovely review. Yes, our owner and founder is a nationally recognized expert in aggression and canine behavior as well as an acclaimed business owner. All of our staff works under her immediate direction and we are constantly working on adding cutting edge services. Thank you for your business, it is truly appreciated!
The great thing about K9 coach is that all the staff that oversee the boarding/day care are certified trainers. I feel like every time our young-wild chocolate lab stays at K9 Coach he comes back better behaved then before. One thing is for sure-- he sure enjoys his stays here.
I have a Vizsla and she is very high strung and shy. As a result she needs to go somewhere that understands her which is why I love K-9 Coach! They watch her and they don't let her get too stressed. Since they are all trainers or trainers in training, they can see potential problems before they arrive which always leads to a good stay for my dog.
Stopped in on Saturday to get information for our rescue dog. I received the warmest welcome, great tour and felt very comfortable with K-9 Coach. I can't wait to take Boo for her first day tomorrow. She is very excited!
Have a rescue dog and they are amazing with him - outstanding Grooming and Training (Kat rocks!)!!!
Thank you for your review!!! We invite you to check out our other services as well. We think Kat Cunningham rocks too:) A true professional with dedication to all things canine. She is a real keeper!
We came here after having a bad experience at another place. We LOVE it here! They have always been so professional and courteous. Our dog bounces out the door to go to "school." I could not be happier and have sent several friends here!
Our dogs love everything here, the boarding, the training, and the doggy daycare. They come home and want to go back!
We signed one of our dogs, Chewie, up for Companion Dog 101 when he was a puppy. Kat was our trainer and she is GREAT. Chewie really learned a lot from this class and we continued on to Companion Dog 102 with him. He's really got the basics of obedience down, and he's the ONLY dog out of my three that I trust in an off leash environment because of that!
We have our 3 dogs boarded, groomed, trained and participate in day care at K-9 Coach for the past 3 years. I have been in Atlanta for over 25 years and K-9 Coach is by far the best all around facility in Atlanta for dogs. We tried other businesses (ex. Barking Hound Village) and just was not happy with the facility and treatment of our dogs. One of our dogs even had to be taken to the ER due to a bad grooming accident. K-9 Coach has an excellent staff, fantastic trainers and a first class and very clean facility. If I were a dog, this is where I'd want to stay!!
After dealing with aggressive behavioral issues in our dog, we met with and worked with 4 other "experts" in the Atlanta area, including a e-collar trainer. Nothing worked and our dog got worse. We were referred to Amber and K9 by our vet. While she is difficult to get in with and that tried our patience, it was well worth the wait and now we know why it took a few weeks. We were nervous to meet her, wondering what she would say. BUT Amber's expertise, insight and knowledge left us stunned and she is so approachable and welcoming! While we know WE have work to do, Amber's passion for helping families and their companions is incomparable and she truly is an expert, with the long term experience and certifications to back it up. She took her time, met our whole family, and addressed our dog's issues from every angle, even reaching out to our vet. She discouraged their most expensive training plan because she said it was not our best shot at results. WHAT?! Finally, we feel we are in the right place. Their front office staff is amazing, really doing their best to help us get in and get all our paperwork done. And we met the kennel managers and they are so nice and encouraging. No other place even touched them. We had to leave a review. Thank you Amber and staff!!