Testimonials

Review By: Dan C | Zip Code: 85284 | Submitted: 06/11/2016

Excellent work with my 3 pups... patient and very complete with instructions and how to get the pups to behave better and also feel comfortable during the process. Highly recommend.


Review By: Cynthia L | Zip Code: 85259 | Submitted: 06/09/2016

Tom did a great job with my 3.2 lb. Chihuahua. She is my first dog and I really appreciated his step-by-step instructions and the way his program is structured. I never thought that she would be able to listen to me, sit or lay down on command but now she does. Tom also taught me how to work on correcting unwanted behaviors such as barking and whining. His program is focused on training people to train dogs which are exactly what I needed. Tom is also very easy to work with and is always professional and on time. He has been doing this for more than 10 years and has perfected a program that really works. I would recommend Tom to anyone who needs help in helping their dog.


Review By: Lisa S | Zip Code: 85258 | Submitted: 06/06/2016

Working with Tom from K9Katelynn, Although we had considerable experience working with dogs, our two dogs which we have had for 31/2 and 41/2 years have been tough to work with. Great in the house they were both tough on the leash and daily walks became a source of struggle and suffering. Tom did a fantastic job training us so we were able to train our dogs in a consistent and systematic way which was also totally effective. He was always on time, polite and professional with a system that really works. He knows dogs, and people too! Just a great experience!!!


Review By: Virginia B | Zip Code: 85045 | Submitted: 06/01/2016

We are so grateful for what you have done for Noodles. I realize we are a work I progress, but we are on our way! We are committed to following the program you have set for us. I admire the work that you have done and we both consider ourselves lucky to know you. Thank you for your talent and kindness. We will keep in touch and call for help when needed. Virginia B.


Review By: Kristin H | Zip Code: 85253 | Submitted: 05/18/2016

I want to thank Tom at K9Katelynn for donating 3 gift cards for his amazing dog training to The Joy Bus nonprofit charity! We deliver freshly cooked meals to home bound cancer patients and Tom's generous donations have been able to help us raise much needed funds for our cause! Thank you so much!


5/5 Stars | Anne V. | Dog Training | Submitted: 03/19/2016

"We are in the middle of training. It will take a couple of months to complete. The price was reasonable. The appointments are set around my schedule to meet my need. Very professional."


5/5 Stars | Aaron P. | Dog Training

"He came by on time, met with my wife and I, was clear on his game plan, transparent about his methods and approach.


5/5 Stars | Roz T. | Submitted: 03/16/2016

"We received a quick response from K9Katelynn. We were able to meet the trainer right away and he gave us a good evaluation of the dog and explained in detail what could be done to train the dog and what the cost would be. He arrived on time for the training and did what he explained he would do."


5/5 Stars | John R. | Submitted: 02/02/2016

"Tom was top-notch working with our Miniature Schnauzer puppy, Bayner. He is knowledgeable, very patient, and adapts his training methods to the individual dog and its owners. We saw tangible results every week. We had to take some breaks in training due to some travel commitments, and Tom was very flexible about scheduling. He also gave us helpful tips that would not have occurred to us, like using a treadmill and swimming laps to keep Bayner well-exercised. Tom also suggested specific toys that would keep Bayner mentally stimulated, and he had good health care tips like regularly using an ear wash and using bully bones to satisfy puppy chewing needs. Each time Tom came to the house he provided more training exercises and tips and always followed up on them. Bayner is better on a leash, obeys commands more readily, and is more fun to be around. We would absolutely recommend Tom to anybody looking for an effective dog trainer."

Thank you for the review! You took good notes! Followed through well! Bayner now is more comfortable and confident dog!! You can see bayner on the treadmill at http://youtu.be/6XoMDn0n3P4; can also see him in the pool at http://youtu.be/n42mHdL9bus thank you again from your friends at k9katelynn.com!


Jennifer Flaa | Zip Code: 85250 | Submitted: 01/26/2016

K9Katelynn came through on every level! Our once timid puppy is now able to understand and follow commands! Thanks for all the help Tom.

Thank you for the review! She is a great dog!! By adapting to her and taking good notes you saw good results!! It was a pleasure working with you and sure we will see you again at the village! Thank you again! From your friends at k9katelynn.com!


5/5 Stars | Jean L. | Need Dog Training | Submitted: 01/20/2016

"Tom was very helpful and knowledgeable and significantly helped change our dog's behavior in a very short time period. You can tell he really likes what he does and is very confident in his training methods. I would highly recommend him"

Thank you so much for the review! She is a sweet girl and certainly has improved incredibly when the 1st time she was growling at me! Now she jumps in my lap!! You family took good notes! Followed through well with the training! Thank you again for the review ! From your friends at k9katelynn.com


5/5 Stars | Barbara W. | Submitted: 01/16/2016

"If you are looking for a good dog trainer, I would highly recommend Tom from K9Katelynn! We have tried in the past to have our dogs both swim and run on a treadmill. We never accomplished either until we hired Tom. Also, we were having some issues with behavior which Tom also helped! He had us write notes as he trained all of us and these proved to be very helpful!"

Thank you for the review! A) you took really good notes! B) you did a good job on following up! You have great dogs and can see them in on the treadmill at http://youtu.be/DTItx1HgsOQ and http://youtu.be/n_aXbFfAuvU you can also see your husband working on the down Position at http://youtu.be/FSqHmHfn-8w you can also see your testimonial at http://youtu.be/nqWiQyjYtb8 again thank you and have a great new year! From your friends at k9katelynn.com


5/5 Stars | Cynthia S. | Need Dog Training | Submitted: 01/15/2016

"Tom helped me to potty train my small bread dog. I felt he was very knowledgeable."

Thank you for the review! You took good notes and followed through well with the training! Thank you again from your friends at k9katelynn.com


4/5 Stars | Heath H. | Offsite Review | Submitted: 01/13/2016

"Trainer is clearly knowledgeable and individualizes the training to your dog's needs. He has very courteous in working around both our schedules and when emergencies/illness occur. I think you'll be encouraged when you sit during the initial consultation."


5/5 Stars | Dana L. | Need Dog Training | Submitted: 01/05/2016

"The assessment and consult provided a great deal of insight for my unique situation. I have a 7 year old Pitt bull and a ) month old, both females. While I understand the general challenges this may pose, K9Katelynn was very specific in their recommendations.
The thorough assessment as well as recommendations for my two dogs will be very helpful in ensuring a happy and healthy environment. Thanks!"


Lauren W. | Zip Code: 85257 | Submitted: 12/22/2015

We adopted an older dog from the pound who was afraid of our kitchen (where the doggy door is). After 2 sessions with K9Katelynn she was moving through the dining room to the kitchen. She even appeared to be practicing by herself during the week. Just going in and out even when we were in the living room. Great job K9Katelynn. We're very happy with her progress and how quick the behavior change was!

Thank you for the review!! It was a pleasure seeing your skittish dog "gunner" improve!! It was equally great to work with you and your husband!! By working with him and taking great notes you saw a great improvement with him!! You can see your husbands testimonial at http://youtu.be/UfA5_4a6JKI. Have a very merry x-mas and happy new year!! From your friends at k9katelynn.com.


Michael J. B. | Zip Code: 85260-2773 | Submitted: 12/08/2015

K9 Katelynn Dog Training was a great handler, and has made a positive impact on our family, but especially Rocky. He is a much better behaved dog. The lessons were carefully thought out, and Tom always brought his "A" game. A lot more goes into training your dog than you may think, I recommend you hire this guy:) Thank you, MJB

Thank you so much for the review! It was fun seeing rocky grow more into an adult dog;) You can see your testimonial online and can also see rocky on the treadmill. Again thank you and happy holidays from your friends at k9katelynn.com.


Rachel S | Zip Code: 85260 | Submitted: 12/06/2015

Thank you K9katelynn for all of your help training my dog Summer. While Summer was a very well behaved dog overall, she needed something help with learning basic commands, jumping up and walking on a leash. After growing through this training program, I can say that all of these got accomplished!! Thanks again for everything!

Thank you for the review ;) you took good notes and followed through well with the training! You can see your video testimonial online! Thank you again and happy holidays from your friends at k9katelynn.com.


Barbara W. | Zip Code: 85086 | Submitted: 12/05/2015

I have worked with Tom at K9Katelynn for the past 2 weeks. We have 2 Golden Doodles that needed training badly. We have had other trainers work with both dogs but no one got the same results as Tom. They are better behaved now. They listen better. And we have them swimming and running in a treadmill. We still have some work to do but we are happy our vet suggested we give them a call. I would highly recommend them.

Thank you so much for the review;) you took good notes! You worked your dogs well;) with continued effort you will continue to see great results;) You can see your video testimonial online and also see your dogs on treadmills here and here as well. it was a pleasure working with you! From your friends at k9katelynn.com.


5/5 Stars | SNIFF 2015 | Submitted: 10/5/2015

Thank you to K9Katelynn for their generous donation to our charity - SNIFF 2015! Training is an underrated method to keep dogs in families. Sometimes a dog (and its people) just need to learn some manners to settle into a situation. Because of their donation, 4 animal lovers - and perhaps a new adopter from our event - will get off on the right foot (and paw) with a new or existing 4-legged family member. Love the evaluation in the dog's natural environment as well as positive behavior modification...and they are valley-wide!


Review Date: 09/2015

K9Katelynn has helped me and my dog tremendously! After rescuing her about a year ago and never having a bigger dog before I didn't realize how different it would be. I was not used to having something so big to control and knew I couldn’t do it on my own. I also had extremely high anxiety about her being around other dogs and it was deterring me from being able to take her for walks outside or let her socialize at the dog park because I was too nervous as to something bad happening, whether it be to her or to another dog. Tom has been extremely patient and thoughtful through our entire training process and reassured me every step of the way. I've found that her mastering 'simple' commands has made her a more obedient and calm dog all around, even when we are not training. She used to jump all over me, pull the leash, lick incessantly, etc. but with the help of K9Katelynn I now have the confidence and education to correct her behavior when necessary and I think our relationship has strengthened through the process. I have come to understand that I am as big an influence on my dog's behavior as she is so it was just as important for me to listen to the plan and by following everything he said we both have come a long way. He was always on time, was always flexible with my schedule and always available to answer my questions via text even if it was during the week when we were not in a scheduled session. I felt he really went above and beyond to help understand how I was feeling about certain issues and how we could work through them in a way we were all comfortable with. I really liked how he went out of his way to get to know me as a person as well as bond with my dog, it made me feel like he really cared about our success and wasn't just worried about the paycheck and whenever we were 'done' he was done whether he felt we were ready or not. I can't thank him enough and I can't say enough good things about K9Katelynn! :)


Cindy H. | Need private dog trainer | Submitted: 09/6/15

"Tom is very knowledgeable regarding dog behavior and is helping us recall necessary owner habits to let go of for a more successful training of our magnificent mastiff."


Donnell B. | Zip Code: 85083 | Submitted: 05/18/2015

Our family has 1 large- and 1 medium-sized dogs who needed some training and guidance! Before training, the dogs created chaos and havoc and we were considering re-homing one of them. In our few short weeks together, K9Katelynn has helped us make much needed behavioral changes in our dogs! At the first session, K9Katelynn established our priorities in training, and each week we worked to learn the command and reviewed previous lessons. The instructions were clear, and the training was professionally performed. Happily, we are no longer considering re-homing one of the dogs and are pleased with the progress we have made with the help of K9Katelynn! I would recommend this service without reservation.


5/5 Stars | Kathy C. | Need dog training | Submitted: 04/22/15

"Great experience! Very pleased with the training for our puppy (lab) Cody. We will continue to use all the techniques we've learned in Cody's development. Thanks"

Thank you for the review! It was great working with you and Cody!! Due to you and your efforts, seen great strides in cody's behavior! You can see your video testimonial here and you can also see Cody on the treadmill here. Have a great week! From your friends at k9katelynn.com


Review Date: 04/13/15 | Member: Cherre Jones, 85254 | Category: Animal Training Services | Performed: Yes * More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed.  | Work Completed Date: 04/10/15 | Hire Again: Yes | Share on Band of Neighbors: Yes

Description Of Work: Tom visited us on a weekly basis as we completed the obedience training, step by step. He is very thorough and focuses on the areas that are important to us. He demonstrates the obedience training and we practice the exercises with our dog. He is responsive and available when we have any additional questions or concerns. The training is cumulative and has made a huge difference with our dog and her demeanor! Member Comments: The training only works if the owners put in the time and effort. Tom is very thorough in his explanations and helpful in offering a honest opinion as to what we should expect and whether or not we are giving adequate effort towards the training. The rewards are worth the effort! Our dog loves the training and we have all learned a lot!


Evan Richardson | Submitted: 04/11/2015

When I first started working with K9katelynn I had just adopted a dog. One who was in the rescue for 6 months. I was a new dog owner. My dog (Pit Bull mix) was great with people but not so much towards other dogs. She was shy, startled easy and quick to go into fight mode. She had went potty inside, broke out of her kennel, pulled on the leash and I was scared to walk her. I was scared because every time she saw another dog she tried to fight. Over the 1st couple of weeks with K9katelynn I was frustrated as results were so so. Towards the middle of our training the bigger picture stared to come together. My dog and I had the basics down and were working on new commands. Today my dog is more confident, knows her boundaries, listens to my commands and the aggression issues has improved a ton. K9katelynn has been amazing from working with my schedule, working on my needs along the way and guiding me through growing pains. If you want a personal touch from someone that will come to you and deliver results, then K9katelynn is the one you want.


Ray G. | Submitted: 4/6/2015

My wife and I contacted K9Katelynn to help with issues we had while walking our 2-year-old rescue dog. The pup is very friendly and not at all aggressive, but the sight of another person or pet sends him into a frenzy to meet the newcomer. Tom came to our home to meet us and Riley, learn our expectations, and explain his training techniques. He made it clear that achieving positive results could only come from our practicing techniques from the previous sessions. The training included teaching Riley basic commands like sit, down, and wait. One of the most important parts of Tom’s program is for owners to learn their role in the process. We learned that it is Riley’s nature to please us by doing what we wanted, but this could only happen when he knew what we expected, and this meant working the commands repeatedly and consistently. I will admit that Riley still lacks the leash etiquette we hoped for, but I believe this is because of our failure to perform the required reinforcing exercises. We now have the basic command tools and understanding of Riley’s behavior to achieve our goal. Don’t think Tom is going to give you a magic leash and suddenly your pet will do everything you want. You have to do the work. Having said all this, I’d like to add my comments to those many others that spoke about Tom’s obsession with “write this down”. Teachers and students are all different. Tom does things his way and probably feels writing things down reinforces them. As a student, I would rather have him give me a script of the steps and important points for a given lesson. Rather than stressing to be sure I’m recording his words verbatim, I could understand the point and add my own comments or interpretations in the margin. Overall, I think our experience with Tom and K9Katelynn was a positive one, and Riley is a better pet for it. Plus, the treadmill sure beats 100 degrees on those summer days. This customer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This customer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Pat R. | Submitted: 3/25/2015

This is a great service for training dogs at your own residence. Extremely helpful exercises which you use now and continue for a well trained friend. Never hurting the dog in any way. I highly recommend K9Katelynn. This customer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This customer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Review Date: 02/24/15 | Member: James Smith, 85310 | Category: Animal Training Services | Performed: Yes * More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed. | Work Completed Date: 02/20/15 | Hire Again: Yes | Share on Band of Neighbors: Yes

Description Of Work: Great dog training for our Golden Doodle. He was quite the stinker of a dog, but after 2 months he is really great and responsive to a host of commands including: come, wait, place, heel, sit, down. Member Comments: Great training and the Owner is very personal and great to work with. We highly recommend K9 Katelynn for any in-home dog training needs! A++++


Review Date: 02/05/15 | Member: Hadas Dufour, 85006 | Category: Animal Training | Performed: Yes * More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed. | Work Completed Date: August 01, 2013 | Hire Again: Yes | Share on Band of Neighbors: Yes

Description Of Work: Intensive training for my 2 pit bulls who started fighting each other. Tom taught me to take control over the dogs, and in return gain their respect. He also helped me being more observant of their behavior in order to predict any aggressiveness before it's too late. Member Comments: When I first called Tom, my dogs couldn't even be in the same room without viciously fighting. Now they've been leaving together without any problem.

Company Response: Thank you so much for the review!! It was a pleasure working with you!! Have a great new year!! With the correct training one can help aggressive dogs!! Thank you also for the referrals!! From your friends at k9katelynn.com!


Review Date: 12/12/14 | Member: Cecilia Hendrickson, 85375 | Category: Animal Training Services | Performed: Yes * More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed. | Work Completed Date: July 01, 2014 | Hire Again: Yes | Share on Band of Neighbors: Yes

Description Of Work: Rescuing an adult German Shepard turned into a wonderful experience thanks to K9katelynn. We covered just about every topic imaginable and the demonstrations WITH MY DOG was very valuable.....then I did whatever exercise with my dog that we were working on with lots of 'coaching' when needed. The notes I was urged to take are terrific...! I will call upon them again. A Happy Customer and dog rescuer. :) Member Comments: ...oh gosh! See all the above.

Company Response: It was fantastic to see a shy and skittish dog going to a confident girl!! It was great to see both of you grow through the process;) my very best wishes for you and your family during this holiday season! From your friends at k9katelynn.com!!


Review Date: 12/12/14 | Member: Robert McRobbie | Phoenix, AZ 85032 | Category: Animal Training | Performed: Yes * More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed. | Work Completed Date: December 01, 2014 | Hire Again: Yes | Share on Band of Neighbors: Yes

Description Of Work: K9Katelynn took us through a structured set of training techniques to help us to increase our control of Boo Bearr our toy Australian Shepherd. Our need came from our dog's fear of sudden load noises. The additional control help to focus our dog on us and not the noise. K9Katelynn were always on time and extremely helpful, answering all our questions with concise and easy to understand instructions. Member Comments: It went very well, within a few weeks our dog had learned the new commands and was more attentive to commands we gave him. He was able to do things we didn't think he would learn so fast.

Overall - A | Price - A | Quality - A | Responsiveness - A | Punctuality - A | Professionalism - A

Company Response: Thank you so much for the review;) it was great to see your dog progress!! Equally it was good to see you follow through with the work!! Wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!! From your friends at k9katelynn.com!


5/5 Stars | Review By: Jara L. | Submitted: 11/23/2014

We couldn't be happier with the results. Tom was very professional and helpful. He explained everything up front so there were no surprises. We would recommend him to anyone with a dog who needs a little fine tuning to a dog with major issues. Our dog had some aggressive behaviors which have not been an issue since the training. She learned how to sit, down, stay, place, wait among other commands. She also learned how to run on a treadmill which gives her the extra exercise she needs.


5/5 Stars | Irin S. | Submitted: 11/14/2014

I had a dream to be able to walk my dog in the park without her lunging at children, people or other dogs. K9 Katelynn (Tom) made my wish come true with the training. I was actually the student it seems. He trained our family to use the most optimum techniques with the dogs. I am a disabled and could easily trip and Tom took this into consideration and modified a few things in training to make sure I was safe and comfortable walking the dogs. Thanks so much. Highly recommend.


5/5 Stars | Cecilia H. | Need dog training | Submitted: 08/28/14

"Very thorough, patient, and reliable training ! Plenty of demonstrating with your dog and then when you are trying it yourself, very detailed coaching as to just what you should be doing. The trainer exhibited vast knowledge regarding dogs and your animal specifically. I really appreciated all the suggestions which went beyond the lesson of the day. I felt Tom really loves dogs and wants the best for them; the concern for their well-being was evident. I certainly felt I got excellent value for this training. Cecilia"

Hard to believe how your rescue dog progressed and how confidence came through with our positive reinforcement! She is a great dog and will bring years of love and joy to years to come! From your friends at k9katelynn.com Here is your video testimonial.


5/5 Stars | Sandra D. | Need dog training | Submitted: 6/10/14

"Before K9katelynn, my dog Lucie was always really hyper, never listened, and was very leash aggressive. I did a lot of research trying to find a good trainer and eventually found Tom. Since finishing her training after about 2 months, I see a HUGE improvement! She actually sits (and does other things) on command now. He also taught her to run on a treadmill which is helping with her hyperness and aggression as well. So thankful for Tom helping us out. He has awesome tips on how to change your dog for the better. Can't wait to see how much more she will improve over the next few months :)"

Thank you for those nice words! Lucie is a great dog with a great personality that will bring many years of joy!! Great working with you!
From your friends at k9katelynn.com


Amy H | Zip Code: 85048 | Submitted: 05/24/2014

My family adopted a sweet puggle from the pound in December. We were all madly in love with him right away. The problem is he had some aggression issues and a very dominant personality that caused some real problems in our home. We sought out help with K9Katelyn because we were at a loss about what to do. I am so grateful that we completed our training because Tom helped us resolve our dogs issues with aggression and general behavior issues. Our dog is so much better behaved and he has been taught to run on a treadmill. This has been a huge help in calming him down.


Ira E | Zip Code: 85255 | Submitted: 05/09/2014

Good approach – innovative – respectful of dog and person. Not inexpensive, but I got value from the experience.


Teri F.

Recently I had the privilege of being trained by ***, K9Katelynn. He worked extremely well with our three different dogs: different breeds, sizes and personalities. I guess that could be said of myself, my brother and son. *** trains the entire family. The training felt uncomfortable at first, but I opened my self and trusted him. In fact, I had some physical health issues that *** worked into our training for my safety. I am so glad I did this training with K9Katelynn. One of my dreams was to be able to walk my pit-boxer mix in the park without her lurching at birds, ducks, little kids running around and etc. Now, it is a pleasure to walk with ease and confidence. After having three really bad trainers I was skeptical. Wow…I am so glad that I picked up K9Katelynn’s business card at my Vet’s Office in North Phoenix. I know my vet would not recommend just anybody. That says a lot in itself. *** was patient although we were not at times. I never felt rushed. In fact, although our sessions are completed, I want to rehired him to come back for even more training. (The summer got too hot for me to be as active outdoors, but once it cools down again, I want to work on a few other areas of training.)
Thank you and K9Katelynn!

The only Dog trainers I would trust my Best Friend to. They are caring, gentle and in control. The local “Dog Whisperers” in Arizona. They are supportive of the local community as well. A+

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Sari P.

Our dog comes to work with us everyday. He had a few little quirks that I needed help with. K9 Katelynn was very helpful in training myself & Syd. He uses a gentle technique & a soft voice with the dog, which made both of us comfortable. Syd is much improved, I need to work more with him, but the main reason that I called Tom, has been addressed & 99% of the time, Syd no longer jumps on feet when people come behind the counter. He is a great greeter & loves to accept treats from the children that come into the store.

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Maggie B.

I’ve lived with a chihuahua that thinks she’s a big dog and rules the house, the other dog, the cat, and the road in front of our home. K9 Katelynn has taught me that sometimes it’s not the dog’s fault, the owner needs some training :) OK, I get it now. Tom really does help people and dogs come together and live in harmony — something I wasn’t sure was possible until I met him. Tom has an amazing way, not only with the dog, but with you the owner. I’ve always been an animal lover, but after working with K9 Katelynn I see things a bit differently and there is more harmony with the animals in our home. Thank you for your wonderful help, guidance and patience!

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Michelle H.

K9 Katelynn is not only reasonable, but amazing!! We received wonderful training tips and advise and had our new puppy potty trained in no time! Other than the price we paid for the puppy himself, this is by far the best money spent on him. I would highly recommend K9 Katelynn to anyone in need of humane and positive pet training!

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Pattue F.

I had K9 Katelynn train my Afghan Hound and I seen great results. He was Patient with my dog and took his time in order to get positive results. I am very happy with the services and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable and experienced trainer.

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Melanie H.

K9 Katelynn has provided us with great advice and many tips on how to train our puppy! I would recommend K9 Katelynn to anyone looking for help with their dog/puppy!

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.

Animal Health Services of Cave Creek recommends K9Katelynn! Call and ask for a training lecture for your business. It pleases us to know that there are reputable trainers that promote positive reinforcement training. You certainly know what you are talking about!

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Vicki C.

We have referred several of our clients to this service, and have received very positive feedback from them regarding their experience with K9katelynn.

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Marge B.

Recently I had k9Katelyn come to the house to train my 13month old Irish terrier and to be honest with you, myself as well. He teaches with a gentle technique, a soft voice and a small squirt water bottle. *** develops both the owner and the pet at the same time. This being my first dog I had a lot to learn as an owner; such as the importance of issuing commands in a soft voice and understanding how my dog reacts to my own body language. *** explained thoroughly the correction technique and had you practice it over and over until I had it down properly. He always gave you an opportunity to ask questions without feeling uncomfortable. I have seen much improvement over the past couple of months but most importantly I realize that this training needs to be on-going if it is to be successful. I use his techniques every day as I am walking with her and our trusty squirt bottle. I would recommend k9Katelyn to anyone.

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Teri F.

The only Dog trainers I would trust my Best Friend too. They are caring, gentle and in control. The local “Dog Whisperers” in Arizona. They are supportive of the local community as well. A+.

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Carly

K9Katelynn has helped me and my dog tremendously! After rescuing her about a year ago and never having a bigger dog before I didn't realize how different it would be. I was not used to having something so big to control and knew I couldn’t do it on my own. I also had extremely high anxiety about her being around other dogs and it was deterring me from being able to take her for walks outside or let her socialize at the dog park because I was too nervous as to something bad happening, whether it be to her or to another dog. Tom has been extremely patient and thoughtful through our entire training process and reassured me every step of the way. I've found that her mastering 'simple' commands has made her a more obedient and calm dog all around, even when we are not training. She used to jump all over me, pull the leash, lick incessantly, etc. but with the help of K9Katelynn I now have the confidence and education to correct her behavior when necessary and I think our relationship has strengthened through the process. I have come to understand that I am as big an influence on my dog's behavior as she is so it was just as important for me to listen to the plan and by following everything he said we both have come a long way. He was always on time, was always flexible with my schedule and always available to answer my questions via text even if it was during the week when we were not in a scheduled session. I felt he really went above and beyond to help understand how I was feeling about certain issues and how we could work through them in a way we were all comfortable with. I really liked how he went out of his way to get to know me as a person as well as bond with my dog, it made me feel like he really cared about our success and wasn't just worried about the paycheck and whenever we were 'done' he was done whether he felt we were ready or not. I can't thank him enough and I can't say enough good things about K9Katelynn! :)


Nicholay A.

They doing their great job and I am very happy to use all their recommendations.

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Erika F.

K9Katelynn is fantastic to work with. My experience with them comes from a professional side in regards to nonprofit work. They have been extremely supportive of our charity events that support local humane societies and shelters. I appreciate their professionalism and commitment to not only their colleagues, but customers. Great company!

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Chris M.

I hired K9 Katelyn to help train my Australian Shepherd and liked his approach of positive reinforcement. I’ve done dog training classes in the past, but hands down I’ve never learned as much as I did by going through this program. I took at least a page of notes during every session which aided me greatly when we practiced during the week. I literally feel like I have a book of knowledge now and could train any new dog on my own now. And the only reason I think I could do that is because of the copious notes I was asked to take each week during our training sessions. My dog is super well behaved, was able to learn all the skills, and is very obedient now. I can’t thank Tom and K9 Katelyn enough for helping me train my dog.

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Wendy S. | Phoenix, AZ

We love k9katelynn!! Give them 10′s !!!!: We love Phoenix dog training “k9katelynn” On a scale from 1-10 ! 10 being the highest we rate k9katelynn!: I would highly recommend K9Katelynn for dog training – 10 The quality was excellent – 10 The price was fair – 10 The trainer was friendly – 10 The amount of time was good. – 10 See more Scottsdale dog training at k9katelynn.com.


N.F.

Nice work k9katelynn!!: Tom has helped us tremendously with our pitbull/boxer mix Bogey. When we first got Bogey he was very skittish, unsure of new people, and dog aggressive. After working with the dog using everything Tom has taught us, we have seen a drastic improvement. Bogey doesn’t seem to be as shy, he’s improving around other dogs, and he’s respecting us more and more every day. Step aside Cesar, Tom is the real life dog whisperer!

“Thanks to you I now have a yorkie who listens and obeys her commands and incredibly loves to walk/run on her treadmill. Thank you again for everything”


Rob G | Cave Creek, AZ

Animal Health Services of Cave Creek recommends K9Katelynn! Call and ask for a training lecture for your business. It pleases us to know that there are reputable trainers that promote positive reinforcement training. You certainly know what you are talking about!


From your friends - Don and Sharon D. | Scottsdale, AZ 85262

How highly on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest would you rate k9katelynn)
We would recommend k9katelynn to friends and family 9-10
How high was the quality of training? 9-10
How friendly was the trainer k9katelynn? 9-10
Amount of time spent with us? 9-10

We give K9katelynn 9-10s across the board… We learned about K9katelynn from our feed store in Cave Creek, AZ ! The reason we contacted K9katelynn for we couldn’t get our West Highland Terrier house broken!! The biggest problem we were having with our Dog( Grover) was house breaking, jumping up on us and other people and biting our toes…..After the training was done we were so happy that Grover can have the run of the house with no accidents…Grover stops jumping up on us and our guests!! Completely stops biting... We are so happy Grover knows all the commands..sit,down, come, place, off, heel, quiet…and we really enjoyed our dog park session... Although we are not yet comfortable with the pool we felt it was good to teach Grover how to swim!! We felt the time working with K9katelynn was about right... We equally felt the money paid for the training was about right also.


Nalan F. | Glendale, AZ

I just wanted you to know that hiring you to train my Yorkie was the best thing I could have ever done. Thank you for sticking by me even when I thought the training was not going anywhere and was having doubts about continuing. I am so grateful that we continued past the first 4 weeks because the last 12 weeks of training were absolutely awesome. It was a lot of hard work and time invested, but in the end every minute was worth it.

Thanks to you I now have a Yorkie who listens and obeys her commands and incredibly loves to walk/run on her treadmill. If you ever need a reference or want to refer someone to me on your behalf, please do not hesitate to do so. I am hoping to get to all of those sites and post my review of K9Katelynn.
Thank you again for everything, Nalan F.


GJ

Wow. Our dog came to us from a shelter with a lot of behavioral issues. We thought training might help and so we had Thom from K9katelynn come out to the house.

He met our dog and we talked at length about the issues we were facing and Thom assured us that with proper training that our dog could get beyond those issues. Our program was twelve weekly sessions of 1-hour each (at our home).

I know it’s called “dog training” but what we quickly learned is that most dogs are very sensitive to our cues as a result, they tend to reflect our behaviors as owners. In other words, what might make sense to us as humans may have a very different meaning for the dog. If we act afraid, our dogs feel it and get nervous. If we are aggressive, our dogs want to protect us by being aggressive. To me, that makes sense.

As a result, we found that some of our normal behaviors were actually making our dog’s problems worse. But through proper “owner training” we learned how to actually communicate with our pet in a way that he truly understands. It’s really amazing stuff – but as an owner, I think it’s important to understand that you are the one being trained. The goal is to be clear, consistent and predictable in your behavior and commands, so that your dog knows exactly what you want and how to make you happy.

Well, it’s been twelve weeks and I can’t tell you how much this training has helped our dog. He’s much easier to manage and a lot of the problems we had with him have diminished and disappeared entirely. The same dog that I literally had to “drag” on walks now stands tall and walks at my side, at my pace and follows my every instruction. People stop us on the street to comment on how well behaved he is and they are shocked to hear that we’ve only been at this for a few months!

In addition to commands and behaviors, Thom also recommended equipment, toys, treats, etc. for our dog that would keep our him busy when we were out of the house. This helped the dog be “mentally stimulated” throughout the day so that when we came home he wasn’t over excited and out of control.
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical at first but all have worked as advertised. Thom even trained our dog to run on our treadmill for extra exercise when we didn’t have the time for a lengthy walk. If you knew our dog, I think this would qualify as amazing. I still have a hard time believing it but he just jumps right up onto the treadmill and waits for me to turn it on. Unbelievable.

I’ve been a dog owner off and on my entire life but before this process started, I have to admit, I was pretty clueless about my role as an owner. I guess I never gave it much thought but what my dog needed from me was to be a better communicator.

After going through it, I would say that to get the most out of dog training with Thom or any other service, you have to know that you’ll need to be trained as an owner first. You’ll need to fully understand subtle things you do as an owner that send mixed signals to your dog and you’ll have to be willing to correct your own behavior as the solution. You can’t change your dog’s behavior without changing your own first.

I’ve learned that through countless hours in working with our dog that it takes precision and timing to establish lines of communication and trust with your pet. You have to be committed to practicing your lessons, receiving direction and making improvement. There is no “magic command” to get your dog to behave. It takes time to develop a system of trust and communication between the two of you.

If you are willing to set some time and your ego aside (because you will make a few embarrassing mistakes as part of the learning process), you’ll make a real connection with your pet. For us, this has been a life changing experience and we couldn’t be happier!


Thank you to Tom and K9 Katelynn!!!

Animal Health Services of Cave Creek recommends K9Katelynn! Great positive reinforcement training. We appreciate your commitment to pet training in our community!

I was blown away by the knowledge and skill that trainer Tom K. brought to my dog, Ramsay, as Brussels Griffon/Japanese Chin mix. I’d owned Chins for 35 years. They are regal, quiet and clean. But Ramsay had more of the rambunctious which terrier breeds are known for. I was sick most of the 3 years that I owned him and failed to train and/or discipline him properly. He was this close to being dropped off at an animal shelter when a friend recommended K9 Katelynn. After only one session, everybody could see a distinct difference in Ramsay. After the end of the 8 sessions, he was a brand new dog, he tried to be stubborn at first with my daughter and I. But Tom had Ramsay knowing who was the real “Alpha Dog”! Now Ramsay responds easily to Sit, Off, Down, Wait, Heel and Place, where he jumps up on a small boulder and waits quietly. The real test was during our last session. We were outside in a cul de sac with Ramsay sitting off leash. A neighbor across the street came out with her 2 young children. Eight weeks ago, Ramsay would have taken off, running across the street, and jumping on the children, likely knocking them down. Then he would have just run away, with me chasing him in a car, trying to coax him back with a treat in my hand. Yesterday, he sat quietly at our feet, looking at the kids, but he did not move one centimeter! That’s what I call a true success story! Now I will use the positive reinforcement techniques on an out of control 14 month old Japanese Chin female that I just rescued.


Anne McCawley, The Special Events Committee Chair

Dear K9katelynn, Thanks to your wonderful generosity, A New Leaf Foundation’s 29th Annual Camaraderie Gala “Springtime in Paris” raised over $157,000 in net proceeds for our shelter programs.

This is an amazing achievement and we are so grateful to you for your donation. The success of this event relies, in-part, upon our appealing auction items. The consistent support we receive demonstrates remarkable compassion and generates a strong sense of encouragement and inspiration in all of us.
Families…Changing Lives. We sincerely appreciate you! Thank you again.

Best wishes, The Special Events Committee
Anne McCawley, Chair


The Jensen Family

Thank you to K9katelynn! Thanks to your help, our dog can finally understand what we want him to do. And do it! ;-)

The training has empowered us to know how our actions are viewed and understood by our dog. By being consistent in our actions and commands, we can understand each other and it’s really brought the dog even closer to everyone in our family. Thanks to our training, our dog Augie can easily do things today that we didn’t even think would be possible just a few months ago. For us, this is truly a life-changing experience and a must for any pet owner who would like a stronger bond with their dog! Thank you!!!


Erika F. | Zip Code: 85260 | Submitted: 01/31/2013

K9Katelynn is fantastic to work with. My experience with them comes from a professional side in regards to nonprofit work. They have been extremely supportive of our charity events that support local humane societies and shelters. I appreciate their professionalism and commitment to not only their colleagues, but customers. Great company!

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Teri F. | 12/14/2012 | (Posted on BBB Website)

Excellent Dog trainers, Company, and Staff. I’m in the Acting, Comedy & Filmmaking Performing Art Community, and aside from being incredible with dogs in our community, they are extremely generous in their support of our local arts, charities & fundraisers. That says a lot to me about business owners and their company's. It shows their Caring goes above just man's best friend it goes to charities & people, too.

This consumer had a POSITIVE experience with this business. This consumer WOULD recommend the business to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague.


Daniel OhOwner at Xsell Media | Date: December 13, 2012

Daniel Oh has recommended your work as Dog trainer at k9katelynn.

Dear Katelynn, I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation:
Service Category: Training | Year first hired: 2011 | Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert


Mohsen A., B.V.Sc., Diploma, M.V.Sc

Dear Katelynn, I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation:
“Well, I seriously do have such great honor and enthusiasm to recommend Katelynn because she is indeed one of those distinguished professional dog trainers in many areas through all USA. They find through proper training that a dog will give several years of knowing how a dog should behave and for a family to enjoy. Their unique training is done all through positive reinforcement! They do not believe in shouting, hitting, shocking or raising their voice as training methods. They have many proven positive training methods. At K9katelynn, they do not limit their training to any one method! They can either compliment what you are doing or assist you and your dog in new and proven methods! They equally believe in client testimonials and will provide them upon request.

They do a complimentary evaluation of the dog at your house/apt. Therefore, they are able to see you and your dog in its natural setting. Upon observing you and your dog, they ask several questions about your dog and what you would like to do.

At K9 Katelynn, they can train all types, sizes, ages and genders of dogs with the utmost professional behavioral experience and proficiency.It was really such a pleasure and honor to recommend K9katelynn for dog training to the dog lovers all over USA. You can reach them out at http://www.k9katelynn.com/ …THANK YOU …SHOUKRAN.


Angela D. Kkatelynn K.

My experience with K9 Katelynn dog training has been excellent. When Tom first met my dog, I described him to a friend as "magical with dogs" - silly, but true. It is immediately evident that he has significant experience training both dogs and their owners. It takes work to make progress; I felt a bit like I was in school with my two 20 minute sessions (at a minimum) of dog training "homework" per day. It was very rewarding to see my dog's progress. Tom had an answer to every question I asked, and if you do what he says, you WILL see results. That being said - you have to do what he says! If you are looking for someone to magically fix your dog, you are in the wrong place. Tom teaches you - the owner - how to work with your dog and train him effectively.


Hadas Dufour

Intensive training for my 2 pitbulls who started fighting each other. Tom taught me to take control over the dogs, and in return gain their respect. He also helped me being more observant of their behavior in order to predict any aggressiveness before it's too late. Member Comments: When I first called Tom, my dogs couldn't even be in the same room without viciously fighting. Now they've been leaving together without any problem.


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