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“Helping people and dogs to come together for a common cause!!”


we are the leader in the valley in dog training. What Thumbtack says about K9katelynn is, "Congratulations! Your service listing "Professional Dog, Puppy Training" is ranked #1 among dog training professionals in Phoenix."

About K9katelynn

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K9katelynn offers professional dog training. Thank you for viewing our site, and welcome!

Do you or others need help with your dog? Does your dog/puppy have fear issues? Does he have jump, aggression, or bark problem? Do you need help with basic commands or advance training? Do you need help on swimming? Does he have too much energy? Does he need potty training? Does he pull on a lead, bite, or dig? Does he need help in problem solving? Does your dog run away? Does he need to learn how to run on tread mill?

These are things we do every day! Let K9katelynn help.

Do you need online help? Great ideas can be found on our website. With top ratings by the BBB -- A+, we are the leader in the valley in dog training. What Thumbtack says about K9katelynn is, "Congratulations! Your service listing "Professional Dog, Puppy Training" is ranked number one among dog training professionals in Phoenix."

Please follow us on Twitter (with 900 plus followers) for some great advice on dog/puppy issues from the leaders on the subject around the world! Are you interested in keeping up with K9katelynn and what we are doing on a day-to-day basis? Add us as a friend on Facebook (with over 11,500 friends). Google plus over 61,000 views!!! Every day, we post interesting ideas on the subject of dogs and dog training and inform you and our guests, friends and clients. Please add us and see great testimonials on LinkedIn (with over 5500 business acquaintances and over 3500 endorsements)! Do you want even more? In Pinterest, we have over 12,400 followers!!

Phoenix dog training K9katelynn has over 170 videos and over 12,000 views on YouTube!! See more on our website.

K9katelynn prides itself with an excellent reputation and uses only training methods that are conducive with building a great relationship with you and your dog. We work with and are endorsed by many veterinarians, pet food stores, dog groomers and pet sitters in the valley! We proudly serve the entire valley (will travel upon request to other areas), and we come to you to help you.

We will come to you and do an evaluation on you and your dog. Based on that evaluation, we will put together both a package and pricing program that will help you and your dog achieve the results you or your dog are wanting. By doing this, we give you an accurate quote and time on what needs to be done.

We are looking to build a long-term relationship to help you and your dog to be happy and respectful to each other!

Thank you, from your friends at K9katelynn. Thank you again for taking the time to visit us today!

We also try to give back to the community by giving training sessions to charity events for those events to raise money for their charities. If you are a charity and looking to raise money for a great cause, please let us know.


515 East Carefree Highway, #72
Phoenix, AZ 85085

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  • 5/5 stars November 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.

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on November 23, 2014:

    Thank you so much for those kind words!! Happy thanksgiving! It was great working with you! From your friends at

  • 5/5 stars November 14, 2014

    Excellent training! Our rescue dog is much more obedient.

  • 5/5 stars November 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. Kkatelynn (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.

  • 2/5 stars October 9, 2014

    I actually get half price with better service. The price offered is way too high.

  • 5/5 stars August 28, 2014

    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

  • 5/5 stars July 3, 2014

    I contacted K9 katelyn to help with an aggression problem. I could not allow one of my 1yo boxers to attack my 11yo pug. By training my 2 boxers and learning ways to channel Ellie's energy and mentally stimulate her, I now have happier dogs and I am confident that we
    will all be able to live together safely . Our trainer worked with my schedule, our sessions ran on time but I never felt rushed. Each session had a goal that was clearly expressed and demonstrated. I was surprised and pleased at what Ellie and her brother were capable of learning. They even love to run on the treadmill now which really helps calm them.

  • 5/5 stars June 26, 2014

    Sought their help for general wild behavior of my Pom mix; pulling on leash, barking at other dogs while walking, jumping on people and furniture. Well worth the investment! The outcome is as good as what you put in, but if you work the dog using their methods you'll be rewarded. My dog now behaves on a leash, minds my commands, and doesn't jump on people or furniture. Everyone comments on his "manners" now!

  • 5/5 stars June 10, 2014

    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 :)

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on June 10, 2014:

    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

  • 4/5 stars June 9, 2014

    Very detail oriented! Great training for dogs, wish we could train this human better!! :)

  • 5/5 stars June 7, 2014

    Tom was a great trainer and patiently helped us teach our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. After spending an hour each week over the past few months, our dogs have mastered all of the commands we wanted them to learn. Walking our dogs is now so easy and people continuously comment how well behaved our Cavaliers act.

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on June 7, 2014:

    Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you and rocky!! Thank you again from your friends at

  • 5/5 stars June 2, 2014

  • 5/5 stars May 31, 2014

    Had a very good experience training my Labradoodle puppy! Tom was very attentive and instructive while being very kind to the dog (and to me). Highly recommend!

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on June 7, 2014:

    Thank you Ira for the review;) have a great weekend and it was fun working with you and taffy! From your friends at

  • 5/5 stars March 7, 2014

    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.

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on March 7, 2014:

    Thank you so much!! It was a pleasure working with you! Thank you from your friends at

  • 5/5 stars January 21, 2014

    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!

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on March 7, 2014:

    Thank you! It was a pleasure working with all of you and seeing bogey going from a shy dog to a very pleasant ! From your friends at

  • 5/5 stars November 21, 2012

    Recently I had the privilege of being trained by Tom, 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. Tom 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 Tom 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. Tom was patient although we were not at times. I never felt rushed. In fact, although our sessi

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on March 7, 2014:

    Thank you it was pleasure working with you and your family! Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars August 8, 2012

    We trained our dog, Dexter, with K9katelynn in the spring of 2011. He had aggression issues towards other dogs, some people and getting hard to control in general. This made of very sad b/c we feared that we wouldn't be able to do the stuff we had hoped to do with our dog. These include going to the dog park, hiking, camping and just generally taking him anywhere dogs are allowed. I'm happy to say that a year and a half later, Dexter, is exceeding our expectations of what we thought was possible and has become a great dog. After our 8 weeks w/ Tom, we con't his training everyday for 6 months and now incorporate it into our everyday life. We recently took him to San Deigo to play at the beach and go to Balboa Park. He did great and alot of strangers complimented us about how well behaved he was and how nice he walked on his leash. The training was expensive and incredibly time consuming but was worth it. We always viewed the cost as an investment in the lifestyle we wanted our dog and us to have and I'm excited to say we acheived this.

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on August 9, 2012:

    thank you so much the review:) pleasure working with you,Dexter and your husband:) from your friends at k9katelynn:)

  • 5/5 stars November 20, 2011

    From:Animal Health Services of Cave Creek, AZ. It pleases us to know that there are reputable trainers that promote positive reinforcement training. You certainly know what you are talking about! We recommend K9Katelynn!

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on September 4, 2012:

    thank you so much it is a pleasure working with you and your firm, we have recommend several clients to your firm and will continue to do so...from your friends at

  • 5/5 stars May 16, 2010

    My biggest problem with my cocker spaniel was not being able to keep the dog in the houseand he was unable to sit, wait, place, and come, after proper training the dog now stays in the house without problems, my dog can now can sit , place, wait and come on command.I felt the training time was constant and about right. I would recommended k9katelynn and can be contacted via phone upon request.
    Mary E..Cave Creek 3/1/10

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Helping people with thier dogs!teaching the owners and dogs what to do and helping them achieve thier goals on what they want the dog to do!

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Ongoing;)

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Seek out references, see how much they care about the customer and dog before quoting a price, look over our website on some very helpfull information on all the things we do!

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. I guess not much! unless they want to know , that is why they hire us at k9katelynn!

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. What endorsements and refferals do you have?

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. How long been in business? What is different about you? are you looking to just quote a price or do you really care about my dog and I? seek out other trainers, what do they do right? wrong? Are they part of BBB? Do they care about the dog and you?

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. All postive dogs not only inside but also outside in the real world. We want our clients happy both inside and outside. we make sure the client is satisifed 1st!we are a top merchant on! YouTube over 140 videos and over 850 views!! here is what thumbtack says about us...Congratulations! Your service listing "Professional Dog, Puppy Training" is ranked #1 among dog training professionals in Phoenix.Top ratings with the BBB! We are proud to serve the entire valley!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Love helping people and dogs! Like to see how owners change thier views on thier dog and how to train them

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. how much is your service, unlike most dog trainers I do not quote price on the phone! only after a thourgh evaluation do you really know more about the customer and dog...then can accurately give the customer what they want! we care more about you and the dog then just a simple quote. We want to make sure the work is done correctly! Thier is so much to pick up on the evaluation, body language of the client and how the dog reacts in its natural environment! We are looking for building long term relationships with our clients!

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. Thier are many! List some on our website on the testimonal pages, please go to

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. That not all dog trainers are not the same and shouldn't base it only on price. section on our website that talks about this in (are they part of the BBB? Are they part of APDT?,... largest group world wide for dog trainers....Do they come to you? Are they on Top merchant? K9katelynn is all of these:)

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Knew someone in this field and enjoy working with people and dogs. Been in sales for 31 years, great helping out people

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. two dogs that were tearing each other apart before I met them. Through proper training they leave each other alone now and acutally lick each other!

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Yes, read many trade publications and belong to APDT, go to on some many great ideas along with

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. world wide postive reinforcement is around 80% and in europe around 90% Here in the United states is around 25%. To much training is done today that harms dogs and thier relationships with thier owners. Just like most things thier are no short cuts! In dog training , short cuts lead to unhappy owners and unhappy dogs

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. more spefic when we deal with a client!Best way to find it is through referrals!...helpfull ideas on

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. Not complicated , it is strictly based on the evaluation! talks about this in great detail on what to expect!

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. read up on it. Know your competition...go to APDT, other professional dog sites, get more in depth about the profession!

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. Helping people getting a better approach with their dog in a positive manner! Building a better relationship with the owner and dog! No shock collars! Shouting! Or throwing things at the dog!!

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. We currently update our study through the Apdt!!

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. How does thumbtack treat you, very well thank you..your friends at, thank you for your time and interest on helping are proud to be gold member with thumbtack! Along with over 4600 friends on Facebook! We are becoming the leader in dog training in the valley

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. How can dog training improve your dog's quality of life?
builds confidence in your dog! helps your dog and your self understand the limitations and expand upon the fun that you may have long term with your dog! need on line help?:) Thank you from your friends at k9katelynn:)

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What refferals or endorsements have recommend you?That are clients or past clients?:)k9katelynn Dog
K9katelynn gets 16 recommendations on "Linked in"
Dog trainer
11 visible recommendations for this position!

“Tom did an outstanding job of teaching me how to work with our dog Henry and get the best results. Very positive in his approach to training and very patient with both the dog and the human.” May 16, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Rod McKinley,
hired katelynn as a Dog Trainer in 2011

“I was blessed to find a dog that was perfectly behaved, but if I needed training...this is the first place I would go! I have heard only wonderful things about the facility and techniques!” May 3, 2011

Chelsea Glass, Owner, Paint the Pet
was with another company when working with katelynn at k9katelynn

“If I had a dog of my own, I would definitely want you train my puppy!” April 15, 2011

Judy Sullivan, Owner, Arizona Pet Sitters&Service Network
was with another company when working with katelynn at k9katelynn

“Kate is a professional Dog Trainer and my network group refers her when our Member has an overflow of clients. She is professional and educated in her field. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a premier dog trainer. Thanks!” April 12, 2011

Kim MacCrone, Owner, Vetek Chic On Wheels
was with another company when working with katelynn at k9katelynn

“Tom, the owner of K9katelynn, was a great help to us. Our dog was famous for his hyper behavior. We had reached the end of our rope when we decided to get some training help. K9katelynn helped us learn how to work wth our dog and with two visits, he was behaving better. By the end of the eight weeks, our friends and family could not
believe it was the same dog. We highly recommend K9katelyn..” April 11, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Jennifer Sanders,
hired katelynn as a Dog Trainer in 2010

“Katelyn is a detail oriented service provider who always keeps an eye on the bottom line without losing focus of objective and each job is completed with professionalism and a great attitude. I will continue to use her services and will recommend her to others.” April 10, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Shannon P.,
hired katelynn as a Vet Tech Animal Care Giver in 2008, and hired katelynn more than once

“Tom volunteered for Lost Our Home Pet Foundation. He truly cares about pets and really wants to make a difference.” April 10, 2011

Jodi Polanski, Executive Director, Lost Our Home Pet Foundation
managed katelynn at k9katelynn

“K9katelynn is a very professional training organization. I highly recommend them.” April 10, 2011

Malinda Malone, Owner, Malinda's Pampered Pets
was with another company when working with katelynn at k9katelynn

“k9katelynn gives excellent service. They treat your dog as if they were part of their family. I would recommend them to anyone.” April 9, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

Helena Molnar,
hired katelynn as a Dog Training in 2011

“Katelynn is a man of principles and integrity. He is highly skilled in his profession and is an excellent dog trainer. I know people that have used him.” April 9, 2011

Lisa Kopp, Marketing Representative, Interstate Auto Glass
was with another company when working with katelynn at k9katelynn

“We first met online when we became Facebook friends. The Facebook comments are always appropriate and never appear to be outside the realm of appropriate for business representation. As I have no dogs I cannot speak to the caliber of the dog training other than the comments I've seen on Facebook.” April 9, 2011

KellyAnn Bonnell, Arts for Social Change Director and Principal, Infinite Spectrum Productions Inc.
was with another company when working with katelynn at k9katelynn

5 visible recommendations for this position

“English my second language it's hard for me to write!
Could you write for your self about recommend ? then you can email me
I will look over and revise and submit my recommend to you
Tommy” April 11, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Tommy P.,
hired katelynn as a Personal Trainer in 2011, and hired katelynn more than once

“My clients have been pleased with the work K9Katelynn has done with there dogs. I've received great feedback from them and he has made an excellent addition to our network at Tradesource.” March 23, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Bryan Moody,
hired katelynn as a Dog Trainer in 2011

“K9Katelynn is a great resource for pet owners who are at their wits-end. They will have you and your pet in great shape within only a few visits. I highly recommend K9Katelynn.” March 21, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Alison Bawor,
hired katelynn as a Personal Trainer in 2011

“I hired K9katelynn to help us train two rescue dogs on basic commands and to make our walks with the dogs easier and less stressful. K9katelynn has a deep understanding of dog behavior and helped us see things from the dog's perspective. Thanks K9katelynn.” March 21, 2011

Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity

Norma Huibregtse,
hired katelynn as a Dog Trainer in 2010

“K9katelynn's is a trusted company. You cannot go wrong using them.” March 21, 2011

Malinda Malone, Owner, Malinda's Pampered Pets
worked with katelynn at k9katelynn

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K9katelynn gets 8 more endorsements!!!over last two months!!!
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1-8 of 8 endorsements .
•“Bonzi makes the toughest challenges seem simple. Always exceeds my expectations. ”
From: Janine Cherkis on Jul 26, 2011
•“Bonzi is a marketing guru with visionary ideas and ability to articulate complicated ideas clearly and elegantly.”
From: Brenda Hollenbeck on Jul 26, 2011
•“inpiration and command r part of overwhelming expertise in this my comrades in CHRIST Jesus AUTHOR AND FINISHER of my life preventer of hell”
From: Ambrose Dibetso on Jul 15, 2011
•“Bonzi is the type of person who makes hard work seem easy. Gets results with ease. Amazing.”
From: Sarah Antos on Jul 4, 2011
•“Bonzi is the type of person everyone just loves being around. Strong work ethic, great personality.”
From: Manuel Becerra on Jun 27, 2011
•“Bonzi is dependable, honest, hard working, and focused on results. An excellent addition to any team.”
From: Leslie J McNeish-Altamirano on Jun 25, 2011
•“If you need a dog trainer...he is the trainer you need to call!”
From: Michelle Houze-Realtor on Jun 22, 2011
•“Bonzi spots trends and comes up with cutting edge ideas. Very innovative.”
From: Julie Delczeg-Oyler on Jun 19, 2011
1-8 of 8 endorsements

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