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About K9katelynn

hired 87 times on Thumbtack

How does your service stand out?

All postive reinforcement...training 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! YouTube over 400 videos and over 50,000 views!! here is what thumbtack says about us...Congratulations! “We're proud to have won both Thumbtack's Best of 2015 and Best of 2016 awards thanks to our outstanding reviews. See what customers are saying on our Thumbtack page."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! Want more?;) follow us on Pinterest over 19,800 followers! Google plus with over 133,000 views!! Linked in with over 8,800 business associates! Twitter with over 2,200 followers! We have been happily serving the valley for 11 plus years!!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Love helping people and dogs! Like to see how owners change thier views on thier dog and how they feel about them after proper training! Equally interest seeing how the dog responds and builds up confidence!! Proper respect and treating your dog well you will see great improvements and proper love! It's fun and interesting to see the imorovement with proper training! We believe in mental stimulation , exercise, and positive reinforcement! No shock collars , hitting or raising our voices!! See more at k9katelynn.com

Location

Phoenix, AZ 85085

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Reviews

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  • 5/5 stars

    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 homebound cancer patients and Tom's generous donations has been able to help us raise much needed funds for our cause! Thank you so much!

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on May 18, 2016

    Thank you for the review! Pleasure to donate to a worthy cause that you help with! God bless you and the work you do!! Thank you from your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training - Private Lessons Verified Review

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on May 7, 2016

    you worked well with her! You've seen great improvement based on your work! It's a pleasure working with you! K9katelynn.com

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

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

    Overall we can't see his work...

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training - Private Lessons Verified Review

  • 1/5 stars Dog Training - Private Lessons Verified Review

    While in AZ visiting my brother, who has a German Shepherd that was jumping on my husband and myself.

    I suggested my brother hire a dog trainer.

    I found k9katelynn on a computer search for a dog trainer’s.
    Tom of k9katelynn and I spoke on the phone and texted each other many times.


    Tom came to my brothers house and met my husband, my brother, and myself.
    My brother hired him on the spot paying him with a check. My brother was asked to pay upfront for a series of lessons.

    We left AZ and came home to CO.

    When I asked my brother how the training was going, he told me that Tom of k9katelynn, came to the house once for an hour and once for 1/2 hour asking my brother to spend lots of money on dog gadgets and not working with the dog.

    They had a total of an hour and a half together. My brother did not work well with Tom and asked that Tom not come back.

    After my brother paid for all classes upfront, Tom did not refund any the money that my brother had paid him for the complete series of classes.

    After writing a review, Tom denied, that he knew me or ever worked with me.

    Disappointed with the integrity of the company.

    Would suggest you look elsewhere for an honest dog trainer.

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on April 14, 2016

    unfortunately the only thing true about this review is that I met her! Unfortunately the rest of the facts are not true! Thumbtacked has been notified as such! Since she is not my client and has not seen the contact ! She is not a client of mind! I will be forwarding the facts to thumbtack! Since she not my client and doesn't know what it states it would not the right thing to do to share this with her! Thank you! I never stated that I never met her! Thought she was very nice! Her brother asked her to leave when the contracts were signed!

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

    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.

  • 4/5 stars

    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 Dog Training - Private Lessons Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on February 20, 2016

    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

  • 4/5 stars

    When Tom first started our training, Jenny would bark and pull on the leash every time she saw somebody or a car. Thanks to Tom, Jenny has learned "quiet" and is much calmer. Tom has worked well with Jenny and I feel we have made good progress. We are delighted that Jenny is running on the treadmill. I would recommend him for anybody who has the time to work with their dog. I found taking the notes a problem as I had trouble understanding him sometimes. It seems having printed instructions would have helped this 82 year old lady.

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on January 30, 2016

    Thank you for the review! You took good notes and now will have these notes for the rest of your life!! You can Jenny on the treadmill at http://youtu.be/JsXnX8MvBh8 you did a good job with her and it was a pleasure working with her! She is a sweet girl!! Have a great new year! From your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

    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

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on January 23, 2016

    Thank you so much for the review! She is a sweet girl and certainly has improved increatability 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

    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 aslo helped! He had us write notes as he trained all of us and these proved to be very helpful!

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on January 30, 2016

    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 Dog Training Verified Review

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

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on January 30, 2016

    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

    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 Dog Training Verified Review

    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!

  • 5/5 stars

    Tom was awesome! Our puppy went from timid to trained ? Knows many commands and is learning how to be the best dog he can be!

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on December 22, 2015

    Thank you so
    Much for the review! It was a pleasure working with you and your husband! By taking good notes and working with him! It was great to see skittish gunner improve so much!! Equally thank you for rescuing him!!! Wishing you and your family a very merry X-mas and happy new year!! You can see your husbands testimonial at http://youtu.be/UfA5_4a6JKI from your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • 5/5 stars

    I feel compelled to share our experience with anyone looking for a dog trainer. Tom did a great job but he also showed up on time every time. He informed us along the way what he was doing, why and how it was going to work. Even though we probably weren’t the best persons for our pet he stayed on top of us to help make our dog a great and obedient friend.
    Thank you Tom and K9katelynn, you are the best and we look forward to referring you to our friends. MJB

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on December 5, 2015

    Thank you for the review:) it was a pleasure working with you and seeing how rocky improved;) you can see your review at http://youtu.be/5m42quMEmhI and can see rocky on the treadmill at http://youtu.be/2gXkHdsUVdM ! Have a great holiday season! From your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • 5/5 stars

    Our experience with K9katelynn could not have been any better. The training of our young Yorkie helped immensely in calming him down and teaching him to listen. I would highly recommend K9katelynn if you want your pet trained properly.

  • 4/5 stars Dog Training - Private Lessons Verified Review

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    We have been working with both dog's, they were very unruly and the biggest one would not make friends. Since we have been training he has become more calm and strangers are able to approach him this has been a great experience so far

  • 3/5 stars Dog Training - Private Lessons Verified Review

    I decided not to use k9katelynn.

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on February 20, 2016

    This client will never know either about k9katelynn's service or training! For her thoughts were strictly based on the evaluation! K9katelynn never held any training classes with this potential client! We hope you got the desired results from your other trainer!! From your friends at k9katelynn!

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

    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

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on March 24, 2015

    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 at http://youtu.be/IZ8CSjX_XN8 you can also see Cody on the treadmill at http://youtu.be/rmVAHmWAwYk Have a great week! From your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on January 15, 2015

    Thank you for the five star review!! Appreciate it from your friends at Phoenix dog training "k9katelynn"! Happy new year!! K9katelynn.com

  • 2/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

    We found his program to be overwhelming for pekingnese, as it would be more expected for a much larger breed.
    We found Him hard to understand, and very expensive.
    We hired another woman whom program seemed much more reasonable and also seeing her with the dogs made us all much more comfortable.

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on December 11, 2014

    The potential clients will never really know the out come with k9katelynn! For we never did a training class with this potential client! Only thing that was done was a evaluation! Fighting issues we take very seriously and price them as such! Other reviews of clients that have gone through fighting issues with k9katelynn have been more than happy both with the price and the outcome! Hope your other trainer works out! Happy holidays! K9katelynn.com

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

    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 k9katelynn.com

  • 2/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

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

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on December 11, 2014

    This client will never know either about k9katelynn's service or training! For her thoughts were strictly based on the evaluation! K9katelynn never held any training classes with this potential client! We hope you got the desired results from your other trainer!! From your friends at k9katelynn!

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

    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

    Kkatelynn K. from K9katelynn replied to this review on February 22, 2015

    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 http://youtu.be/X0Q0o_RxIeI

  • 5/5 stars Dog Training Verified Review

    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 k9katelynn.com

Question and answer

Q. What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

A. Doing a complete evaluation on you and the dog!! Which after this giving you a fair price and realistic expectations on what to do with your dog!!

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. Yes, read many trade publications and belong to APDT, go to APDT.com on some many great ideas along with k9katelynn.com

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. Not complicated , it is strictly based on the evaluation! K9katelynn talks about this in great detail on what to expect!

Q. How did you get started doing this type 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. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. Helping people with their dogs!teaching the owners and dogs what to do and helping them achieve their goals on what they want the dog to do! Check out some recent testimonials.

Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

A. two dogs that were tearing each other apart before I met them. Through proper training they leave each other alone now and actually lick each other! Check out some recent testimonials.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Seek out references, see how much they care about the customer and dog before quoting a price, look over our website k9katelynn on some very helpful information on all the things we do! K9katelynn.com

Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

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 detail. (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 merchantcircle? Top merchant? K9katelynn is all of these:)

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