K9katelynn

Scottsdale, AZ

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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 500 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 20,400 followers! Google plus with over 154,000 views!! Linked in with over 9,300 business associates! Twitter with over 2,100 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!!
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Location

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Years in business

11

Times hired on Thumbtack

103

Reviews

33 Reviews
  • Robin S. Sep 6, 2016
    Two Princes
    I met Tom from K9katelynn through a friend that graduated from his training program with her two poodles. While I was a bit skeptical at first, as I had been down the private dog training route before, I was still a bit overwhelmed with my dogs lack of obedience and anxious behavior. Tom took the time to understand my goals as a dog owner of two minature poodles and my desire to have them fully and happily integrated into our family. His organized and methodical approach to step by step training made perfect sense to me. He helped me understand that with patience and loving praise, my dogs would very soon understand the newly placed boundaries that would nurture them physically, emotionally and mentally. I quickly put into action training techniques that he taught me to eliminate jumping and we experienced, immediate positive results. Later today we did our first "walk" in the pool, also marked with great success. Each dog swam on a lead for approximately 15 minutes with short rest breaks. As I sit here now, writing this review, they are both sleeping quietly in their own space rather than anxiously demanding my attention. I realize the success of a perfectly trained dog lies with my willingness to be prepared and consistent. I am willing to put in the hard work now for the long term gain of being a pet parent to two stunning, happy and well behaved mini poodles. Thank you Tom for your honesty and courage in showing me my well intentioned tough love and rigidity in raising these dogs wasn't aigned with my desire for them to exist harmoniously with our family. If you're considering dog training for your puppy or dog, please give K9Katelynn an opportunity to get to know you and your dog. I'm hard pressed to believe you'll find a more loving and patient trainer.
  • Heidi D. Jul 27, 2016
    Great training for our young lab/shepherd pup and our old lab. Can't wait to get them to balance on a rock now that they know sit, down, place, wait and come! Tom is awesome and extremely professional
  • Fran K. Jul 24, 2016
    We started with a very high energy/unruly German Shepard puppy. Our puppy responded to Tom’s training methods immediately, Tom helped teach us how to reinforce each weeks training session. We sometimes had trouble understanding/following Tom, he talks fast, but he always repeated and made sure you had time to write down the steps as they were meant to be followed and demonstrated with our puppy to show us how it should be done. At the beginning of each new training session, Tom would ask if we had concerns or questions before moving on. Tom offered suggestions to help bring order to our puppy’s unruly actions, and those suggestions are working great! Tom introduced our puppy to our pool, taught her to swim while on a leash and we swim her daily now. We are very grateful to Tom, his teaching methods are effective and we can see our puppy becoming more obedient each training session.
    Replied to Fran K. - Jul 25, 2016

    Thank you so much for the review! You took really good notes! She's a sweetheart and will give you many years of enjoyment with her!! You and your partner equally followed through with your assignments and could see the payoff! You can also see her swimming at https://youtu.be/9xh21qYFohU. Thank you! Again from your friends at k9katelynn.com Submitted: 07/24/2016

  • Robin S. Sep 6, 2016
    Two Princes
    I met Tom from K9katelynn through a friend that graduated from his training program with her two poodles. While I was a bit skeptical at first, as I had been down the private dog training route before, I was still a bit overwhelmed with my dogs lack of obedience and anxious behavior. Tom took the time to understand my goals as a dog owner of two minature poodles and my desire to have them fully and happily integrated into our family. His organized and methodical approach to step by step training made perfect sense to me. He helped me understand that with patience and loving praise, my dogs would very soon understand the newly placed boundaries that would nurture them physically, emotionally and mentally. I quickly put into action training techniques that he taught me to eliminate jumping and we experienced, immediate positive results. Later today we did our first "walk" in the pool, also marked with great success. Each dog swam on a lead for approximately 15 minutes with short rest breaks. As I sit here now, writing this review, they are both sleeping quietly in their own space rather than anxiously demanding my attention. I realize the success of a perfectly trained dog lies with my willingness to be prepared and consistent. I am willing to put in the hard work now for the long term gain of being a pet parent to two stunning, happy and well behaved mini poodles. Thank you Tom for your honesty and courage in showing me my well intentioned tough love and rigidity in raising these dogs wasn't aigned with my desire for them to exist harmoniously with our family. If you're considering dog training for your puppy or dog, please give K9Katelynn an opportunity to get to know you and your dog. I'm hard pressed to believe you'll find a more loving and patient trainer.
  • Heidi D. Jul 27, 2016
    Great training for our young lab/shepherd pup and our old lab. Can't wait to get them to balance on a rock now that they know sit, down, place, wait and come! Tom is awesome and extremely professional
  • Fran K. Jul 24, 2016
    We started with a very high energy/unruly German Shepard puppy. Our puppy responded to Tom’s training methods immediately, Tom helped teach us how to reinforce each weeks training session. We sometimes had trouble understanding/following Tom, he talks fast, but he always repeated and made sure you had time to write down the steps as they were meant to be followed and demonstrated with our puppy to show us how it should be done. At the beginning of each new training session, Tom would ask if we had concerns or questions before moving on. Tom offered suggestions to help bring order to our puppy’s unruly actions, and those suggestions are working great! Tom introduced our puppy to our pool, taught her to swim while on a leash and we swim her daily now. We are very grateful to Tom, his teaching methods are effective and we can see our puppy becoming more obedient each training session.
    Replied to Fran K. - Jul 25, 2016

    Thank you so much for the review! You took really good notes! She's a sweetheart and will give you many years of enjoyment with her!! You and your partner equally followed through with your assignments and could see the payoff! You can also see her swimming at https://youtu.be/9xh21qYFohU. Thank you! Again from your friends at k9katelynn.com Submitted: 07/24/2016

  • Colette C. Jul 14, 2016
    Dog Training - Private Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Vicki S. Jul 7, 2016
    Dog Training - Private Lessons
    Verified Review
    We hired K9 for a few specific training areas with our dog. He definitely knows his stuff! He was very patient and knowledgeable. The only odd thing was the payment structure so be sure to have a clear understanding of this.
    Replied to Vicki S. - Jul 8, 2016

    thank you for the nice words and the review! You both took good notes followed through with your work with "wrinkles"! You can see wrinkles and the pool at https://youtu.be/QFsOkE29o4U. Thank you again from your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • Bruce K. Jun 21, 2016
    Dog Training - Private Lessons
    Verified Review
    In-home pet training. Pay attention. Write it down. Repeat each lesson with your pet often. All of this will ensure a positive outcome.
    Replied to Bruce K. - Jun 21, 2016

    thank you for the review! Yes you did all of those things well! She is a sweetheart and will give you years of love! Again thank you for serving our country! From your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • Alfred P. Jun 16, 2016
    Dog Training - Private Lessons
    Verified Review
    Replied to Alfred P. - Jun 16, 2016

    great meeting you! Leo is a great dog with a great personality!! Thank you from your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • Daniel C. Jun 10, 2016
    Dog Training - Private Lessons
    Verified Review
    Excellent instruction and work with the pups... the 3 of them are now mini-experts on the treadmill. Lots of great tips for future training needs.
    Replied to Daniel C. - Jun 11, 2016

    Thank you for the Review and the nice words!! Your three dogs are three of over 2,000 dogs that we have trained to walk/run on the treadmill! At k9katelynn we feel proper excercise is important not only for the health of the dog but also for the anxiety and energy a dog has!! As you can tell your dogs love it!! You can see two of your dogs at https://youtu.be/XJ7wSZBHFDU and https://youtu.be/wnM-Y--XcQA ! Thank you again for your kind words! You take good notes and good follow up! From your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • Ed S. Jun 7, 2016
    We had a great experience working with Tom from K9 Katelynn. 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!!!
    Replied to Ed S. - Jun 7, 2016

    Type your response to this review.Thank you so much for the review! Both you and your wife took really good notes!! Followed up well with the things that you signed up for! You saw great improvements with your dogs! It was a pleasure working with both of you!!! You can also see your dogs on the treadmills at https://youtu.be/MB6lt5tsr4g. And https://youtu.be/hsTHT8w6J2k. Thank you again! From your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • Virginia B. Jun 1, 2016
    Tom, Jill and I are so grateful for what you have done for Noodles. I realize we are a work in progress, but we are on our way! We are committed to following the program that you set up 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.
    Replied to Virginia B. - Jun 1, 2016

    Thank you so much for those kind words! By following up on your notes and doing the assignments you saw great strides in her! Pleasure working with both of you! From your friends at k9katelynn.com. You can see noodles on the treadmill at https://youtu.be/JVr_fEE4c44

  • Kristin H. May 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 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!
    Replied to Kristin H. - 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

  • Cynthia L. May 7, 2016
    Dog Training - Private Lessons
    Verified Review
    Replied to Cynthia L. - 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

  • Aaron P. May 7, 2016
    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...
  • Kermit S. Apr 29, 2016
    Dog Training - Private Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Anne V. Mar 19, 2016
    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.
  • Roz T. Mar 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.
  • Maureen S. Feb 10, 2016
    Dog Training - Private Lessons
    Verified Review
  • John R. Feb 2, 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.
    Replied to John R. - Feb 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

  • Phyllis T. Jan 26, 2016
    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.
    Replied to Phyllis T. - Jan 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

  • Jean L. Jan 20, 2016
    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
    Replied to Jean L. - Jan 24, 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

  • barbara w. Jan 17, 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 aslo helped! He had us write notes as he trained all of us and these proved to be very helpful!
    Replied to barbara w. - Jan 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

  • cynthia s. Jan 15, 2016
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
    Tom helped me to potty train my small bread dog. I felt he was very knowledgeable.
    Replied to cynthia s. - Jan 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

  • Dana l. Jan 5, 2016
    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!
  • Cindy H. Sep 6, 2015
    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.
  • Regina K. Jun 5, 2015
    Dog Training - Private Lessons
    Verified Review
    I decided not to use k9katelynn.
    Replied to Regina K. - Feb 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!

  • Kathy C. Mar 23, 2015
    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
    Replied to Kathy C. - Mar 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

  • Candace M. Feb 22, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
  • Earl W. Jan 13, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
    Replied to Earl W. - Jan 16, 2015

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

  • Violet C. Dec 10, 2014
    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.
    Replied to Violet C. - Dec 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

  • Jara L. Nov 23, 2014
    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.
    Replied to Jara L. - Nov 23, 2014

    Thank you so much for those kind words!! Happy thanksgiving! It was great working with you! From your friends at k9katelynn.com

  • Haiying D. Oct 10, 2014
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
    I actually get half price with better service. The price offered is way too high.
    Replied to Haiying D. - Dec 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!

  • Cecilia H. Aug 28, 2014
    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
    Replied to Cecilia H. - Feb 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

  • Sandra D. Jun 10, 2014
    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 :)
    Replied to Sandra D. - Jun 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

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
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!!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, read many trade publications and belong to APDT
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Not complicated , it is strictly based on the evaluation! K9katelynn talks about this in great detail on what to expect!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Knew someone in this field and enjoy working with people and dogs. Been in sales for 31 years, great helping out people
What types of customers have you worked with?
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.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
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.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
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!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
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:)