KC's Canines
KC's Canines

KC's Canines

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Introduction: Passion and enthusiasm make KC's Canines stand out. Head Trainer/Behavior Specialist, Krista Cote designs her training programs specifically to address the needs of each dog with the owner's desired outcome in mind. She continues to deliver solutions and results that exceed expectations of her clients. Her focus is to gain the trust of the dog while establishing boundaries, alternatives to unwanted behaviors, develop skills that make a calm, confident dog, while educating the owner throughout the process. She trains with a creative touch making it fun for dogs and fun for owners to see their dog shine! KC specializes in service dog training, behavior modification, aggression, and dog social behavior. She holds a degree in Zoology and Animal Behavior from the University of New Hampshire, is an AKC Certified Canine Good Citizen Trainer and Evaluator, keeps with current training methodology through continuing education. KC strives to define and help establish what a successful dog/ owner dynamic should look like, resulting in stronger, happier relationships.

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, value, and professionalism.

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Shannon R.

Dog Training

Kristi was a great dog trainer. I have a 18 month old Bloodhound and she is a handful. She especially likes to run out of our fence. Kristi spent just one hour with her and my Charlie learned to come sit and place. Then that evening Charlie got out, and I just walked over told her to come visit and place. It was wonderful, for the very first time, instead of just st running down the street she came right over and sat down. Thank you Kristi. I will be hiring you again. This is our Charlie
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Shannon! Thank you so much for such an awesome review! It means the world to me to hear experiences like that.. its what makes me love what I do that much more! hope y'all had a fantastic trip to the beach, can't wait to hear what the pups thought of everything 😁 call me when you are back! so excited to play with Charlie again! 😋
Sep 7, 2020
Anusha A.

Dog Training

KC is a great trainer. She is a super friendly, energetic and knowledgeable trainer. Her love for pups is evident in everything she does and the care with which she trains. KC is always willing to take the time and answer all our questions (and we always have ALOT being new puppy parents)!! Overall we have had a great experience with KC!!
Nov 3, 2020
Kevin H.

Krista C embodies what it means to be a true lover of all animals. After finding out that she has a BA of Zoology and fulfilled her childhood dream to work with Dolphins, it all made sense to why she was so exceptional with my Pit-bull,"Gibson." She actually knows what exceptional customer service means. Her professionalism and knowledge were an absolute breath of fresh air in this era of sometimes horrendous experiences we have all been through. She went above and beyond what I expected! She takes her time to understand what someone wants to achieve by working with her, which sets her apart. It's not just a job or a session to her and you and your animal is not just another client in her mind. It's obvious she loves what she does and cares about how she can improve your relationship with your dog. She also takes that extra step to make you feel and that she understands what you are going through with you pup (Family Member). This makes it very clear that she wants working with her to be the best experience you have ever had. I found her to be personable yet very respectful and non-intrusive. Having to watch someone else tell my boy what to do, can sometimes feel like someone is telling me how to raise my two daughters. It's a fine line and she always kept consulting me to check if it was what I wanted to achieve, so that we were constantly progressing together. She helped me understand my dogs’ behavioral issues from his perspective / point of view. I feel like after our sessions I am so much more knowledgeable on how to embrace what makes him awesome and focus around that. She offered very interesting perspectives that I hadn't heard from any other dog trainer. Krista is honest, kind, affordable, accommodating, and innovative! After working with her just a few times, I had learned how Gibson needed me to be for him. For the first time I understood that he always wanted to obey and please me, but I wasn't being the strong figure that he needed. By implementing the techniques that she taught us, I can happily report back that Gibson FLAT OUT DOES NOT PULL ON THE LEASH! Amen! He is also much better with being aggressive towards other dogs. This has made bringing him to town lake and events all over Austin, a friggin blast. Thank you, Truly Krista,! You full blow Rock!
Aug 11, 2020
Bistra A.

Dog Training

We had a great experience working with KC and our 12 week old golden retriever. By the end of the first day of lessons, Sunny had learned a ton of new tricks and could perform stuff I had never gotten her to do. KC then showed us how to do the tricks so we can help reinforce the behavior at home. She also sent us home with a report card of everything that was done that day which is so helpful for working with Sunny at home. Would highly recommend KC!
Jan 10, 2021
Gina G.

Dog Training

Krista worked with our Goldendoodle and did a fabulous job!! She was very dedicated and determined to teach pretzel the issues we were having trouble with. She is very passionate about the work she does and is willing to put in the time and effort to make change happen. Thanks so much!
Nov 25, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    In-home Private Training (approx 1 hr) $105/session *Special* Purchase 3 sessions up front for $285 (a $315 value!) -sessions must be scheduled within 14 days of purchase Board and Train Program pricing varies depending on length and training need.

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

    After initial communication is made, I like to confirm the type of services that you are interested in and briefly discuss what you would like to establish, address /train with your dog. The next step is scheduling a session! This will include getting know each other, understanding how you perceive your dogs behavior and how it impacts you and your family, we will ask and answer a lot of questions and ensure we have the same expectations and how we are going to proceed!

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

    Head Trainer/Behavior Specialist Krista Cote (KC) - Bachelor's Degree in Zoology and Animal behavior from the University of New Hampshire - AS in Occupational Therapy - AKC Certified Canine Good Citizen Trainer and Evaluater - Continuing Education Hours - 15 years of animal related experience - 11 years of animal training experience

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