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The K9 MentorSM In Home Dog Training


We are VERY proud of the successes we have had and our reputation.  We try for 100% customer satisfaction as can be see on our Yelp reviews and Facebook comments.  We are also the proud recipients of Thumbtack's "Best Of" Awards for 2 years running and were interviewed by CBS Los Angeles for their "Ask An OC Expert" segment.  Click the icons below to see what people are saying about us online! 

Usually, NEVER.  How can that be?  Because once you learn this method, and you apply it, you will understand how dogs think and what you need to do to get him to follow your instructions. Since it works with any dog, any breed, any size, any age and any issue, YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO PAY FOR DOG TRAINING AGAIN.  Past clients who ever have any questions or need any advice get free lifetime support by phone and email.  

How often will I need to call you back?

​​​The K9 Mentor in home dog training lessons are offered throughout Orange County.  These cities include: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Balboa, Brea, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Las Flores, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, North Tustin, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita, Robinson Ranch, Rossmoor, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Silverado Canyon, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Wagon Wheel, Westminster, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and more.

What areas do you serve?

We offer custom training sessions that focus on the issues your dog has.  These include, but are not limited to, basic obedience, puppy behaviors, housebreaking, jumping, digging, chewing, biting, barking, leash pulling, separation anxiety, sit/stay/come/lie, crate training, aggression towards dogs or people, nervousness, anxiety, preparation for therapy dog exams and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) tests, and any other issues that are specific to your dog.  We work with most breeds, all ages and all issues.   

What is your specialty?

What is Included?

One training session done in your home in Orange County for your entire family. (Yes, you really only need 1! See our FAQ's for more info.)  Training covers all of the issues that all of your dogs have for the same price.  You MUST be 100% satisfied with your session or you pay nothing! (See our guarantee page for details.) Try to find other trainers willing to make the same offer! All lessons also include FREE lifetime support by phone and by email for your current dog AND any future dog that you may own.

Our unique, easy method simply takes the 3 ways that dogs communicate with each other and uses those techniques to lovingly and humanely control his behavior. We use NO clickers, NO shock collars, NO squirt bottles and NO treats.  Instead, we focus HEAVILY on a method of praise that he understands and enjoys. Praise is the MOST important part of dog training You have to correct but, by praising, your dog works hard to do the things that make you happy and therefore does less of the things you don't like. We communicate with dogs as if they are dogs - not humans. Dogs are dogs and want to be treated as such - lovingly and humanely. Our technique is so simple and natural that you will get done in only 1 lesson!

What is your philosophy?

Thank you for visiting The K9 Mentor!  Please explore and learn a little bit more about us.  Or call us at 949-229-2789. 

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