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The K9 MentorSM In Home Dog Training



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We are often asked about products that our dogs use and organizations that we belong to.  Here's a list of resources and products that we recommend.

Products/Services Used By and Recommended By The K9 Mentor:

Animal Matters In Home Pet Sitting
Debbie Catterall, owner of Animal Matters has been in the pet sitting business since 2005.  Fully bonded and insured.  949-533-6829 or Debbie@AnimalMattersPetSitting.com

Dog Food AdvisorIndependent website which independently reviews 100's of dog food brands.  Know what you're really feeding your dog.

Healthy Paws Pet InsuranceWhat I believe to be the fairest, most honest, and lowest price pet insurance.  Both of my dogs (and cat) are insured with Healthy Paws.  Clicking the link above will save you 10% off your premiums for life.

Lupine Collars and LeashesLupine products are proudly made in the USA.  All of their collars and leashes are "Guaranteed - Even if Chewed!".  These are the leashes that are exclusively used during training sessions with The K9 Mentor.

NuVet Pet ProductsNuVet, a 20 year old pet care company, offers a complete line of pet care products including vitamins, joint nutrition products, shampoos, hot spot sprays, ear medications and more.  All NuVet products come with a 60 day money back guarantee and are manufactured in the USA in Southern California.  To order, click the link at the top of this paragraph or call 800-474-7044 and mention order code 44227.  Both of my dogs take NuVet vitamins daily.
 Outward Hound (Formerly "Kyjen")
Dogs are known to do two things - eat too fast and chew through every toy.  Outward Hound offers solutions to both problems. ​


Should you be bitten by a dog or suffer another type of personal injury, this is the law firm that I recommend.  Serious dog bites, as any other type of personal injury, often require the assistance of a professional.

Southern California Pomeranian Rescue

Local Pomeranian rescue group. They focus on rescuing Poms from kill shelters and abandonment and work on finding safe, secure homes for their pups.  

Sprenger Training CollarsHigh quality training collars.  Available at many small pet stores (not chains such as Petco or PetSmart). This is the ONLY prong collar that we ever recommend or use.

Trinity Pet Hospital, Laguna Hills, CAThis is where I take my dogs and cat.  Mention The K9 Mentor and get your first exam free. One free exam per pet, not per family.

United States Service Dog RegistryThis resource is being provided to explain what a true "service dog" is, and how to register your service dog.  This site does not certify service dogs and it is up to the dog's owner to confirm their dog is eligible prior to using USSDR's services.

ZeroRez Carpet CleaningUnlike other carpet cleaners, they only use water - no soap to attract new dirt.  Mention The K9 Mentor and save $35 off of your first cleaning.

Organizations and Agencies that Mike Belongs To or Works With:

AKC's Canine Good Citizen Certification
Association of Professional Dog Trainers

NOTE: The products and web sites listed on this page are intended as resources only. They are not a substitute for professional veterinary care.