TrainiNg dogs.

COaching people.

 Changing Lives.


The K9 Coach Dog Behavior Training Experts specialize in dog behavior and obedience training for the family dog.

I get it.  You're here because you need help.   You may need serious help with serious issues like aggressive dog rehab.  You're worried.   Some of you just want to go out to dinner and not worry about the dog destroying the house.  Others of you just lack enough time to train your happy go lucky puppy by yourself.  You're frustrated and overwhelmed.  We can help you with either issue, and those in between. I've been where you are with behavioral issues in my own Great Dane.  Now, these are issues I solve everyday.

Over the years, I have expanded not only my training tool box to include a number of techniques and a lot of patience --- now I have really come to understand how energy, nutrition and state of mind affect behavior and wellness.   I look at a completion solution for your dog that includes instinctual behaviors and satisfaction, nutrition & wellness, and essential oils -- as well training. 

We aim to provide lifestyle training with your dog.  This means integration into my daily life, outings to the park, retailers, lunch,  play time and socialization.   I want to incorporate training into everyday life so he learns how to bring those skills home to you.

One thing I know for sure:  your dog can become a calmer, happier, more obedient dog. We can give you those results, and you can start to really enjoy having a dog in your life. Even when other trainers may have told you there were no options. But the best success will only happen if you are a committed partner with your dog and me to change your own communications, consistency, the home environment, and the daily activities your dog needs.   Are you committed to the process & prepared to make the changes needed to lead your dog to become a better companion?  If yes, I'm ready to help you on this journey...for the life of your dog.

Dana Brigman, The K9 Coach


Ask Me About the Fall Online Workshop!



358 Ledbetter Road
Rockingham, NC 28379


Southern Pines
myrtle Beach SC

Your First Step for Help


Be sure to ask me about Nutrition & Wellness Plans for your dog!

Reiki, Relaxation, Touch Therapies, Essential Oils, Nutrition, Exercise Plans & Game Play

All to address state of mind and overall health


We create unique real-world training solutions that achieve amazing results with the family dog.  Many results are often seen in your very first lesson.  We teach you how to incorporate dog training into every day life.   We use obedience skills, structure and leadership to address your dog's state of mind to live happily in your home as a well-mannered adult dog.  We also believe in tapping into the natural instincts, leveraging food protocols, breed inherited traits and all the things that make your dog unique and special to meet your goals and have a well-balanced dog.  But don't be fooled - you may have changes to make in your own behavior to achieve your desired results.

Board and Train

We offer board and train programs for basic obedience, off leash obedience and behavior modification, including aggression, anxiety and fear.  Your dog trains with me personally each day and you receive training with me once the board and train is completed.


Private Lessons & Consultations

Sometimes, you just need someone to sit down with you and talk about the problem, or work with your one on one for a few weeks to dig further into the problem to identify the things that you may not have considered as factors in the behavior.  We will coach you every step of the way through obedience, aggression rehab, separation anxiety and other issues. 



Phone Consultations

Get help right away!  No waiting for an opening in the schedule.   We offer phone consultations where you and Dana, the K9 Coach can talk one-on-one about specific dog behavior issues or training issues!  In these consultations, Dana can delve deeper into your specific situation, needs, and solutions!



Service Dog Training

We are so honored and  proud to partner with The American Pit Bull Foundation to train rescued pit bull puppies to pair them with veterans and children with PTSD.  This is a new program, kicked off officially in 2016, and Dana serves on the Board of Directors with American Pit Bull Foundation and is the lead trainer for this new program.

Wellness & Health Consultations

Is your dog struggling with behavioral issues rooted in emotions & anxiety?   Do they have issues with overall wellness?  Do you want to better support their joints, the aging process?  Do you want clean with less toxic chemical exposure?   Avoid fleas and ticks naturally?  Do you need help with nutrition?  Anxiety?  

Are you ready for a more holistic approach.  Call us for a consultation & join our private FB group.   (Read More)



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Combining years of formal education and hands-on rehabilitation and obedience training, the K9 Coach takes a unique approach to how to improve your family/dog relationship.  From workshops to special speaking events, to soon offering e-courses; we are revolutionizing the traditional approach to dog training.

We are in the final stages of completing our newest education initiative, Train the Trainer.  A program focused on ensuring that you, the dog's owner, fully understand how to talk to, command, respect, and reward your dog to ensure a loving, lasting relationship.

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New in 2017!  Hands On Dog Training in a group environment, where you will learn key theories, techniques and skills that will help you make great improvements in your dog's behavior.   


Also ask us about our Train The Trainer Shadow Program.   Come learn with us!

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Speaking Engagements

You get the group together, we will bring the knowledge!  Invite us to your Home Owner's Associations, schools, Foster/Rescue Groups and more.  The K9 Coach will come to you to share knowledge, information, and techniques to teach safety with kids, bite prevention, and community awareness.

Online Training

Online Dog Training.  Coming in early 2018.  Learn, educate, understand, and take what you've learned into your own home and train your dog.

This option is ideal for clients whose needs don't require Board & Train from the comfort of your own home.  

Your First Step For More help

If you need help, and you believe that we are the right match, we'd love to talk with you.  Contact us below for a risk-free conversation and consultation to see if that our services match you, and your dog's, needs.


We contacted K9 Coach after we had reached our breaking point with our 4 year old lab Charlie. Charlie was a rescue and from the day we brought him home, he was anxious about new sounds, people, dogs, and life in general. After his fear started turning to fear aggression, we knew we needed serious help. After contacting Dana and Allison, we signed Charlie up for the three week board and train with simple goals--we wanted to be able to take Charlie outside on walks without fear of him acting aggressively toward people or dogs. After bringing Charlie home, we were amazed about how our expectations were exceeded. Charlie was taught to be confident in himself and his surroundings and enjoys going out without fear of new events. We no longer have to be scared that he will be aggressive. We can't say how much it means to us that Charlie can now enjoy life--we couldn't ask for anything more for our boy. Dana and her team are awesome at what they do, quick to respond and go above and beyond in every way. We highly recommend K9 coach for even the most difficult of dog situations!!
- Abby Hendricks
The K9 coach works miracles! My foster dog had a lot of issues when I first got him! He was afraid of people and would often growl. You could not even pet him. He had no training at all. After working with Dana, he became a completely different dog. He actually wanted my affection and learned many commands. His goofy, fun personality began to shine. He was adopted by a great family! Without Dana, he would not have had a chance at a new wonderful life!  
- Alica P