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TrainiNg dogs.

COaching people.

 Changing Lives.

Be sure to ask me about Nutrition and Wellness Coaching for your dog!   

The K9 Coach Dog Training and Wellness, led by Dana Brigman, specializes in dog behavior and obedience training and animal wellness for the beloved 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. 

i am looking for pet parents who are ready to partner with me.   Success will only happen if you are a committed to your dog and and ready 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

 

Don'T Miss The information on our New ONLIne Courses!!!!! 

 

Location

358 Ledbetter Road
Rockingham, NC 28379

SERVICING

RockinghaM
Charlotte
Southern Pines
Pinehurst
Raleigh
Wilmington
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

OBEDIENCE & BEHAVIOR TRAINING

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.

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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. 

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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!

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

 

 

Online Classes

New Puppy, New Dog, New Bad Behaviors... we cover it all. You get to work at your own pace, you still get access to me for Q&A, video review, or even private phone consultations  -- though there is an expected progression timeline in order for you to achieve desired results.

There really are no more excuses for getting the training support your need.   Learn More

 

Nutrition and wellness

As a trainer, solving the behavioral challenges is such an important part of what I do. It’s the thing that allows dogs to stay in their homes and to live fuller healthier lives. So, as I started to see issues becoming more and more common I started looking for better answers. This didn’t mean just more training, it meant more “whole-dog” solutions. This led me down a path of deep learning in nutrition and wellness for our dogs. All of my training programs now include education and guidance on how these key areas of health can affect behavior and longevity of our beloved pets.

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NuTRITION

The food you feed your dog has a direct result on his well being -- and his behavior.  Not only have I seen some amazing results in my personal dogs, I have seen behavioral issues significantly improved just by changing the quality of food or protein source and adding fresh real foods for my client dogs. Now, I'm able to help guide you to make better food choices for puppies, aging dogs & all life stages, including the unwell pet who may need a bit of added care to their diet. 

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WEll-Fed K9 Online Training

Are you thinking about moving to a home-prepared food option? Wondering what you can add to your dog’s food bowl to improve the nutritional value?

There are many things you can do that won’t break the back.

Take a look here at these helpful tips for those of you looking to get started on better feeding options.

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Volhard Dog Nutrition

My recommended option for RAW Dog food. Easy, Convenient, Well-Balanced for the Well-fed dog.

Dehydrated whole food base mix to which you add fresh raw (or lightly cooked) protein sources daily.

Raw-Fed Dogs Live Longer with better overall health..

Chat with me about getting started

Aromatherapy For Animals

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Raindrop For Animals

Dana is certified in the healing modality of Raindrop for Animals (and their people).

Benefits may include temporary:

  • Emotional Release

  • System Detox

  • Immunity Boost

  • Inflammation Relief

  • Performance Recovery

  • Joint Care

  • Stress

  • Wellness Support

I strongly recommend this for dogs that are unwell or the times in which we don’t have traditional answers.

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Emotional Release

Your dog’s limbic system stores memories in much the same way yours does. Using aromatherapy technique, we can help your dog move forward from traumatic experiences, fear, anxiety, and emotional blockages that may be holding him back from living his best life.

Emotional issues can cause health issues.

Let’s take some time to evaluate what your dog is really trying to tell us and help him move forward





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Reiki

Reiki is often called "laying on hands"  but can be done without touching as well.  In fact, we can do this energy work without even being in the same place.

It is deeply based on the knowing that a "life force energy" flows through all of us and that everything in our world carries energetic properties.   Energy is what creates life.  When our"life force energy" is low, illness and stress are more likely.   When our Energy or Frequency is high, we are more likely to be healthier and happier.



All Aromatherapy and Energy Work techniques are available for the dog and horses,
and their human Guardian since the two are often highly connected.
Ask me for details.

EDUCATE YOURSELF (AND YOUR DOG)

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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Workshops

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.  It's Live!!!! January 2018.  

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

Problem Solving Program and Above includes exclusive FB group access.

Visit The Online Academy