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


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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!



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


Wellness 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?  Even Fear and Aggression?

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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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