Dana Brigman K9 Coach
Dana Brigman Certified Dog Training Expert

Professional Member of The International Association of K9 Professionals since 2011

Certified Trainer National K9 School for Dog Trainers 2011

Non Veterinary Member:   Veterinary Medical Aromatherapy Association Certified Aromocologist & Expert in Aromatherapy for Dogs and Pets.

Certified Reiki Master

Certified Animal Raindrop Technique

Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner

Training Consultant: Merit Pit Bull Foundation, Humane Society Richmond County

Former Board of Directors American Pit Bull Foundation.   Operation SideKick Lead Trainer

Dana Brigman

Owner & Trainer — Behavioral Expert, Nutrition Expert, Aromatherapy Expert

I have had dogs my entire life.  I became involved in dog rescue in 2002. Through rescue work, I developed great skills for working with challenging dogs. Taking on an aggressive foster lead to me participate in intense dog training with a local trainer.   That became a passion and ultimately led me to leave a 21 year career in corporate America to follow a new dream. A dream of helping other people learn how to enjoy their dog.   Still involved in rescue work and supporting local rescue groups through training programs -- The K9 Coach was born in 2011. 

I won't tell you I have seen it all, because I never cease to be amazed at situations humans have put animals in.   But I'm also amazed at animal behavior, resiliency, and spirit.  I am also a life-long student of dog behavior, people and techniques to bring the two together in a happy K9 family.  

I attended the National K9 School for Dog Trainer and today, I'm living the dream as a Certified Dog Trainer -- spending time out doors playing with dogs; teaching them new behaviors and skills to be a happier part of your family. It is a great reward to see a family overcome issues they are experiences with their dog & start to experience the joy dogs can bring.   It's even more rewarding to prevent those issues by starting a puppy off on the right foot!

Over the years I sought answers for why so many dogs were struggling with behavior. I found amazing answers in nutrition and wellness. My goal today is to leverage every thing we can to achieve long-term results and a thriving happy healthy dog.

Nothing brings me more joy than bringing a dog back into balance and giving that joy to his family --- except maybe also sharing beautiful pictures to give families memories of a lifetime.

K9 Coach Carolinas moved to North Myrtle Beach South Carolina in the summer of 2019. I am looking forward to bringing our services and results to families along the beach.

Look for us in Wilmington NC this fall :-)
Ask me about travel for consultations to your area — or having you visit me for a customized board and train at the beach — for both you and the dog!