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About Us

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Who We Are

K-9 Coach is a family business, established by Certified Master Trainer and Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Amber Burckhalter, K-9 Coach™ is Atlanta’s ONLY complete canine experience; providing industry-leading:

  • Dog Training
  • Dog DayCare
  • Dog Boarding
  • Dog Grooming And Products
  • Related Services



Our Mission

“Enrich lives by providing professional, personalized services designed to ensure that customers experience a lifetime of reward with their beloved pup(s).”


Contribute to the dog training profession by developing and hosting educational seminars and conferences for our colleagues, rescue and other dog service organizations as well as the general public.

Our Vision

In order for you as our customer to experience the joy of having an affectionate, well mannered and enjoyable canine companion, we provide dog training, dog day care, dog boarding, dog grooming, products and related services that create the relationship with your dog that you desire. We provide convenient, personalized dog training and behavior modification and related services that simplifies your care for your dog, shows you how to guide your dog into being a happy, healthy, confident and obedient part of your family and enables you to fully enjoy your dog. While in our care, we will…

  • Always do what is best for you, our customer, and your dog.
  • Provide your dog with the very best care and enable you to be the best possible owner for your dog.
  • Help give you a lifetime of wonderful memories with your dog.

So, what separates K-9 Coach™ from the rest of the pack???

The Facts

We are the ONLY doggie daycare in Atlanta with Full-time Certified Canine Specialists monitoring our playgroups.
Our staff are the most highly certified & credentialed possible – completing over 20 hours of continuing education every year.

Among other organizations, we are active in…

  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
  • Pet Care Services Association (PCSA)
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
  • American Kennel Club’s (AKC)

We are the only company to be voted Best of Atlanta Dog Training, Best of Atlanta Dog Boarding and Best of Atlanta Doggie Daycare.

When you are a K-9 Coach™ customer, you are our number one priority!

In 2009 we were the first ever company to be voted Best of Atlanta Dog Training, Best of Atlanta Dog Boarding and Best of Atlanta Doggie Daycare and our customers have given us that honor every year the competition has been run since then!

The Details

K-9 Coach, LLC
4870 S Atlanta Rd. SE
Atlanta, GA 30339-1507

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phone: 404.603.9744

email: [email protected]


Remember, in addition to our specials, we are also proud to offer the following daily discounts to you, our valued customers:

CASH DISCOUNT – We offer a 2% cash discount for ALL services.
REFERRAL PROGRAM – We’re teaming up with RASER to offer you a Cash Tip every time you refer a friend to K-9 Coach.
ADDITIONAL DOG – Got more than one pup? Each additional pup receives a discount off normal rates. Check the front desk or website for specific pricing.
MILITARY & PUBLIC SAFETY – Show your ID and get 10% off our services.

The Club at K-9 Coach

The Club at K-9 Coach is our exclusive Lodging and Playcare Community

All services in our lodging facility and Camp K-9 Playcare are exclusive to Club members.

We offer custom programs based on your dog’s size, age, temperament and socialization. At K-9 Coach we believe in providing not just a place to “sit” your dog, but an enriching experience based on our foundational values of training and care. At K-9 Coach we help create community dogs, to give you and your family a lifetime of great memories.

Learn more about The Club at K-9 Coach >>

Service Hours


7am - 7pm


7am - 7pm


7am - 7pm


7am - 7pm


7am - 7pm


8am - 5pm


4pm - 7pm

Note: Sunday hours are for lodging pick-up and drop-off only.

Staff are here caring for dogs 365 days per year.

K-9 Coach is however currently closed to the public on the following days: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day.


Webcams are fun, but our Instagram is much better AND you can see all sorts of Camp activities! Check out our recent feed.  Join us on Instagram