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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:
“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.
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…
So, what separates K-9 Coach™ from the rest of the pack???
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Certified Master Trainer and Animal Behavior Consultant, Amber Burckhalter is a renowned expert in canine obedience and behavior modification. She has spent 20 years working with all types of dogs on pack mentality, behavior modification and all levels of obedience. more >>
Kathryn began as a student with K-9 Coach several years ago. Since then, she has received numerous titles and, in 2015, began teaching nosework classes with us. She is currently in the process of attaining her certification for nosework instruction. She is an avid nosework enthusiast and enjoys more >>
A graduate of Animal Behavior College, Becca has been a Certified Professional Dog Trainer since 2008. Passionate about canine fitness and conditioning, Becca is a guest instructor for K-9 Coach. Currently, she is teaching our Canine Conditioning, more >>
Steve joined K-9 Coach in May of 2014 and just radiated natural, raw talent with dog behavior and body language. His favorite aspect of working for K-9 Coach is his constant interaction with dogs and exposure to their behavior. more >>
Laurin joined K-9 Coach in 2016. We first met Laurin 5 years ago when she was aspiring to become a dog trainer. Fast forward to today and she is an accomplished, professional trainer for everything from puppy to intermediate and advanced obedience, tricks and games. more >>
Amy joined K-9 Coach’s inaugural Nose Work (NW) class in 2011 with her reactive dog, Bello. She decided to try it out because nose work is an inclusive sport that any dog can do. Bello earned his NW1 title on his first try in the first trial.. more >>
Jarrette joined K-9 Coach in 2008 after selling his marketing and business development firm. At K-9 Coach, he applies his professional experience to ensure that the organization maintains it’s core mission and values while developing and offering products and services that help build a lifetime of memories, more >>
Morgan joined the K-9 Coach team in mid-2016 through the strong recommendation of our own beloved Groomer – Danielle. He had spent several years as a Veterinary Technician where he worked closely with Danielle and developed a thorough knowledge of dog husbandry and care. more >>
A native of El Paso, Texas, Justin came to Georgia in the summer of 2014 and joined the K-9 Coach family in August of 2016. His sincere and heartfelt approach to serving our customers quickly landed him a spot on our front desk team. more >>
Having worked at a number of different dog and horse facilities, Emily is not only an animal lover, but a true professional in the industry. She attributes her love of animals to her parents. Because they would often give voice to their dog’s inner thoughts, Emily is proud to say that she grew up with the ability to fully participate in canine conversation!
A ball of energy and personality – Kristen began making her mark here at K-9 Coach in early 2016. She splits her time between entertaining our clients at the front desk and working hands on with our pups in the back. more >>
Molly knew she wanted to work with and train dogs from an early age. Growing up in rural Georgia with dogs, goats, chickens, ducks and working with horses, she trained the family dogs in various tricks and agility.
In 2016 Mollie came to K-9 Coach for a summer gig and quickly became part of the family. She has since transferred to KSU to major in business and marketing which allows her to be with us year round! You’ll find her most often at our front desk or managing our small dog play groups. more >>
Codie’s aspiration of becoming an animal trainer led her to K-9 Coach in the summer of 2017. She grew up in a small town, Ohatchee, Alabama, and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a degree in Psychology.
Prior to joining K-9 Coach, Codie interned with IK9, a global firm specializing in canine training .. more >>
Anna has been with K-9 Coach since October of 2010. It is hard to tell if her passion lies more with dogs or horses, but she has an infectious excitement about her for everything K-9 Coach. You will find Anna caring for our boarders on Mondays and Fridays.
Will may be new to K-9 Coach, but he is a veteran of the industry! Will grew up in Kennesaw and joined our team in the spring of 2017. He has a great natural ability with a passion for dog behavior, and aspires to join our training team. more >>
Anthony simply belongs in the dog care industry. He came to K-9 Coach with years of experience managing playgroups at another facility, and quickly came to love K-9 Coach for our focus on dog behavior and acceptance of all breeds. more >>
Tommy is a lifer, through and through. His extensive background in canine husbandry and behavior finds him most often monitoring our large dog play yard. A member of K-9 Coach’s team since November, of 2010, Tommy is involved in much of what we do and .. more >>
With us since October, 2012, Aurelia has become a great asset as one of our successful groomers. While you will see her most often in our grooming room Thursdays through Sundays, she insists on making time for our pack, and can be found monitoring our small dog play yard.. more >>
Looking to further branch out in the grooming industry, Danielle came to K-9 Coach in March, 2014, from a local veterinary hospital. Her grooming expertise and extensive knowledge of canine health and medicine have made her a valuable asset to our team. more >>
Our pup Marley has been going to K9 Coach for daycare and boarding for about a year now. We could not be happier with K9! Pick up and drop off are quick and easy, the staff is AMAZING (we love you, Justin!), and it’s Marley’s favorite place in the world!
–Jen A | Parent of Marley
Our pets have been vacationing at K-9 for 9 years, since they were puppies. The staff at K-9 are wonderful, and I rest easy knowing they are receiving great care.
Ms. GG stays there daily and they treat her great. I would recommend K-9 to anyone looks for either playcare or overnight stays.
–William | Parent of Ms. GG
We’ve been using K9 coach for years, for boarding and daycare. The care that they give each dog is fantastic.
We have been taking our dog Thor to K-9 Coach for 3.5 years. K-9 is a well run operation with a fantastic staff. We use daycare and boarding and would highly recommend K-9. When we walk in everyone greets us with a smile
Very high marks to Justin, Jamie and Kelly for their highly professional handling of the recrnt overnight stay of our two dogs. These three staff members were so very helpful to us in handling every aspect of this first boarding experience for Lego and Tuna our two dogs. We are very appreciative of the thoroughness and caring attitude of each of these staffers. Now we feel so comfortable arranging for future overnight stays for our dogs at K-9 Coach.
–Kevin C | Parent of Lego and Tuna
We have been using K-9 Coach Daycare and Boarding for about a year now and the facility and the staff are the best we have ever experienced. Our pup Ruger can’t get out of the car fast enough to play with his buddies at K-9.
–Tamela M | Parent of Ruger
We have been utilizing K-9 Coach for over 7 years, typically for boarding and grooming and on a weekly basis. My four dogs are treated like royalty. The entire staff is caring, competent and client service oriented.
The one-on-one personal training was amazing. The coach spent so much time with our pup “Jersie”, and the results were amazing. Our pup was a completely different dog afterwards.
–Paige & Frank | Parents of Jersie
“The best thing about K-9 Coach is that they care! We know that we can always contact Amber if we have any questions or concerns and she, and the rest of the staff, are always willing to help.
THANK YOU K-9 COACH! You guys made us a very happy family!!!”
–Cargill Family | Parents of Norton