OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

Koru K9’s mission and promise to you is that we will provide the best and most progressive balanced dog training, with the highest of quality service. Our goal is to help you and your dog feel confident to go anywhere together. We want to unleash your dog’s true potential and allow you to experience a better life with your dog!

From the simplest to most severe behavioral problems, our number one goal is to consistently deliver results that surpass our clients’ expectations. We are the dog trainers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver Metro, Dallas-Fort Worth, and St. Louis areas that many people call as a last resort. It’s our passion to help our clients prevent or fix behavioral challenges in their dogs and to help our clients achieve the happy and harmonious relationship that every dog owner dreams about.

Koru K9 Dog Training and Rehabilitation is an award winning dog training company owned and operated by Tarheel Canine Certified Professional Dog Trainer, International Association of Canine Professionals Member (IACP# A-5830), Bay Woof Beast of the Bay 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Best Private Dog Trainer Runner-up and Thumbtack’s Best of 2015: Best Animal Behaviorist San Francisco, Ray and Bridget Murphy. Together, with our team of dog trainers and dog behaviorists, Koru K9 Dog Training is on a mission is to guide dog owners through a process that will help them understand, communicate and work with their dogs to resolve training challenges and behavior problems in a real world setting. From the simplest to most severe behavioral problems, our number one goal is to consistently deliver results that surpass our clients’ expectations. We are the dog trainers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver Metro, Dallas-Fort Worth, and St. Louis areas that many people call as a last resort. It’s our passion to help our clients prevent or fix behavioral challenges in their dogs and to help our clients achieve the happy and harmonious relationship that every dog owner dreams about.

We work with all breeds…any dog, any problem. Our mission is to help turn your dog into an amazingly balanced and well-behaved dog. So if you are ready to transform your dog, and your life, we are ready to help.

We believe that dog training is a profession where you will always be a student. We are passionate about attending as many workshops and seminars as possible.  We are also very active and train and compete with our own dogs in multiple sports.

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KORU K9’S OWNERS

Ray Murphy
Ray MurphyPack Leader
Ray Murphy is the co-owner, Training Director, and Lead Behaviorist of Koru K9 Dog Training and Rehabilitation, co-owner of The Balanced School for Dog Trainers, and High Risk Deployment Police K9. Ray’s background in the military and project management gives him a unique perspective and advantage when it comes to working with the human aspect of the dog training equation. With a passion for rehabilitating aggressive dogs, Ray is known for taking the most difficult cases and turning them around with results that far exceed client’s expectations. Ray is Koru K9’s lead aggression specialist and regularly works court mandated training cases. When given the chance for training, Ray turns these dogs around and the cases have been dismissed! These dogs are often dogs that other trainers have given up on, or are unwilling to work with. He is certified through Tarheel Canine in North Carolina, and is a Police K9 Instructor Certification through Torchlight K9. Ray and Nero (pictured) achieved their PDC, PSA-1 title (Protection Work and Obedience), and Canine Good Citizen title before Nero’s untimely and unexpected passing. Ray is now working with his new German Shepherd puppy, Voodoo — training to be future PSA champions!
  • TRAINING DIRECTOR, SR. TRAINER & DOG BEHAVIORIST

  • TARHEEL CANINE PRO TRAINER CERTIFICATION

  • FOUNDER, BAL. SCHOOL FOR DOG TRAINERS

  • AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN EVALUATOR

  • POLICE K9 INSTRUCTOR & DECOY

  • CO-FOUNDER HRD POLICE K9

Bridget Murphy
Bridget MurphyPack Mom
Bridget and her husband, Ray, co-own Koru K9 Dog Training and Rehabilitation, The Balanced School for Dog Trainers, and High Risk Deployment Police K9. Her passion for behavior training started while rehabilitating her own dog, Luna, who Bridget describes as a “hot mess” when she was rescued. While Bridget spends the majority of her time running the Koru K9 operational side of things, her training style is one that is motivational and with a focus on building the relationship between the dog and it’s owner. Bridget and Luna, who is no longer a hot mess, work together in sheep herding as well as high level obedience. Bridget and Cairo, have achieved their PSA (Protection Sports Association) PDC, and PSA-1 title, and are actively training for their PSA-2. Bridget also founded The Balanced Dog Podcast, and is a co-host along with Samantha, and Kareena
  • DOG BEHAVIORIST

  • DOG NUTRITION

  • FOUNDER, BAL. SCHOOL FOR DOG TRAINERS

  • CO-FOUNDER HRD POLICE K9

  • THE BALANCED DOG PODCAST CO-HOST