Ready for real training?

Whether we’re your first choice or a last resort, Koru K9 will ensure that your canine companion is the perfect addition to your pack.

Train to transform.

An effective combination of our in-home and board and train programs, our hybrid programs offer the best of both options to fit any training goal or behavior. It gives us the opportunity to train your dog and develop a foundation, and then to show you, in stages and steps, how to incorporate what we’ve taught your dog into your life. Hybrid training is our favourite option and our most recommended service!

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Our 10 month old, mixed breed dog had trouble with stress and leash reactivity while we were walking her, as well as general obedience in the house. Jeff...

Veena P. | 2023-01-31 11:38:10

Our little Murry was giving us many challenges and was not responding to any training we could provide. Murry spent three weeks with Irini and he is...

Andrea B. | 2023-01-17 21:01:51

We are beyond grateful to have Heather Dodd in our lives. During Covid my wife and I moved from the east coast to California and it became really stressful...

Agnes J. | 2023-01-11 15:39:34

I am so grateful to Koru K9 for bringing us to Heather. My husband and I were struggling for a while with our 15lb chihuahua mix, Janja ("yawn-yuh"). She...

Emily T. | 2023-01-11 11:59:14

I went to Koru K9 after noticing unusually aggressive behavior from my 2 y/o pit bull mix, Mara, around other dogs. I had begun working with a positive reinforcement trainer and wasn't seeing any results...

Camryn Reid | 3 years ago

Marianna at Koru K9 was a miracle worker! We rescued Solomon at 2.5 years old, we could tell he was a sweet dog but had major leash aggression, and he was jumping our fence to attack dogs walking by. D...

Lauri Carter | 3 years ago

How it Works

Step One: Board & Train Program
Our Board and Train program is truly unique and unlike any other program out there. There are no kennels full of dogs sitting around waiting to train. Your dog will be one of 2 – 5 dogs living with one of our board and train trainers. We keep the program very small to ensure that your dog receives plenty of training, attention, play, and fun time. Just like with our in-home training, your dog will be trained in our trainer’s home and real-world locations — not a sterile kennel facility like most board and train programs.*

*Call to inquire more about your location’s facilities. Some trainers may offer kennel environments.

Step Two: Private Lessons
At the time of drop off, we begin with our approximate 2-hour Go-Home lesson. Now that your dog has spent a few weeks with us, it’s time for you to begin your training journey. This part of the program is very much about us training the humans. These programs come with the approximate 2-hour Go Home lesson, and additional 1-hour lessons to allow us the time to train you in a step-by-step manner.

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Meet the Trainers

Our dog trainers are all hand-selected by Koru K9’s owners. All our dog trainers are highly experienced, dedicated, and successful trainers who have met our intensive screening process.

Austin Team

Allie Raines

Dog Trainer & Behaviorist

Certifications • 1
Northern California Team

Ashley Reeley

Dog Trainer & Behaviorist

Certifications • 2
San Diego Team

Kadi Thingvall

Dog Trainer & Behaviorist

Certifications • 1

Our dog trainers are all hand-selected by Koru K9’s owners. All our dog trainers are highly experienced, dedicated, and successful trainers who have met our intensive screening process.

Ashley Mace

Assistant Office Manager

Certifications • 1

Kim Curran

Customer Support Specialist

Certifications • 1

Cheyenne Mix-Mckown

Customer Support Specialist

Certifications • 1
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Key Learnings

Heeling on leash (eliminate pulling, barking)

Off-leash obedience



Come / Recall


Out (drop it)

Crate training

Meal time etiquette

Doorway etiquette


Hybrid Training Programs Pricing
The Muttamorphisis $4,070
The Rover Reboot $4,485
The Total Transformation $5,150
The Complete Overhaul $7,315
New Beginnings (NEW!) $9,000
Puppy Power Head Start $3,400
The Perfect Puppy (NEW!) $7,480