Unleashed Potential K9 Orange County
Your Certified Professional Trainer in Orange County, California
Private Lessons, Board and Train, Behavior Modification, and Puppy Management
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I was just your average dog owner with your not so average dog. I was finally in the right place in my professional life to get the puppy of my dreams. Boy did he give me a run for my money. I spent hours of research on trying to find the “right” way to be a dog owner. Every article and book I read contradicted each other. I was confused and overloaded with information.
In a span of a year, I took my dog to 6 different trainers. Nothing was working and he was only getting worse. It was like everything he learned went out the window the moment we went outside. I spent a total of $6,000 in a year with different training styles that didn't work for the real world. I started to lose faith in myself and my dog. I finally came across Upk9 and started following each trainer. What I learned in a one hour lesson blew my mind and changed my life forever. I was able to finally walk my dog and more. My relationship with my dog changed from frustration to fun and the life I imagined us having became a reality. It hit me right then and there. Dog training was my life calling. To share my story and help those that were struggling as I was. To show you the right way to train your dog. A way that WORKS!
I took the leap and said goodbye to the corporate world and started my journey to becoming a dog trainer. A couple years later of putting in the hours and work, I applied to become a part of UPK9. The team that changed my life.
I have a fierce passion for training YOU and your dog in the real world. I am a dog and human trainer. I understand what it’s like to work long hours and want to be able to enjoy a happy and obedient dog when I got home. I’ve been there and lived through the frustration. This system works, trust me. I’ve tried them all. I look forward to changing you and your pups life and really unleashing YOU and your pups potential.
Obedience and Behavior Modification
I believe obedience is the key to a well-balanced dog. Through obedience one can build a solid relationship with their dog that has mutual respect and relevance. Once you have a solid relationship with your dog, obedience can be leveraged to overcome behavior problems to reach a balanced state of mind for your dog.
How I deal with behavior problems is through obedience. I teach the dog some base obedience and then we proof it under distraction so it becomes manageable. Once it becomes manageable, meaning they can hold the obedience that is being asked for in the presence of their triggers (dogs, people, etc.), then we can further advance the dog to understand how interact with these triggers in a calm and proper manner. Then I teach you! The most important part.
The end goal for all dogs in my program is to be able to attend our group classes when they are ready. You can attend group classes for as long as you own your dog. In group class you can continue to improve your dog’s leash walking, social, and off leash skills in distracting environments.
Come When Called!
Having full recall of your dog in any situation allows you and your dog to experience pure freedom together without worry. It is, in my opinion, the most important command to teach your dog. If your desire is to have your dog with you as you enjoy your favorite outdoor activity then our recall training will allow that to happen.
Socialization is achieved through obedience and proper introductions. Once we achieve the required obedience through one of our programs and fix any reactivity or aggression issues, we use our group classes to socialize your dog. In group class you can continue to improve your dog’s leash walking, social, and off leash skills in distracting environments.
Congrats on your new puppy! Starting training at a young age is a great way to form a bond with your puppy. know In this class, you can start between 8 and 14 weeks and attend until your pup is 20 weeks of age. This class focuses on socialization, obedience, crate training, potty training, nipping/biting and typical issues you deal with while raising a puppy. Upon completion, you can credit the amount paid for this class towards our Ultimate Obedience or Board and Train programs within 30 days of completion.
The only trainer you will ever need..
I am so grateful to have found Kristine! She is a wonderful dog trainer and has made my relationship with my dog so much more enjoyable. I can also tell that my dog is MUCH MUCH happier. My dog being 8 years old, I thought was too old to be trained, and had almost come to terms with the fact that I was not able to take my dog outside (aside from my front and backyard) because he would pull on the leash to the point where it hurt my hands, and he would freak out at the site of another dog or animal. I knew my dog was not getting enough exercise and mental stimulation but I did not know what to do about it because he was so difficult to manage. Thankfully Kristine assured me that no dog is too old to be trained, and fixed all of these problems. I can now walk my dog as he walks calmly next to me, he does not freak out when he sees other dogs, he comes to me when called, goes to his bed on command, and listens to what I say. It is amazing!
I have tried other dog trainers before, however, nothing worked well or really stuck. Kristine really train my dog based on the dog, and not just a one size fits all approach. She really took time to figure out "what makes my dog tick" and "how his brain works", and then trained him based on that. She also helped to train me based on my lifestyle and how I interact with my dog. She helped me with a training method that works for me and continuously checks in with me to see how things are going. The dog training does not stop once you take your dog home, as Kristine does multiple house visits and checks in. You can tell she really loves the dogs she trains and puts a lot of time, energy, and effort into her training. She goes above and beyond.
I am now able to have many more enjoyable times with dog! My husband is thrilled as well! My dog is like my child and I am so happy with his new and improved behavior. Thank you so much Kristine!!
- Michelle G.
The Real Deal...
Kristine is the real deal! She has worked our dogs into perfect shape and they are so good now! It's a huge relief to have well mannered dogs. The transformation with Kent has been eye opening and I have such a better relationship with him now. She also trained me, which I think was what is her secret..
Thanks Kristine for your hard work and dedication at training Kent into an awesome companion! Thank you for training me as well 😉 I was beginning to lose hope.
- Casey S.
You won't be sorry...
Kristine will not only meet your needs but exceed your expectations. Great trainer who cares!! Contact her today and see for yourself.