Training Dogs.  Coaching People.  Changing Lives

Puppy Training

The first 6 to 20 weeks of puppy training is so important to your puppy's future.   We can help you with all the basics & more.   Includes our Puppy Guide! 

The K9 Coach Dog Training can Help You Really Enjoy your Dog....

Even Your Dog.  Even if other trainer's have told you No.

I get it.  You're here because you need help.   Some of you need serious help with serious issues like aggressive dog rehab.  You're worried.  Some of you just lack enough time to train your happy go lucky dog by yourself.  You're frustrated.  We can help you with either issue, and those in between. I've been where you are.

One thing I know for sure:  your dog can become a calmer, happier, more obedient dog. We can give you those results, and you can start to really enjoy having a dog in your life. Even when other trainers may have told you there were no options. But the best success will onlyhappen if you are a committed partner with your dog and me to change your own communications, consistency, the home environment, and the daily activities your dog needs.   Are you committed to the process & prepared to make the changes needed to lead your dog to become a better companion?  If yes, I'm ready to help you ....  for the life of your dogDana Brigman, The K9 Coach

The K9 Coach Dog Training of the Carolinas is the premiere Carolinas (Charlotte, Pinehurst, Raleigh, Wilmington)  dog behavior training service. We are experts in resolutions for dog aggression, human aggression, resource guarding, separation anxiety, fear issues, anxiety issues, leash aggression, leash reactivity, pulling on leash, jumping on people, counter surfing, stealing food, chewing and destruction, barking problems, running away, not listening, growling, snapping, biting, door bolting, cat aggression, and chasing game.

It's not just about sits and downs or come when called, though these are essential skills.   We will show you how to incorporate consistent language, skills and a calmer dog into your daily way of life.   We'll help you eliminate the stress of bad behaviors and replace it with activities you can actually enjoy with your dog.

Our Board and Train Behavior Modification program is one of a kind and highly regarded throughout the Carolinas and Southeast.  It is a great solution for effective, reliable results in an efficient time period.  Our custom training program, unique environment, and years of experience, create a very unique solution to dog behavior and obedience training.  Programs are personalized to address the needs of each dog, embrace breed instincts and teach the dog to live in the home environment.  We regularly receive client dogs from owners who have exhausted all other possibilities in their local community and still are struggling with their dog’s behavior. Read more

We specialize in behavioral issues. We also excel at obedience training, which includes heeling on the walk, sit and stay, down and stay, place command, recall or come to owner along with structure and leadership for every day life.  Dog Obedience Training is a core foundation to solving behavioral issues and creating a language you both understand.

We are also low-level, remote collar, e-collar off-leash specialists. If you would like to have a dog that comes to you when you call them, sits when you ask, downs anywhere, and will go to place when guests arrive instead of jumping on them, without a leash and at any distance, we have the answers you’re looking for.   Ecollar training is a great tool, but not right for everyone or every dog.   It's an option we'll happily discuss with you.

We take great pride in our customer experience and on-going support and after-care for all of our clients for the life of your dog.  You become part of our pack -- part of our family.

We offer in-home private training lessons in South East Charlotte and surrounding areas, and also in the Sandhills Community, Moore County,  Scotland County,  Pinehurst NC.   House-Call program consultations are available throughout NC and SC

Our Board and Train Program is well worth the drive. Our value and program are unmatched.   We have many happy clients from Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington and beyond -- contact us to discuss options. 

Off-Leash Dog Training

Dogs weren't meant to be on leash.   Get out and explore things together, knowing your dog will come back and listen.  Give your dog off leash freedom & your peace of mind.

What's most important to me is that you & your dog gets the training he needs to live his best life -- at home -- with you.


Consulting & Workshops

Many issues can be resolved with one on one guidance & support via phone or video.   We also offer  online and in-person consultations to help you address issues.  We also offer full day workshops to private clients and groups.  Look for our Webinars too!

We can give you these results!

  • Bite Prevention Protocols
  • ​Baby and Toddler Safety
  • Greeting Guests Nicely
  • Settled Down for TV Time or Game Night
  • Walking Down the Street Happily
  • Calmer around your Children
  • Pack Integration & Socialization
  • Not Driving Your Neighbors Crazy Barking
  • Sleeping Calmly In Their Crate

You are just a few weeks from being a better dog owner!


We offer great information to get you started on your own training or see us working clients....

Dog Obedience Training

We specialize in dog obedience training & manners under high levels of distraction for the family dog.  

Dog Behavior Training

Experts in Dog Behavior Training,  Leash Reactivity, Resource Guarding, Pack Integration, Separation Anxiety, Fear Aggression, Fear & Shyness, other behavioral problems.

Board and Train

Complex behavior issues like aggression rebab, resource guarding, biting dogs, fighting dogs and other behavioral issues are be best suited for our board and train.  We also have a board and train for dog obedience and off leash dog training.

The K9 Coach Dog Behavior Training Experts specialize in

dog Behavior Modification And Obedience for the family dog. 

We also offer puppy, anxiety, and off leash  dog training solutions.  

 Board and Train Clients welcome from The Carolinas and The SoutheasT

You are just a few weeks away from a Better Dog.  Any Problem.  Any Breed.

​​​​Dog Trainer, Dog Behavior Expert:  Dana Brigman

Specializing in dog obedience training & dog behavior training  for the family dog.  Even Your dog.