The K9 Coach                                                          

The best dog training Matthews NC has to offer!  Puppy, obedience, and behavior modification dog training solutions and coaching for the family and family dog.


304 S. Polk Street, Pineville NC

K9 Coach Dog Trainer Charlotte NC

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Dana Brigman, CDT, IACP Member (Professional), APDT (Full Member) 

I have had dogs my entire life.  I became involved in dog rescue in 2002. Through rescue work I developed great skills for working with challenging dogs. Taking on an aggressive foster lead to me participate in intense dog trianing with a local trainer. That became a passion and ultimately led me to leave a 21 year career in corporate America to follow that new dream. Still involved in rescue work and supporting local rescue groups through  training programs -- The K9 Coach was born

I won't tell you I have seen it all, because I never cease to be amazed at situations humans have put animals in.   But I'm also amazed at animal behavior, resiliency, and spirt.  I am also a life-long student of animals, people and techniques to bring the two together in a happy K9 family.  

I attended the National K9 School for Dog Trainers and today, I'm living the dream as a Certified Dog Trainer -- spending time out doors playing with dogs; teaching them new behaviors and skills to be a happier part of your family. It is a great reward to see a family overcome issues they are experiences with their dog & start to experience the joy dogs can bring.   It's even more rewarding to prevent those issues by starting a puppy off on the right foot!

I have 4 rescue dogs of my own Lexie, Huey, Howie and Vinnie.  I also usually have a foster or two hanging around as well. 

Dana Brigman

Certified Dog Trainer Charlotte NC

Professional Member International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP)
Member Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
Graduate National K-9 School for Dog Trainers

I am currently working on my certification for International Association of Animal Behavioral Consultants.  (IAABC)



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