There is a reason that Maximum K9 has such high reviews. Everyone who works there is helpful, knowledgeable, and respectful. You do not always find that combination at a business and it certainly is refreshing. While I could write a positive review for each and every member of the team this one is specifically for Katie. My dog Jade and I signed up for a Level 3 training class, which is off-site training both in and outside at various locations. Katie is passionate about what she does and worked to bring us the most challenging and positive experience for both dog and owner. Katie was tasked with finding dog-friendly sites and then determining which lessons to teach us each week. This is no easy feat when the level of obedience ranged from dog to dog. The beauty of Level 3 training is that it is unpredictable. When training outside of the “standard classroom” you do not have the foresight to know what will happen. There could be other dogs, sounds, scents, etc. The level 3 classes taught us how to adapt and work through various situations. Katie took the time to work with each dog and owner to ensure that we had the tools to overcome obstacles we might face when out in the “real world”. I highly recommend Maximum K9 for all your training needs.
Just completed level 1 training with Katie, and I am amazed on my pups progress. Katie exceeded my expectations with giving a whole 360 on what it is like to own a dog. She not only assisted me with how to properly train Millie(puppy) but in creating a bond between her and I. She ensures the 1 on 1 time in every session, which was one of my main concerns with taking a group session. Millie and I always felt confident walking out those doors! I can’t thank Katie enough for her patience and kindness throughout the whole experience.
Our Baby had a fantastic board and train experience! Morgan and the team are great , kept us updated along the way and giving exceptional care. Happy to have our boy home and to keep up the great foundations!
I did a full training course with Sherry. The best training experience! I would recommend this place to anyone. I have tried several dog trainers/facilities prior and none of them come close to what I learned here. They definitely gave me the tools in order to further train my dog and keep my dog well mannered. Can’t say enough good things.
Maximum K9 training is an outstanding facility. The front desk staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. A special thank you to our trainer Sherry, Sherry made an incredible difference in my dog Simon’s behavior and attitude. She not only gave me confidence but Simon is a more confident dog because of her training. Sherry really knows how to explain the training process and show me how to implement all the knowledge and training that she has shown us during our training. I would highly recommend Sherry as a trainer. And I look forward to training with her again with my other dog Reese.
My husband and I needed help with our beautiful, but stubborn, beagle Oliver. We addressed all of our concerns and goals with his trainer Sherry during the consultation and she was nothing but informative, understanding and relatable. With just one consult we gained a better understanding of what we could do better and how we could form a meaningful relationship with Ollie. After completing 6 private sessions with Sherry, we learned valuable lessons that we will carry forward with Oliver. Each week she addressed our goals and built on the lessons we had learned. Sherry has a huge passion for what she does and we loved watching her train Ollie. You could see the love she has for animals in the way she teaches them and talks/plays with them outside of training mode. Most importantly she taught us how to understand Ollie’s language and thought processing. We felt the training wasn’t so much about Ollie, but rather teaching us how to build a better, trusting owner-pet relationship. Ollie struggled so much with listening to us and respecting our commands and by the end of the 6 week session, Ollie had become so focused on us and now he knows what “no” means and respects it (most of the time, he still is a beagle at the end of the day!). There was a point in our training where I became so emotional seeing how well Ollie was walking with us. I saw so much growth in not just him, but my husband I as his owners and our new companionship. We have every intention of doing boarding & training sessions with Ollie to work on deeper-rooted anxiety issues in the future. We have full trust that he will be in amazing hands. We are so grateful for Maximum K9 and their amazing services. We can’t begin to express our gratitude for Sherry. She is amazing and we highly recommend her and this company to everyone! :) thank you Sherry and Maximum K9! With lots of love, Steph Zach and Ollie!
I highly recommend Sherry, a certified dog trainer at Maximum K9, My dog Sugar and I just completed private lessons with Sherry to work on basic obedience and some problem behaviors. Sherry is dedicated to her clients and was patient with sugar who was fearful at first but then grew to like Sherry. Sherry was open minded and had a fabulous sense of humor! She made training fun for Sugar and I. Most important she let me know right away when I messed up and corrected me so that I could be a better owner and teacher for Sugar. Sugar and I will be continuing on to group classes in August. We are looking forward to working with Sherry again in the future for off leash training.
Maximum K9 has exceeded my expectations! After my initial consultation with Joe, I decided to go with the 3 week board and train program. From the first moment I dropped off my dog Teddy, I knew he was in good hands. His head trainer Morgan was AMAZING!! She made sure to keep me updated on Teddy's progress, and was always available for any questions. I got videos of Teddy and he even went on some field trips during his time there. Those 3 weeks made a HUGE difference in his behavior! One example is that I used to have to chase him around the backyard, lure him inside with treats (sometimes unsuccessfully) and even pick him up and carry him inside to get him to come into the house. After training with Maximum K9, he comes in every time with a simple "Let's go!" He has also learned how to walk properly on a leash without pulling. As a dog parent, I also got a good deal of training myself from the program! I look forward to enrolling Teddy in lifetime classes in the near future to continue his training!! Thanks Maximum K9!!!
We just picked up our second puppy from Joe, he is unbelievable, Joe checks in all the time seeing how the puppy is doing, there is nobody out there I would ever deal with when it comes to dogs. His dedication and care for the bread is one of a kind. I’ve never met anyone who is so knowledgeable not only about Rottweilers but dogs in general. If you own a dog and need any type of assistance Joe is the person to talk to and his staff are amazing too. I’ve known Joe about 8 years and there is nobody else out there I would trust with my dogs. Thank you Joe!
"We have been using Maximum K9 for the past 1.5 years since we got our puppy Brü. After attending Level 1, 2 and 3 with Joe and Katie (plus some private classes with Joe and Sherry) our pup is so well behaved that people think he is a service dog. The classes were very informative and the privates taught us how to work with our pup in a way that he understands. I can't thank Maximum K9 enough for all the tools they have given us as dog parents. Not to mention, they have the best bully sticks and massive femur bones that Brü is obsessed with!!
"Maximum K9 did an amazing job with my Boxer, Duke! Sherry was our trainer and I had such a wonderful experience with her. She was patient, consistent and Duke loved training with her! Would highly recommend Sherry and Maximum K9 for any of your dog training needs!"
"Amazing experience with Maximum K9- Sent our Rottweiler for board and train. Nicole was our main handler and did a fantastic job with training & accommodations for our personal training times since we had a 2 hour drive from NJ. We never had any issues. The owner Joe is very friendly & fully involved with the training. My dog ended up staying an extra 5 days because he wasn’t fully ready and hadn’t met Joe's expectations of being trained. They did an amazing job and we will continue to work with them for more trainings to come. Thank you everyone for being so great with Houston and doing such a great job at training him."
Richie and Alissa Stegner
"If you are on the fence about sending your dog for training at Maximum K9, this is your sign to DO IT! My husband and I were hesitant really just because of finances but I’m telling you it’s worth every penny! We spent hundreds of dollars on trainers coming to the home and nothing really helped. We finally decided to commit to Maximum K9 after months of putting it off. I’ll just say, I wish we did it sooner!!! I’m not sure if they allow you to pick your trainer, but if they do, KATIE 100%!! She is so knowledgeable and really shows that she cares for your pup. It was amazing to see the relationship our dog Nico and Katie had when we came in for the demos. Of course I was sad, but I felt comfortable leaving Nico each time because I knew he was in great hands! My husband and I are very excited to continue working with Katie and Maximum K9 to keep Nico on track and build his foundation!!"
"Thank you Morgan and the rest of the staff at Maximum K9. Even before my dog's board and train - Joe was able to help with a barking issue. But seriously I think you guys switched my dog out LOL! Winter is a rescue, she was dog reactive, horrible on her leash and now she has completely changed for the better. Morgan was patient and informative. You can tell the staff really get along and have a great energy. Thank you guys so much."
"My German Shepherd, Zeke, was especially reactive to other dogs and would drag me while walking, which made me incredibly stressed about taking him out in public. I had debated a long time about doing the board and train due to the cost. However, it is without a doubt worth every penny. He had amazing trainers, Nicole and Katie, and I was so appreciative about how kind and communicative they were during the entire process. I honestly cannot believe what a difference in behavior Zeke had after two weeks. They went above and beyond my expectations, and I am forever grateful. You will not regret using Maximum K9."
"I brought my 2 and a half year old standard poodle May here for the 6 week behavior modification because she wouldn’t do well on walks when we saw most people and she would lunge and bark at other dogs. After maybe 2 lessons with Nicole I was able to take May on walks without worrying about her behavior towards other dogs. It was like night and day. They give you and your dog the proper tools to set them up for success. I have recommended Maximum K9 to so many people who have dogs because this place really is great. Everyone there is so kind and they genuinely want to help your dog. May isn’t even finished with her 6 week program but I am already looking into putting her in one of their sport programs because she has done so well these last 4 weeks and she loves going to training. I am so grateful for finding this place!! So worth it."
There is a reason that Maximum K9 has such high reviews. EVERYONE who works there is helpful, knowledgeable, and respectful. You do not always find that combination at a business and it certainly is refreshing. While I could write a positive review for each and every member of the team this one is specifically for Katie. My dog Jade and I signed up for a Level 3 training class, which is off-site training both in and outside at various locations. Katie is passionate about what she does and worked to bring us the most challenging and positive experience for both dog and owner. Katie was tasked with finding dog friendly sites and then determine which lessons to teach us each week. This is no easy feat when the level of obedience ranged from dog to dog. The beauty of Level 3 training is that it is unpredictable. When training outside of the “standard classroom” you do not have the foresight to know what will happen. There could be other dogs, sounds, scents, ect. The level 3 classes taught us how to adapt and work through various situations. Katie took the time to work with each dog and owner to ensure that we had the tools to overcome obstacles we might face when out in the “real world”. I highly recommend Maximum K9 for all your training needs.
Jessica Liff Leest
Just completed a two-week obedience Board and Train for Lincoln and couldn’t be happier. We now have a great foundation to build on. He’s taking verbal and nonverbal commands and following through. Katie was absolutely amazing. We are going to continue some private training with her and will be taking advantage of the lifetime classes. Maximum K9 is WONDERFUL.