Our Mission Statement
K-9 City is the very best place for dog owners to provide for all their pets’ needs. We provide a fun, family atmosphere combined with a high standard of excellence so dogs can receive the right training and attention they need to develop into loyal, healthy, well-behaved pets.
What We Do
K-9 City is a South Orange County indoor facility where we provide training, boarding, daycare, grooming, sell dog food and supplies.
Here at K-9 City NO
challenge is too small or too big – you choose the dog, we create a well-mannered family member so you and your dog can have peace of mind.
We were born & raised in South Africa. I was a civil engineer student and trained dogs. We trained for Shutzhund
, tracking, obedience and protection work. One Sunday afternoon we were driving home after a long day of dog competitions with my exhausted dog passed out on the back seat. All of a sudden, the car died and we were stuck at the traffic light. Before I knew what was happening we were surrounded by a group of threatening men. Knowing full well how this scenario usually ended, I jumped out of the car and pulled my dog off the back seat. As soon as my dog sensed the danger he gave a low warning growl. Although totally exhausted and barely able to stand he increased his growl as the men encircled us. Fearing for their lives, the men ran back to their car, drove around us and sped off. It was at that moment I realized if a dog were trained, handled correctly and given what he needs, he in turn would give us what we want, always and unconditionally. Shortly after that incident, I completed my civil engineering degree; we got married and then immigrated to the United States. However, I knew my calling was to pursue my passion and love for dogs. I felt I could contribute greatly to dog training in the States and offer a fresh approach to understanding dog psychology. Dogs shouldn’t be trained to be robotic; they should be trained into thinking family companions and loyal pets. I base my classes’ on that premise by giving dogs what they NEED in life; simply, they need to contribute towards a pack or team environment. At K-9 City we have successfully proven this approach. If you train your dogs to think for themselves, not just to sit and stay on command, you teach them self control, you provide a job and a position in your pack or family and they will fulfill their job to the fullest.