“I would give more stars if I could. Kris is an amazingly gifted trainer who uses the most intuitive and clear techniques I have experienced. She really sets you up for success! I would never use another dog trainer and I trust her implicitly.”

Wendy MacKinnon DVM
Auburn, CA


“Kris is AMAZING! I cannot talk highly enough of her true gift with dogs! She is direct and real with you while building your confidence in your own ability to train your pup! She took the time to get to know my dog and saw all of the great qualities I know he has! Then transformed him (with some hard work) and me (taking more hard work!) to become a more balanced dog learning to behave in acceptable ways! I am forever grateful for the time she has taken with me and for helping me see my dog’s awesome potential and the tools it takes to reach that!”

Ashley Flanigan Bakken
Roseville, CA


After just one session with Kris and 6yr old Bailey is already on the fast lane to become the dog I always wanted! KRIS IS WORTH EVERY DIME AND MORE!!!”

Yvonne Heimann
Granite Bay, CA


The best thing about Kris is that she really truly cares about both you and your dog. She will customize your commands and training based off of your lifestyle. You can tell that this isn’t just a job for her, it is a true passion and calling.”

Marisa Collins
Sacramento, CA


“My investment into Roxy getting Grateful K9’s Jump Start Puppy Training has already proven to be worth every cent. Roxy got 8 days of wonderful training, socializing, love and praise from Kris. Thank you Kris for your professional, supportive, client caring approach. Roxy came home a happy dog with a healthy foundation for me to build upon while we continue to practice and continue her training. Thank you Grateful K9!”

Kristin Weidkamp Cobb
Granite Bay, Ca


“Kris is amazing! We contacted her about our 2 yr old Lab mix Jackson and what we thought was aggressive behavior. Kris assured us he was not aggressive but that he had anxiety and needed more socialization. We worked with her in basic obedience and some other issues. We have seen such a big difference in Jackson in such a short time.”

Sierra Weaks
Natomas, CA


“We were having trouble with the rescue dog that didn’t respect people’s space and tended to get overly excited when people came to the door. Kris gave us the training WE needed to help us manage his behavior and know how to redirect him to make better choices when people came to visit.”

Roxy and Roscoe
Pam Ross-Garrard
Auburn, CA


“The first time I called Kris she interviewed me. Imagine that…she loves dogs and seeks to understand what a dog needs to live happily with humans. She has the “gift”. This is why I trust Kris & routinely drive from the Bay Area to Roseville for her services. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my Dobergirl.”

Josette Moore
San Ramon, CA


“We are so lucky to have Kris in our life! Our dogs are well behaved, superstars thanks to her guidance! No matter your dog problem, she can help and both you and your dog will be happy.”

Betsy and Billie Joe
Paige Ramsey
Auburn, CA


“Kris is amazing. She helped whip our feisty little Chihuahua into shape! She truly cares and is passionate about what she does!”

Krissy Evans Ard
Folsom, CA


“Kris helped us with integrating our rescue dog into our family (we already had one dog). My husband was ready to take the dog back because of all of his problems. One session with Kris and we learned so much! Our rescue dog is here to stay and a wonderful member of our family. We get comments all of the time about how well behaved our dogs are. Kris knows her stuff, has great ideas, and is always willing to answer questions. I’m so glad we found her!”

Yoda & Roxy
Sarah Maile
Sacramento, CA


“Kris is amazing! She is very positive, calm, and knowledgeable! It was a great experience for me and my dog!”

Sara J. Nash-Liebert
Auburn, CA


“We were desperate for guidance with this little one when we reached out to Kris. Piper was a total wild child when I dropped her off for a two-week board & train. We were unable to walk on a leash she was fearful of cars and strange situations. After Pipers two weeks with Kris, she knew the commands and actually obeyed. Sit, Let’s Go, Down and most importantly Place and Come. She also walks well on a leash, something that I never thought would happen for her. Kris opened Piper’s world and ours as well. We had already been to one trainer with little success, so we were very happy with Kris’ services.
Kris is not a one size fits all trainer and really takes the time to learn who your dog is and what approach works best for them.Thank you Kris for all that you did for us and Piper.”

Celia Dean

Piper trained dog

“I cannot say enough about the work put in during Pearl’s Board & Train and the skills she came home with.  We would never have been able to achieve that on our own in two week’s time. Our walks with Pearl are so much more enjoyable with the loose leash walking work Kris did, and we have been able to maintain. It is so wonderful to know our 55lb dog will not jump on guests and will remain on Place when told to. She will hold a down anywhere in public and we love to see her enjoying life off-leash at the lake or river, coming when called immediately every time no matter the distraction. You can tell Kris has a true passion for working with dogs and their families. The skills taught are just as much for the dog as for the humans. We greatly appreciate Kris for her vast knowledge, responsiveness, and ongoing support in our lives with Pearl. Kris checks in with us and genuinely wants to know how we are, how things are going with Pearl and is truly invested in helping us succeed.
Thank you, Kris!”

Sonia Thompson

Pearl dog training

“Kris helped me build my confidence as a dog owner. She taught me that I could be the leader. She taught me to read my dog and understand what he was communicating. She taught us the importance of teaching place and waiting. We are so grateful for Kris.”

Sarah Dunwald & Casey

Casey dog training