K-Nine Solutions

K-Nine Solutions We’re a veteran-owned business providing training services in Santa Barbara. We work with all kinds of dogs and can’t wait to meet your pup. Any dog, any age, any problem!

With over two decades of work training dogs, we’re the premier dog-training service in the Santa Barbara area. That’s a title that we do not take lightly, and that is reflected in all of our day-to-day work. The commitment we make to owners and their pets starts with the communication between owner and animal. We not only work with your pet, but with you, to help you understand how to establish an

With over two decades of work training dogs, we’re the premier dog-training service in the Santa Barbara area. That’s a title that we do not take lightly, and that is reflected in all of our day-to-day work. The commitment we make to owners and their pets starts with the communication between owner and animal. We not only work with your pet, but with you, to help you understand how to establish an

Operating as usual

Happy Holidays to All, and to All, a good night! 😴💤 😂 🎄🎅🏻🎁•Reminder that K-Nine will be closed all next week so our incr...
12/24/2021

Happy Holidays to All, and to All, a good night! 😴💤 😂 🎄🎅🏻🎁

Reminder that K-Nine will be closed all next week so our incredible team can enjoy some well-deserved time off. 🏄🏻🧘🏼‍♀️🚵🏻‍♀️

Thank you to everyone who supported our small business this year - we are so grateful to have met you, and it has truly been a joy to work with your dogs!! ❤️

We wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy holiday week, and we look forward to seeing you and the pups again in the New Year!






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Happy Holidays to All, and to All, a good night! 😴💤 😂 🎄🎅🏻🎁

Reminder that K-Nine will be closed all next week so our incredible team can enjoy some well-deserved time off. 🏄🏻🧘🏼‍♀️🚵🏻‍♀️

Thank you to everyone who supported our small business this year - we are so grateful to have met you, and it has truly been a joy to work with your dogs!! ❤️

We wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy holiday week, and we look forward to seeing you and the pups again in the New Year!






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Patiently waiting on Santa 🎄
12/23/2021

Patiently waiting on Santa 🎄

12/15/2021

Looking for the perfect gift for the dog-lover in your life? 🐶

How about a gift card to K-Nine Solutions!🪄💳

Redeemable for training, PAL, PackWalks, daycare (coming soon!) or retail items🐕‍🦺🎁🧆

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Big or small, we train them all!!•To get your pup started on the right paw 🐾 forward, call us today!📞805-451-2458•••••#p...
12/14/2021

Big or small, we train them all!!

To get your pup started on the right paw 🐾 forward, call us today!
📞805-451-2458





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Big or small, we train them all!!

To get your pup started on the right paw 🐾 forward, call us today!
📞805-451-2458





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It was a great crowd yesterday at our first Q&A @elingspark !! So many awesome people and dogs! If you’ve ever been curi...
12/11/2021

It was a great crowd yesterday at our first Q&A @elingspark !! So many awesome people and dogs! If you’ve ever been curious about an EPDOG membership, talk to us! 🐾

We wanted to share this great opportunity to support the good work done by C.A.R.E.4Paws] !#Repost・・・Take family photos ...
12/01/2021

We wanted to share this great opportunity to support the good work done by C.A.R.E.4Paws] !#Repost
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Take family photos with Santa this Saturday during C.A.R.E.4Paws' Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival on Saturday, December 4 from 10am to 2pm at @EarlWarrenShowgrounds in Santa Barbara and @SantaMariaElksLodge 1538. Photos are only $25 or free for those adopting a pet from our partner shelters and rescues at the festival! care4paws.org/holidaydrive 🎁 Go to C.A.R.E.4Paws] to find the Link in their Bio

We wanted to share this great opportunity to support the good work done by C.A.R.E.4Paws] !#Repost
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Take family photos with Santa this Saturday during C.A.R.E.4Paws' Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival on Saturday, December 4 from 10am to 2pm at @EarlWarrenShowgrounds in Santa Barbara and @SantaMariaElksLodge 1538. Photos are only $25 or free for those adopting a pet from our partner shelters and rescues at the festival! care4paws.org/holidaydrive 🎁 Go to C.A.R.E.4Paws] to find the Link in their Bio

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson~ Maggie, Zia, a...
11/24/2021

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

~ Maggie, Zia, and Hugo are clearly enjoying the simple pleasures of life here in beautiful Santa Barbara! 🏝

All of us at K-Nine Solutions are thankful and grateful for YOU, our clients, and we are honored to care for and teach your dogs. 🥰 We wish you all good health, good friends, and we hope you have a restful and restorative holiday.

“Family” comes in all shapes and sizes…and sometimes includes paws, four legs, and a tail. 🐾🐕🐕‍🦺

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?
Leave us a comment below!
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“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

~ Maggie, Zia, and Hugo are clearly enjoying the simple pleasures of life here in beautiful Santa Barbara! 🏝

All of us at K-Nine Solutions are thankful and grateful for YOU, our clients, and we are honored to care for and teach your dogs. 🥰 We wish you all good health, good friends, and we hope you have a restful and restorative holiday.

“Family” comes in all shapes and sizes…and sometimes includes paws, four legs, and a tail. 🐾🐕🐕‍🦺

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?
Leave us a comment below!
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Only one week to go until one of the biggest food fests of the year! 🦃 Most of us who have dogs know that they *love* an...
11/19/2021

Only one week to go until one of the biggest food fests of the year! 🦃

Most of us who have dogs know that they *love* any opportunity to sneak a snack…and you’ll probably see them hanging out in the kitchen or near the dining room table quite a lot during the holidays. #AmIRight 💁‍♀️

Just remember that not everything on the menu is safe or healthy for your dog - even though they might try to convince you otherwise.🧐

While this list (swipe left ⬅️) certainly isn’t exhaustive, it outlines some of the more common items that might be part of your Thanksgiving meal.

If you ever suspect that your pet might have ingested something harmful, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435. ☎️

Have a safe, healthy, and happy week of feasting, friends! 🥘🍗🥗🍠🥦🥧

March 24th through March 28th, 2022 K-Nine Academy TNT ~ Training New Trainers ~A 5-day learning vacation to kick-start ...
11/18/2021
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March 24th through March 28th, 2022

K-Nine Academy TNT

~ Training New Trainers ~

A 5-day learning vacation
to kick-start and super-boost your
dog training business!

There are only 10 spots available
in our exclusive program!
Apply today!

Click here for event details from K-Nine Solutions!

11/17/2021

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Hello Santa Barbara! All of us at Do Only Good (D.O.G.) are excited to have our products being carried at your neighborhood’s #1 dog training facility K-NINE SOLUTIONS!

733 Carpentaria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 451-2458

https://www.kninesolutions.com/

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Meet Bo - one of our many Day Training success stories!! 🏆•Bo came to us to get help managing one of the more common iss...
11/15/2021

Meet Bo - one of our many Day Training success stories!! 🏆

Bo came to us to get help managing one of the more common issues we see called “Reactivity” toward humans and dogs, but he came with an additional challenge: Bo is deaf. 🔇

Bo’s owners wanted to have a better relationship with Bo, and being able to communicate effectively is such an important part of relationship-building, but how do you communicate clearly when you can’t even reliably get a dog’s attention because he can’t hear you? 🤷🏽‍♂️
What if you need to get that attention from a distance? 💁‍♀️
Trainer Adam had the answer!🙋🏻‍♂️

He did it by using the e-collar, one of the most misunderstood tools in the dog training world. Adam set the collar on low stimulation 📳 - to essentially provide Bo with a series of “taps” 👈🏼 to get his attention - in combination with hand signals 👋🏼 💬 to communicate the commands.

When Bo first came to us, we couldn’t allow him to be close to other dogs, because he would often show signs of aggression.👹
But look at him now!! Great job, Bo!!! 🙌🏼

Not all dogs need e-collar training, but many dogs can benefit from this training tool. 🧰 To learn more about what might be best for your dog, give us a call today!☎️🔜 (805) 451-2458

‼️BIG NEWS‼️‼️SAVE THE DATE‼️📣 We’re so excited to announce the new K9 Academy TNT!!🧨 🧨 TRAINING NEW TRAINERS AND TRAINI...
11/08/2021

‼️BIG NEWS‼️
‼️SAVE THE DATE‼️

📣 We’re so excited to announce the new K9 Academy TNT!!🧨 🧨
TRAINING NEW TRAINERS AND TRAINING THE NEXT TRAINERS:
• A 5-day learning vacation to kick-start and super boost your
dog training business!

• Whether you're a new dog trainer or you're ready to take your existing business to the next level, this 5-day training academy is for you!

• Only 10 spots available, apply now! 📥 https://bit.ly/3H9Ix1V

• Tag a friend below who needs this! 🏷

Did you know that K-Nine Solutions has been a veteran-owned business since its inception? 🇺🇸 And not only that, but we a...
11/06/2021

Did you know that K-Nine Solutions has been a veteran-owned business since its inception? 🇺🇸

And not only that, but we also employ several other veterans! 🤝

This Saturday, in honor of Veterans Day, we hosted a special PackWalk that was led by all three: Eric, Adam, and LeSandro!

Thank you, gentlemen, for your service. 🙌🏼

Head over to our Meetup page at https://bit.ly/3biYF2n to learn more about our PackWalks, or to sign up for future walks with us! 📋

And don’t forget - K-Nine Solutions also offers a discount to all active-duty military personnel or veterans!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Did you know that K-Nine Solutions has been a veteran-owned business since its inception? 🇺🇸

And not only that, but we also employ several other veterans! 🤝

This Saturday, in honor of Veterans Day, we hosted a special PackWalk that was led by all three: Eric, Adam, and LeSandro!

Thank you, gentlemen, for your service. 🙌🏼

Head over to our Meetup page at https://bit.ly/3biYF2n to learn more about our PackWalks, or to sign up for future walks with us! 📋

And don’t forget - K-Nine Solutions also offers a discount to all active-duty military personnel or veterans!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Thanks to all who participated in our annual Howl-O-Ween Pack Walk & Costume Contest last Saturday! We had a scary-good ...
11/06/2021

Thanks to all who participated in our annual Howl-O-Ween Pack Walk & Costume Contest last Saturday! We had a scary-good time and hope you did too! 🎃👻

Happy HOWL-O-Ween! 🎃To celebrate, we’re hosting our annual Halloween Pack Walk and Costume Contest! 👻🧛🏻🧟‍♂️🐕‍🦺🏆Prizes wi...
10/28/2021

Happy HOWL-O-Ween! 🎃

To celebrate, we’re hosting our annual Halloween Pack Walk and Costume Contest! 👻🧛🏻🧟‍♂️🐕‍🦺

🏆Prizes will be awarded for the best costume pairs (dogs and humans)!!

📌Go to our Meetup page for details: https://bit.ly/3biYF2n

🥇1st prize:
A custom cot of your choosing from @4legs4pets and a 10-pack of K-Nine Solutions PackWalks!!

🥈2nd prize:
a 10-pack of K-Nine Solutions PackWalks!!

🥉3rd prize:
$50 gift card to K-Nine Solutions!

If you’ve never participated in our Trainer-led PackWalks before, call us today to find out how you and your dog can get in on the fun!☎️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
(805) 451-2458

Time is running out!Please cast your vote no later than Wednesday, Sept 1st!Remember: ~ You must vote for at least 20 di...
08/30/2021
If your dogs could vote, they’d vote for us! 🐾 🗳️

Time is running out!
Please cast your vote no later than Wednesday, Sept 1st!

Remember:
~ You must vote for at least 20 different business categories for your votes to count.
~ There is no final “submit” button - it just keeps track as you go.
~ You’ll find the option to vote for us for “Best Dog Trainer” in the “Little Creatures” section.

We love supporting all of our favorite local businesses and are so proud to be part of this community.

Fun, random fact: Did you know that we employ 3 military veterans?

In gratitude and service,
~ Eric Smith and the K-Nine Team:
Adam, Daniela, Diana, Karen, Kristina, Madison, Sage, Valerie, & Zia

Happy National Dog Day! 🐕 🐩 🦮 🐕‍🦺 🐶•Who feels us on this one?•If you don’t, but you’d like to --> call us, we can help!!...
08/26/2021

Happy National Dog Day! 🐕 🐩 🦮 🐕‍🦺 🐶

Who feels us on this one?

If you don’t, but you’d like to --> call us, we can help!!
☎️ (805) 451-2458

And please don’t forget to cast your vote for us for Best Dog Trainer (under the category "Little Creatures") - time is running out! 🗳 Thank you! 🥰 ❤️ https://www.independent.com/bestof2021/

Please help sweet Tater find a home! 🥔🏡Tater is a super playful, sweet, and goofy boy. •He’s excitable with people and d...
08/18/2021

Please help sweet Tater find a home! 🥔🏡

Tater is a super playful, sweet, and goofy boy.

He’s excitable with people and dogs, but has always been very friendly and has no history of guarding or showing aggression.

He’s very social and a huge love bug!🥰

His current owner does not have children or dogs and is not sure how he would be living with either.

Tater is very smart, knows his basic commands, and really enjoys training. 👨🏻‍🎓

Ideally, his next home would be with someone who would continue to work with him on his manners because he can be stubborn and strong-willed if you allow him to be.

Tater’s energy level is moderate to high — he loves going for walks, hikes, to the beach, and playing "fetch" with his ball. 🏔🏖🎾

Though he loves physical activity, he also adapts well to the energy in the room and loves to lounge and snuggle if that’s the mood you’re in. 😴

He’s house- and crate-trained, and does really well with both of those things!!

Please call us if you’d like to know more about Tater or would like to meet him.
⬇️ ☎️ ⬇️ ☎️ ⬇️
805-451-2458

Please help sweet Tater find a home! 🥔🏡

Tater is a super playful, sweet, and goofy boy.

He’s excitable with people and dogs, but has always been very friendly and has no history of guarding or showing aggression.

He’s very social and a huge love bug!🥰

His current owner does not have children or dogs and is not sure how he would be living with either.

Tater is very smart, knows his basic commands, and really enjoys training. 👨🏻‍🎓

Ideally, his next home would be with someone who would continue to work with him on his manners because he can be stubborn and strong-willed if you allow him to be.

Tater’s energy level is moderate to high — he loves going for walks, hikes, to the beach, and playing "fetch" with his ball. 🏔🏖🎾

Though he loves physical activity, he also adapts well to the energy in the room and loves to lounge and snuggle if that’s the mood you’re in. 😴

He’s house- and crate-trained, and does really well with both of those things!!

Please call us if you’d like to know more about Tater or would like to meet him.
⬇️ ☎️ ⬇️ ☎️ ⬇️
805-451-2458

K-Nine Solutions Would Love Your Vote ❤️ 🐾We sincerely THANK YOU for the privilege of caring for and teaching your dogs,...
08/17/2021
Would you help us? ❤️

K-Nine Solutions
Would Love Your Vote ❤️ 🐾

We sincerely THANK YOU for the privilege of caring for and teaching your dogs, your family, and you.❤️ 🐾

If we've made a difference in YOUR life, we'd love it if you would take a moment to vote us "Best Dog Trainer" under the "Little Creatures” category in this year's Independent Best of Santa Barbara Readers' Poll.
Be sure to vote for at least 20 additional local favorites for your vote to count! Voting ends September 1st -- just click the button below!

Your support means so much to all of us!❤️ 🐾

In gratitude and service,
~ Eric Smith and the K-Nine Team:
Adam, Daniela, Diana, Karen, Kristina, Madison, Sage, Valerie, & Zia

There's no place like (a new) home!Hi friends!Here we grow again! We have been busy as bees at K-Nine Solutions and are ...
07/29/2021
New location!!!

There's no place like (a new) home!

Hi friends!

Here we grow again! We have been busy as bees at K-Nine Solutions and are so excited to announce that we have a big, beautiful new space to welcome you and your dogs!

We can't wait to see you there starting on Monday, August 2, 2021, when we resume all of our normal operations. Stay tuned for some other big announcements coming very soon!

In gratitude,
Eric, Karen, Madison, Daniela, Adam, Diana, Valerie, Zia, Kristina, & Sage

Our new address:

733 Carpinteria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(corner of Carpinteria St & Nopalitos Way
- exit 96B /S. Milpas St.)

Click here for an update from K-Nine Solutions!

Sometimes it's good to take time out of your day of training to stop and smell the flowers. 🌼
07/21/2021

Sometimes it's good to take time out of your day of training to stop and smell the flowers. 🌼

Well, hello... 🅱️⭕️⭕️🅿️
07/20/2021

Well, hello... 🅱️⭕️⭕️🅿️

Well, hello... 🅱️⭕️⭕️🅿️

🐶Tater is learning a very important lesson about #ImpulseControlLots of dogs come to us needing help with this.(Think of...
07/06/2021

🐶Tater is learning a very important lesson about #ImpulseControl

Lots of dogs come to us needing help with this.
(Think of the stereotypical scenario where your dog is distracted by Everything - Squirrel! Bird! Bicycle! 🤣)

By teaching a dog to have some impulse control, you're teaching the dog that it's okay to just "Be" (be still, be calm, be relaxed), even when there are lots of tempting distractions around. 🐿️ 🦆 🚴🏼

This comes in handy in so many situations when you don't want your dog to give in to his/her every whim, but instead want his/her attention to be on you, and to Just. Chill. Out. 🧘🏼

Also, It allows you to capture better pictures of your pup! How cute is Tater? 📸

Address

733 Carpinteria St
Santa Barbara, CA
93103

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

+18054512458

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Hi everybody, my name is Eric Smith, founder and sole owner of K-Nine Solutions. I’m a military veteran with several decades of experience training dogs.

I began training dogs professionally many years ago in my hometown of Boston, but promises of sunny skies and a warmer climate lured me away from the snow in January 2014 to open K-Nine Solutions in Santa Barbara. My dog, Rocco, a Boston Terrier, was very happy about this move!

I founded K-Nine Solutions with one goal: To provide dog owners in my community with the help, answers, and results they desperately need, along with the care, compassion, and understanding they deserve.

My own journey as a dog trainer began when I personally acquired a dog who had serious behavioral issues... I know firsthand what it’s like to feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and hopeless. I’ve been where you might be today, but I can assure you that there is hope! I have worked tirelessly to develop a program that offers the very best answers and solutions to even the most challenging K9 issues. These training methods are easy to learn and implement, and they have enabled us to regularly perform “miracles” with dogs that other trainers have given up on, or are unwilling to work with.

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Congratulations to the K-9 Team for winning the Santa Barbara Independent's BEST OF SANTA BARBARA poll for best dog trainers.
K-Nine Solutions is the perfect answer for your dog and dog obedience training. Eric and his staff are awesome! Our one year old Miniature American Shepherd puppy improved so much over the course of just 8 training sessions and their community dog walks! Thank you Eric!!!!!
Call KNine Solutions in Santa Barbara for all of your training needs. A trained dog is a safe dog. (805)451-2458. Ask for Eric. Tell him Jax and Lexi sent you........
The best money I every spent hands down. Max Mayhem is all grown up, confident solicitous alert and obedient! Our Trainer Adam has another Home Run under his belt because Max is absolutely perfect! ❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕 Thank you so much!
K-9 Solutions are the ultimate professionals, they know dogs! We had our GSD puppy attend the Saturday play sessions. This was so valuable for him and now he is well socialized and a great dog to take many places. K-9 Solutions has added their Ranch property for day and overnight, as well as a good training facility. I highly recommend them for dog training, dog difficulties and care.
We rescued a dog that was super anxious, hyper sensitive and did not like my husband. My husband couldn't even touch Hank for eight months. Eric and Justin worked with us on training Hank with the E collar and teaching him commands and us patience- we are forever grateful to these guys!
We want to congratulate Pandora on her first day of school over at K-Nine Solutions!! One of our awesome volunteers, Megan McCarthy, won six free training classes and donated them to us! Pandora is excited to learn a bunch of new tools so she can thrive in a home. 🐶❤️ @ DAWG - Dog Adoption & Welfare Group
I know they are in Britain, and you're in California, but if the dogs can be brought to you, can you help?