They turned our nightmarish little French Bulldog into a totally different dog. So grateful for Karma K9!!
This is a great training facility! My German Shepherd dog completed the Advanced Companion training program a few years ago. It was a life changing experience for the whole family. When the training was complete we had a calm, confident dog who was no longer fear aggressive! The investment of time and money was well worth it, I wish I had started training sooner!
When we added a new fur baby to the family we immediately scheduled puppy training for our husky. In a few weeks she had her leash skills and all of her basic commands down and now we're continuing with more advanced training.
Both dogs also participate in dock diving lessons and they love it!!
I would highly recommend Karma K9 for dog training. I cannot count how many people have stopped me when I'm out with my dogs to ask how I get my dogs to behave so well, I always direct them to Karma K9.
Beeba my 1 year old chow was very insecure and was aggressive towards other people which includes some of my family member. We cannot go out of town since nobody was brave enough to watch him. We did everything....from hiring a vet psychologist/behaviorist who only gave him Prozac to a one on one expensive trainer who can't even touch him. We were desperate. Our last resort was to take him to Cesar Milan until I found Jacksonville's very own dog whisperer. Beeba went to the Advance Training Program for 9 weeks (that's how stubborn he is) & finally came home few days ago. He mastered commands that were very helpful with his ongoing behavior treatment. For the first time since we brought him home, I had the most relaxing walk with him today---no pulling! He stayed at PLACE command at dinner & when there's people coming over. The list can go on and on.....I can't thank them enough for everything that they've done & even though there's still some work to be done with "BEEBA's temperament, I'm more hopeful and can see a good future ahead of him....THANKS TO EVERYONE AT Karma K9 esp to Jason, Lindsay, Brian & of course Manny....."
The best staff and facilities hands down. "Knowledgable trainers that will teach you and your dog what you need, no matter the circumstance. Kat and Jason are wonderful people and an important addition to our community."
Our rescue dog Dewey (a little bully mix breed) just returned from spending a little over 6 weeks with Jason at Karma K9 for the board & train system. I cannot say enough good things about this facility! Dewey had never had a home. He is 2.5 years old & lived in the shelter since he was brought in as a stray that had been hit by a car at 10 weeks of age. We adopted him on Valentine's Day 2016, and on April 15th he went to stay with Karma K9. This is a sweet sweet boy who just never received guidance & training during pivotal times in his life and thus developed some insecurities, and anxieties, and frustrations that all became evident as he transitioned to life with a family. Each new thing he encountered began presenting problems. We discovered some prey drive, leash reactivity, tunnel vision, and lack of impulse control. I am somewhat dog knowledgable, but these issues were beyond any area of expertise that I had---I needed help before this got out of hand. We were committed to this dog and were not going to give up on him. My good friend Julie recommended Karma K9 to us and as soon as I met with Jason I knew it was going to be a wonderful opportunity for Dewey. We were given weekly updates thru text, pictures, & video which put us all at ease to know our boy was progressing! I can tell you for a fact that Dewey was not only receiving expert training, but he was also SUPER loved by everyone that worked with him! After picking him up we are just astonished at how many things Dewey has learned! He is so much more balanced & secure & calm---but at the same time---he is still his goofy & silly self! I feel so lucky to have been able to access this resource for Dewey. When I think of all the shelter dogs in the world that are homeless, unwanted, sometimes adopted & returned, and many times ultimately euthanized due to behavioral issues caused in most part due to lack of training & resources or too much time spent in cages---it is heartbreaking. What an amazing gift to be able to offer a dog in need-dogs that are good dogs but just need some expert input. From the bottom of my heart, I thank Jason & all the staff at Karma K9 that worked with Dewey and helped him become the best version of himself! We are so committed to continuing this process with Dewey in hopes that we can even possibly work towards a therapy dog certification! "Dewey 2.0 ROCKS!!!!! Thank you for also teaching US how to help Dewey as this is a pivotal part of the training! I will shout your praises to everyone I know!!! Karma K9 is amazing!!!!!"
Ok y'all! My fiancé and I searched all over the internet to find a training company for our husky puppy Ellie Mae. After our conversations with Jason and Kat, we knew Karma K9 was the place for us. Ellie was with them for right at 3 weeks and participated in the Hello World program from pups. We had only had Ellie for a couple of weeks when we turned her over to Karma. The main puppy problems we were dealing with was constant crying through the night, getting up every couple of hours to potty, nipping, untrained leash walking and general puppy disobedience. After just 3 weeks Ellie is perfectly crate trained and slept through the night last night without a peep! She is well behaved, not nipping, understanding commands and is already so much more of a joy to have as our family pet! I can't say enough good things about the team at Karma K9! They are our "forever training family". Thanks so much Jason & Kat!
Ellie Mae's Dad
Top-notch facilities and personalized attention. Their indoor training room, boarding area, daycare facilities, and pool are awesome - clean and well-maintained. Their staff is well-trained and courteous. The owners take the time to know each client. So glad I found Karma for my dog! I buy my dog food, toys etc from there as well. Everything is of excellent quality. Highly, highly recommend.
I've been training with Jason for well over 3 years now. I've traveled across the world, met with countless trainers of all sorts, and none of them have had the ability to direct my training like Jason has. He helped me train my first working dog, and helped me understand each after that. He has taught me more than I could even try to remember about pedigrees, lineages, luring and rewarding, why certain dogs do certain things, and why some don't. Sure, you could go to any trainer who has been to a 1-6 month dog training school, and may or may not have a trained dog after... But when it comes to Karma K9, I'm not just having my dog trained... I'm getting advice, and gaining knowledge from not only one of the best trainers around, but some one who cares enough to take the time to make sure I truly and deeply understand what I'm doing with my dog, and why. And if I don't understand, he puts up with my zillion questions to get to the point of understanding. I may not have said it out loud... but - Thank you for everything! You really have no idea the impact you've had on our lives.
Titan's Mom / River City K9
Karma K9 has changed our household. We love the entire team! We recommend them to Everyone we know with dogs.
The best decision you can make for your dog, and for yourself if you are struggling with your dog, is to go to Karma K9. Not only are the trainers accomplished at the national and international level, they are *good* people who take the time to understand your, and your dog's, needs. I have gone through several trainers who claim knowledge and experience, and charge $$$, but have very little to show as results. At Karma, each member of the staff and the owners know every dog they train and board - by name and personality. They take the time to design a balanced training program specific to each dog, rather than propagate one technique or method. And, they go out of their way to help people have better relationships with their dogs, and get involved in rescues and rehabilitations. I rarely leave reviews, and am very skeptical about most businesses. In my 2 years of going to Karma, I have grown to know, respect and trust the people there. You guys are the best.
Great experience here with wonderful trainers.
I've known Jason and Kat since they founded Karma K9 in Jacksonville. I was very fortunate to have entered the world of ring sports with such a professional company and knowledgeable team! When I made a temporary move to the west coast, I reached out to them for some friendly advice, and they kindly obliged, as though I were still a client. I couldn't be more grateful to Kat and Jason. Good people, running a reputable business!
Bean & Brise's Mom
A company that goes the extra mile to ensure that customers and the dogs they are fortunate to handle are well taken care of and trained to the owners desire. The owners are selfless and their love of their two and four legged clients shows. Cannot recommend enough, I always look forward to seeing and training with them.
If you read no further read this: KARMA K9 is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!
We were at our wits end with our 5 year old lab mix. He was crazy and hyper, he jumped all over people, barked uncontrollably all the time, and was generally unmanageable. Several vets were unwilling to even give him his shots, one prescribed him Xanax and he got was kicked out of several doggy day cares and groomers in town. Some of our son's first words were "Chewie, no!" After biting several family members in his excitement, we decided we could no longer manage or keep him.
We love our dog and with 3 young kids who are very attached to him, we wanted to give him one last chance and that's when we found Karma K9. We signed him up for the 2 week boarding program and fully expected them to return him within the week saying he was untrainable. Sam was our trainer and she was always willing to give us updates on Chewie's progress, and even though he took a little longer, after 3 weeks he was ready to come home. We had to do a "transfer of power" training session to learn how to talk to our newly trained dog, and then we got to bring him home. I cannot stress enough how IMPRESSED we have been with his training.
The dog we thought was untrainable came home with perfect manners!! Taking him for walks is actually enjoyable now. He does not bark uncontrollably and is easy to manage in busy situations. We can now let our kids take the dog for walks without being afraid he will drag them down the street and we can play with him without him getting completely out of control. And no, he is not a zombie dog, he is still playful and cuddly and excitable at times, but he understands when it is time to calm down. Karma K9 has been an EXCELLENT choice for our family. Sam has been very patient with all our questions, and she caters the post training sessions to our needs and our dog's specific triggers. They literally saved our dogs life. We dropped off an unruly beast and now have a playful, OBEDIENT, well-mannered dog.
(oh, and the treats they sell, are absolutely wonderful!!)
I am not a 'dog person' and yet here we own 2 and I absolutely love my 2 dogs. But the German Shepherd Puppy was more than I could handle. Lindsey did a phenomenal job training her and today I got the pleasure of meeting Lindsey while she trained US today. Kaia loves and respects her and has learned to show the same to us. And the continued joint training is something I look forward to with Lindsey. She is patient with us and made me feel like a student and not a failure as she worked with us and Kaia today. Frankly, she saved Kaia from adoption because as much as I love her, I just couldn't handle her. Win-win. Thanks Karma K9. Have already recommended you to neighbors!
High quality training! Great care for the animals! People who are truly passionate about what they do, in the end that means You will get the results you want. Working dogs or pet it doesn't matter, they will be honest and upfront and a very nice, clean facility!
Highly recommend Karma K9. Jason is an excellent trainer and it's obvious that he loves what he does. He is great at explaining things and breaking down a command into smaller steps so the handler/owner can repeat the training as well. The dogs seem to be happy there and are treated very well.
Update: I've now been coming to train with Jason for a year and a half and I am still just as impressed as I was in the beginning. He has made me a MUCH better handler and as a result I am able to progress more quickly with my dog and am preparing to compete. He is great at reading each dog and knowing how to change his approach based on how the dog reacts, as well as how to educate the handler how to adapt to the dog as well so that both dog and handler are confident. I drive 130 miles EACH way EVERY Wednesday because he's that good and I won't take a chance on ending up with a lesser trainer.
I ask tons of questions, and Jason is never annoyed and I have yet to ask him something that he wasn't able to answer in a way that made total sense to me.
I have been going to Karma K9 almost two years and will continue for many years to come. I started out learning the sport of dock diving with Bri Benton. When my dog hit adolescence and needing help with impulse control, I took private obedience lessons with Bri. Ms Benton is an excellent trainer. She provides the knowledge for the owner to become a better handler. She is very gifted and great to work with. I now compete in the Southeast region and enjoy every minute of it because of the relationship she help me build with my dog.
The owners, Jason and Kat are very professional and approachable. You can tell they care very much for the dogs boarded and/or being trained. They are not just "babysitters". All the employees at the establishment are very kind and helpful.
Recently, Karma K9 held a Dock Diving and Air Retrieve trial. It ran very smoothly and professionally. Plus it was a blast.
Normally, I don't write reviews, but recently competed at an establishment that was poorly run and unprofessional. It made me appreciate Karma K9 even more.
Great job everyone and a big thank you!!!
Karma K9 was recommended to me by a friend after I adopted my Belgian Malinois, also named Karma. I've been bringing her to weekly protection training classes with Jason for 6 months now. It was completely new to me, but everyone there was extremely welcoming. Jason works each dog based on their individual needs and is always more than willing to explain why he does certain things. Karma had low confidence and was fearful of men. The first time I brought her there she wouldn't even let him pet her, and now she's completely transformed and her confidence has skyrocketed. We also started doing private training lessons with Jason about 3 months ago. I've learned so much from him and it's been an awesome bonding experience with my dog. I ask him SO many questions and he's always happy to answer them and give explanations as to why I am doing what I'm doing. I look forward to many more training sessions, and I know Karma does, too. I haven't worked directly with any of the other trainers but I have met several of them and they're all amazing! I truly recommend Karma K9 for high quality instructions and a positive transformation in both you and your dog.
We absolutely love Karma K-9! We have been taking our pup there since she was 4 months old. She is almost a year now and we just passed her Canine Good Citizen at Karma K9. She is the best behaved dog and we are doing pretty well too! Not a negative thing to be said - amazing, friendly, knowledgeable staff. We love LINDSEY!!
I love Karma K9!! And Thank you Brittany Key for recommending them!! Everyone is so nice and helpful and just a bunch of awesome, cool people! Always avail to answer any questions! My two Frenchies are much easier to live with since finding this place!!!! Thank you!
FOLLOW UP: 6/5-
I was walking my dogs w/o a leash the other day down the street over from mine where I don't usually walk and a guy was sitting on his front porch. The dogs were off sniffing around not together and when i got a little past the both of them, I called them to come and they immediately heeled with my pace. The next day the same guy was out and complemented their behavior saying he never sees anyone not walking their dogs not on a leash and how impressed he was with them! And that was with me slacking and not working with them much lately!! My little guys are a handful and I couldn't imagine life without Karma K9!!
Drey & Buddha's Mom
I have been training with Karma K9 for over a year now. The facility is fantastic, the pool is incredible and we enjoy our dock diving lessons!!!!
Everywhere we go,
people want to know
who trained your puppy
Karma K9 saved us!! This was our 3rd lab and I must say totally uncontrollably. We serious thought several times about having to re-home her. However we were very committed to her and didn't want to send her bad behavior to another household. Then all we'd do was worry that they wouldn't be able to handle her either.
We were on a puppy field trip and met a women with an AMAZINGLY trained German Shepherd. We asked her who trained her dog, KARMA K9!
I can't t even begin to tell you how amazing they are. They worked true miracles with our chocolate lab.
We can't thank Karma enough for what they accomplished.
KARMA K9, they rock!
We couldn't be happier with our Frida's home away from home, Karma K9 has helped us learn how to teach her to be the best dog she can be, Samantha our trainer has been flexible with training sessions and tailored her obedience training to our needs. Frida loves to visit, gets excited when we pull up, happily greats the staff and we get pictures of her having so much fun in doggie daycare. Worth every cent!
My boyfriend and I recently rescued a Doberman Pinscher and brought him to Karma K9 for training since we missed the first year and a half of his life. This facility is so amazing, no words do it justice. The passion and knowledge the owners and trainers possess is evident at your first interaction when you walk through the door and extends past the animals to the pet parents/owners as well. My experience at Karma K9 has far surpassed my expectations of what dog training would be. Jason has a true gift and his passion for animals and people shows in his training, care and attention. The progress our rescue has made in a few short lessons is nothing short of amazing. I have been able to work on our homework after our lessons at home with no issue and was even advised to call or text immediately if I had any questions or concerns. Karma K9 deserves more than five stars, they are just that good. At Karma K9, they have a genuine passion for what they do, you feel like a member of their family when you are there, and you look forward to the learning and bonding opportunities with your dog they are able to provide you through the experience.
I love this place! I have been going to Bri for over a year for dock diving and she is beyond amazing! Through that I have gotten to know other trainers up there and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about any of them! They all know me and my dog and I know I can trust and respect anything they say to us!
I have to share the best experiences I have had with Karma K9 as well as any bad ones, which were absolutely none with Karma K9, while I will say petsmart's program was such a waste of time and money - it's nothing but confusing to pet owner and dog. All staff at Karma K9 cares and love all dogs. Lindsey was my assigned trainer for my Bassett Hound Lemon during his Board & Train Camp and the utmost knowledgeable, caring and always there for me ready to help. LINDSEY IS AWESOME!! Truly is like family and has done wonders with my puppy in two weeks. He was the typical puppy, but not now - now he has manners ???????. Jason was a great listener and is all about the pet owner making the best decision for their dog while the dog owner stays comfortable. Kat is awesome with explaining best products to get for your loving puppy.
I and my puppy will grow for many years with Karma K9, as Lindsey also helped me break habits I was doing that did not help with my little Lemon. He has grown so much into a well behaved trained 5-months-old. If you want the best for your fido, you don't need to look anywhere else. I can't thank them enough! Especially Lindsey - awesome job, the best trainer ever, and deserves the shirt I got her: Training is not just her (Lindsey's) job, it's in her ❤️.
Karma K9 is an amazing place. The staff are extremely kind, courteous and professional. I left my dog with Karma K9 for a six week Service Dog Training Camp and I feel as if I received a brand new dog after the six weeks were done. I guarantee you won’t be sorry for choosing Karma K9 for all of your dog(s) needs.
I want to say how much we appreciate the level of experience and patience that Lindsey and the personnel at Karma K9 had towards our boston terrier, Dixie. We had adopted her sight unseen as a 2 year old female dog and did not realize the problems that she had. She would hide in a corner or behind the furniture just to be away from people. She would not go outside or even walk on a leash without panicking and pulling on the leash to go back inside. We both work and we knew that leaving her in a house all day was not going to help and no one would probably adopt her if she could not be trained, fortunately we found Karma K9!
Jason and Lindsey were great from the beginning and told us that if she was not trained in the time they told us they would offer to keep her longer so that she could at least be a functional dog. They did wonders for Dixie and now she knows when we tell her she goes to her kennel but most importantly heel. She walks with us now and she is not afraid of everything, they also provided pictures and videos if you want them so you can see the progress they make.
Overall we can’t say enough of what Karma K9 did for our dog, without their specialized training Dixie would have led a miserable scared life. We highly recommend them for professional dog training.
I bought a 4 month old chihuahua, B2...I had to wait until he was 5 months old before Karma could begin the 3 week training... During that time, B2 and I had weekly classes with Patrick (trainer)…He was very calm and wonderful with B2...I tried to do everything he suggested and it worked! I learned so much and so did B2. Then the 3 weeks came and I could not believe how wonderful Patrick and Melissa were with B2...They sent me pictures, called me back when I was worried about B2, and an actual weekly Report Card was sent to me regarding his training and personality… Upon completion B2 had learned so much and actually responded to what you tell him...I was in amazed! They give an extra 2 day training (1 one week and 1 the next week) to go over any problems or reinforcement you need... I would highly recommend, Karma 9,to any body that wants their dog to behave, or even a puppy... Patrick and Melissa are wonderful with you and your dog...I trust them completely with my B2
B2 / Chihuahua
"Karma K9 is an excellent place for my husky pup Kona to get all of her energy out! Kat and Jason consistently go over and beyond for Kona! They love what they do and it shines brightly through their business! Kat and Jason are hard-working and dedicated to their business and dog training! I love that Karma K9 offers Doggie DayCare because my Kona is able to socialize with other dogs! Karma K9 is a great resource for doggie parents and the staff is very knowledgeable! So glad I chose Karma K9!"
I could not be more thrilled with the expertise of Jason and Kat, not to mention the progress my German Shepherd puppy has made in 3 short weeks. At the beginning of every class, Jason has taken the time to discuss with me how our week has gone with our puppy, and customize that class time to work on things that will be the most beneficial to our family. I've owned a lot of dogs, and have been through plenty of trainers, and Jason and Kat are without question the best I've ever used. I'd recommend them to anyone, no matter the needs- puppy obedience, older dog behavior modification, anything. They are the BEST. This is the best decision I could have made.
We love Jason, Kat and the team at Karma K9. Our Weimaraner has never been more engaged and responsive (he previously suffered from selective Weimaraner hearing). Best decision we've ever made for Hitch (and for us!!!!), to hire Jason and Karma. If you have a dog, it's a no-brainer. Puppy. Adult. Doesn't matter. Game changer for sure. Thanks Jason!!!!
When I spent the winter in Jacksonville last year I was worried about having a place for my two GSD's to go have fun with other dogs and still feel good about driving away knowing they were safe and in good hands in the event that anything were to happen. After I picked them up they were tired and ready for dinner then bed that first time. Now when I say we are heading out to see the pups they literally start whining to get their leashes on and head to the car. When we turn down the road to the daycare they start barking and getting all excited and that's how I know they are in great hands with Kat and Jason :) I recently boarded them with Kat and knew when I left town that they were being well taken care of. The fact that you are 5 minutes from my house only makes it that much better. Thanks for being there for us.
Sky & Jude's Mom
I did some research and decided to take my rescued dog, Kayla, to Karma K9. She was aggressive, hyper-active, nervous, and wouldn't follow any commands. Giving her up wasn't an option for me. Jason, Kat, and the staff at Karma K9, worked with Kayla for over a month. The results were beyond any of my expectations! She is a completely different dog. Not only does she follow every command; she's no longer aggressive, and is just a much happier and healthier dog! Karma K9 has been incredible, and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to train their dog.
I cannot say enough great things about Karma K9. My dog was with Jason for his training for a month and they did amazing with him. He was a well behaved dog prior, but after he is amazingly well behaved. Since the training last year, I have been taking him for daycare and he loves going to "school" to spend time with Kat, Jason and their employees and all the other dogs that are there for daycare. I have had absolutely no negative experiences. While waiting for them to bring my dog out when picking him up I have had nothing, but great conversations with other people there to get their dogs. I would not bring my little guy there if there was even the smallest idea that he was being mistreated or neglected in anyway. I cannot recommend Karma K9 enough to anyone looking for training or daycare.
Karma K9 has changed my life! I adopted a 9 months old golden retriever who arrived with no training and was completely out of control. Having been around dogs my whole life I immediately began training him, but nothing I did helped. THEN I FOUND KARMA! Every day I am amazed at the difference in his behavior. He goes to daycare twice a week and we have had 4 training sessions and he's gone from jumping on everyone and everything, including walls, pulling on his leash, eating everything within his reach, to a very happy dog who is well mannered, a great walker and an absolute delight to be around. If not for Kat and Jason I may have had to surrender Frank to go to another "forever home". How heartbreaking for him and for me. Thank you so much for all you do for our dogs. You are the best!!!!!! The photo is Frank, a very relaxed and happy dog going home right after a day at Karma.
Frank, Jonee & Albert's Mom
We had our dog do the 2 week training program, because of a little too much puppy and not enough discipline. He was a rescue and I think abused, but after two weeks I got an obedient dog who follows commands, but still retained his goofy personality. Great Job Karma K9!
The short review: Karma K9 and Jason and Kat are amazingly talented, quality dog trainers. We are thrilled with the results we got with our 10 week old boxer pup, and recommend them to every dog owner we know!
"The long review: We enrolled our 10 week old boxer pup in the Puppy Camp with Jason and Kat. Based on his age, we were informed it could take longer than the 2 weeks they estimate, but would incur no extra fees. Were were kept up to date with his progress, and informed that he had gotten kennel cough (which is common in a setting where there are multiple dogs) and they administered and covered the cost of the medication. Our puppy ended up staying for almost 4 weeks because they wanted his behavior to be right before we picked him up, but we were able to go visit and were encouraged to do so. We got our puppy back and are THRILLED with the results!! He walks on a leash phenomenally, interacts with our toddler so gently, follows commands when given, and is so responsive. We have had 4 follow up lessons because a new behavior started after we had him home for 3 weeks, and they worked with us on correcting it. We can tell our puppy was loved on and given tons of attention while he stayed with Jason and Kat, and saw pictures and videos of him in their houses interacting with their dogs. I highly recommend Karma K9 and Jason and Kat. Their love for dogs and talent in training is apparent, and we will be taking our puppy back for the advanced course as soon as he is old enough! We have also taken him for doggy daycare and he loves it and comes home happy and exhausted!
Jason and Kat have been fantastic with my pup. I didn't know any trainers in Jacksonville, but I researched and ultimately chose Karma K9. I went with the board and train option given my chaotic work schedule and couldn't be happier. Before I couldn't eat at the dinner table without incessant barking, she'd jump on everyone and lunge on a lease while walking. Now, she's well behaved. Jason very personable and patient. I highly recommend them without reservation.
I cannot recommend Karma K9 highly enough. Kat and Jason are an incredible team. I rescued an eight month old Irish Wheaten terrier a few months ago. She had received no training and was not even housebroken. Starting at 8 months can be challenging since Wheatens can be stubborn. She went to Karma K9 training camp and the results are unbelievable. She follows all basic commands and she is completely housebroken. The fact that they take the dogs-in-training home with them makes all the difference. My Aoife (EEFA) knows to go to the back door and ask to go out. She learned this by being in their home. She is the same bouncy, happy dog I rescued but now she is a pleasure to live with. I had not planned to take her to Doggy Day Care but when I saw how much she enjoyed it—I signed her up. She gets great exercise, learns to socialize with other dogs, and every day when I pick her up she is immaculate. Karma K9 bathes every dog before they come home from day care. Karma K9 is a fabulous facility. It is beautifully run by a team who knows and loves dogs. Even after training is complete, Kat and Jason are more than happy to give you tips or answer questions about your dog. If you want what is best for your dog and your dog to be an enjoyable member of your family, I recommend Karma K9.
Aoife & Finn's Mom
Kat and Jason have been life-savers, and are frankly considered family in our household. They bring an energy and a wealth of knowledge and experience that is hard to find in a training/daycare facility. Our dog, Kona, has been a part of Karma K9 since she was a 12 week old puppy. Since day one, Kat and Jason have shown nothing but love towards our dog, providing her with training, daycare and all-around socialization. Kona is now 1 year old, and still cannot wait to get out of the car when we arrive to daycare...excited to play with the other dogs and the owners that run the facility; Kat and Jason. When our family was going through a rough time, they helped out in small ways that meant the world to us; and for this we call them family. Our family loves going to Karma K9, and yours will too!
We take our two dogs, Peatie and Penelope, everywhere we can. Over time, we started to notice Peatie, our large bully breed mix, eventually become less and less tolerant of other dogs. It was difficult to see since he had previously been such a great, tolerant and loving dog. We tried a couple other dog trainers, but he seemed to become more and more agitated with other dogs as time went on.
One of our last outings with Peatie before he went to Karma K9 was a Bark at the Park evening where guests bring their dogs to the Jacksonville Suns baseball game. At that time Peatie was focused on all of the many dogs around us, he barked at them with his loud and deep bark, he had trouble sitting still. He pulled his leash towards the other dogs. It was not an easy outing.
Shortly after, I searched the Internet for trainers who specialize in dog aggression. We took him to Jason at Karma K9 within days. This was over a year ago and my wife and I have tried hard to keep Peatie on track with everything he learned. He's really been great, very well behaved and I feel like he's a great example of a good dog.
I'm prompted to write this review now, almost two years after Peatie was trained at Karma K9 because we took the dogs to another Jacksonville Suns game this past Monday night. There were many, many more dogs at the park this time. Peatie was very well behaved. Many people approached us and complimented us on how good he was being. We were very proud of both our well behaved dogs, but especially Peatie. We were seated right next to a walkway and dozens of dogs were walking by us all night. From a pair of huge Irish Wolf Hounds, to small Dachshunds, loud dogs, dogs who were staring at ours, it didn't really matter. We tell Peatie, "that's not your business" and he stayed calm and focused on us.
This was just our most recent outing. Peatie has been faced with many other tests in the time since he left Karma K9. We bring our dogs everywhere we're able and we're only able to thanks to you. Twice now we have had other dogs running towards us off leash and Peatie has remained calm, even then. We are so happy with him and proud of him. Thank you for showing him how to behave.
Peatie & Penelope's Dad
Love Kat and Jason! We wouldn't have made it through puppyhood without their guidance! Luna learned so much and loves learning! Luna also loves day care as well!!
Moving from Washington, D.C. To Jacksonville we had to leave the doggy daycare in D.C. we completely loved and find a new place for our high energy Labradoodle Duke to play. I was so scared we would end up having to take him to places where it's all indoor with like a mini playground ramp. My dog needs space to run around and wrestle with other dogs.
From day one we have had an extraordinary experience taking our dog to Karma K9 every day on our way to work. Duke is excited to go play with his pup friends and we are so at ease knowing he's in good hands.
Some reviews on the internet seem to be based on one off experience - but I pay to take my beloved dog here every day for the last year. These people are the real deal!!
He comes home every day clean as can be, smells amazing and happy as can be- in fact my friends who take their dogs other places are always jealous of this - it's not a spray and a wipe down its a full clean.
The team are all amazing and if you haven't discovered karma k9 yet you need to!!!
If you need help with an oversized dog, please RUN, don't walk, to Karma K9! My husband and I are spending the winter with my daughter in Jacksonville. We have a St. Bernard mix that weighs about 160 lbs. We left Rocky with Karma K9 for about 5 weeks. Their Trainer Brian has been great with our dog and beyond patient with me. Anytime I sent a text or left a message; it was answered kindly and professionally. I could not be more pleased with all that Brian has done for the three of us. I am much more relaxed and confident when walking a dog that used to walk me! Many thanks to Brian for going above and beyond our expectations.
I could not be more pleased with the training here. After my Australian Shepard went thru Karma K9 training, he came home a different (perfect!!!) dog. He is a very high-energy dog and I was a little skeptical that Jason& Kat could break 5 years of bad habits. I was delighted when Every problem was corrected ! We love and enjoy our sweet pup more than ever! We then took our 9 year old "yappy, stubborn, and strong willed" miniature schnauzer In...with the same results. Now, I can simply give a command and both dogs respond perfectly in every situation!!!
We took are 1 1/2 year old GSD to Jason and his team for the Advanced Companion training. I was uneasy leaving our girl there for such an extended period of time but Jason continually gave me updates on her progress through text messages and email! We have had Ellie home for a couple of months now and are very pleased with all the training she received! Thank you Karma K9 for helping us to make Ellie's life better!
Kat and Jason are both excellent, as well as their staff members. They are always helpful and inviting to any questions I have regarding my dog. Roxie loves going to doggie daycare!
We have a whippet puppy named Reacher. He needed a place to go and burn some energy and make friends. He LOVES Karma K9 daycare. He gets to socialize and come home happy and worn out! It has kept us sane!
Jason was wonderful in helping me get my puppy under better control. I was struggling with getting past the basics to the next level. Hard to believe that in only 6 sessions I am able to be off leash with my energetic pup but still have full control. Thank you for your professional instruction and the great environment you guys provide at the facility!
Only 2nd training session with a 4 1/2 month old female Shepherd-mix rescue, Saxa, and she and I are learning so much. Very professional and I will recommend them to everyone!
Great trainers. I recommend them to anyone looking to have their dog trained. Especially problematic dogs. They were very knowledgeable and provided very good care. The owner training was also very well done in follow-up visits. If you need quality obedience training you should definitely use their services.
Jacksonville is so lucky to have Karma K9. I'm so glad Lala and I got to meet you guys. Thanks for helping her grow up to be such an awesome dog. I highly recommend the "Advanced Companion Camp"... It's the best investment you'll ever make.
Jason and Kat at Karma K9 have been life savers for us! We have a Belgian Malinois....as a pet, not a working dog. Riley is a handful and soon after getting her we realized that we would need some help. The training is just as much for us as it is for our dog. We needed a lot of help understanding her needs/drives and Jason and Kat took the time to discuss that. They are so knowledgeable and really take the time to understand you and your dog and whats important to you in regards to training. They answer our phone calls/texts and return messages promptly. Our dog Riley as well as our older dog are like our children and they understand that. They truly love dogs and love what they do and that shows in their work. I would not go anywhere else for training.
For those who live in Jacksonville, have a problem child (adult dog / puppy), and are at their wits end, remember the saying: "Who you gonna call?" - Well, call Karma K9! I have a pit named Gabriel and at the time he was 5 months old. I had gone away on a cruise and he was away from home for 3 1/2 weeks. He came back a totally different dog! They are worth every dollar I spent! He is the most well trained puppy. All of my neighbors remembered the before and now they cant get over the change. They even potty trained him! Check them out. It's worth it!
Jason thanks so much for the hard work getting my guys in line. It is wonderful to enjoy them so much now that they know how to be dogs and I know now to illicit the behaviors I want from them! Meet Gage. Gage was rescued from a high kill shelter in rural OH. When he came into our rescue he was exhibiting aggression towards cats and most other dogs. Because of Jason's training, Gage was able to overcome his fear aggression so that he was able to be adopted into a loving family! Gage is doing well today and his family loves him!! Thanks Jason for helping For the Love of Labs Rescue with our tough cases. You will be missed in CT but we have a FL branch don't forget :)
For the Love of Labs Rescue
My dog came to me as a rescue with a history of starvation, abuse, and neglect. She had major behavioral and anxiety issues that I wasn't able to handle on my own. It was nothing I had ever encountered in my lifetime of rescue dogs and I didn't know where to turn. But I did know I wouldn't be turning my back on this dog! My vet AND a co-worker both recommended Karma K9 to me, so I set up a consultation and sent Daphne to stay with them for what turned out to be a 6 week stay. She needed all the help she could get in my opinion. When I finally got to pick her up, she was a content, confident, and courageous dog...quite the opposite of when I dropped her off with them. The staff there is very caring and they treat your dog like she is their own, so I promise you have nothing to worry about. I liked them so much I sent another dog there as soon as I brought Daphne home!
I wouldn't trust my pups to anyone else! They are quality people with amazing results!
I just started bringing Fenway here and he is a different dog when he comes home from day care. He's so calm and happy and well-behaved. Love Karma K9 and look forward to training him there as well.
Only two sessions and my pup is doing very well. His attitude has completely changed and he is amazing on the leash with his new collar and leash. Thank you for all the help.
Just wanted to say thank you for taking great care of my Scooter! We haven't seen you guys because we moved across town. But I know Scooter loved his time at doggy day care every time he went! Keep up the great work! Highly recommended.
"Kat and Jason are both great instructors who truly love what they do!"
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Karma K9. We have had nothing but a wonderful experience with the Karma team. We have 3 dogs that attend day care almost daily and have on many occasions boarded with no issues. I highly recommend Karma.
Kat and Jason have done an amazing job with my Weimaraner Weston. As a rescue, he was pretty stubborn and hard to deal with but Jason and Kat worked with me and my dog 1 on 1 and now he is wonderfully trained. He loves going to daycare. He runs out of the car to play and is always returned cleaned and tired! I highly recommend Karma to anyone that needs either personal training with their dog or day care options. They truly treat my dog like family.
This is a great place that I take my pup whenever I am in Jax. I usually go for the all day daycare. Pup comes home exhausted and well socialized. Kat and Jason have gone above and beyond by answering my questions, giving my pup baths before she comes home, and providing a safe and happy environment for my pup. They also offer a military discount which is much appreciated.
I was introduced to Karma K9 almost 4 months ago. My Malinois and I have been training for the sport of French Ring with Jason... Now, my Malinois loves him more than me! I am very happy to have met some really nice people who train there as well. Everyone from Jason, Kat, Brian, staff and their clients have all made us feel welcome and supported. After 3.5 months, I can honestly say, we have learned so much about this sport and have benefited tremendously from our weekly Wednesday night group lessons! We are on our way and off to a great start! THANKS KARMA K9 and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!
"A great big thanks to Jason, Kat and the staff of Karma K9. Ronin has learned so much and we are able to implement all of his new skills due to the one on one attention we get from our trainings. Look forward to advancing his skills so that he can become the best therapy dog ever!"
"I highly recommend Karma K9. I don't even recognize my little Bailey anymore because she's acting so good tempered and following every single command so far. Now it's just reinforcing this behavior. I can't tell you how very pleased I am with the choice of taking her here! Thank you so much Kat and Jason!"
Jason and Kat wonderful trainers! My Belgian Malinois, Ruger, has become a Canine Good Citizen... Under their tutelage!!!
Simply the best. Awesome caring staff who know their stuff.
"Let me just start with saying: Karma K9 and their program is the best money you can spend on your dog, hands down. The return on your investment is just beyond explanation. These guys really know what they are doing. The knowledge they posses is amazing but that's only a part of why they have earned my lifetime respect. People at Karma K9 are passionate, they love what they do and they are so good at it! Their level of involvement on every session was very high! Thanks Karma K9!"