Absolutely phenomenal. The training was fantastic even though I brought a puppy with the attention span of a potato. Thank you!
They turned our nightmarish little French Bulldog into a totally different dog. So grateful for Karma K9!!
It is without hesitation that I rate Karma K9 FIVE STARS. Jason & Kat are amazing. My 3 year old German Shepherd has been transformed. Following an incident with another dog, that resulted in a serious injury and long surgery recovery, I could not walk him to the mail box without fear of him freaking out and trying to rip my arm out of the socket if he saw another dog. After completing the Advanced Companion Training I take him anywhere and everywhere. We encounter other dogs on our walks, at the pet store, the park, the beach - he could care less, no reaction - even when we see deer, cats and other critters. When the door bell rings, I use the Place Command Jason taught us, and Fritz stays on his bed until released. Fritz is calm, happy and fun and the results of his training are simply outstanding. Thank you for making my Fritz ever more awesome!
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!!!!!"
"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.
We are so fortunate to have Kat and Jason in our lives. We spent a year interviewing and talking with day care providers and trainers. No one wanted to take the responsibility of training, boarding, or having our rescued, blind Pomeranian at their day care. And then an acquaintance recommended Kat and Jason. She bragged on them extensively and we gave Karma K9 a call. Kat and Jason understood all of the issues and they had a plan for how they would manage them. For over year, our little pom has gone to 'camp' 3x a week. She loves going so much that on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, she parks herself right by the door and impatiently waits for her ride to camp. She comes home happy, exhausted, and best of call clean...she gets a bath before she comes home. We have frequently boarded with them and I always get pics of her in their homes and playing with their dogs. I highly recommend Karma K9.
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!
So glad we found Karma K9. They are the best!! Sasha was on her way out of our house due to her unruly behavior. Kat saved the day and has transformed this pup into a wonderful house mate and companion. They are very professional and seem to really enjoy what they do. Kat and Jason are miracle workers with dogs. Jacksonville's own Dog Whisperers!! I highly recommend them for any training needed. We'll continue to attend doggy day care at Karma K9 and plan on sending our little girl Sasha for advanced camp in January.
We took Peatie and Penelope to the big 2014 Strut Your Mutt dog walk and fundraiser today. This is the first time we've had Peatie around so many dogs (there were probably hundreds) since he's completed your "Advanced Companion Camp". We saw your trainer, Julie, who recognized Peatie and said hello. Thanks for everything. We would not have been able to bring Peatie here before Karma K9. He was very, very well behaved all day. We had so much fun.
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!!!
We love working with Kat and Jason. They have such an incredible wealth of knowledge regarding dog behaviors and breeds, we always feel like we have a much better understanding of our pups when we leave. As a bonus, Finnegan and Murphy absolutely love them so we know they are in great hands when we leave them there. They went above and beyond last year, and drove our boys out to St. Augustine so we could have them in wedding pictures. Kat and Jason truly love dogs and it shows in everything they do for their clients. We think they're awesome and highly recommend their training.
Murphy & Finnegan's Mom
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.
Karma K9 was a great find for me and my mix breed dog Josie. Kat was our trainer for all 6 in- home training sessions and I and my dog Josie just love her! Jason is great as well and was the one that gave me the initial consult and convinced me they were the real deal and could help me train Josie not to be aggressive on a leash and walk her instead of her walking me. They start with the basics and teach you how to train your dog properly so that you can continue to practice between your training sessions . They are so friendly and knowledgeable and I can' t recommend them enough. If you have a new puppy or a dog that just isn't' behaving as you' d like, make the investment in your dog by getting the best trainers that you can. You won' t be disappointed in them.
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!
We recently got a Bassett Hound from a rescue and brought him home to live with us and our 8 year old Boxer, Adonis. Early on it seemed as if Cairo was going to fit right in with the family- that our research on the breed was spot-on and we made the right decision for a younger companion for our pal. A few weeks into the transition though Cairo began to display fits of aggressiveness towards Adonis, especially in competing for attention from my wife. After unsuccessfully trying to correct the problem ourselves we found ourselves at the end of our proverbial rope. We didn't want to give up on our commitment to Cairo, but we didn't want to turn Adonis' life into one full of intimidation- so we turned to Kat and Jason. During the evaluation they explained to us how each dog was perceiving the other, and what Cairo's issues were. We soon after began training and followed the behavior tips they provided. The tips they gave us and the understanding of the "dog psychology" were all we needed to bring harmony into our home. For us, the obedience stuff was icing on the cake! On behalf of Cairo and Adonis, we want to thank them for allowing these 'siblings' to coexist and allowing us to keep our sanity! They know their ca-stuff!
Adonis & Cairo's Dad
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!"
Thank you so much to Kat and Jason for turning Bentley back into the perfect dog. It's amazing what they did in three short weeks! They were also just as wonderful after Bentley came home. Late night texts and daytime phone calls were always answered to put our minds at ease that we weren't totally messing up everything they taught him. I highly recommend Karma K9.
"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!"