How can The K9 Coach help you?

We are Abbotsfords Dog Behaviour Experts. A happy life with a well behaved dog is possible. Let us show you how! We have the knowledge, patience and dedication to help you create the dog of your dreams. Whether you have a brand new puppy and want a fresh start, or you have an out of control hound causing you stress, we're here to support you on your journey to success

In Home Training

We come straight to the comfort of your home (or other appropriate training location) once a week to work out any issues you are having. We will work with you to create a fully customized program that meets your needs.

Our Trainers Credentials

We continuously update our education on all things dog-related and travel internationally to learn from the best in the world so that we can offer you the most effective dog training help.

New Puppy?

Stay tuned for our online Puppy Program coming soon! Everything you need to know about your puppy from the first day of arrival and beyond

Meet The K9 Coach Team

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." - Steve Jobs

Client Reviews

To help dogs we must remain "Calm and Consistent, Patient and Persistent" -Desiree McLean
Rex - Old English Sheepdog

Rex - Old English Sheepdog

David and Kelly Elliott, Abbotsford BC

My wife and I have both had dogs in our past but we were faced with a new issue.  We had a beautiful 6 month Old English Sheepdog and four young kids. Rex is an awesome family dog but exhibited a number of behavioral issues in regards to our kids.   We had no idea how to fix these and we became increasingly frustrated. After meeting Desiree, she assessed our needs and customized a training plan that exceeded our expectations.  Within 3 weeks she corrected the behavioral issues and started us on our way with the tools to continue Rex’s training.

One of Desiree’s greatest assets , among many is her ability to carefully listen to you and more importantly your dog and devise a strategy to fix a particular problem. Our family now enjoys walking, hiking and playing with Rex.  Our kids are no longer timid of the dog and play with him constantly. We highly recommend Desiree and the methods she uses.  The difference in Rex in such a short time is remarkable!

Ozzie- American Bulldog

Ozzie- American Bulldog

Chloe Lipp

We met Desiree when we had exhausted all options of training for our 2 yr old American bulldog Ozzie who had almost no impulse control and was resistant to training. She found what worked for him and we saw significant changes from 3 lessons with her and take home homework. We decided to do board and train and in two weeks she did more with him than we ever could have. He's a completely different dog and we are so grateful for the progress he has made with her.

Alba- Chihuahua Mix

Alba- Chihuahua Mix

Stephanie McLeod

"I got a rescue dog from Mexico and wondered what I got myself into. She had issues that I couldn't handle and I didn't know where to begin. I felt overwhelmed.
She chased my cats into hiding, lunged and barked when meeting new people, had an incredible fear of water and wouldn't listen at all to me.
I Googled and chose Desiree (she had a photo of the Dog Whisperer & I was hooked)
She came directly to my house for sessions, which was the only way for me. The Program consisted of Four sessions, but I only needed three!
Now my cats are out and about. Alba even plays with one. I stood with door wide open for 6 min talking to a neighbor. Alba never made a peep and didn't move from the top stair. I took her camping for a week and she was PERFECT. She even followed me in deep water swimming. I am needless to say..... A happy happy girl.

I still have work but my tools are the best!!!! Desiree has been worth EVERY PENNY I like to say. Thank you soo much."