What people are saying about Country K-Nine!

"Kirby is FABULOUS! From the moment we started messaging I knew she was the “real deal”! Once we got to her place & she started showing us around it was like we were on a TV set, she has a great SET UP, I was seriously stoked my pup was going to be with her for 14 days! When we arrived for drop off, Watson jumped out of the car window (he needed SERIOUS training!) but when we picked him up, he was so calm & such a good listener! Kirby spent so much time going over everything with us to make sure all of us were set up for success! And Watson loves coming back for Doggy Daycare! Kirby is kind, patient, talented, priced right, LOVES dogs, she checks all the boxes!"

-Danielle Z.


"Kirby is a miracle worker! We have 2 aussiedoodles who did a 2 week board and train with her. We had previously worked with a force free trainer in the past and our problems were not helped in the little. Kirby helped educate us on the e-collar and how to properly use it. When we went to pick up the dogs after the two weeks they were new dogs. They didn’t jump on people, were able to walk on a leash without pulling, and listen at door thresholds to wait. We are 3 months out from training and with reinforcement they have retained it. We’ve had multiple people comment on the change and how good they are. I will be keeping Kirby in mind for any future dogs or anyone needing help. She is amazing and I cannot recommend anymore!

P.S. Colby and Lollie say thank you Kirby!"

-Kendall S.

"Where do I even begin with Kirby?! We are so beyond thankful for her and all of her work she has done with our lab/cattle dog Boomer. We adopted him back in 2020 right when the pandemic hit (just like the rest of the world did). Due to our boy's wild puppy energy and our lack of training knowledge, we soon realized we needed help from a trainer ASAP. Kirby helped us with individual sessions, structured daycare, boarding and on top of being a great friend. We now live in the Chicago area, but when we are back down south we love sending Boomer to Kirby. We trust her with our whole hearts and don't have any worries leaving our boy with her. He always leaves so happy and tired, which for a 5 hour car ride is wonderful! Even though we are no longer in the same area, Kirby continues to be so supportive of us and Boomer. She is always there to answer my anxious dog mom questions. She gives amazing recommendations for treats, food, meds, training advice, etc. She knows how to ease my anxiety like no other. Boomer LOVES Kirby and loves living the country life when we send him to her! We miss her so much and wish we had a Kirby up here. I absolutely with no doubt recommend you send your pup to Country K-Nine. I promise you will not regret it! We love you Kirby!"

-Kayla D.


"Kirby’s training and her doggy daycare were life changing for our retriever, Annabelle. Unfortunately we have moved out of state and can no longer use her services and we sure miss her! Kirby’s training methods and her connection to Annabelle were amazing. We now have a well behaved 70 pound 2 year old that stays in our unfenced yard and can walk off leash thanks to Kirby! Highly recommend using her daycare after training. Great socialization and training for your dog."

- Leslie S.


"Lulu (our golden retriever) is our families first large dog and we were honestly a little nervous. We hired Kirby to train Lulu (and us ). From the moment Kirby stepped foot into our home for training we felt confident she was going to be our guide to being a great large dog family! Kirby has taught Lulu basic training skills and helped us feel comfortable. Lulu has also been boarded at Kirby’s as well as gone to doggy daycare. We cannot say enough GREAT things about Kirby the dog whisperer! Our family is so thankful for her expertise!"

-Carrie R.



"When you are looking for a professional to train your dog OR a great place for boarding, put Country K-Nine at the top of your list. The trainer is awesome, absolutely loves what she does and posted videos on Instagram so I could see some of the process. Fun to watch and helps with the humans separation anxiety

The Facility Is very clean, roomy, has a large fenced in field, and lots of room outside of that for dog walks.

The experience was so good for my dog. I can't wait to take him back so he can enjoy it again!"

- Gerri K.

"Kirby was phenomenal. Our boys needed obedience training as well as structure. The two weeks they spent with Kirby were astonishing. They were totally different dogs in the right way. I will recommend Country K-Nine repeatedly. Our boys LOVED her."

- McKenna K 

"Kirby is amazing! The way she bonds with the dogs is incredible. Micco adores her and loves to board and train with her. She helps me to be a better pet parent sharing tips from food and supplements, training collars, etc."

-Rocky W.


"If you are looking for a dog trainer, reach out to Kirby at Country K-Nine, LLC. She is phenomenal! Johnny and I started with her last spring when he was a puppy with in-home training, and he just completed her 2-week stay and train program. Now that he's home we are staying consistent with his training using ALL of the tools to continue his (and mine) learning. Thank you Kirby!"

- Stacey D

"Our dogs absolutely enjoyed their time with Kirby. They have both grown so much over two weeks!! We can’t wait to see them both continue to grow and learn more while at home. 💕

Highly recommend anyone with pups to look into training with Country K-Nine, LLC!! She is the absolute best trainer!!"

- Megan M.


"I can 100 percent say that Country K-Nine, LLC and all the services provided are top notch ! Our pup Zoey was helped immensely by Kirby ! And enjoyed her stay and board and train . If you want a happy pup and someone that cares deeply about your dogs well being working with Kirby is a must . She changed our pups life for the better . She is a calmer , happier dog and that makes for a happy family ❤️❤️❤️"

- Junellyn H.


"Kirby always answer my questions about training, feeding, baths, nail clipping... and everything else. I’ve seen Kirby in action with not only my pup, but her own. She’s trained them well. Proud of how hard this girl works. To her though, this isn’t work, it’s her passion."

-Sammi F.


"I would highly recommend Kirby with Country K-Nine! She is absolutely amazing. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable when it comes to training. We love that she offers at home and public training sessions. Kirby has been with us every step of the way from basic commands to off leash training. Knox absolutely loves her and has so much fun at daycare. We have learned so much from her and can’t wait to continue to learn more. If it wasn’t for Kirby we would be lost. If you’re on the market for a dog trainer, Kirby is your girl!"

-Ashley S.


"Zoey loves coming to Doggie Daycare and playing with all the other pups. Kirby does a great job with them and also provides some structure to their day. Thanks Kirby!"


-Danielle C.


"My groomer kept telling me about Kirby and how awesome she was with dogs. And our 17 month old Lab needed it. Very strong willed. So we got some training sessions and all I can say is Kirby is more than awesome. I needed training. She has helped me so much. And our pup is doing so much better. After the first lesson I knew we made the right choice in enrolling in Kirby's training. I needed training just as much as our dog. Thank you Kirby"

-Cheryl D.

"Kirby was the best with my dogs that were not the best! She knows how to handle every behavior and always has useful tips. 5 stars!"

-Christine F.

"Her Doggy Day Care is the best for the animals and the pet owners. This is truly Kirby’s calling."

-Donna G.

"Kirby is the best!!! She's knowledgeable, honest, and sooo good with the four legged."

-Lori G.

"In our house, you are known as the dog whisperer. In fact, I have been walking Chloe this past week completely off leash! She’s been great!"

-Vickie K. 

"Kirby is awesome! My son has a lab named Daisy. She was getting ready to move with him to NC because he is a Marine. She started training with me and finished it with him and his wife. It is very true that I needed the training also. Daisy was changed after the first session. She has so many helpful tips and items to use. I would highly recommend Kirby."

-Missy W.