Akina k9 Gilroy, California

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Daniel Choi

2 years ago

the trainer is very supportive and doesn't make you feel inadequate when trying to help you. Very much recommended!


2 years ago

Hands down best trainer in the bay area. Rich makes training your dog fun. He always finds a way to teach you on a level that you will understand and always welcomes questions. If you follow his direction and do your homework you WILL see results with your dog. His facility in Gilroy is private, clean, smells great and amazing AC! They also host boarding and board & train but they book up fast so call as soon as you know your travel dates. Overall one of the best experiences with my dog!

Lisa Miceli

2 years ago

Very knowledgeable and adjusts quickly to you and your dog's needs.


3 years ago

It's hard to put into words how grateful we are to have found Rich. My dad adopted Alfie from a rescue and we fell in love with him instantly. The only problem was that he had a long list of issues and we were told by some people that he was a lost cause. From reactivity to dogs and people, resource guarding, separation anxiety, aggression, it looked like we had taken on more than we could handle. He was destined to live a life locked in the house. I can happily say that in less than 2 months, Alfie is well on his way to live a more fulfilled life and it's all thanks to Rich. Our ultimate goal was to have a family BBQ attended by Alfie and my own dog, Jess. Because Alfie has made such great progress, that will happen in the next week. Rich is so patient and knowledgeable. Every week we were sent home with clear written assignments. If I had a question during the week, he was available via text. We even spent part of our class time in the parking lot to work on Alfie's reactivity and separation anxiety in my car. BTW, I hardly ever write reviews. In this case, I had to make an exception. This is the best investment you can make for you and your dog. Rich, thank you for helping us communicate with Alfie better and for opening up a whole new world for him.

Juan Alvarado

3 years ago

Training with Rich (Akina K9) has been the best thing to happen to my dog, Chico, and I. Rich has always been extremely patient, helpful, and professional. He explains his training so that everything makes sense to the dog handler. Training sessions and group classes are always fun and useful. I strongly recommend this service to any dog owners looking to fix unwanted behaviors and communicate effectively with their dog. Tell them Juan and Chico sent you.


3 years ago

Rich is AMAZING. He has been helping me train my service animal and with my disabilities, I get frustrated easy. He is so patient with me and my pup. He is so gentle and willing to explain things repeatedly and never gets frustrated with me. He is awesome with our pup and so encouraging. Words can’t express how grateful we are we found Rich. If you are looking for the best trainer around, Rich is your man HANDS DOWN!

Oliver Davis

3 years ago

Rich was extremely helpful and everything we needed in a dog trainer for our adopted 2 year Aussie. Right from the start, he helped us teach him basic and advanced commands, proper control in different situations, and how to look for bad & good signs in our dog's behavior. We also agree with his method of training balancing obedience and freedom with our new dog. Just a handful of weeks of training with Rich and hole reinforcement led to huge improvements in our new dog. Would highly recommend Rich's Akina K9 training as it's very effective and affordable compared to others you'll find in the Bay Area.

christian de jesus

4 years ago

My wife and I have been taking our pup, Hana to Rich at Akina K9 since January. Within 2-3 sessions we started to already see results in her behavior. Prior to the classes, Hana had high anxiety very skittish. After those few sessions, she started to have more confidence outside and started to warm up to friends and neighbors. Now in about our 5th month with Rich, Hana listens to commands in different environments, is now off leash at home, and a lot more confident than before. Rich was definitely able to unlock the potential Hana has and continues to help us achieve the goals we had at the start of our training. We highly recommend Rich and Akina K9's services and training methods. From behavior to protection training they got you covered and will help you achieve your goals for you and K9!

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Akina k9, California, Gilroy

6904 Automall Pkwy

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10 AM - 8 PM

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