About Us

With a history of training over 900+ dogs, Strategic K-9 Training in Rhode Island stands out with tailored training programs deeply rooted in a unique understanding of canine psychology, leading to countless success stories.

Unleash the True Potential of Your Canine Companion with Rhode Island's Premier Dog Training

With a history of training over 1000+ dogs, Strategic K-9 Training in Rhode Island stands out with tailored training programs deeply rooted in a unique understanding of canine psychology, leading to countless success stories. Our approach has transformed even the most disobedient pets into well-mannered companions, fostering not only improved behaviors but also stronger family bonds. Our dedication extends beyond mere training to ensuring the complete satisfaction of every client, reflected in our 100% satisfaction rate. At Strategic K-9 Training, we’re not just training dogs; we’re nurturing lifelong partnerships between pets and their families

4 Years

In Business

1000 +

Dogs Trained

100 %


Meet The Team

Joe Lead Trainer

Welcome to the world of canine companionship! I'm Joe, a devoted dog trainer with a heartfelt passion for fostering unbreakable bonds between dogs and their owners. With a journey that began in 2018, I've immersed myself in the art of dog training, refining my skills through countless hours of practice, study, and hands-on experience.

My Journey and Expertise:

My adventure began with Sasha, my faithful four-legged friend who ignited my fascination with advanced obedience and off-leash training. From there, my journey expanded to encompass a diverse array of training methods, each honed to perfection and integrated into my comprehensive training programs. I believe in results, and my ultimate goal is to empower my clients to achieve the harmonious relationship they envision with their dogs.

Sydney Trainer

Greetings, fellow dog enthusiasts! I'm Sydney, a high school psychology teacher who has discovered a remarkable intersection between two of my greatest passions: psychology and animals. With a Bachelor's of Science in psychology and a Master's of Education journey in progress, I've embarked on a journey that blends the intricacies of the human mind with the boundless affection of our canine companions.

A Teacher's Heart, A Trainer's Path:‍

My odyssey in the world of dog training commenced in 2022, as a client at Strategic K-9 Training. Accompanied by my faithful companion, Meadow, I immersed myself in the program under the guidance of lead trainer Joe. Little did I know, this experience would weave my love for teaching and my newfound appreciation for animal behavior into a harmonious tapestry.

John Trainer

Hey there, I'm John—Certified Dog Trainer since 2021 A dog enthusiast with a heart full of positivity and a lifetime of canine companionships

Growing up surrounded by furry friends, I've developed a keen understanding of the unique bond between humans and dogs. My infectious energy is not just for the two-legged folks; it's something that dogs pick up on too. Training dogs has always been a dream of mine, and now, I'm living that dream by helping others achieve remarkable results through our obedience training programs.

What sets me apart is my unwavering passion for what I do.

It's not just a job; it's a calling that brings me immense joy every single day. I firmly believe in the power of proper training to enhance the relationship between dogs and their owners, and I'm dedicated to making that connection stronger.

Christine Trainer

Hello fellow dog enthusiasts! I'm Christine, and I've found my true calling at Strategic K-9 Training since 2020. With a heart that beats for dogs of all sizes and a unique background that spans teaching and massage therapy, I bring a blend of patience, teaching prowess, and genuine passion to every training session.

A Journey of Multifaceted Skills:‍

My story is one of versatile skills and a boundless affection for our furry companions. In the past, I've nurtured young minds as a preschool teacher and provided the therapeutic touch as a massage therapist. These roles have instilled in me an innate ability to demonstrate techniques with precision and to follow directions diligently—skills that transition seamlessly into the art of dog training.

Patricia Scheduling Coordinator

Hello and welcome to a world where furry companions are treated with care, respect, and understanding! I'm Patricia, a passionate dog groomer and a vital member of the Strategic K-9 Training team. With over a decade of experience working closely with dogs, I've gained insights that allow me to provide exceptional customer service and support for both human and canine clients.

A Journey of Canine Care:‍

My journey began in 2006 as a dog groomer, where I learned to appreciate the nuances of each dog's temperament and individual needs. Throughout the years, I've had the privilege of working with a wide variety of dogs, each with their own unique personalities and sensitivities. This experience has given me a profound understanding of the potential stress that grooming experiences can bring to our furry friends.

Why Choose Strategic K-9 Training?
Lifetime Investment

You're not just getting temporary solutions; you're receiving enduring education and support that grow and evolve with your pet.

Fair Pricing

We offer transparent, fair pricing without compromising on the quality of our service. Experience the best in dog training, structured to fit every budget

Top Trainers

Benefit from our trainers' deep understanding of canine behavior, leveraging their expertise to unlock your dog's full potential.

Customized Plans

Enjoy a personalized approach designed to bring out the best in your pet, fostering a stronger bond and more effective results.

Considering her age, I wasn’t very hopeful that the training would have any effect on her but it absolutely did. Joe answered all of the questions I had very promptly and was very honest throughout the whole process.

We recommend Joe and his team 100%. Before working with Strategic K-9, Plato was nervous and reactive in public spaces, but now he feels confident and calm!

Great experience working with John. He really taught us how to communicate with our GSD Toga. He's a real professional!

Joe is fantastic. At the initial evaluation, we knew immediately Joe was the right trainer just by the way he interacted with our dog Apollo. He explained his training program and interacted with Apollo in a kind and calm manner.

I cannot recommend Joe and his team enough for their outstanding training program ! After reviewing multiple training programs in RI, we landed on Strategic K-9 Training because of their one on one approach right at your home.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I rescued Tate in April of this year and right away I knew I wanted him to gain a sense of stability and routine. The shelter I adopted him from recommended training just from what they knew of his past.

Thank you Joe and Amy, you guys are truly the best out there! My boyfriend and I are so lucky to have found the two of you and can’t thank you enough for not only training our dogs, but for training us so that we can be the best for them!

Sydney was very helpful to our family learning how to properly challenge and train Wendy, our 1 year old Shepard/bull terrier mix. I would absolutely recommend strategic k-9 to my friends :)

100% recommend without any hesitation. Joe has now trained two of our Cane Corso dogs and the lessons and methodologies we (and the dogs) learned have proven to be extremely helpful.

We had a great experience working with Joe. We brought our 1ish year old GSD to him to work on her leash skills (as she was a puller!) as well as comfort with greeting strangers in the house and general obedience

Joe is a very talented trainer and cares tremendously for his clients and pets. We had our 4 month old cane corso puppy trained. What we loved the most was that Joe taught us what to do so we could continue her training without him and be successful going forward.

Joe is a very intelligent trainer! My family and I learned so much through the basic training program. We definitely recommend strategic K-9 training. We have a 6 month old Siberian Husky who can now follow basic commands.

I came in contact with strategic K9 after searching far and wide for someone to personally help with some resource guarding and barking habits that I wanted to break with my dog. Joe and Ami have helped immensely

Our 2 year old mixed breed Enzo, who we adopted as a puppy, started showing aggressive behavior when people he was unfamiliar with came into our home or onto our property. Joe saw this first hand when he came to do an evaluation.

We highly recommend Strategic K-9! Joe helped us gain a better understand and perspective as to how dogs think and behave while also teaching us the proper ways to address a few problems we had started to notice. Our 18 mth old BMD has gained a significant amount of confidence

Joe helped us form a much stronger bond with our girl, and we are thankful! Our rescue pup, Willow, had incredibly reactive tendencies, and for anyone with a reactive dog, you know how overwhelming that can feel. We couldn’t go on walks, for fear of her barking aggressively at another dog or a bicycle, and traveling in the car was a lot of work.

Strategic K9 is the place where you can get your dog to reach the goals you had in mind for them when they were just a puppy! Before Joe, I was feeling discouraged, frustrated, and disappointed in myself that my dog was having behavioral issues after all the “treat bribing” training he has gone through in the past.

I truly cannot say enough great things about Joe and his training! I had previously done a few other trainings with other companies and saw no progress and was really losing hope until I found Joe. I noticed a huge change in my 11 month old Bernedoodle after our first session.

I can't recommend Joe enough, he seriously is a dog whisperer! I have a 6.5 year old German Shepherd who was showing aggression. After just one lesson with Joe he gave us the tools and information needed to stop this behavior right away.

The training was excellent, Joe came to our house weekly and would walk us through different techniques to work on with our dogs.

My almost 2 year old GoldenDoodle, Rusty, had developed some bad habits after our older dog passed away. Rusty was pulling, jumping, and lunging when we walked. I couldn’t trust him around the little kids in our neighborhood.

Joe was absolutely amazing!! He is super knowledgeable at what he does. Joe came to work with my 5 month old German shepherd with many bad behaviors and aggression towards people, by the time joe left we had a whole new dog on our hands.

I have learned so much from our puppy class with my dog Bruin. I have signed up for the advanced class starting soon. The pictures are going to class then after a secession. Thank you for all you help Steve