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I’m Johanna Kratt. I’ve been training dogs professionally for close to 30 years. In addition to training clients privately, I was leading group obedience classes for the cities of Monterey, Salinas, and Watsonville, California.

During the years from 1991 to 2002 I was the manager and canine trainer of a large kennel and Wild Animal training compound in California which supplied and trained animals for movies and television.

I have titled dogs in AKC obedience, agility, and IPO. For those who don’t know, IPO (formally Schutzhund) is a German sport consisting of Tracking, Obedience, and Protection (much like police dog training). These dogs must qualify in all three phases during the same trial to earn their titles. I began my IPO career studying under Willi Ortner, America’s first Schutzhund trial performance judge and one time captain of our USA team in world competition.

I hold a Masters Degree, Boise State University, BS State University of New York, Graduate of “The Principles of Dog Training” from the prestigious Michael Ellis School For Professional Dog Trainers, long time Member of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America, Member of local Schutzhund club, OG Idaho, and active participant in AKC Agility and IPO.

What Jo's Clients Are Saying

Patient, Helpful & Encouraging

“Johanna is great! She is patient, helpful encouraging and so much fun to work with. After a couple of lessons we moved beyond where I imagined we could get in the entire 6 week course. I would recommend talking with her if you need some help training your dog.”

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Honestly Changed my Dog

“The training and tips you gave me honestly changed my dog and the relationship we have. Lukas is nearing his second birthday, and he is a completely different dog than the one I bought a year ago, and it is all thanks to you.”

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Patient and Really Helped Train ME

“Johanna is a great coach to work with, she is patient and really helped train me to be a better pet owner for my Charlie boy. I highly recommend K-9 Coach to anyone looking for training, it is money well spent!!!”

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Life Changing is Not an Exaggeration

“Johanna’s extensive knowledge and experience was exactly what I needed. She provided me with breed specific training tailored to my dog. Life changing is not an exaggeration of the progress we’ve made in 6 short weeks.”

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Well Behaved Little Pal

“Johanna, thanks so much for all your encouragement and training. I was really getting to feel hopeless with his training until we met you. You have made it easy on both of us and especially enjoyable for Okie. I sure enjoy my nice, well behaved little pal now.”

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So Impressed

“Thank you for everything. We are excited to keep working with Shelby. With your help she is becoming the dog we were hoping for. We are so impressed with her progress.”

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