Would you like your dog to listen, make good decisions, and have fun with you?

We are here to make that possible for you and your dog.

My name is Alaina and I started Refine Your K9 to help people just like you have amazing and fulfilling relationships with their dogs. We do more than just teach your dog a set of commands at RYK9 – we teach you and your dog to understand each other, live together in harmony, and holistically address yours and your dog’s needs using clear, concise, and consistent communication tools. We have a sacred contract to care for our dogs in return for their love, loyalty and lessons – it is my honor to teach you how to give your dog the very best..

If your dog is pulling on leash, barking at other dogs, stealing food, going potty in the house or chewing your things, we can fix it. Whether your dog is sweet and just needs training or is scared, lacks confidence, is aggressive with people / animals, or is pushy and bratty, we have the solutions to make your life easier and more enjoyable.

You adopted or purchased your dog expecting companionship, fun, love and maybe an activity partner. If things haven’t gone as planned, it is time to get the compassionate and custom help that your unique situation deserves. I’ve been where you are and look forward to helping you write the next chapter of a great life with your dog.











It is not an exageration to say that our beloved family dog, Chloe, would not be our beloved family dog had we not met Alaina.  We had just adopted Chloe when my mother died suddenly, rocking our family to the core.  Chloe was a Border Collie mix rescue puppy who needed ALOT of training.  Alaina understood the position we were in, swooped in , took Chloe for two weeks so we could tend to arrangements and grieve.  Chloe returned to us the same sweet girl but a lot more refined.  We have continued to work with Alaina because she cares about our dog but also because she understands the dynamics of our family (two working parents of three kids ages 9-14).  She has made herself available to train and board Chloe and always goes the extra mile for her clients.  Book this woman now, you won’t be disappointed, you will be shocked how your dog turns around and how easy it is to keep her that way.

Alaina had me at hello…quite literally. She came into our home and immediately had our puppy, Bella, under control. This was something my husband and I were unable to do on our own. We loved Bella and had bonded with her but were so frustrated because she was out of control. We even thought we might have to give her to someone that could handle her.  It was truly heartbreaking. But in those first few moments, Alaina changed everything. 

My work is in the legal field of dog bite law. I see the worst of what can happen when a dog is not trained or socialized and I could not be one of those dog owners. So we opted for the more intense board and train.  During those two weeks, Alaina gave us regular updates that we really appreciated. Bella came home really almost perfect. She listens, she comes when she’s called, she sits whenever asked, and she walks like a pro. She is an absolute joy now and we could not be happier. 

Alaina not only trained Bella, she trained us (and continues to train us) on how to keep Bella at her best. She follows up with us to make sure we are doing all the right things and corrects us when we don’t. I will continue to have Bella train with Alaina because I want the best dog possible and I know Alaina can give us that…she already has. This was the best investment we have ever made. We can’t thank you enough!