Welcome to the Custom K-9 family based in Carson City, Nevada!
With over fourteen years of professional experience training dogs, Kendall and Chandler Brown are proud to share their expertise and passion with a national clientele. They offer a variety of highly customized in-person and long-distance training services and describe their greatest joy as teaching their clients how to speak "dog". Together, they bring their vast repertoire of behavioral knowledge and customized approach while maintaining a small-business feel.
As professionals, Kendall and Chandler are committed to upholding the Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) Effective Behavior Intervention , and hold numerous certifications in many canine related subjects taught by our nation's leading minds, including:
Research-backed, modern-behaviorist based training methods designed to teach you how to better become your dog's mentor and partner.
Animal Psychology/Behavior and canine body language so that your dog's experiences can be understood and you can learn to speak "dog".
Advanced canine CPR and Emergency First Aid so that your dog is in experienced care while training or boarding.
Enrichment Activity Training such as parkour, agility and nose work so that you and your dog can always be learning and bonding together!
Puppy and adult canine pain and stress management to help your dog cope with anxiety, pain and injuries through massage, reiki, EFT, acupressure and science-based, holistic remedies.
How can we help?
In need of a highly trained service dog? Then you have come to the right people! Kendall and Chandler raise and train service dogs for clients all around the country to navigate public transportation, perform life-saving tasks and enable their owners to live more independent and fulfilling lives.
Would you like to improve your relationship with your dog? Kendall and Chandler offer highly controlled group and private classes on safe socialization, loose-leash heeling, basic and advanced obedience, and recall, as well as providing solutions to unwanted behavioral issues such as digging, chewing, pulling on leash and barking.
Looking to involve your beloved four-legged friend in your daily adventures? Kendall and Chandler offer extensive training in safely and confidently exploring the great outdoors. Off-leash recall, snake avoidance classes and emergency stop/stays are just some of the skills they teach that can keep your dog safer on the trail.
Are you an avid or novice outdoorsman who is concerned for your dog's welfare while on the trail? For the responsible human handler, Kendall and Chandler also instruct an extensive, hands-on, canine-first aid and CPR course to help you be better prepared. The course includes common accidents such as splinting broken limbs, freeing your dog from hunting traps and treating snake bites. Land navigation instruction employing the Military Grid Reference System is also offered upon request.
PLEASE NOTE: We LOVE all breeds and ages of dogs, but do not offer behavioral rehabilitation therapy for human aggressive dogs or for dogs with a human bite history.
It's true, with their days full of teaching and embracing all things "dog", Kendall and Chandler don't have many dull moments. In their "spare" time, Chandler serves as an officer in the Marine Corps Reserves and Kendall writes dog training articles for the Nevada Appeal. When they aren't teaching, training, lecturing or traveling, Kendall and Chandler can be found in front of their fireplace, feet kicked up, whiskey in hand, trading tales and enjoying life.
Semper fi, and welcome to the family!
Inquiring About Our Availability?
Because we are often in the mountains, the best way to get ahold of us is to email us:
Monday - Tuesday
Wednesday - Saturday
Whether we are training in the comfort and convenience of your home, or boarding and training in our own, we strive to enrich your relationship with your dog through patient, kind guidance, mutual respect and educated, modern behavioral science.
These folks are amazing! They are very good with our pit bull puppy and our older pit bull! We've only had one session so far and it was great-lots of good tips to help train our puppy to be a good dog. Our house is much more calm now and we could not be more thrilled. They responded quickly when I asked for info and came to our house for a VERY reasonable rate to train our pups. They are easy to work with and I can text with any questions in between our training sessions to make sure we stay on track. They gave me lots of notes taken during the training session so that we know what to work on for next time. I highly recommend this couple!
We hired Kendall and Chandler upon recommendation from a friend of a friend to help us curb some behaviors in our rescue dog. I now have recommended them to 3 more friends. The fact that they would come to our house was a big plus for us...their fees are very reasonable and fair, especially since there are two of them! K & C were always easy to communicate with via text, they were even available by phone when I had a pressing question for them. K & C have an immense knowledge of dogs, my husband and I have learned so much about the habits and instincts driving some of our dog's behaviors, which in turn helped us in how we reacted to him. We will not hesitate to call these two if we need their help again with any dogs in our future.
I have two huskies that Kendall and Chandler work amazingly with! They really take the time to not only direct them but also direct me so I can continue our training on a daily basis. I would highly recommend them and I'm so grateful to have their support and guidance!
Kendall and Chandler know their stuff. They are a great team. They have helped us enormously manage and train our very sassy puppy. I was so overwhelmed and felt unprepared to care for our puppy. I honestly don't know what I would have done without their expert advice and coaching.
As a dog savvy owner I was besides myself when I realized that I now own the most challenging dog that I have ever had. I knew I had a very energetic breed (border collie) but this one is very different than others that I have owner or worked with. His energy was expected but his sneaky aggression towards people and car/tractor chasing was an eye opener for me. On day one working with this dynamic duo I was pleasantly surprised and felt hopeful that I would be able to conquer this little rebel. I have done their one on one training, working on any and all issues that I might have come across during the week, along with helpful hints and words of encouragement I always end the class with the utmost confidence that my dog and I will be a team that others will envy.
I am a disabled veteran and medically retired police officer. My service to my country and community has left me broken in ways most can't see. I suffered head injury that left me with debilitating migraines and other issues. Kendall and Chandler have been amazing, they have given me hope, a new K9 partner that will give me freedom I haven't felt in too long and most of all have been the very definition of professional. I have watched them during their training with other clients, observed the detailed selection process for my service dog and their willingness not to see me merely as a client but as a member of the Custom K-9 Service Dog family. I encourage you to speak with them about your needs. Whether it is for a pet or for a service dog your life and your pet/partner's life better. Semper Fi!!
I have used this dog training service for three years. I started with a juvenile German Shepherd completely out of control who now understands all basic and most advanced commands (even place). They train people as well as the dogs (most of the time). I found it was my inconsistency and when she corrected me, I could correct the dogs. We then got a Labrador puppy! OMG! Never had a lab before...what energy! What a mouth! He is now our year old Rocket Dogg and is a very nice young lad. I highly recommend them!
Without a doubt the best trainers around! It is absolutely apparent that they love what they do and the results are phenomenal! Kendall and Chandler cusotm work with you and your family with whatever behavior you would like to improve upon with your pets. They provide and demonstrate so many useful tools needed for a happy life with your pet! I highly recommend them to both new and old pet owners with both puppies and adult pets alike!
Chandler and Kendall just started working with me and my rescue lab who has severe separation anxiety. We have a ways to go but there is noticeable improvement after just a few lessons and I know we're going to make it! They were recommended by friends who are using them to help train their service dog and the great recommendation was spot on. Thanks so much!
So excited to have found them! They are so good with us and our Golden Retriever! Only 2 sessions so far but they have been awesome and she's already so much better! Highly recommend them!
We could not be more pleased with Cusotm K-9 Services. Kendal and Chandler are the BEST!!! They have dedicated themselves to providing loving, caring and positive K-9 and equally as important, owner training. Their patience and guidance is greatly appreciated and extremely rewarding to both our dog and to us. We've enjoyed numerous dogs over the years, basically all DIY trained. With our newest K-9 addition we realized that we presented more challenges than we were prepared for. Enter Kendall and Chandler. From the onset they came to our house weekly to help train and work with Cooper, our 2 year old Australian Shepherd. This is a real plus to work with our pet in his daily environment. The fact that Kendall and Chandler are always so positive and reassuring to our dog and to us, that it makes the entire learning process an enjoyable experience for both our pet and to us.
We hired Kendall and Chandler upon recommendation from a friend of a friend to help us curb some behaviors in our rescue dog. I now have recommended them to 3 more friends. The fact that they would come to our house was a big plus for us...their fees are very reasonable and fair, especially since there are two of them! K & C were always easy to communicate with via text, they were even available by phone when I had a pressing question for them. K & C have an immense knowledge of dogs, my husband and I have learned so much about the habits and insticts driving some of our dog's behaviors, which in turn helped us in how we reacted to him. We will not hesitate to call these two if we need their help again with any dogs in our future.
Dedicated to helping us fulfill our needs with our very young, energetic puppy who was recovering from being bitten at the dog park. They are kind, approachable and took the extra effort to keep in touch with us between sessions so we had guidance.
The best!!! I started working with them in 2017 when my pup was 6 months old. Their knowledge, guidance and training techniques have changed mine and my dog's life! I never thought I could have a great barn dog and service dog in the same dog. I highly recommend them for all of your dog training needs.
Kendall and Chandler are beyond stereotypical dog trainers. They somehow combine psychiatrists, behaviorists, life coaches and dog trainers and help you to better understand yourself and your dog! Highly recommend!
Our German Shepherd was an absolute nightmare, nipping at our two year old grandchild and jumping the fences. Kendall and Chandler presented us with some thoughtful solutions and were able to help us regain control of our dog and our lives. Best of all, they came to our house so we didn't have to travel far!
Kendall and Chandler are some of the most interesting and intelligent people who happen to also speak dog. They were invaluable in helping us with our Molly's puppyhood.
You won't regret working with Kendall and Chandler. They are kind and considerate and when they worked with our dog Jasper, they were able to explain to us how to continue the training in their absence between sessions. Real, authentic long term solutions and helped us gain a better understanding of our dogs.
A rare experience and a far cry from Petco or any other trainers we've worked with. Chandler and his wife Kendall make for a wonderful team and made sure that we understood the training. They were also wonderful with our kids and included them in every step. We were so impressed with their knowledge and patience.
Kendall and Chandler came into our lives right as we were at our wits end with our three dogs. Not only did they provide insight and solutions but they also helped us create better relationships with our dogs. Can't rave about them enough.
You hear about dog whisperers and you think they are just on TV. Well, Kendall and her husband are the real deal. Blew my mind to watch them work and they are very knowledgeable about hunting and agility.
We were referred to Kendall and Chan by our neighbors, and are so happy that we chose to work with them. We'd had some bad experiences working with local trainers before, and were hesitant to try again. Kendall and Chan were friendly, down to earth and so helpful. We were encouraged to reach out to them between sessions with Bullet, which we did, and were always blown away by their advice and knowledge. It's just been three sessions and we can't wait to hike with Bullet again!
Kendall and Chandler helped us train our entire family of eleven how to raise our puppy Ann. They were happy to work with each of our kids. They clearly enjoy their job and were always such fun to learn from. We can now go for family walks without being drug around the neighborhood!
I was in need of a service dog and Kendall and her husband helped me raise my puppy Kilo into a companion that can fly with me and alert to my panic attacks. Their training was professional from start to finish, and their experience with training service dogs helped guide me through all the obedience and task training. They have high standards which made me proud and confident in Kilo as we travel often for my job. They are dedicated to helping service dog teams and my only regret is not starting sooner with them.
Chandler and his wife have a passion for dog training that is such fun to watch and learn from. Expect to be very involved! Eons past any trainer that I have ever worked with!
Typical basket case here, with a large out of control dog that was a complete nut job. Kendall and Chandler were able to help me get my wild child under control through patience, channeling her energy and giving us homework to do between sessions. They are not just dog trainers but truly embodied the term behaviorist. They functioned effortlessly as a team and helped Moxy and me learn how to be a better team.
Kendall worked with us for several months to help us with Jasper. She went above and beyond to make sure we understood the training and was clearly an expert in her field. We attended her and her husband's hiking and first aid seminar last month and are much more confident when we go camping with Jasper. Kendall really customizes your needs and helps you create a family dog in every sense of the word.
K and C helped us with our rescue a few years ago when Daisy was a frightened mess. They were kind and knew so much about how to get her more confident and excited about the world around her. They also helped my husband and myself to understand her and form a deep bond. After Daisy was better they kept in touch and responded quickly when anything came up. Last month they helped us with our newest dog Radar, who was going through some nipping issues. We are so happy to have such experienced trainers at our side and through the years have loved returning to them for help.