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Refined K-9’s New Board and Train Programs

Not just another “doggy boot camp” We are excited to offer specialized board and train programs with Refined K-9’s own Jose Moreno. located on 3 acres deep in the Eastbay, our private dog boarding facility is the perfect oasis for any […]

Meet Our New Dog Trainer Jose Moreno!

We are very excited to announce our “adoption” of Trainer/Behaviorist Jose Moreno, who will be working our board and train programs starting August 1st, 2017! YEP! The former owner of Canine Specialties is now a member of the Refined K-9 […]

Welcome Our New Dog Trainer, Ken Carpenter!

Refined K-9 is proud to welcome Ken Carpenter to the team!  Ken Carpenter’s passion for dog training began 16-years-ago. Ken’s own rescue Cruz, an 85-pound working-line German Shepherd was the first. Shortly after adoption, it became clear that Cruz had […]

Why Do Dogs Dig?

Digging is especially problematic in the summer months; however, can be a year round problem in the Bay Area. But do you know WHY your dog digs? While dogs are naturally designed to be instinctual diggers, some instances can actually […]

Labor of Love

Jorge first contacted Refined K9 concerned about Henry’s aggressive behavior. Henry was a very nervous and insecure German Shepherd Dog. Henry was unable to go to dog parks or be around strange people and had also shown aggression towards members […]

Benny the Pit Bull

Benny, the Pit Bull, came to us when his owner, Dan, had concerns with Benny’s aggressive behavior, which included being leash reactive toward other dogs. During the initial visit it was plain to see that Benny had a very high […]


Happy Holidays!

Whatever you celebrate, who ever you celebrate with, we want to wish you a warm and wonderful holiday season from our K-9 family to yours! Still looking for the perfect gift for your family and friends with unruly dogs? Or […]

Meet Bear

Bear is one big Akita! you don’t often see too many of these dogs here in the city…one is for the obvious reason…sheer size! Second is because they are know and bread for fighting will and ability. Looking like a […]

Meet Charlie: A Refined K-9 Ambassador

Charlie is a rare site to see. The Dogo Argentono is not very common here in the states for a few reasons, most importantly being that they are are a newer breed designed to hold down wild bore in Argentina. […]


Jeannie with Beau

Here is one good looking puppy! Jeannie originally sought out out our services to learn how to manage Beau’s leash reactive “greetings.” Beau is a very friendly and enthusiastic puppy who loves to announce his presence with a nice loud […]