Loki! We reached out to Dawn for one on one training because this is our families first time with a big dog (Loki the Labradoodle). Our sessions with Dawn were so helpful. In 4 sessions he now knows the following; sit, down, place, come, will loose leash walk without our kids and will fetch. He is also learning how to control himself around our little dog (Chloe the Yorkiepoo). Not only did Dawn spend one on one time with us and Loki but she sent us amazing handouts, additional suggestions to other dog training issues not yet covered in our session, issues with our older dog and grooming suggestions. Dawn has even checked in with us after our sessions to see how Loki is doing. Dawn is knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge. Your dogs will know she is kind by responding well to her, just like ours did. It was a pleasure working with Dawn! — Sarah B., Niwot

Dawn Kairns is a very special and I think exceptional dog trainer. She truly cares about not only training your dog but training YOU to train your dog and following through with your lessons. My Labradoodle and I have learned so much not just about the physical side of training but the mental side that goes into good training habits. It’s obvious she loves what she does and is good at it – she is the “dog whisper”.
— JoAnn M., Lake Valley

We have worked with Dawn for just 2 months and already see SO MUCH improvement from our reactive dog. Dawn’s approach is respectful, patient, and intuitive. As dog parents, we have learned a lot from Dawn. She is VERY thorough and dedicates a lot of time and attention to her clients. We are so happy to see our dog be able to handle things he didn’t used to before and enjoy the world around him. We 100% recommend Dawn and feel so lucky to have found her. — Natalia V., Four Mile Canyon

Dawn has exceeded our expectations in every way while training our puppy. Her focus on positive reinforcement and understanding our dog’s language had been eye opening, and more than we could have ever wished for. Dawn has been so patient with us and has given us practical tools to use since day one. We are so thankful that we decided to work with Dawn. We saw huge improvement right away!” — Kyle Baudour, Boulder

Dawn helped us with a puppy who had an insatiable need to eat everything and I do mean everything.  She was calm, confident, knowledgeable and above all patient with us as we learned how to manage our puppy problems.  It took some work on our part but we had great guidance from Dawn.  She has a whole bag of tricks to help with a few other minor challenges we were having.  Our puppy is 6 months old now and is well on her way to becoming a well behaved dog thanks to Dawn’s help.” — Adam G., Boulder

What an amazing puppy trainer! Dawn Kairns worked with my new pup, Toby and helped so much.  She has so much patience and such a calm demeanor with animals.  Dawn was always available to answer questions I had and give advise as Toby grew and developed into a well behaved pet.  No matter what issue, from biting to jumping to nibbling on house plants, Dawn had lots of ideas and things to try.  I would highly recommend her as a trainer for your new puppy!” — Maureen Cochran, Boulder Heights

I would like to share about the great experience I’m having working with Dawn Kairns, owner/operator of Dawn Kairns Dog Training. My canine companion and I have enjoyed and benefited from just two sessions and are looking forward to our next four. I see changes in myself and Addy daily with the focused effort Dawn is teaching us and am so grateful for her professional guidance. If you just adopted a canine, currently have one with a few behavioral issues or you’re starting out with a pup, Dawn will help you bond and grow with your pet. So happy to have connected with her🙏 Dawn is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) serving clients in Boulder County and I highly recommend her — Pati W., Longmont

“Dawn is wonderful! Dawn helped us with our 4 yo rescue, Rosie. Rosie has leash reactivity and needed help with loose leash walking. We’ve had several other trainers prior to Dawn, who were not helpful. Dawn teaches with positive reinforcement, and we’ve come so much further in 5 weeks, then with other trainers over 6 months. Dawn obviously loves dogs, and loves what she does. Dawn’s very responsive through e-mail, and she checks in to see how our practices are going in between sessions. I know I’m gushing, but I highly recommend her, and only wish I’d find her 3 years ago!” — Helen Brekke

“Dawn was a real blessing for me and my dog, Lili. She has lots of ideas and taught me things I would have never thought of myself. And I’m happy she left us with some written instructions. She teaches with loving kindness, and my puppy and I learned a lot from her that is helping to make her a welcomed dog wherever she goes.” — Evie Cohen, Boulder

Dawn is patient and knowledgeable. Our dog loves her. Her suggestions are easy to understand and she is very pleasant to work with. Highly recommend.” — Sue Baer, Boulder