It’s Our Mission!

Locally and Veteran owned, Next-Door K9 Solutions was founded on 3 basic principles. Following these steps with your dog can be ground breaking! Let us help you build the relationship your dog needs!

Next-Door K9 takes pride in making your dog’s training our mission! Next-Door K9 Solutions was founded in order to promote well-rounded, balanced, and healthy dog training. At Next-Door K9 Solutions we train and board all dogs in our homes. Composing our daily routine around your dog's needs, we use our homes and communities to assist in your dog's training.

Meet Your Trainers!




Hey everybody, Kelly here! My passion for training began over 25 years ago with my beloved boxer “Stevie Boy.” Since then I’ve helped thousands of families build better relationships with their dogs. Over the years I’ve worked with rescue organizations as a Behavioral Evaluator for PetSmart Rescue Wagon, Paws and Claws of Tipton County, Tipton Animal Shelter, Paws New England and various others. As a result of hard work- thousands of dogs moved on to their permanent homes instead of euthanasia. I get my motivation and continuing education by training my Belgian Malinois for competitive dog sports such as APA. I’m a graduate of American Canine Interdiction with a focus on dual purpose and explosive scent detection. Im also an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.My husband Jim and I are enjoying the dog life on 25 secluded acres in the country. When your dog is enrolled in training with me- they will feel safe and welcomed in my home. I cater my training methods to the needs of each dog and love setting up the clients and dogs for success.

Hanna, Trainer



Hi there, my name is Hanna! I first started training dogs when I was 17 years old. I started out as an apprentice dog trainer for a company called B3K9 professional dog training, back in my hometown of Reno, Nevada. Where I did Board and Trains, Private Lessons, as well as Puppy training and behavior modification. During my apprenticeship, I obtained my first working dog a Belgian Malinois named Fiona. She helped me venture into different training avenues in the world of dog training. I then traveled to North Carolina, where I attended Tarheel Canine School for Dog Trainers, in which I did there 6 month master trainer course. While in school, I’ve handled and helped train several police dogs, special forces dogs, personal protection dogs, as well as training pet dogs. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals and find balance with you and your dog!



Hey! My name is David Curtis! I’m a retired Army Veteran and have been working as a handler and trainer for over 6 years. I have trained and handled dogs in many different capacities. My experiences range from training working dogs, handling working dogs for scent detection, training obedience for any many types of dogs, as well as holding many certifications for different aspects of dog training. I spent majority of my career training dogs for other Law Enforcement and Military agencies to help develop their K9 Programs and increase their overall performance. During my time training and handling dogs, I’ve had the opportunity to work numerous high-profile contracts and events, helping to secure many of the well-known celebrities and other VIP’s in today’s world. This experience combined with our team at Next-Door K9 Solutions guarantees safety and satisfaction for your pet! I look forward to helping your family with their dog needs!

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