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Client Testimonials

"Lynn has the most valued and rare gifts and skills I could ever ask for to handle my dog behavior questions. I have needed her help a couple of times (since her insightful guidance when she helped to train my standard poodle through his separation anxiety!) and she has been as gracious and enthused in her support and guidance of all dogs that we have had, and as we entertain adopting again. Lynn especially eases any strain or guilt when it comes to what you will do and won't do, can do and can't do, and how important it is to be realistic about your lifestyle and what training is required to make your life peaceful and balanced!

K9 Foundation demonstrates a humane approach to both animals and humans 100% of the time! Thank you, Lynn! You are my NorthStar for caring for our dogs... and consequently, our marriage!! ;) LOL because a bad dog life can compromise balance throughout, and Lynn and Kevin model both reasonable goals and realistic limits with excellence and understanding!"  --Li K., (Yelp review)


"Hi Lynn,

I just wanted to reach out and say thank for the training you did with Reptar! We have moved to Washington and it really hit us today how much your training has worked! He went from a dog we where worried we would have to rehome due to his extreme anxiety over the kids to a dog that learned to chill!! This was him today as my daughter played with him. No circling to the point of killing himself! He’s a completely different and happy dog now! Thank you 100 times!" ~Katie H., Washington (formerly Carthage)

Hey Lynn and Kevin,

John and I and the girls did our first scent work trial this past weekend in Durham....We can't thank you both enough for all your skill, expertise and support in starting us on this journey.  We has such a fun weekend.  Look forward to catching up again soon. ~Giselle, Southern Pines (6 new AKC Scentwork titles and 4 additional qualifying runs were earned!!!)


It was a pleasure meeting you and working with you yesterday. You will be happy to know that me and Malakai walked a couple miles today, and he aced it. There were only a few reminders at the beginning, and then he just fell into place and walked perfectly. I found my clicker, and my treat bag so he was rewarded for a job well done. I also worked in the house with him giving him boundaries, and he aced that too. You have had such a positive impact on our communication. I will continue our walking experience going to Hinson lake to continue his training. Thank you...this was so significant.  ~~Suzette B., Rockingham

"I contacted Lynn about my two female dogs not getting along in absolute desperation! They were getting in fights at least once a week and I didn’t think we were ever going to be able to keep them in the same house. After just three sessions Lynn had taught me enough to build a better relationship between the two and spot the signs that a fight was brewing before it even happened. It’s now been 7 months without any fights and our home is finally peaceful. Thank you so much Lynn and K9 Foundation! I couldn’t be more grateful." ~Cheyanne H., Aberdeen

"My three dogs and I have had 4 1-on-1 sessions with Lynn.  She understands motivation, freedom , fun!  I am so pleased with the easy progress we have made together.  She relates to each dog, their personality, strengths and weaknesses and crafts successful techniques.   I recommend her highly" --Lisa L., Pinehurst

"Thank you for today I really found it helpful, I love the way you explain everything and the methods you use.  Thanks again!" ~Tana H., Carthage 

We have a 85 pound Bernedoodle (Mable) that was in need of learning her manners. Foundations 1 & 2 have really helped get our Mable(and us) on the right track. Lynn is so patient, kind, and knowledgeable on all things dog. The classes include real life strategies and tips to help you and your dog succeed. The best part is - Mable is excited to go. We are looking forward to enrolling in future classes.  --Jennifer Y., Southern Pines

Hi Lynn:

Great class yesterday!..

…I am sure I told you this before, and not to be THAT student that sucks up to the teacher, but you have a real gift in what you do! I think most of your clients raise a dog maybe a few times in a lifetime so they might not grasp how wonderful your classes are , but for us being on puppy #5 I can't tell you how much we appreciate every word, tip, technique, and insight from you. I may not be looking directly at you in class but I am listening to your every word! Maybe when we get to puppy #9 or #10 we will have it down pat, but for now we are enjoying your instruction for what I call "the upper end of the leash"! And on top of that you make your classes very fun.

Thank you for what you do Lynn!"

John T., Southern Pines, NC 

"My female dog was really struggling with stress and anxiety. I had tried other trainers and nothing had worked. Lynn saved my dog and she is an amazing trainer!"--Morgan L., Pinehurst

"Thank you again so much for your time today!  Baby steps, but I already see improvement!  The train went by and he just stopped and listened, instead of his usual run and hide!  We are excited for our next session!--GG P., Southern Pines, NC

"That hour rocked!!!  Thank you so very much for being in my world"  Katherine P., Pinehurst

"I know it sounds silly but you've changed our lives when it comes to being a Dog parent.  We are so grateful!"  --Donna B., West End, NC


Thank you for all the help getting my dog to MR1!  It has been a fun journey and can't wait to move into the big leagues!  2024 MR2 here we come!  You're the best trainer ever....Greg & Ryker

"No matter what your needs are K9 Foundation can do it!  I've been training with them for almost a year and they are amazing! The way they are able to connect with the dogs is unlike anything I have ever seen!  It is a 6.5 hour round trip for me....Sooo worth it!  --Jessica Z., Goode, Virginia

"Took a level 1 Dog training class from Lynn after taking a generic dog training class from a chain company a few weeks prior. You can not even compare the two classes. It was a better price and a major difference in outcomes. Lynn was absolutely amazing and very personable. She spent time using each dog in the class for training examples and never once made me feel bad or discouraged about having a wild child of a dog.  There were pups/dogs of all ages in the class too. She was always helpful and offered her knowledge about training and different circumstances that arise at home.  I am looking forward to the next class and am using her 1:1 in my home to help me and pup keep learning!!" --Anna S., Southern Pines, (Pickles now has his AKC CGC!!!)

"Everywhere we go with Mishka they can't believe how good she is.  I guess people are not used to a husky that listens.  I keep on telling them its a lot of work and a great trainer for guidance. So I give them your name! 

Thank You",  Gary, Vass, NC

"We have had dobermans over the past 30 years and many dog trainers that were good. We hired Lynn a year ago for our newest dobe. She is by far the best trainer we have had, rates a 10 with us. Very professional and very committed to deliver excellent results."  --Amanda S., Whispering Pines, NC


"The first thing that impressed me was how joyfully obedient Lynn and Kevin's dogs are. Next I saw how Kevin evaluated my young dog. He was calm and focused, sizing up her reactions to everything and then tapping into what she reacted to most positively and then building on that to make progress. These two have a rare talent combined with a lot love and knowledge."--Chris R., Atlanta, GA


"Lynn is awesome! She is so knowledgeable, and knows how to communicate well. Would definitely recommend for all dog training needs!"  Sydney D., Pinehurst, NC

Hello, Moore County and beyond!
My name is "Pyxie", I am a 3 year Bichon and I want you all to know that the "K9 Foundation" is .... "the Cat's Meow" for us doggies. Tell your parents to check them out, talk to the "Top Dog Lynn" and find the very best training place far and near! Lady Lynn will make your classes fun and exciting, she has lots of patience, expert knowledge, is professional and passionate about her method of teaching. You doggies can go from Kindergarten right up to College with your continued education and you will find no better School anywhere. See you all as soon as possible!  --Lindi L., Vass, NC

"Lynn is an AMAZING trainer! Her knowledge and skills has been a tremendous help with my two resident dogs, as well as her tips and advice for helping with numerous fosters dogs that we’ve had through our house. I highly recommend Lynn to anyone!!"  --Kelly K, Chaska

"I’ve worked with Lynn in a class setting a number of times. From Basic Obedience to Loose Leash Walking to Dog-to-Dog Aggression, she leads a fun, straightforward and successful class where she helped us reach our training goals each time. I’ve also worked with her for 1:1 training in my home when we were expecting our first child. I can’t say enough about what an amazing trainer she is! She helped me manage my dog aggressive pup like a pro, always explained training concepts clearly and demonstrated all behaviors with ease. Not only is she a great trainer, but she makes it fun for all involved even in stressful situations for some handlers and their dogs. I’d recommend K9 foundations for all levels of experience and training needs."  --Jennifer H., St. Louis Park

"I love training with Lynn! I have trained with her with two dogs in obedience, agility, problem behaviors (jumping on visitors), and AKC good citizenship. I love Lynn and so do my dogs!"  --Julie D. Minneapolis

“We are practicing a lot. Passed a couple of dogs yesterday and he had no reaction.....
A little fluffy puddle passed us today. J was calm and quiet and only once “fluffy” passed us did J whimper. So cute.”--Cindy H., Pinehurst  (J was leash aggressive)

"You do an amazing job Lynn, we are looking forward to seeing you when we return in the fall."--Leslie W., Southern Pines


"I’m glad to have had the opportunity to work with Lynn at our home and in class environments. She made dog training fun for me and my child with special needs, helping us both understand how to communicate with our dog more effectively. I’ve recommended her to others and encourage you to give her service a try."--Lori M., Minneapolis

"My dog Nina and I have had the opportunity to work with Kevin and Lynn for three years, and though I live in Colorado I have driven down to work with them or have them fly here. Kevin and Lynn are both pet dog and competitive dog trainers, and they are some of the best dog trainers in the country. Many other dog trainers you will find have just taken a few classes and gotten a certification, but for Kevin and Lynn dog training is their craft. If you want to build your dog into something better, I highly recommend them. Wish I lived closer and had the chance to train with them every day."--Mary G., Denver

"Lynn is so knowledgeable and fun to work with. She is an amazing trainer that can work with any and all behavior issues. She loves working with dogs and it shows!"--Blair B., Huntersville, NC

"Lynn Bain was a God-send when it came to re-training my adult dog who developed food aggression tendencies around other dogs. I can now bring Buster anywhere, anytime and know he’ll behave himself around their food and treats" Kari T., Clearwater, MN

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