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Let me introduce you to your best dog ever.

You're just a phone call away from
unleashing your dog's inner best friend.

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Behavior problems are no problem.

From housetraining to barking,
jumping up to biting, I've seen it all.

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Start your puppy off on the right paw.

So much to learn, so little time.
Together, we'll socialize and train your new best friend.

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professional dog training and behavior consultation

Offering custom, in-home dog training programs tailored to you and your pet's needs.

Proudly serving Akron, Cleveland, Medina, and surrounding areas in Northeast Ohio.

Experience for yourself what sets my services apart:

scientifically-sound training methods

I train using time-tested, positive-reinforcement techniques that are effective, gentle, and simple to learn for both human and dog.

an encouraging and compassionate attitude

During our training sessions, I want your whole family to have fun, feel comfortable asking questions, and find support for your training goals.

a unique dynamic training approach

When it comes to training, one size does not fit all. Creative problem-solving, thoughtful planning, and flexibility ensure a completely custom experience.

About the Trainer
Amanda Povraznik, CPDT-KA

Amanda has helped hundreds of dog-owning families in her local pet community find the inner "Man's Best Friend" that resides in even the most challenging dogs. Through individual attention and creative problem-solving, each client receives the support and advice they need to achieve their unique goals.

Amanda has 8 years of experience working with dogs of all kinds. Her specialties include rescue dogs; sled dogs; wolves, coyotes, and hybrids; and sport dogs (disc and canine freestyle). She is endorsed through a national animal training organization, the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Her CPDT-KA designation means that she has completed over 300 hours of hands-on training; received letters of endorsement from local veterinarians, fellow colleagues, and former clients; and finally, passed a rigorous 4-hour standardized exam on the topics of animal behavior, teaching skills, and ethics. Amanda is also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), a trade organization providing continuing education for animal industry professionals.

Amanda follows LIMA (Least Aversive, Minimally Invasive) training guidelines - the gold standard for humane, ethical animal training.   Click here to read about LIMA.

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Amanda is phenomenal. I think I would have lost my mind if she hadn't coached me through house-breaking my Alaskan Husky puppy. She's so affirming, flexible, and incredibly knowledgeable. I really wish she'd write a book. I just know it would be a best seller!

-Kathleen K.

Loved having Amanda as our trainer for Remy. Can't wait to get back into more training as soon as our schedule allows. She was always great, up front about all the training and what we needed to do to succeed. We love that she is all about positive training.

-Kelli B.

Amanda is a very skilled trainer. We hired her to help train our shepherd puppy. She knows her dogs! We love that she comes to our home, or will meet us elsewhere to maximize training.

-Diane S.

Amanda is the best. She has helped me with training my dogs and is always quick to return an email or phone call.

-Sandi V.

Amanda was great with our two pups! She was professional, informative, and our dogs LOVED her!! We will be using her services in the future.

-Ryle F.

Amanda has great tips for training with great success. It always amazes me at the fast response she gets from my dogs. My dogs are doing wonderfully. I can't say enough about Cloud Nine Canine!

-Christine G.

My 3 yr old male Pomeranian had a serious case of little-man syndrome. He thought he was the boss of me, my house and my other dog. What a world of difference in his behavior and how I respond to his behavior! Through her emphasis on positive reinforcement and her engaging training methods, Poppy and I learned alot.

-Kelly R.

Amanda has helped me so much with basic training as well as helping me with my dogs Separation Anxiety and reactivity to other dogs. My dog loves her and she has such a wide range on knowledge.

-Ari M.

Amanda is a fantastic trainer! Our 2 year old Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Charlie, went through training with Amanda starting with Puppy class, and he is now certified as a therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International. Charlie would not have been able to become certified without Amanda's help and expertise.

-Stephanie S.

Amanda at Cloud Nine has a great presence; Very approachable and extremely friendly, and yet she inspires great confidence and trust (with people AND dogs!) Always impressed with her natural intuition and her great skill with animal training.

-Katy M.

Amanda is a very talented trainer! she is very skilled at transferring the necessary techniques to the owner and I found her approach fun and very effective!

-Luana T.

Exceptional science based behaviorist and trainer with lots of experience in a wide range of breeds and their behavioral quirks!

-J. C.

Simply amazing!! I couldn't ask for a better trainer! Very caring, definitely can tell she loves what she does and that's rare!

-Samantha S.

Amanda is a wonderful trainer! My dog (Roxie) and I have taken three levels of training with her and she was always able to help us through the rough spots. I love the compliments I get on my well-mannered dog, and how nice and polite she is!

-Lindsey S.

Amanda is great, she is very patient and loving with my doodle. We are making a lot of progress!

-Cassie A.

My pembroke welsh corgi, Gravity, LOVED her! Amanda makes training fun and positive and does an amazing job ensuring that you can train your dog well. Amanda can work with any type of dog and helped my super shy corgi come out of her shell. Now she is a different girl! It's great to finally find a trainer that will never judge you and genuinely wants to help the dog AND owner!

-Naomi R.

Some people know animals well. Some people know people well. Amanda knows both well and has keen insight into both which allows her to coach her clients in such a way that will strengthen the partnership between people and their faithful companions. If you are teachable, you will learn so much in your time with Amanda because you are learning from among the best.

-Leroy C.

Best dog trainer ever! Amanda has truly changed our enjoyment of and our relationship with our dogs. Her techniques are simple and easy to implement and they really work. Thanks Amanda!

-Julie T.

Amanda simply 'gets' animals! Wonderful person and fantastic trainer.

-Diane W.

training services


You'll be amazed at the difference that just one hour can make! During our initial meeting, we will go over your dog's history, temperament, and problematic behaviors, as well as your training goals. We will discuss how dogs learn, and introduce a system of training that will help you feel more confident, knowledgeable, and in control. Lastly, I'll teach your family quick training tips and simple methods to create a positive change the very next day.

Initial Consult Fee: $35
There is no obligation to purchase additional lessons during your initial consult. However, if you plan to purchase a training package, doing so during your appointment activates a $10 discount on your training fees, as well as secures your preferred appointment dates/times.

Call or email today to book your initial training consultation!

M-F 10:00am - 8:00pm


All in-home training plans are tailored to your individual dog's temperament, breed, and previous training, as well as your family's needs.
I currently offer two distinct training formats to help your dog become the best they can be: Weekly Coaching and Day School. Not sure which to choose?


  If you enjoy training and practicing with your dog;

  If you have time for daily practice between appointments;

  If your whole family would like to be involved in your dog's training;

  If group classes appeal to you, but you want more on-on-one time with a trainer.

With this format, we'll work together to develop and implement a training plan customized for you and your dog, tailored individually to your family's needs. Weekly Coaching programs consist of one-hour, in-home lessons, scheduled weekly or bi-weekly.
Lesson times are 4:00pm, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm Monday through Friday.


  If you need a significant behavior change in a short amount of time;

  If you find it difficult to find the time or energy for daily training practice;

  If you want to take full advantage of a trainer's expertise and skill;

  If you are currently using a daytime dog sitter or dog walker;

  If you would like to come home to a better-trained dog each day.

Day School is like traditional Board and Train, but without the stress of leaving your dog in a new place! With this option, I come to your home 3 times a week to train your dog for you. Perfect for busy families, professionals working long hours, and those without the time, energy, or ability to work through difficult behaviors.
This format is available in an intensive 3-week program.


No matter your budget, my goal is to improve your family's life with your dog. All training packages include the same high standard of instruction, customer care, and support. If you are not sure how many lessons you will need, I am happy to make suggestions during your initial consult. Clients located within 15 miles of our location in Kent, Ohio enjoy complimentary travel fees, already included as part of the training package cost. Clients located outside this 15-mile radius are subject to a 20% travel fee, as well as limited availability due to increased travel time. Payment in full is required prior to service. C9K9 proudly accepts cash, check, or credit card payments.


All coaching packages include digital homework sheets as well as email and phone support when needed.

3 One-Hour Lessons: $300

5 One-Hour Lessons: $450

7 One-Hour Lessons: $575

9 One-Hour Lessons: $700

Repeat Coaching clients can enjoy an automatic 10% discount on all additional coaching services after the completion of their first package.


Nine 45-60 minute one-on-one training sessions between me and your dog while you're at work, running errands, or doing housework (3 sessions per week);
Three 1-hour evening visits to show you what your dog has learned with me, and how to maintain it (1 session per week);
One 1-hour followup visit scheduled 2 weeks following the end of the program, to address any troubleshooting;
One 1-hour followup visit scheduled 4 weeks following the end of the program, for maintenance of your dog's new and improved behavior.

Complete 3-Week Program w/Followup Lessons: $1200

Repeat Day School clients can add additional weeks to current or completed day school packages at a 10% discount.

Don't waste another day frustrated by your pet's behavior. You're just a phone call away from your best dog ever!

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Call today to book your initial training consultation!

M-F 10:00am - 8:00pm