Mind Your Manners K9 Academy

Mind Your Manners K9 Academy

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)


My life as always been about the animals for as long as I can remember. I have spent more than 40 years working with dogs through basic training, rehabilitation and behavior modification. Committed to providing the most effective solutions to clients’ training needs, pursuing ongoing education and professional development which includes keeping current on all industry literature. The Client is always top priority and each training program is tailored to the individual Client, home and dog(s). I work with all breeds and ages at multiple levels of training from basic to behavior modification and problem solving using gained knowledge from every Client and dog I have had the pleasure to work with.

Group classes as well as private in home sessions available.

References available upon request. I will travel around the Phoenix area and will travel to Tucson when the need arises.

Tailored training programs.

In-home private and group training.

Behavior modification.

Rehabilitation and problem solving.

Watching the progress and bond building between client and their dog(s). Meeting that scared pup and helping them to build their confidence and manners. The untrained become well-trained with amazing confidence and balance.

My goal is to partner with the client to create a stronger bond and healthier home with them and their dog(s).


Hired 13 times
1 employee
21 years in business
Serves Queen Creek , AZ

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle


Private or board lessons

Private lessons

Package interested in

Puppy training, Aggressive behavior modification, General obedience training, Therapy or service dog training


Leash pulling, House training, Barking, Digging, Biting, Chewing, Destructive behavior, Crate training


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Cate C.

She has a lot of good knowledge about animals. I have learned a lot from her.
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February 24, 2022
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Chris T.

Highly recommend doesn’t even seem like enough to express how much Debby helped our family as we brought home a new rescue boxer back in May 2018. When we adopted our new rescue we had another senior boxer rescue who had leash aggression issues. Our new dog had some serious fear and confidence issues. I made the classic mistake of introducing these two dogs at the wrong time and in the wrong way and it went terrible. They had a huge fight which became the basis of their early relationship. Like a rookie, I repeated this mistake once again a few days later with the same results. I was devastated and freaked out. That was when Debby was recommended to us to help with socializing the dogs. Over the course of the next six weeks, I would say that she taught US as owners how to handle the dogs. We became more confident as did the dogs. She made herself available to meet with us weekly and provided tips and suggestions at each and every step. In addition, she reached out by text to check on how things were going. She genuinely cared about us and the dogs! In the beginning I was really losing hope that these two dogs would ever get along but with Debby’s help they eventually did and became extremely close - something I truly never thought possible. Fast forward a few months, after losing our senior dog we decided to adopt again. This time I called Debby in advance to ask for her help introducing the dogs to avoid the same issues we had before. She of course helped us and he absolutely no issues whatsoever!! I really believe without her help our boxer rescue would not have successfully integrated into our family and we would have had to return her. But because if Debby she has become a part of our family forever. Regardless of the issues you are having with your dog, I am confident in Debby’s ability to help you and I highly recommend her to anyone.
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December 19, 2018


Jolie H.

Debby is a positive based trainer who is extremely knowledgeable. She spends time educating clients so that they are prepared for dog ownership. She is available and willing to answer questions anytime. Debbys integrity speaks for itself. She is always upfront and honest with clients. I do not hesitate to recommend her.
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December 18, 2018


Cheryl C.

I worked directly with Debby For help with my new boxer rescue. She is very In tune with dogs, shows that she cares and has genuine love for them. Very calm but firm , my dog just enjoys being around her. interaction with me was very professional, engaging, and down to earth. Like a really good friend or family member is the way she makes you feel.She is patient, compassionate, and explained things easily to help us through the training. She is very accommodating with her schedule, even though she has many clients… She made you feel like you were the only one. She’s very knowledgeable, and has an extreme gift to communicate to dogs and to guide me on what I needed to do during the training. I simply enjoy the training sessions because she is so easy to speak to and helped me change my behavior and reactions to certain situations that I was unsure of… Which helped both me and my dog to Communicate. I also liked that we went to different places with different environments for us to be exposed to more surroundings and have quality training time in real life situations. I highly recommend her for any of your dog training needs. We are still in training, as there are still more tricks I need to learn!
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December 17, 2018


Marcia H.

Excellent experience 100% of the time. I have referred to many friends and adopters who also have had good results.
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December 17, 2018

Services offered

Dog Training