Awoken K9's Reviews

They Did it. You Can To.

Hear from Awoken K9 graduates on how they changed their pups behavior & now enjoy everyday life together, without the stress!

Ally & Jameson (Shepherd)

“I couldn’t leave my gated community… &  Literally 2 sessions and he’s like a completely different dog!

As a first time dog owner I was nervous about everything pertaining to my dog. Brian helped us make the dog walking experience easier. He helped us get into a routine that allowed for a smooth transition with our adorable new addition. Brian is always professional and provides great resources to include video and literature to assist in the training process. Out beautiful dog is happier and so are we.

Kerrine S.


By far the best dog trainer we’ve used. In the past we’ve used dog trainers where we boarded our dogs, also large national dog training franchises. Brian is organized, professional and very knowledgeable. Brian gave us the tools we needed to lead our dog. It’s now a pleasure to walk our 150 pound dog. If you are a responsible dog owner and are serious about having your dog trained properly, Brian and Awoken K 9 is the trainer for you!!!!

Luther C.


Brian helped so much with our dog Abbott. He used to bark and charge on his walks, a source of stress for us to take him walking. Brian gave us direction on how to train Abbott. In 5 sessions our dog is a completely different pet. He is a joy to walk with now and listens to our commands. It is 100% better. Thank you Brian!!

Chrissy M.


Calvin & Draco (GSD)

“Draco was aggressive & now we can bring him around dogs he’s great, we can bring him around people he’s great! 

Over 50+ 5-Star Reviews

Tampa Dog Training Reviews

Brian @ Awoken K9 is a very good trainer. My pooch has much better behavior. I now understand her more and can stop bad habits. Thanks Brian.

James D.


Brian was professional, timely, informative, organized and knowledgeable. He worked a couple of weeks with our Belgian Tervuren and was able to help us gain confidence and control over his poor behavior choices, and gave us the tools we need to be successful in having the best version of our dog. His methods are realistic and helpful. Would definitely recommend Brian.

Jessica C.

xl pitbull testimonial

We have a 1yr old American Bully who already knew a lot of commands and tricks but there were a few bad habits that no matter what I tried, I wasn't able to fix it. Everytime I would walk him before it felt like he was going to rip my arm off and after about 5 -10 mins I would be completely exhausted. He's 100+ lbs and now I can loose leash walk him with no problem. We're still in class and now working on resource guarding but very thankful to Brian for providing the knowledge of what I needed to do to help communicate and train my dog better and more efficiently. I can see improvements everytime I'm working with my dog. I contacted several other local trainers and found it either difficult to schedule around my work schedule, only offered group or online courses, didn't work with my dog's breed or size, or they only offered 1 cookie cutter style of training. I definitely appreciate that Awoken K9 had a consultation where we could show what he already knew and discuss the items we needed help with.

Christal L.


Brian and Awoken K9 were great. The training for us was worth everything penny. Our dog, Welly, is a good boy but not always aware of his size (90 lbs). Brian taught us techniques to mitigate jumping, and to eliminate leash pulling, as well as many other training areas. We've seen significant improvement in how Welly acts and recommend Brian and Awoken K9 to anyone in the Tampa area.

Charles N.


Brian with Awoken K9 has done a fantastic job of training our two pups Baker and Riley. We participated in his 9 week training session and both of our dogs have made tremendous process thus far! One of our dogs has dealt with fear and anxiety and has become more engaged and is getting over her fear. Our other dog has been overprotective and Brian has done a wonderful job in alleviate some of his fears also. Overall, Brian is very intelligent and knowledgeable when it comes to dog training and is able to handle any concerns with dogs. He is very passionate about the work he does and dedicates a lot of time I’m making sure the dogs are in great care. After a session he follows up with you to make sure the dogs are progressing and is always able to answer any questions. We cannot thank Awoken K9 for all the hard work and dedication he has put into training our dogs. Would highly recommend to any dog owner looking for any type of training. Thank you so much!!

Joerge Z.


We had a great experience with Brian. He did a great job helping us control our pomsky a lot more. We loved that fact that he would bring the training to our home. Brian was also very flexible when it came to what days and time we wanted training. He was also very clean on all his tips and tricks and even sent us videos each week on the trainings. Couldn't have pictured a better trainer for my dog. Thank you Brian!!!

Gabby E.


My husband and I rescued a 1 yr old hound that was found living in the wild, taken to the pound, then put in a foster home before we adopted him. Needless to say we bit off a little more than we could chew and he had some issues that needed a lot of training including learning commands, walking on a leash, socialization, growling, barking etc. Brian has helped us and Jethro come a long way in the last 6-8 months with his training program, in home sessions, group classes and online help which we are very grateful for. He is always readily available for questions and support and we definitely recommend him and his program to others!

Holly K.


I have a two year old Australian Shepherd who has anxiety, resource guarding and slight aggression issues - Brian was extremely helpful with teaching us the best ways to deal with these issues and best practices to change his behavior. We have noticed a huge difference in just a short time and are excited to see his continued progress. Thanks Brian!!

Logan S.

Tampa dog Training Reviews

Brian is a great, efficient and friendly dog trainer. As with some of us dog owners, it was clear to me that he needed to focus as much on me as on our dog Zane, and he did so successfully. He comes to our home and Zane loves him! Overall, I've been very happy with his help, his encouragement and his dedicated passion!



After looking long for a dog trainer I came across Brian. From the first conversation I knew he was the real deal. He has been so wonderful. My pitbull has made such a turn in his behavior and obedience. I encourage anyone to give Brian a call he far exceeds the expectations he sets for himself.

Martekei P.

Tampa dog Training

Brian made us feel confident that he was the right man for the job at our initial consultation! Our case was challenging because our dog was not only a stubborn breed, she was also 8 years old. We couldn’t take her to our beach condo due to complaints about her aggressive behavior. We are at our condo with our girl this weekend and it has been a game changer! Thank you Brian for everything, it has changed our lives

Andrea R.


Had the best experience! Put my 3 year old pitsky through the at home 3 week training and he is such a well behaved dog now. Brian was patient with him and worked great around my schedule. Would 10/10 recommend

Lindsay S.



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