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Take a look at what previous clients have said about the training services they've received from Tampa Bay K-9 Solutions! Contact us today at 813-769-9690 to learn more about our training services or to schedule a FREE consultation.
HIS OBEDIENCE
WAS GREAT
"Rick did a great job with our Bruno. We could not ask for more when he returned. His Obedience was great and he finally listened. Thank You Rick."

- G. Watson
THE SCIENCE OF
DOG TRAINING!
"These people have training down to science highly recommend!!!"

- E. Dixon
BEST DOG TRAINERS
 I HAVE EVER SEEN

"You guys are absolutely amazing–the best dog trainers I have ever seen! You are true dog whispers. Thank you, thank you!"

- John B.
I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO
BE A LOVING ALPHA

"I am so happy with the results and I don't believe you will find a better trainer. I tried two trainers before hiring Rick. Rick is a master at what he does and I highly recommend him! Thanks to him, I have a better, happier dog and I have learned how to be a loving alpha in our little family."

- Debra K.
BEST INVESTMENT
FOR YOUR PET!
"This is the best investment for your pet! You give Rick and his team, Etta and Jim, lovable, but not so well behaved dogs, dogs who bolt out the door and jump on everyone; but you get them back as the same lovable dogs with new commands and better behavior. On top of that, you are provided with the tools and commands to keep them well trained, all done with positive rewards! We are so grateful to Rick and Tampa Bay K9 Solutions!"

- Pam W.
WE CAN NOW TAKE HER SAFELY EVERYWHERE!
"Our "Lady" was out of control dog aggressive it was out right embarrassing at times to take her anywhere.  After 3 weeks of training we can now take her safely everywhere we go. Thank you Rick for allowing us to enjoy our dog."

- Anonymous
TBK9S TURNED [OUR DOG] INTO A LOVING MEMBER OF
OUR FAMILY
"TBK9S is amazing they took our what we thought hopeless pup and turned her into a loving member of our family.  Would not trust anyone else with our four-legged loved one."

- J. Macintosh
TALENTED TRAINER
"Rick Carde helped me develop my working German Shepherds to their full potential in personal protection and ring sport. He is a talented trainer. His individual attention to the specific needs of each dog made all the difference!"

- Nickole S.
ENGAGES BOTH THE DOG
AND HANDLER
"My wife and I had worked with several trainers before coming across TBK9 Solutions.  Rick takes training to a much more intrinsic level and really engages both the dog and handler.  Any trainer can teach a dog to sport bite a sleeve, only the best can help a dog distinguish a threat versus a bite toy."

- S. Person
[RICK] IS A DOG GURU 
"Our dogs are like our children. We wanted to provide the best quality food on a limited budget. We had done a lot of research on raw feeding but we still had a lot of reservations. Rick took the time to sit down with my husband and I and explain in detail the difference between dry food and raw, how a dog’s digestive system is designed to handle these foods, and the side effects both good and bad. He was even able to provide direction on how to make the food ourselves at a very affordable price. Rick isn't a dog trainer, he is a dog guru, he lives and breathes dogs."

- A. Pineiro
COULDN'T BE  HAPPIERWITH THE RESULTS
"I have sent three of my dogs to training with Rick and his team and I could not be happier with the results. I sent two away with behavior issues and no manner, and when I picked them up, I got my dogs back 10 times better. Walking them is now a joy and I am no longer scared to take them out in public. My third girl, Marley, is loving her training classes and learning so much, and so am I. Investing in my dogs with Tampa Bay K-9 solutions was the best decision!"

- Andrea D.
IS THERE A WAY TO GIVE THIS BUSINESS 10 STARS??? 
"Is there a way to give this business 10 stars??? We moved here from California and I have to say that we were sad to move because we didn't know if we could find a facility like the one we left in California to continue training our Rottweiler Rex.  Well, with Rick at Tampa Bay K-9 Solutions we hit the jackpot. We met Rick a few months ago and he has been training Rex ever since. They are best buds. We love a place we can trust and rely on. We are seeing so much improvement with our puppy. Take your dogs and puppies here! You will make the best decision for you and your extended family!"

- Neesa M.
PROGRESSION OVER JUST A FEW SHORT WEEKS 
"I highly recommend TBK9 Solutions! We were referred to Rick by a friend whose dog had recently completed training. When Rick took our dog, she was out of control, no manners, and refused to obey commands. Rick was really good to explain his process and answer all of our questions. He also provided regular updates while she was with him. Just two weeks later, we were delivered a well-behaved version of our dog, one who would respond to commands and who was overall calm and relaxed. We now have two dogs who have gone through Rick's program. One of our dogs is now going through protection training with Rick. It is amazing to see the progression over just a few short weeks. Rick is very skilled and knowledgeable, he is great with dogs, and is a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend him."


- Angela R
REALLY ENGAGES DOG AND HANDLER
"My wife and I had worked with several trainers before coming across TBK9 Solutions. Rick takes training to a much more intrinsic level and really engages both the dog and handler. Any trainer can teach a dog to sport bite a sleeve, only the best can help a dog distinguish a treat vs a bite toy. If you are looking for true protection training, stop looking because you've found it."

- Jason W.
RICK DID A GREAT JOB HELPING TRAIN OUR DOG
"Rick did such a great job helping train our dog Lucky! My husband and I learned so much in the time we spent in lessons with Lucky and Rick that I didn't know. Rick is very professional and also very knowledgeable when it comes to dogs. So thankful, not only can we enjoy our dog and not worry about having him pull on the leash when we're in public or jumping up on everyone, Lucky now knows his role in our "pack". Thanks again Rick & TBK9S!!"

– Laura L.,
RICK GAVE US THE TOOLS AND TRAINING TO SUCCEED 
"When my wife and I found out we were expecting our first child, every possible emotion was experienced SIMULTANEOUSLY. We also knew it was time, we needed immediate help with one of our girls that was dog reactive and completely un-socialized with kids. She is a huge part of our family and losing a four-legged fur baby for a two legged was not an option, we needed help.

One of our friends had just gone down our path a couple years prior and they turned us onto Tampa Bay K-9 Solutions to help us with our same problem. Upon meeting Rick, he was very genuine and took the time to listen to our concerns. Rick explained to us how to better communicate with our girl and gave us the tools and training necessary for us succeed. It took a couple months for us to retrain years of habit but we saw continued improvement and along with that more comfort within ourselves. Without Rick's guidance and direction, I fear our outcome would not have been so rewarding."

- Steven P.
A PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE!
"A professional experience! They really took time and care to guide the people of the family through training just as much as the dogs! I was completely comfortable with them coming to house and working with my daughters one on one and giving them confidence in their abilities to control the dogs. We had one dog that needed training offsite learning to be a dog and not my daughter's favorite toy. We were updated weekly with progress and videos! I was worried he would come back different in personality. He didn't! He just had dog manners and the desire to follow directions. He still is the loving goofball we all loved. I can't say enough great things about this personable, professional, and effective training company!"

- Angela B.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAMPA BAY K9 SOLUTIONS! 
"I highly recommend Rick and his team at Tampa Bay K9 Solutions. Our boy Hugo had a terrible case of fear aggression, it got to the point that we had to lock him up in his crate anytime someone that he did not know extremely well came into our home. We could not take him out anywhere, even a simple walk would turn into him barking like crazy at anyone or anything he saw, people, dogs it did not matter. I found Rick on FB, he called me back right away and we scheduled a consultation immediately.

He explained what was going on with our dog and how his K9 Rehab Camp would really help Hugo understand that the world was not a bad place and it was ok to be around other animals and people. Rick had Hugo for 3 weeks, sent updates to us with pictures and videos throughout his transformation. When Rick brought Hugo home it was amazing! He was still our boy but so much calmer and he walks beautifully, even my 2 young boys can now walk him and enjoy their dog. We can now have people over to our home and he does not have to be locked up. I have had several dog trainers the past 3 years and no one had the knowledge or approach to training that Rick does, he truly connects with your dog."

- Jeanine M.
WALKED OUR DOG WITHOUT BEING DRAGGED
"Mad Max loves to jump on people and walking him is a constant shoulder dislocating experience. Just after one in home training session with Rick, I was able to take Max to my kid's school; where he sat the entire time we were there and did not try to jump on any of the kids walking right by him. Big bonus: My 8-year-old walked him for the first time without being dragged down the street! And that was after only ONE training session!"

- Maria Van Kirk
HIGH SCORES IN SEVERAL
OBEDIENCE EVENTS
"I found Rick when I began my search for a replacement service dog. With my previous SD being a Dutch I of course wanted another one. From the moment I contacted Rick he was beyond helpful and made sure to send me the puppy that was best fitted to my lifestyle. She is just under 10 months old right now and is more than I could have ever asked for. At 9.5 months old she does every task (and more) that my other SD does and she does them flawlessly. She is great around my 3 and 12-year-old sisters but keeps our house safe from intruders.

We have also been doing bite work for Ring Sports and in the few months she has been in training for that she has excelled. Cinder-Ella is doing more complex things every session as has the ability to go far. At her age she is surpassing some things dogs at 2.5 years old cannot grasp."

"This week she went to Disneyland and she worked the crowd, long 13-hour day, loud noises and odd characters flawlessly. She walked in as if she owned the world and allowed nothing to phase her. Asking that much from any other young pup would almost certainly lead to disaster but not for her."

"She has competed in several obedience events and placed with high scores starting at the age of 6 months."

"VERY few dogs have the ability to be level headed at home and out in big crowds and then a complete psychotic monster on the training field but she is one of the few. At only 9.5 months old she is so stable and done so much already I cannot wait to see what the future holds for her...there is certainly no limitations for her!"

- A. Gomez
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