K9 People School



K9 People School exists because we want to help dog owners have a healthy and lasting relationship with their dogs. 


K9 People School is excited to have joined the City of Abilene to offer group classes at Cobb Park Rec Center!

Classes are $65 for a 6 week session. 

Follow the link below to sign up.

We are offering Basic Manners and Scent Work classes!

Come earn your dog's AKC Canine Good Citizenship certificate (Test included with class enrollment)!!

About Us

Training for Dog Owners


K9 People School wants to stand apart from other dog training programs. While we are focused on dog training, we intentionally put the dog owner first. Teaching the owner how to work with their dog is critical for the success of the dog's training. 

Our philosophy focuses on teamwork. We truly believe in happy dogs and happy owners. Our training methods work because there is a mutual respect between the dog and his owner.

Overall, we believe training should be FUN! When you are having fun, so is your dog!

Emily Garrett has been working with dogs her whole life. She has been in the competitive dog world for about 15 years. She has earned multiple titles through competing in AKC Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility, Nose work, and Trick Dog events. 

Emily is super passionate about teaching people. She loves to have fun and her classes reflect that. She truly believes that when you are having fun with your dog, the training will be much more successful. 

Emily's entire philosophy revolves around building leadership with your dog through mutual respect and trust. This training method creates a bond between the owner and the dog that results in a true partnership. 

K9 Fitness


Abilene's first K9 fitness studio!

While we offer training in a variety of dog sports, we have found fitness and core strength to be essential to any K9 training program. We use FitPAWS instability equipment to build wonderful core strength and muscle. Because it is low impact, it is excellent for dogs of any breed and any age! Perfect for burning that extra energy, or helping Fido shed a few pounds. 

Dogs LOVE our FitPAWS equipment! You'll be having fun while your dog gets a fabulous workout!

*Please note: We do not do injury rehabilitation. If your dog has had an injury, you will need to have your licensed veterinarian clear your dog before taking a class. 

Other Services


We offer personal training In-Home or In-Studio in the following:

  • Manners (basic to advanced)
  • Agility
  • Conformation
  • Nosework
  • New Puppy
  • Customized training to fit your specific needs

We will accommodate small classes of up to four participants for any of the above training. This works well when friends want to train together (which of course, is more FUN!).

  • Board and Train 

We have very limited availability on our Board and Train option. If this is a service you are interested in, please contact us for further information and availability. 



Additional Information

K9 People School offers a completely climate controlled studio with dog safe flooring. Our In-Studio appointments focus on One-On-One training for you and your dog. 

One-On-One training is beneficial because it allows us to assess your specific needs and build a training program to meet those needs. 

We can offer everything from basic obedience, to conditioning, to beginner agility or scent work. We can also customize a plan that will let you try several different dog sports if you are not sure what direction you would like to go. 

This service is $50 an hour (recommended)

We also offer a half hour for $25 (after your first visit)

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If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us.

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In-home Appointments

Additional Information

K9 People School is happy to offer an In-Home service. Sometimes training at your home will offer solutions to difficult problems that do not present themselves in studio. Often, a dog is much more comfortable in their home environment and will exhibit very different behaviors. 

We can work on many aspects of Home Manners, like company coming over, knocking on the door, barking at neighbors or cars, walking in your neighborhood, etc. 

If you would like to schedule an In-Home appointment, please contact K9 People School by email, phone, or text.

This service is $65 an hour. 

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If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us.

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Board and Train

Additional Information

Board and Train is a very specialized program offered by K9 People School. We only accept ONE board and train at a time, so there is very limited slots available.

Our Board and Train option is unique because we take your dog into our home, he will assimilate into our "pack". We do NOT have outdoor kennels, your dog will be kept in our home, just as our own dogs. 

Your dog will be worked multiple times a day and as training progresses, he will be taken off-site with Emily Garrett during daily outings to offer more opportunities to train in different settings.

This is extremely customizable to whatever difficulties you may be experiencing with your dog.

Board and Train starts at $1000 a week and there is a two week minimum required. 

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If you feel Board and Train maybe an option for you and your dog, or you would like more information, then please contact us. We would be happy to answer your questions. 

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Abilene's First FitPAWS Dealer!

K9 People School is an official dealer for FitPAWS equipment. 


You can now purchase ALL of your FitPAWS equipment through K9 People School's online store!

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K9 People School

4026 Avondale Street, Abilene, Texas 79605, United States

CALL OR TEXT EMILY GARRETT (940) 230-4826 EMAIL: Info@K9PeopleSchool.com