About

Experienced Pet Trainers for Behavior Modification

KHK9 is a pet training center that specializes in behavior modification and personal protection training for dogs. We have been offering a wide range of training options for dogs nationwide. We utilize the NePoPo® training system. Our customized training programs depend on your dog's ability in tandem with the training goals that you have set for it.

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NePoPo® Training

NePoPo® is a trademarked name of Bart Bellon and his wife, Michael Bellon. They created this training system to build a strong bond between the pet and its owners. In this training, the dog benefits from its good behavior and does not resist the harness.

It encourages pets to be more obedient. The result is a dog who gives his heart and soul to a compassionate owner. One of our trainers, Chris Smith, is a NePoPo® Gold School graduate. He truly believes in the training methodologies set forth by the program.

Our Team

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Breeder, Trainer
Chris Smith has been present in the dog training community for over 20 years. His true passion is canine genealogy and personal projection sport training, but his time over the last 19 years has been occupied by his dedication to serving his country. For almost 20 years, he has served in the United States Army as a Senior Blackhawk Crew Chief and now is presently a Chief Warrant Officer (CW2), Marine Engineer. His time in the US Army has been devoted to multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Central and South America, but is true passion was always patiently waiting. As his time in the US Army comes to an end, Chris is able to occupy more of his time with his true passion for canine athletics, training, competitive sports and breeding genealogy research and development. Chris is a NePoPo Gold graduate, IACP Professional Member, and AKC CGC Evaluator. He is also nationally certified decoy. Over the past six years, Chris has been donating his canine training skills, knowledge and techniques to his local K9 police departments as a way to give back to our community. Chris has titled several dogs in IPO, PSA, and AKC and continues to be a involved in the US canine sports.
Jen Smith

Jen Smith

Breeder, Trainer
Jen Smith is the co-owner of KHK9 and is a passionate team member of our training and breeding program. She is Canine CPR certified, a canine wellness & nutritionist expert and is an ABC nationally certified dog trainer. She has a bachelors in science and mathematics and a business degree in finance. Jen is also a full time dog trainer with Pride and Prejudoodles. She is passionate about canine wellness and development, and how it impacts the future growth in all facets of a dog’s life.
Clayton Smith

Clayton Smith

Clayton Smith is a kennel hand and decoy in training. He spends time with dogs to make sure they receive enough human interaction. He grooms the dogs and makes sure they are living in healthy and clean surroundings. Decoy in Training
Kennel Hand

NePoPo in Action