Meet the Team

Santa Barbara's Best Dog Trainers

K-Nine Solutions is your one-stop-shop for evaluating your dogs’ behavior and getting the training, tools and solutions to correct any problems you may have. By using a balanced/humane approach, our unique and highly-effective training methods consistently deliver results that surpass our clients’ expectations, creating the kind of happy and harmonious relationship that every dog owner dreams of. K-Nine Solutions is often the last stop for dog owners who have exhausted every other option and have still have not found the help or results they need.

  • Eric Smith
    Founder / Head Trainer

    Hi everybody, my name is Eric, founder and owner of K-Nine Solutions. I founded K-Nine Solutions with one goal: To provide dog owners with the help, answers, and results they desperately need, along with the care, compassion, and understanding they deserve. As someone who started many years ago with a dog that had serious issues, I know firsthand what it’s like to feel frustrated and hopeless.

  • Madison Garcia
    Lead Dog Trainer

    Madison has been training dogs professionally for over 4 years. She comes to us with a strong background in animal psychology and training with + Reinforcement methods.  Madison has trained many of her own dogs, but started her professional career as a Manager and Trainer at Petco. Madison joined our team in August of 2019. She is currently enrolled in a Bachelors program studying Animal Science. 


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9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm