Veteran Owned

Santa Barbara Best Dog Trainers

Dog Training Team

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 K-Nine Sokutions Santa Barbara

Eric Smith - Head Dog 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. The good news is, there is hope! I have worked tirelessly to develop a program that offers the very best answers and solutions to even the most challenging K-9 issues. These training methods are easy to learn and implement and have enabled us to regularly perform “miracles” with dogs that other trainers have given up on, or are unwilling to work with. Our mission and our commitment is to create amazingly balanced, well behaved dogs, and happy, highly satisfied owners. So if you are ready to transform your dog, and your life, we are ready to help.

Natalie Dalton - Lead Dog Trainer

Natalie has been a professional dog trainer for the last 6 years. She is certified through the APDT and IACP and is knowledge-assessed through CCPDT. She specializes in working with service dogs, reactive dogs and behavior modification. Natalie has always been interested in animal psychology, specifically positive reinforcement training and classical conditioning. This ultimately led her to pursue a career working with dogs and people.

She moved from her hometown of Springfield, Virginia to California to learn all that she can from the best trainers and canine professionals in the business. One day, she hopes to train service dogs for veterans and those in need. For now, she is focused on-teaching people new and effective ways to communicate with their own dogs.

Her favorite thing about dog training is building confidence in both canines and humans, as well as helping dog owners to refine their training skills. Natalie currently resides in Lompoc with her terrier mix Sugar Rae. She is looking forward to helping you and your best friend achieve your training goals!

K-9 Solutions has the best dog trainers in town. They work as a team and all are terrific. They are very professional and we look forward to our training days as a well as the weekly pack walks...
Janet M.
Carpinteria, Ca