K-9 Top Performance

K-9 Top Performance is a full-service dog training, boarding and daycare facility located in Reading, MA.

Who we are

We are a team deeply in love with the world of dogs. Our passion for these amazing creatures permeates every aspect of our work. We see dogs not just as animals, but as loyal friends and family members. Our legacy in dog training and care embodies our deep dedication and concern. We firmly believe that every dog deserves gentle handling, reliable training, and a loving home.

We've trained
generations of dogs

At K9 Top Performance, our legacy in the world of canine care and training spans over a quarter-century. For more than 25 years, we've been dedicated to fostering strong connections between dogs and their owners, enriching lives with our expertise and unwavering commitment. Throughout our journey, we've proudly trained multiple generations of dogs, becoming a trusted cornerstone in the dog care community.

Client Reviews

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Jill K.

Best place ever! They truly treat my dog like one of their own! I live in New Hampshire and drive all the way to Reading because I know I can trust them! Karen at the front has been nothing but helpful and friendly. My Benny was trained by Nick who was extremely patient and took the time to form a bond with us. I would recommend K9 Top Performance to anyone who owns a pooch.

Hellen S.

I’ve been professionally training dogs for 20+ years. I have my own training facility in NH but wanted a separate place to come train my Belgian Shepherd in protection - something I don’t specialize in. Despite other options in my area, my criteria for a trainer that was positive, motivating, and good with humans and dogs (especially puppies) was imperative so I was very picky about whom I wanted to work with. I was told about Steve from a client who had also worked with him with her GSD and I decided to call. I am thrilled I did. The staff is incredibly welcoming and full of positive feedback, the dogs are happy, and both my dog and I leave wanting to go back. Thank you to Karen and Steve, you’re stuck with us now.

Allison S.

There are many options for training and daycare facilities in the Reading area and the decision to use K9 top performance was based on the methods they use to train dogs and how they treat them. I have been bringing both my dogs here since the eldest was 6 months old, he’s now almost 4. We over the years have used the K9 camps, both individual and group obedience training, and regularly use the doggie daycare.

Guidelines and Important Information

  • Please read all of our emails in their entirety. We only send them when we have important information to share with you.

  • 7:00-9:00am and 4:00-6:00pm are our busiest times of day, during that time our phones are set to go to voice mail, please do not call multiple times.  Leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. Our phones and voicemail are not monitored on weekends, as the front office is closed.
  • Do not allow your dogs to “meet” other dogs on leash in the lobby or parking lot or allow them to jump up on other dog/ humans. Please keep in mind that some of the dogs coming in are here for training, and may not be dog friendly or could be leash reactive. We don’t want any client or dog to have a bad experience. For that reason, we require that adults only walk the dog in or out.
  • For everyone’s safety, please do  not “crowd” the lobby. Again, some of the dogs coming here are for training and can be very reactive to other dogs or even humans. If you see several people with their dogs in the lobby, or waiting near the door to be brought in, please wait outside the door until the lobby is less crowded.
  • Please potty your dogs before entering the building.
  • If your dog is showing ANY signs of illness (coughing, runny nose or eyes, diarrhea), or has an injury (limping, etc.) or open wound , PLEASE do not bring them in to daycare or K9 Camp.
  • If your intact female dog is showing any signs of entering a heat cycle, they cannot come in for daycare, training or boarding. Once their heat cycle is finished, they will need a bath before coming back.
  • Boarding drop offs and pick ups are outlined in your confirmation emails; please keep in mind that weekdays are between 9:00-11:00am and 2:00-5:00pm only(even if they are attending daycare/training). Weekends and Holidays are 9:00am sharp or 5:00pm sharp only.
  • If you need to change your weekend/ holiday pick up or drop off time, please notify us as soon as possible via email. Our telephones are not monitored on weekends or holidays.

Unleash Joy: K9 Excellence

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