About DK9C

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Della Burkitt

My Boys




My name is Della Burkitt and I am a Wife and Mother of 4 children. I am the owner and Certified Dog Trainer/Instructor for Della's K9 Connection.  I started this business back in September 1, 2015 and this year I am celebrated my 5 years of helping our surrounding community.  My teaching style is to teach you how to train your dog!  Education and hands on approach is the key.  

I am always upgrading my education and experiences with canines.  These include but not limited to: Certified Dog Bite Prevention Educator, Licensed Presenter of Be A Tree Safety Program, Canine Therapy Team Evaluator through Pet Partners, Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT), APDT Professional Member and C.L.A.S.S. Instructor, Top Dogs Dunbar Academy Member, Gas City Dog Club Member, Leerburg University, and a Medical Office Assistant with Veterinary Specialties and occasionally a dog walker!


My passion for dogs has been a constant throughout my life from my first dog, Lady. At the age of 6 years old where I grew up on my parents farm to my present three dogs in Dunmore, Alberta: Ruger and Kibo, my German shepherds, and my rescue dog Trip!



My philosophy and mission is to help both ends of the leash! My job and goal is to create balance in you and your dogs life while enjoy training.  Taking out the confusion and making training very clear for both you and your dog. 


My teaching style is to teach you how to train your own dog! 


Training like this sets up the dogs for success and can show you that its possible.  I pride myself on offering coaching and classes that are fun and real world practical for both you and your dog. Being a mother of 4 the importance of proper Safety for your children and your dogs is my #1 priority! Having raised multiple dogs with my children I can tell you that being a BE A TREE presentation should be taught in every home and every school! My methods are simple without over complicating training for you or the dog. 


My whole goal is to alleviate stress, not cause it! 


This is where my slogan comes from "Helping Both Ends of the Leash" I believe wholeheartedly that when there is a problem or if something is not right there is 2 sides of the leash to look at! 

Being a responsible DK9C Member is to understand that training doesn't end after a Welcome Home Puppy or after Loyal Canine class; training lasts a lifetime!


I can promise you with patient, understanding, education and consistency you and your dog will be forever changed!

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