About Absolute K-9

In April 1994, Mike Stone opened Absolute K-9 Training Inc. with his wife Toni. Over the last 15 years, the business has grown, prospered and earned a reputation as one of the best and most trusted in the canine obedience field. Mike, Toni, and the other certified trainers of Absolute K-9 make an excellent team, combining not only exceptional skills with canines, and international certifications, but also an amazing way with people.

Tom Riche with Absolute K-9 Founder, Mike Stone

Mike Stone is a certified trainer in the US, as well as Germany and England. Not only is Mike certified in obedience and protection training, but he is also a certified kennel technician and police dog trainer. After many years as an instructor at a dog training school, Mike decided to make training dogs a career and opened his own company. Three facilities and almost fifteen years later, Absolute K-9 Training Inc is the most successful and respected dog training company in all of San Diego.

Our Trainers –  When it comes to your dog, why not find the best?
Our trainers are nationally renowned for offering the best dog training in California, and perhaps even the nation. In fact, we have earned such a fantastic reputation, that celebrities and everyday enthusiasts alike call us from near and far, wanting to bring their dogs through our training program.

Our trainers have over 40 years of combined training experience. Furthermore, Absolute K-9 has been rated among San Diego’s Top Dog Trainers throughout our 15 years of dedication to canine wellbeing and training. We are the only training company around that has licensed and certified trainers that actively compete and judge nationwide. Some of our instructors are even certified internationally, holding certifications from Germany and England.

All of our trainers are exceptionally qualified and have extensive experience training competition dogs, police dogs, and other highly trained canines; a level of training that far exceeds the basic training that would benefit most household pets. And while you probably do not need your dog to perform “bad guy take downs” or complicated search and rescue efforts, why not seek training from professionals who can master the most complicated of dog training feats?!

What’s more, we are intimately connected with the needs and training goals of the average pet owning family. We assure that our training will serve your unique goals and expectations for dog training. Please read more about our training philosophy and methods here.


“Investing in professional canine training is the single most responsible thing you can do for your dog and your family.” -Mike Stone, Absolute K9

As Seen and Heard on…

  • KFMB Channel 8
  • Channel 10
  • Fox 6
  • Animal Planet
  • Star 100.7
  • Rick Roberts KFMB
  • KCBQ
  • San Diego Magazine
  • Ranch and Coast Magazine
  • Trainers for show Fear Factor on NBC

0% Financing Available

Just because you want your dog to be well behaved doesn’t mean it needs to break the bank. Absolute K-9 and Snug Pet Resort are the only dog training facility in San Diego to offer 0% financing for dog training. Taking advantage of our financing offer means that after the expense of purchasing a puppy or adopting a dog, you can immediately enroll them in training courses.


“Such a Good Boy!”

Want to hear what our satisfied clients have to say about us? From LaDainian Tomlinson to the local Thompson family, we’ve made owners, families and their MVPs (Most Valuable Pets) very happy and healthy.

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There are not bad dogs…just dogs that have yet to be trained

We believe that in an ideal situation, it is much better to be proactive in your dog training by teaching the right behaviors before bad behaviors begin.

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