About IQ K9 Training

Your next favorite Dog Trainer

Awards and Recognitions

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“Our Goal Is to Provide Dog Training
That is User-Friendly, Results-Oriented, And Fun.”

– IQ K9 Training Team

Elvia Peña

Elvia Peña

Is an integral part of IQK9 as a dedicated trainer who brings a nurturing touch to our facility. With her meticulous attention to detail and nurturing care, Elvia turns our training center into a welcoming "home." This aligns perfectly with our flagship immersion training program, which aims to cultivate real-life obedience in a controlled home environment ...


Luis Ochoa

is a skilled Administrative Manager and Dog Trainer at IQK9 Training, dedicated to optimizing dog training and fostering strong relationships between dogs and their owners. With a background in behavioral psychology spanning over 17 years, Luis brings valuable expertise to his role, particularly in working with the human side of canine training ...

Logan Upchurch

Logan Upchurch

is the newest member of the IQK9 Training family, bringing ample experience as a dog walker and a genuine passion for dogs. With a positive attitude and a deep love for canines, Logan has quickly gained essential training skills, making him a valuable asset to our team. His attentiveness, energy, and capability shine through in his work, ensuring ...


Stanislava Panayotova

Also known as Stani, is an accomplished Executive Director and Lead Trainer at IQK9 Training, a renowned dog training program. With a deep-rooted passion for animals and extensive experience in the field, Stani has established herself as an elite trainer, specializing in dog training and puppy training ...

What Our Clients Are Saying…

Let these amazing dog training success stories inspire you

These guys are awesome! Very impressed with the private training sessions we’ve had so far. IQ K9 was a referral from a friend. I was impressed with their reviews and… read more decided to contact them for help with my 3 pups. Lianne responded promptly to my email inquiry which I appreciate. My husband and I met with Bret and knew he was the guy to help us. We have a 1 year old pug who needed basic obedience training, a 4+ year old yorkie mix with behavioral issues and a silky who barks. All three are finally getting the training they need. Life in our home is already calmer and more enjoyable. Bret is knowledgeable, professional, helpful and able to train pup and parent quickly. Highly recommend to anyone needing dog training assistance.


Long overdue review- When I first got my GSD pup, I brought him to IQK9 after Bret made a few house calls for the puppy training. After two weeks of… read more training and boarding, I could tell right away that I made the right decision. My pup was much more obedient, great on leash, and obeyed commands (he was VERY stubborn prior). Fast forward almost 2 years later, I am still taking my dog to IQK9 for boarding whenever I travel out of town. HANDS DOWN, I trust them with my dog! He is always EXCITED to stay there and play. Bret & Lianne and the other staff members are always VERY accommodating and communicative. My drive there is about 1.5 hours ONE-WAY. That should tell you a lot! 🙂



Your Dog Will Enjoy Our
Fully Fenced 2.5 + Acre Property

We are located in Valley Center (North San Diego County).
IQ K9 Training features a fully fenced 2+ acre property on of some of the best
land on which to train dogs here in North County San Diego.