Kentucky Dog Training LLC is a full service dog training company providing board and train programs to Lexington KY. Owner and head trainer, Sam Adams, has 11 years of experience training and competing with dogs in a variety of dog sports. In her professional life, she has trained more than 1000 dogs through her board and train program, and has also worked as a veterinary assistant and kennel manager for a specialty boarding kennel.
Sam Adams is a nationally recognized dog trainer who has successfully trained over a thousand dogs in her three week board and train. Reliability and lifelong results are very important to her. Sam trains dogs in the sports of IGP and Mondioring, and competes nationally and internationally.
Sam is a world team member in the sport of IGP, and is one of just 6 handlers to qualify to represent the United States this year at the Belgian Shepherd world championships. Sam was the reserve national champion at the 2023 Mondioring Nationals at the MR1 level with her dog Wild. This makes her the only person to owner-handle the same dog to a podium finish in both IGP and Mondioring.
-World Team Member
-AKC CGC Evaluator
-UKC SPOT Evaluator
-IACP Dog Trainer Foundation Certified
Sam continues to expand her resume by attending seminars and conferences with leading dog trainers from around the world. She also competes with her personal dogs in several different dog sports. She also worked as a vet assistant before becoming a professional trainer, which adds to her ability to care for your beloved dog.
These experiences with hundreds and hundreds of dogs give Sam a unique perspective on training. If you get your dog trained with her, you can expect a customized training program built to suit you and your dog.
Kara has a vast and varied background in dog training. At the start of her career with animals, Kara worked in wildlife rehabilitation and was responsible for training and managing a group of wolf dog hybrids. Kara got started with dogs when she started showing and competing with her German Shepherds in conformation. This led her to a career as a dog trainer and professional handler in the world of conformation.
Kara has also worked as a veterinary technician, and her degree of knowledge and skill handling dogs means that she has been the in-home boarding of choice for not just family pets, but for top show dogs and the police K-9’s in Jessamine County.
-AKC CGC Evaluator
We have locations in Winchester, KY and Lexington KY, but we do offer training services to clients outside of our immediate area. Pick-ups and drop offs for board and train clients are available for those in greater Lexington, Frankfort, and Louisville. In-home transition lessons are included in board and train programs for those within our service area. People from out of the area are welcome to do their transition lessons at our facility.
Our board and train programs are limited to a given number of dogs every month. We are normally on a 1-2 month wait for board and train programs, and suggest that you reach out 2 months in advance to book a training date for your dog. Please contact us to reserve a date, and to find out how long the current wait list is for training programs.