Are you looking to build a better relationship
with your dog?

Mutual Understanding Begins Here

Whether you are looking to get your new puppy off on the right paw, teach your adult dog basic life skills, or you are at wits end struggling with behavioral concerns, we are here to help.

All dogs are individuals. We create personalized programs that suit your dog's unique needs to ensure their success. 

We understand that having a dog can

bring a variety of challenges and struggles. We are here to help guide you and your dog in the right direction, overall improving your bond with your best friend.


We offer a wide range of services from

in-home lessons, day training, virtual training or hybrid programs

Check out our full list of services


We work with dogs and the humans who love them. We want the best for your dog and we know you do too! Columbia K9 services

in-person training within a 20 mile radius of Columbia, SC. We are happy to travel slightly further for clients for an added fee.  

Not in our service area? Not a problem! Check out our virtual training option that services anywhere worldwide!




Columbia K9 is owned by our Trainer,  

Jenna Pellerito, CBCC-KA. Jenna is credentialed, knowledgeable, experienced, passionate, and loves dogs more than anything else in this world.

Jenna is a Certified Canine Behavior Consultant through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Certified Dog Trainer through Animal Behavior College, Certified Dog Bite Prevention Educator through Doggone Safe, and is Fear Free Certified through Fear Free Pets. 


Our training methods
and why they work...

     We utilize force-free, fear-free, and  science-based training methods. Shaping our dogs through positive reinforcement is the best possible approach to take when it comes to training. This style of training teaches our dogs to respond to us not because they have to, but because they want to!  It also will boost you and your dogs confidence, allowing you to reach the ultimate connection with your best friend.

We treat dogs with respect, compassion, and kindness. We work to understand them as the species they are and take modern approaches when changing their behavior. All training programs include detailed guidelines to help you enrich your dogs life and meet their needs, overall improving their behavior and quality of life.

Happy Dogs. Happy Clients.

Positive Methods . Positive Results.

     Your dogs health and well-being is our top priority. We never use or condone the use of shock/prong/choke collars or harsh corrections of any kind.

We would love to work with you! 
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"Jenna is an absolute gem! Our German Shepherd was reactive to a lot of every day situations and was hard to manage. This made our life stressful. We are grateful to have found Jenna who gave us simple tips and tricks to help calm our dog. Jenna’s rewards based program has turned our extremely anxious dog into a laid back pup. Her recaps of your sessions are very thorough and all you have to do is follow her suggestions regularly! Jenna has truly been a life saver."

-Scott, Christine, Fern, and Bo

“Jenna is extremely knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we have had about our little Boston Terrier. Jenna's training has helped keep our puppy in our home where he is most comfortable while learning fun new training skills and tricks, which he loves! We are so excited to continue training our puppy with Jenna, and look forward to what we and our puppy can learn from her next!”

-Mairin and Dexter

"We are so privileged to have worked with Jenna! Her knowledge about dog behavior is tremendous, and her patience with our human behavior and our learning curve was deeply appreciated. Our dogs have benefited so much from her help, and we have learned a lot about increasing their quality of life, teaching them new things and keeping their minds and bodies active!" 
-Stephanie, Pax, and Dexter