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New Beginnings K-9 Training, Daycare & Boarding

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Here at NBK9 your dog truly comes first. It’s our job to keep them safe, both physically and mentally. The dogs in our care are treated like family members.

Your days of coming home to a doggy-destroyed house are over. Whenever you have a long workday or a busy weekend ahead of you, simply bring your furry friend to New Beginnings K-9 and we’ll take it from there. Our well-trained and knowledgeable staff will pamper your pup so you can relax, knowing that your furry friend is in our capable hands. While you’re away, he’ll enjoy a great day of structured play balanced with rest times, and when you pick him up, he’ll be ready to cuddle and snooze peacefully.

The professionals at New Beginnings understand dogs. We base all we do on the latest research, positive reinforcement training and lots of love because we know your dog is family. Because of this philosophy, we built our 26,000 square foot facility around the newest thinking on dog behavior. We provide best-in-class doggy daycare, dog boarding and dog training for Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area, with those who want trusting, respectful relationships with their dogs and us.

Open 365 days year, New Beginnings K-9, is always available for you, providing a fun, safe, and supervised environment for dogs. Our facility is on approximately 2.5 acres and features three all natural grass outdoor play areas. Our huge outdoor play areas are surrounded with 8 foot high fencing with a second 8 foot high fence in place for added safety. The second fence acts as the outer portion of a walking track which surrounds the entire perimeter of the outdoor play areas. Our all natural grass walking track is reserved for our one on one boarding or our special daycare guests who do not enjoy the company of other dogs. All our indoor play area have specially padded floors to absorb the jolt of play and protect developing and maintaining joints.

Our doggie daycare play groups combine interaction with the human attendant, play with other dogs, toys when appropriate, agility and doggy jungle gym equipment to keep our guests stimulated.
Our human to dog ratio for our play groups are 1:8 for maximum supervised attention and no pet is ever left unattended.
We only accept well-socialized dogs that pass our strict evaluation so you don’t have to worry about your pup’s playmates.

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What Do We Provide To You And Your Dog?

  • Unwavering commitment to what’s best for your dog
  • Professional team with degrees in biology, animal science, psychology, and education
  • A facility that strives for a stress-free and engaging setting with a daily schedule of activities
  • All-inclusive pricing, so you aren’t charged unexpected extras
  • A center of teaching and learning that explains what makes dogs tick
  • A clean, modern canine campus with indoor and outdoor play areas
New Beginnings and Karen have been wonderful! I love that they love my pup as much as me AND I love that they encourage good behavior too! I feel fully confident and relaxed when she's there and know she's getting the exercise and socialization that she needs. I love that they treat each dog with individual love and care. This is clearly so much more than a business- its a calling. I am so very sad that they had to close. My pup will miss them immensely and so will we. I look forward to see what the next generation NBK9 is. With Karen at the helm, I'm certain that it will be ground breaking and dog-wonderful!read more
Emily Long
12:43 29 Sep 17
Love everything about this place. We started with training for our dog 4 years ago. We quickly fell in love with the team, everything they were teaching us and our dogs positive response to their training methods and them. We started doggie daycare soon after that and can't imagine our life without it. Our high energy boxer goes there 2 days a week and has the biggest smile on her face when we pick her up. Karen and her team are caring and knowledgeable and I wouldn't trust my dog to go anywhere else.read more
Earnest Jackson
00:15 23 Aug 17
The owner and staff at New Beginnings K-9 Training are hands down the best in the area. Finley our five month old GSD has been going to New Beginnings since we adopted her at eight weeks of age. After adopting Finley, I looked high and low for the best training and boarding facility in our area. Several people recommended New Beginnings K-9 and shortly after orientation, a tour of the facility, and meeting the owner, it was easily the best decision for our new addition to the family. For the past several months Finley has been attending puppy and obedience training two days a week and the classes our paying off tremendously. Finley would not be the dog she is today if it was not for the in-depth training she has received from the highly trained owner and staff at New Beginnings K-9. In addition to the training, we also utilize the boarding services for Finley at New Beginnings when away on family vacations. It's nice to leave home knowing our puppy is having fun and most importantly in caring hands. I know Finley is always excited to see us when we return home, but I also know she loves to spend her days at New Beginnings K-9. I can't thank the owner and the staff enough at New Beginnings for all of the work they have done to coach and train Finley to be the amazing puppy she is today and providing her the best care when we are away from home. It's so good to know Finley has a second home in New Beginnings K-9 Training.read more
David Schmauch
13:58 22 Aug 17
When we got our lab puppy, we thought we could handle the training on our own, but soon we realized we needed help. Thankfully we found New Beginnings. We were just looking for training, but now Willow is in daycare twice a week and has boarded when we can't take her with us. She loves Karen and all the amazing people that take care of her. She is thriving in training and so are we. We went through an intense training with our last lab and I knew I wanted a different approach. This is more than positive reinforcement, Karen shows you how the dogs think and how to read their body language. She has given me the confidence that I need to make Willow a better and happier dog.read more
Tina Slaght
01:23 22 Aug 17
This place is nothing short of incredible! I was so nervous about taking our dog to a kennel after all of the bad things you hear. They treat him like he is their own. They love these dogs so much and they are well taken care of! I am never scared to leave him here because I know I don't have to worry!!!read more
Jennifer Wetzel
21:34 14 Aug 17
Being a new dog owner as of last fall, we were fortunate to find such a great dog care facility. New Beginnings has been a much needed source of guidance and confidence with allowing us to raise a well-behaved yorkie. As a puppy, our dog, Scout, had ringworm and was unable to attain social skills that majority of other dogs had already gathered by that time. In taking our pup to New Beginnings, he was able to slowly get acclimated to the normal sociability of his age. New Beginnings has truly made a difference in our pup's life and has been a tremendous blessing to our entire family. We don't know what we we do without doggy daycare and boarding! Our dog loves all the playtime with his pup friends, and we know he is safe and well taken care of at New Beginnings.read more
John Martini
01:15 14 Aug 17
NBK9 is a top notch doggy daycare and boarding facility. They treat the dogs with the utmost respect and are completely open and forth coming with everything that happens in the facility. I also love the set pick up and drop off hours. As the owner of a dog with high anxiety I know how stressful it is for my dog to see people and animals coming and going all day. At NBK9 SHE gets to actually relax as she would at home. Anytime I bring my dog there she can't wait to run in the door, which is her way of telling me she loves it there!!read more
Stephaney Theobald
15:38 05 Jul 17
As a new dog owner, K9 Beginnings has been amazing. Karen and her staff set the bar extremely high for how a boarding and training facility should be operated. With scheduled drop off and pick up times, dogs are treated to a routine and scheduled day. This helps establish a secure and anxiety-free environment for all pets. Dogs are treated to a pristine facility, trained employees, and safe AND supervised play times. Facebook and Instagram posts will also allow you to see all the fun your furry friend is having while you can enjoy your daily routine or vacation. Our dog will not be boarded anywhere else. The competition??? There is no competition because no other facility is ran the same way as Karen and her staff.read more
COURTNEY SCHREIBER
18:33 03 Jun 17
I have been taking my dog to New Beginnings for over 3 years now. She has day care three days a week and boards on occasion. Karen, Mark and all the staff have always been so helpful, attentative and especially wonderful to Xena. The structured program they have developed and follow really sets them apart from any other day care in this area. I visited several, tried a few and when I finally found New Beginnings, we have been huge fans ever since. Xena absolutely enjoys every day and every stay.I highly recommend New Beginnings to anyone looking for quality daycare.read more
Terry Frey
15:52 01 Jun 17
New Beginnings has been absolutely wonderful. Karen and her staff are well trained professionals who only want the best for each and every dog. They have worked with us and given us plenty of advice and training tips for our overly hyper dog. New Beginnings genuinely cares about our dog and will be honest about anything that needs to be addressed. Before we decided on New Beginnings for day care and boarding we looked at other places, however, New Beginnings far exceeded our expectations. The environment keeps the dogs anxiety low and also gives them a place to play on real grass. The facility is top notch and exceptionally well maintained. New Beginnings has helped us better understand our dog and worth every penny. Our dog is a better dog because of new beginnings. We would not trust our dog with anyone else.read more
Sami Phillips
00:30 13 May 17
We take our 4 yr. old grand dog, Joey, to day care at New Beginnings. He is a Golden Retriever. He was also a bit skittish and shy. The Staff at New Beginnings called me his first day of day care around noon to come & pick Joey up. School is supposed to be all day. Karen, the owner, greets me at the door & informs me Joey is not a happy camper. She suggests we start Joey at half-days as she wants him to be more comfortable with his new surroundings & friends. She was looking out for our beautiful dog’s best interest. We did half-days for two weeks. He began to trust & love the staff at New Beginnings. They were only concerned about what was in the best interest for Joey.We then enrolled him in obedience school, which they reinforce at day care. It was a blast taking these classes every Saturday morning. They encourage the whole family to participate!But don't kid yourself. The training is really as much for the humans as the dog! Through the Holidays we put him in boarding for a day, as we had so many people in from out of town. The staff member greeted me & exclaimed “Oh great! Joey is here. My dog is here today & they are great friends!” The minute I say to Joey, “We have school today,” he runs to the door! I take him to school & he doesn't even look back at me. He cannot wait to get in there & see his friends! The staff couldn't be any nicer to our dog! They are always engaged and aware of how he is doing.When Joey gets home he is one tired dog! I cannot begin to tell you how much more confident, friendly, and, it goes without saying, better behaved pet we now have!New Beginnings goes above and beyond anything I could have hoped for in a day care program for our Joey.Thank you New Beginnings for the love and trust you have brought to our family!Cindy & John Careyread more
Cindy Carey
00:42 31 Dec 16
The owner and staff at New Beginnings K-9 Training are hands down the best in the area. Finley our five month old GSD has been going to New Beginnings since we adopted her at eight weeks of age. After adopting Finley, I looked high and low for the best training and boarding facility in our area. Several people recommended New Beginnings K-9 and shortly after orientation, a tour of the facility, and meeting the owner, it was easily the best decision for our new addition to the family. For the past several months Finley has been attending puppy and obedience training two days a week and the classes our paying off tremendously. Finley would not be the dog she is today if it was not for the in-depth training she has received from the highly trained owner and staff at New Beginnings K-9. In addition to the training, we also utilize the boarding services for Finley at New Beginnings when away on family vacations. It's nice to leave home knowing our puppy is having fun and most importantly in caring hands. I know Finley is always excited to see us when we return home, but I also know she loves to spend her days at New Beginnings K-9. I can't thank the owner and the staff enough at New Beginnings for all of the work they have done to coach and train Finley to be the amazing puppy she is today and providing her the best care when we are away from home. It's so good to know Finley has a second home in New Beginnings K-9 Training.read more
David Schmauch
2017-08-22T13:56:10+0000
This place is amazing! I completely trust them with our dog! They go above and beyond to make sure the dogs are comfortable and well taken care of! I was very sad the first time and scared because of all the negative you see about boarding places. You never have to worry with this place! They treat them as if they were their own! They are incredible!read more
Jennifer Pfaffl Wetzel
2017-08-14T21:01:26+0000
We began taking our dog Lainie to NBK9 when she was a pup for classes over two years ago. She now attends daycare two days a week, and boards there on occasion. Karen and her staff are wonderful and "know" each dog and any needs they may have. So glad they are in Northern Ky!read more
Susan Wilson Reynolds
2017-07-23T14:04:11+0000
Our puppy Greyson has gone to doggy daycare at New Beginnings for the past year. This place is really top notch!! The staff is friendly and knowlegable and have offered advice in the health and behavior of our puppy. They have made having a busy family and a new puppy a lot less stressful. Greyson can't use words to tell us how he feels about doggy daycare days but his body language tells it all. His body language says "I love this place and I love these people". I feel very blessed to have found New Beginnings!!!read more
Emily Cress
2017-05-31T03:09:50+0000
New beginnings is by far the best animal care service in the northern kentucky/Cincinnati area. We've been taking our dog Hank there for just under a year now and we couldn't be happier with the service they provide. Prior to New Beginnings, we tried out all of the other local pet day cares and they don't compare with the experience we have had at New Beginnings. At other doggie Day cares you had to option for additional services but at New Beginnings everything comes standard. Each dog will get their own custom made room and will get more than enough play times. New Beginnings is different from all other animal day care companies in the sense that your animal will want to be there. Karen and her team are highly trained and highly qualified to give your animal the best care you could imagine. Unlike other places, when you walk into NB you don't hear dogs barking or smell a strong odor. I could go on and on about the offerings New Beginnings provides but you'll just need to take my word for it and try it out yourself.read more
Jason Wulfeck
2017-02-20T01:15:02+0000
We take our 4 yr. old grand dog, Joey, to day care at New Beginnings. He is a Golden Retriever. He was also a bit skittish and shy. The Staff at New Beginnings called me his first day of day care around noon to come & pick Joey up. School is supposed to be all day. Karen, the owner, greets me at the door & informs me Joey is not a happy camper. She suggests we start Joey at half-days as she wants him to be more comfortable with his new surroundings & friends. She was looking out for our beautiful dog’s best interest. We did half-days for two weeks. He began to trust & love the staff at New Beginnings. They were only concerned about what was in the best interest for Joey.We then enrolled him in obedience school, which they reinforce at day care. It was a blast taking these classes every Saturday morning. They encourage the whole family to participate!But don't kid yourself. The training is really as much for the humans as the dog! Through the Holidays we put him in boarding for a day, as we had so many people in from out of town. The staff member greeted me & exclaimed “Oh great! Joey is here. My dog is here today & they are great friends!” The minute I say to Joey, “We have school today,” he runs to the door! I take him to school & he doesn't even look back at me. He cannot wait to get in there & see his friends! The staff couldn't be any nicer to our dog! They are always engaged and aware of how he is doing.When Joey gets home he is one tired dog! I cannot begin to tell you how much more confident, friendly, and, it goes without saying, better behaved pet we now have!New Beginnings goes above and beyond anything I could have hoped for in a day care program for our Joey.Thank you New Beginnings for the love and trust you have brought to our family!Cindy & John Careyread more
Cindy Carey
2016-12-31T00:44:07+0000
Cheryl Meyer Flack
2016-11-19T00:30:28+0000
Karen and her team are the best in the business. Our dog CeCe loves going to daycare there. We have also completed the puppy course, which helped us establish boundaries early. Could recommend New Beginnings K-9 Training enough...don't think twice about board, daycare, or training at this awesome establishment!read more
Anthony Joseph Sinders
2016-08-30T14:54:30+0000
The most caring and knowledgable staff is why we keep coming back. Amazingly clean facility. They take the time to get to know you're dog not just throw them in will other dogs or worse in a cage all day like most places.Breanna holds her staff to the highest standards and it shows. Would NOT go anywhere else. Thank you all. You are the BEST!!!read more
Kathy Halpin
2016-07-11T12:23:42+0000
I rate this facility an A plus. Very caring staff , and extremely clean. Our puppy stayed a week and we believe he had a fantastic time--and when he came home after the week, his potty training was completed--hardly any accidents whatsoever. Thank you Karen and staff. We appreciate all you did for our little Theo.read more
Pamela Brown
2016-07-06T20:29:19+0000
Rebecca Clore
2016-04-12T18:57:05+0000
Lynda Margerison-Feeley
2016-03-18T00:25:19+0000
We are new puppy owners. We have toured this facility and our puppy drake, did an overnight stay. When I went to pick him up, he did not want to leave! We signed up for boarding as we travel often and signed up for their training program. We went to the orientation and learned so much! Can not wait to start school for our puppy! I can not say enough great things about this place as I have toured their competitors, I will NEVER leave Drake with anyone else! So totally confident in this place and it's people!read more
Darrin Heber
2015-10-01T01:38:12+0000
Karen and Gabby were EXCELLENT in giving us the tools needed to successfully train our big lover puppy Zeus. There is no other place I would go to for our dogs training or boarding needs. We look forward to attending future classes with New Beginnings and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to train their dog or puppy. Jon, Amanda, and Zeusread more
Amanda Robinson Eck
2015-09-19T16:14:36+0000
Thank you Karen and Gabby for a great basic manners class. It was very informative and you made it easy to understand the best approach to train my dog. Even though my dog was ill and could not attend all classes, I attended and was able to take the info home to work with Waldo on the lessons. I highly recommend new beginnings for anyone looking for dog training!read more
Shirley Kendall
2015-09-13T23:16:11+0000
Khaled Khan
2015-09-01T18:08:01+0000
Wanda Faye Hizney
2015-04-22T05:11:01+0000
Josanna Pociask Dixon
2014-12-18T03:13:49+0000
Chad Coleman
2014-10-30T08:31:00+0000
I could not thank New beginnings k-9 enough for teaching Murphy and I so much during our training with them! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
Ashleigh Schmeltzer
2014-10-08T02:16:18+0000
Shawn McCormick
2014-05-12T19:34:12+0000
Lisa Smith
2014-04-02T01:28:53+0000
Vanessa Teal
2014-01-28T00:50:36+0000
Dawn Stamper
2014-01-20T22:23:20+0000
Thomas Cochill
2013-12-24T21:07:43+0000
Kimberly Penzes
2013-12-21T15:12:49+0000
Jack Emery
2013-12-14T00:16:53+0000
Mike Warth
2013-12-09T13:24:23+0000
Nancy Wagner
2013-12-05T04:08:01+0000
Do a great job and love the dogs.
James Hicks
2013-11-21T19:05:51+0000
Breanne McClure
2013-11-17T03:24:33+0000
Victoria Toi Orrison-Estes
2013-11-08T17:31:35+0000
Max Howard
2013-11-01T23:37:16+0000
Jennifer Renee
2013-10-24T19:02:00+0000
Jeanie Worley
2013-10-16T00:52:47+0000
Great place! Professional and caring. Our dog loves the staff, and nearly pulls us over on his leash to get in when we pull into the lot. Would recommend this group to anyone for boarding, training, or day care.
Steve Parsley
2013-10-13T17:58:43+0000
Awesome place!!! Thank you1
Dorothy O'Dea Jones
2013-08-21T13:48:16+0000
The incredibly caring and expertly trained staff at New Beginnings K-9 provides exceptional service for you and your dog. I highly recommend New Beginnings K-9 for dog training, daycare, and boarding!
Larissa McGraw Wolfe
2013-08-18T16:11:59+0000
Melinda Parker
2013-08-03T14:33:41+0000
Deborah Ostafi
2013-07-29T09:10:08+0000
Sandra Millward
2013-07-21T22:51:33+0000
Deb Cinna
2013-07-11T02:47:37+0000