About Us at K9's in Kahoots

Our Story

Your Perfect Partner In Dog Training and Care

Welcome to K9’S in KAHOOTS. We are a full service doggie daycare and obedience training facility located in the heart of Stouffville. We have been in operation since 2002 and strive to provide the utmost in quality of care for canine companions. Our founder, Darlene Johnson, a pain free, force free dog trainer has been training dogs since 1998.

Our Approach

Dog Training and Care

With a background in dog behaviour and obedience training, our facility focuses on quality not quantity. We offer a range of services and training programs and enjoy educating owners about the benefits of positive reinforcement training and socialization. Our dog daycare has been designed to provide a safe, fun environment for dogs to enjoy the company of each other. Our staff are educated in dog behaviour management and certified in Pet First Aid. We aim to provide quality personal care to all canines from puppy to adult.


Build Trust

Our foundation begins with fostering open communication, dedicated attention, and unwavering focus on understanding and meeting the specific needs of your dog.



Through proper education and individualized support, we provide your dog positive encouragement based on their needs and willingness to work with our experienced trainer.


Life-Long Bond

As the dog gets into the groove and becomes familiar with the routine, it learns to predict what happens next, resulting in a harmonious coexistence filled with unconditional love.

Experience K9'S in KAHOOTS

Passion, Love and the Utmost Care

We place special emphasis on enrichment, ensuring your dog not only receives focused care but also engages in activities that promote mental stimulation and happiness.

Modern Training Techniques

Modern Training Techniques

We prioritize building a deeply personal connection with your dog, ensuring learning is as tailored and enjoyable as possible.

Backyard for Doggie Daycare

Backyard for Doggie Daycare

Where fresh air, playful barks, and tail-wagging enjoyment create the perfect outdoor haven for our canine visitors!

Trusted Care for Optimal Wellness

Trusted Care for Optimal Wellness

We sprinkle love and warmth making tails wag and hearts happy—because every pup deserves to thrive with a touch of fun!

Our Dog Handlers Are:
In addition, we annually attend conferences and seminars allowing us to brush up on our techniques and knowledge.


Happy Pet Parents

We just love meeting so many fur families and always strive to be the happy place!

We’ve done puppy training and day care with Darlene at K9s. In class, Darlene taught us how to train our dog, gave us helpful advice which solved our dog’s car issues, and her daycare is so well run. By far the best I’ve seen. I highly recommend this place.

    Julia A

    K9 in Kahoots is exceptional! Darlene and her team take incredible care of the dogs. I bring my sweet Bernese puppy everyday. She’s tired, happy and can’t wait to return the next day. I highly recommend!!!!

      Michael L
      Michael L

      We have done the puppy class, use the dog walking services and have been sending our dog, Max, to the daycare! Darlene and her team are dog experts and clearly love the pups! Max comes home tuckered out and happy! Highly recommend!

        Jessica K

        K9'S in KAHOOTS

        Meet The Dog Lover

        Darlene is currently owned by a golden retriever named Laker, her third golden retriever. Her specialty is puppy training and she enjoys helping educate and assist puppy owners about the fun and responsibility of puppy ownership.

        Darlene Johnson

        Owner & Trainer

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