About Us

Meet The Owners

The Become a Million Dollar Dog Trainer is a course designed by renowned dog trainer and author, Karen Duet. She founded K-9 Companions, a family-owned business, in 1979.  She has written 5 published books to date and become a top 4% earner in the USA across all fields of dog related businesses. 

As a 12 year old Karen became hooked on dogs after a very successful run training and showing her first AKC Labrador Retriever in obedience trials. She and her Labrador “Sunny” were regularly beating the adults and were always in the ribbons. At the young age of 18 after taking a professional dog trainers course herself, she struck out on her own starting K-9 Companions Dog Training.

In 1985 Karen met and later married George Duet who was a U.S. Army Retired (Special Ops) warrior. In his 20 years in the Army he had been involved in the military K-9 program. They moved forward as a formidable dog training duo. They learned techniques from other European and American trainers in various fields such as police K-9 and European sport.

First located in Orange County Ca, and then Lake Matthews, CA, they grew to two facilities, training up to 100 dogs a month between kennel and private lessons.  They began training others to be trainers in 1989. In 2016, they moved their training to the Nashville area and have been training dogs and working to create a new generation of trainers at their beautiful, state of the art facility.