About K-9 Korner

K-9 Korner is a blog focused on prevention and rehabilitation techniques for common dog behavioral problems.  Topics for discussion range from food aggression to proper walking techniques, while introducing positive training techniques and explaining the importance of dog socialization. In light of the tragic lot of the millions of abandoned dogs in the United States, K-9 Korner is intended as a resource for owners to better understand their canines’ needs (and vice versa), and to ultimately prevent owners from giving up on their pet(s).

The author, Kinga Niecko, is a dog behavioral trainer. She is the owner of Kinga’s K-9s, a service that focuses on dog rehabilitation and training in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Kinga works with individual pet owners and also rescue organizations, including Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue, Homeward Trails and K-9 Lifesavers, to correct dog behavioral issues resulting from abandonment and/or abuse.  Her expertise builds on observation and hands-on experience in training dogs in numerous environments.  She practices techniques gathered from literature, seminars, and collaboration with other behavioral experts.  Kinga is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She is focused on continual education in the field of dog psychology and behavior rehabilitation. 

On a personal note, Kinga is the proud owner of her two fabulous dogs, Socks and Walt.  She adopted Socks, a lab/pitt mix, from a rural shelter in King William County on the day he was scheduled to be euthanized due to shelter overpopulation.  Then, she adopted Walt, a bassett hound mix, from a rescue organization that found him abandoned on the street at 5 weeks old.  

Since childhood, Kinga has been the resident obedience trainer and advocate for her family’s canines. She is dedicated to helping dogs and their owners live in harmony–stopping the destructive and sometimes dangerous behaviors that may cause pet abandonment.


If you have questions or topic ideas, please contact Kinga at Kinga@kk9s.com or 703-505-5695 or visit www.kk9s.com.


One Comment

  1. Jilian Peeke
    Posted August 26, 2010 at 10:15 am | Permalink | Reply

    This is really great and helpful stuff.

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