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Black Owned Businesses in OC: K.O. Dog Training


This is Philip and Michelle Kaough! A lovely husband and wife team that own K.O. Dog Training and MK Dog Training in San Clemente, CA. I met them last month and took photos for them as part of my mission to support black owned businesses in Orange County. You can read about that here.

When I first walked in to their training yard in San Clemente, I was met with a stunning view of the ocean. But I was mostly captured by the warmth that Philip and Michelle showed me. I asked Philip (an Army vet) to do some behaviors with their sweet and, might I add, very well trained dogs, and I started snapping away. They are the most photogenic dogs I have every met!

It was so clear to me from watching them that they both LOVE what they do.


Upon chatting with them, I learned that I was there on their 15th wedding anniversary! So I asked them to take some sweet photos. They gladly obliged. Their deep love and bond was palpable.






Here is an excerpt from their website about their business:

"When you hire K.O. DOG TRAINING, you are hiring knowledgeable and experienced professionals.  Founded by Philip Kaough, we are a husband & wife team – we do not hire outside trainers as we want to interact with and know every dog that we train!  We enjoy being able to help dog owners and their dogs achieve a more harmonious life through our Positive Reinforcement, Rewards Based, and Relationship/Leadership Training Programs and Methods."


Consider K.O. Dog training for your dog training needs!



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