Testimonials

The following quotes are typical for the customer appreciation Kevin with Kanine Freedom receives.
This underlines my commitment to provide total customer satisfaction
and to over-achieve goals as your trusted canine partner and advisor.

“Kevin was referred to us by long time family friends.  We were looking for a reliable, caring sitter for Bailey, our 9 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  We were going to be away for five days and were more than anxious about leaving Bailey.  Kevin exceeded all expectations in Bailey’s care; socializing with him, exercising with him, keeping us informed with pictures, videos, and texts, and loving him – treating him like his own. Since then Kevin became Bailey’s trainer – coming to our home once a week for six weeks.  He worked with Bailey and with us on all the basic commands – “stay”, “leave it”, “off”, “give”, “walking on a leash”, and even techniques to curb Bailey’s barking.  Bailey’s final lesson was especially fun with Kevin teaching our three grandchildren to play tossing games and hide and seek with Bailey. We highly recommend Kevin for training and for boarding – I know we would find it very difficult to leave Bailey in the care of anyone else. Bailey loves him!”
Margie and Gene Bousquet
NOVATO, CA
“Kevin has a calling for his chosen profession! He is so good with dogs and just as importantly their owners. He has the patience of a saint. he is always striving to learn more skills to pass along to his clients. he is an excellent communicator and is always there to answer questions as they arise. Lastly, he is always doing extra things for his clients such as his Sunday socials and extra help class. his heart is certainly in the right place and I am now proud to not only be a client but an actual friend of his.”
Karen Weinstein
Rohnert Park, CA
I sought out Kevin’s help for Oliver my shepherd mix. He was attacked when he was younger and has been really reactive and hard to handle since  We started with training sessions and Oliver showed improvement. Then we had an indecent with a neighbor’s dog. We felt overwhelmed with Oliver and felt guilt for feeling so. We Love Oliver so much. Kevin comes and has a session with us and we all agree he should go board with Kevin for the training he needs.I missed Oliver so much. When he came home Oliver was definitely different he seems calmer .. He still has anxiety outside but listens to his commands which makes it easy to walk him and control him so we can help him. I am so impressed with the changes in Oliver. Thank you, Kevin.
Amanda Shepherd
Santa Rosa, CA
Thanks to Kevin Li, we have experienced a complete transformation in our dog Remy, and In ourselves.. Remy has learned all basic commands and how to just relax…those of you who have huskies know that this is a difficult task for them… Kevin’s level of expertise enhanced our understanding of our Pomskies behavior issues as well as our own weaknesses as a leader. I strongly recommend Kevin’s services for both owner novices as well as those of you who feel you are very knowledgeable, there is always room to improve…
Carrie Taylor
Santa Rosa, CA
I was given Kevin’s name from a friend who had great success with him training her dogs. This was my first time having a large dog and I had no idea what I was getting myself into- a husky, we met with Kevin for the meet and greet and he was very kind and super knowledgeable about dogs! I never felt judged he would explain things to me however many times I asked. With our dog, we have done the 6 week course training as well as Kevin’s bad to the bone 2 week boot camp. I have also taken advantage of Kevin’s boarding services multiple times. We can now walk our dog on a leash, he is no longer food aggressive, he knows a few simple commands, we love the results we have seen since being a client and I truly believe Kevin is the dog whisper he is so great to our family and many of our friends! I’m so thankful for him I am a forever client!
Erika Rivas
Santa Rosa, CA
After much frustration, I needed help with my dog Yota. He barked at friends that were invited over and was leash reactive with other dogs anytime we were out. It had become a chore and was not enjoyable to take Yota anywhere. Kevin’s demonstrations and gentle corrections during lessons were so helpful in building appropriate training and behavior boundaries with Yota. Kevin helped me to understand what I needed to improve upon to show Yota I was a trusted leader. Yota responded to his training techniques right away. He is like a new dog! I’m able to take him anywhere and have the confidence that we will both enjoy the outing. I wholeheartedly recommend Kevin!
Julia from Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, CA
I’m an experienced dog owner and love the Australian Cattle Dog breed. My husband and I have had much success in owning and fostering this specific breed, and then we rescued Ronin! This poor little guy was adopted from a breeder by a family who quickly realized they had bitten off more than they could chew. He was left in their backyard in a kennel for most of his puppy life, and at 8 months old, was returned to his breeder. When we rescued him, he had absolutely no baseline training, was human aggressive, and was extremely dog aggressive. All of his aggression stemmed from the fact that he was a nervous dog who’s world just got a lot bigger, very fast! He didn’t have any tools to deal with the outside world. So I immediately started training the basic obedience, then e collar and prong collar training. We had made good strides in our home life, but I was in over my head when it came to his dog reactivity. Enter Kevin!!! He immediately saw what I was missing! He taught me some amazing techniques for timing corrections or redirecting Ronin at the right time, before he explodes! He also realized that Ronin’s nervousness stemmed from the fact that he wasn’t using his nose enough, and recommended some games we could play at home to help. The combination of the techniques and the nose work helped bridge the gap! Within a couple of weeks, Ronin’s reactivity to dogs was so good that he finally was able to get close to other dogs (with a muzzle) and conquered his fear! He has made some friends and plays well with other dogs now! I really don’t think we would made it to that point if it wasn’t for Kevin’s advice. We still have work to do with his fear of men and strangers, but I know I can always count on Kevin to help me with any issues and it feels good to know that he has my back. Thanks for your help Kevin!!
Lauren Galbreath
San Rafael, CA
“Uncle” Kevin has been working with us since we first adopted our rescues, Zumi & Hercules, from Countryside Rescue, in August of 2020.  When first scheduling Puppy Class, Kevin assessed our furry kids in about 30 seconds.  Zumi is the outgoing one, and Hercules is the reactive/sensitive one.  We gave Kevin the added challenge of working with siblings (female and male) from the same litter.  His patience with not only our pups but us as well has been wonderful and amazing.  The way he works with our dogs is gentle, calm and assertive.  With just a gentle touch, he can re-direct our dogs.  By the way, Zumi and Hercules are about 80 pounds each. Kevin’s ability with humans is no less than his ability to work with the dogs.  He makes sure you understand and can duplicate what he is training about along with the underlying dog psychology of the training.  He is very hands-on in training making sure that each of us work with the dogs while he is observing and gently fine-tuning as necessary.  When I tell Hercules we are going to see “Uncle Kevin”, he races for his leash and can’t wait to “saddle up” into the car to go.  We would highly recommend Kevin Li!
Cathy Pierce
Santa Rosa, CA
We were given Kevin’s name from a friend who had great success with him training her dogs. We had adopted our puppy Lacey during covid, and we needed some help with training and making sure our puppy Lacey was happy, social, and trained correctly.  We did the Baby Kanine Program we were so delighted with Lacey’s progress that we kept adding training sessions with Kevin. His knowledge and patience with us during the entire process was amazing, not only is he an outstanding trainer but he is also an amazing person. Kevin has taught us so much from simple commands like sit, stay, down, off-leash training, to teaching us how to be better puppy parents.  His knowledge goes above and beyond anyone I have ever met we as a family could not be happier with all that we and Lacey have learned from Kevin and Lacey adores him which was a huge plus for all of us. This is definitely Kevin’s calling and we will forever be clients.
Mike, Nancy & Mikey Byun
Rohnert Park, CA