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Our Story
Vannessa Denese Founder and Owner of K9 Role Models

Welcome to
K9 Role Models!

Hi! I’m Vannessa 

Having worked for many years as a Personal Protection and Obedience Dog Trainer for some of the top protection dog agencies in New England, I’ve successfully trained thousands of dogs.​


Working as a dog trainer since 2014, K9 Role Models was officially established in 2019. I decided to take my skills and expertise to help everyday dog-lovers get the most enjoyment out of life with their companion. Since opening K9 Role Models, I’ve helped numerous families build incredible relationships with their dog and ensure they have the confidence to know exactly how to handle their dog in any situation.

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A little about us.

Our Mission

At K9 Role Models, our mission is to help dog owners like you live in harmony with their canine companions by establishing a solid relationship of trust, respect, clear communication and especially compassion. 

Our Vision

We believe training your dog should be an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience for both you and your fur family member. We seek to make training accessible, manageable, and fun!​

Our Passion

We love helping you successfully maintain a healthy lifestyle for yourself and healthy behavior for your dog. Seeing the wonderful results our clients get from our training methods is the ultimate reward.

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What Clients Say

“We receive compliments everywhere we go and my husband and I look at each other and say thank you Vanessa, and
thank you K9 Role Models!“
“We were referred to Vanessa from a friend and we couldn’t be happier!  K9 Role Models is a professional business that is dependable, caring and knowledgeable. Their approach was to get to know us as well as Daisy. We learned so much!!!  You have to follow through with at home training and the reward is walking your dog on the rail trail or through a store, off leash and in control!  We receive compliments everywhere we go and my husband and I look at each other and say thank you Vanessa and thank you K9 Role Models!”

– Lisa Rogers


Set your dog on the path to becoming a
K9 Role Model

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