About us

Allison & Rene Hofstetter are the owners and lead trainers at Custom K9 Dog Training. They have been married for 23 years.

Custom K9 Dog Training has been training dogs of all breeds and temperaments in St. Augustine and St. Johns county since 2009. Rene and Allison are highly experienced with the ability to customize training for various breeds and temperaments.

Allison is a Connecticut native who relocated to the Washington, DC area in the 90s. Rene is from Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He moved to the US in 1999. Always loving a challenge and an adventure, the two set off for California.

Allison & Rene were educated about dogs through a K-9 Police School, “Master K9” in Riverside, CA. Dan LaMaster, their mentor, is regarded as a top Schutzhund, obedience and Search and Rescue Instructor, in the US and abroad. They studied under him for almost five years. During this time, working at both a kennel and a veterinarian hospital helped to give their education greater depth.

After moving to Arizona in 2005, Allison & Rene opened their own business, The White Mountain K-9 Camp, a dog boarding and training facility. Nearly four successful and busy years later, the east coast was calling them; It was time to move closer to family and friends.

Allison & Rene look forward to the challenge and the fun in working with you and your dog.
Give them a call or e-mail today! 904-692-2220 or customk9@comcast.net