United K-9 Academy – Waco

Serving Waco, Hewitt, Lorena, Bellmead, Robinson, China Springs, and Northcrest

About the Waco Team

United K9 Academy Waco. Not only is Waco growing rapidly but is the home to a few interesting historical sites, Magnolia Market Silos, Waco Suspension bridge, Texas Ranger Museum and McLane Stadium, and franchise owner Josh Connor’s favorite: the Dr. Pepper Museum. He would not be his cheery self without his daily dose of Dr. Pepper. This area is growing rapidly and was in the need of a United K9 Academy franchise. This local office is serving families in Waco, Hewitt, Lorena, Robinson as well as the surrounding areas. Our Team of Elite Trainers can help you with any dog training or behaviors needs. We offer training programs like: service dog training, basic to advanced obedience, board and train programs, and puppy training. The staff is trained in The Science of Animal Learning Theory, K9 First Aid, and Animal Behaviors and much more. For more information, check out the trainers below and fill out a contact form.

Josh Conner


I have always loved dogs and have grown up with them my whole life. As a young adult joined the military. I served my country proudly but as a lot of our countrymen; it is quite common that we exit the military with some very real anxieties and PTSD related to our work and time spent over seas. It is because of these conditions that I realized the significance and need for canine training and service animals. I trained my own service animal. He is a beautiful chocolate lab that I take everywhere I go and I rely on him every day.

I’m a father of 3 children and as such it has added to value of obedience training. I’m excited to be working with man’s best friend daily and giving back to families and the military soldiers that are in need of these services..

Meet the Trainers


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Other Services

Boarding, Dog Walking and Pet Sitting


Board and Train Programs

Our board and train program will take place in the trainer’s home and will allow for more one on one time between your pet and their trainer. During this time, you will receive updates on their progress. Your dog will work in an in home

Private Training Program

This 45-60 minute lesson is designed to help the handler (you) teach your own dog. During this time, the Dog Team (You and your dog) will work side by side with a professional trainer to get to the final goal that the dog team has set!

Service K9’s

We are certified to train service dogs for handlers with various disabilities. Our expertise includes service K9‘s for handlers with mobility issues, epilepsy, and diabetes; as well as service K9’s for emotional support.

Therapy K9’s

Therapy K9’S are for everyone! United K9 Therapy Trained Dog Teams can go to hospitals and nursing homes to bring joy to others going through a rough time! (Note: These dogs do not have full access)

Behavior Modification

Our team is equipped to handle dogs suffering from anxiety up to red zone. We will work side by side with you to get control over any behavior issue you have with your dog.

Puppy Programs

We can work with your puppy as early as 8 weeks old up to 5 months. Our trainers will walk you through all of your training needs in the puppy stages from potty training to behavior.

AKC Tests and Classes

United K9 Academy is a American Kennel Club Evaluator. Stay tuned for Upcoming classes and test.

**Your trainer will discuss any additional required training equipment with you individually.**

Group Classes

This is where you will work among other dog teams and professional trainers. These classes are where you and your dog will learn to work with and around high distractions. This is where all your hard work will pay off. Stay tuned for upcoming classes. Sign up for our newsletter!

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