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The Body and Mind K9 Team

     At Body and Mind K9, we believe that every dog has the potential to lead a fulfilling life. We guide you to effectively communicate with your dog and to foster a relationship built on trust, respect, and understanding through proven techniques and functional tools. Our Coach is an experienced dog trainer with a passion for helping both dogs and their owners.​ We provide professional dog training services that are tailored to the unique needs of each dog. Our trainer understands that every dog is different, and will work with you to create a training plan that is both effective and enjoyable.

Charlie is a founder and coach of BAMK9 - best dog training in Long Beach

Charlie DiBono

Coach and Founder

BAMK9 Founder and Owner, Charlie can do it all. He directs Private Coaching, K9 Classes, and Doggo-Only Sessions. His expertise in the K9 coaching lifestyle expand into nutrition, sports, and dog behavior

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Elena - the administrator for Body and Mind K9

Elena Knox-Oliver


BAMK9 Administrator and all-around behind the scenes driving force, Elena handles our booking, customer communication, and event coordination

 Elena, Dog training classes, private training lessons, dog walking service, booking and scheduling administrator
Jordan - best dog walker in Long Beach. Tailored dog walking services.

Jordan Silva

Dog Walker Expert

BAMK9 First Hand Assistant and BAM Walks pro. Your dog might want to go home with him, just saying, watch out for this one.

Charlie DiBono

Coach and Owner

     Charlie's journey in the pet industry began at a young age,  tasked with soothing puppies after their baths at his mom's grooming shop in the Bay Area. Those early experiences ignited his lifelong passion for animals, and he's been fortunate to care for and work alongside various creatures. From rats to horses, to dogs and cats. His heart holds a special place for Shepherds and Poodles, and any pup with an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

     Throughout his career, he's worn multiple hats within the pet industry, allowing him to gain a well-rounded perspective. Charlie has worked in various pet retail settings where he learned the intricacies of pet nutrition and had the opportunity to share his knowledge with pet owners [and guide them in making informed choices for their pets]. Charlie has rolled up his sleeves as an assistant vet tech, and now enjoys working full-time as a trainer. He finds immense joy in sharing his expertise with others, helping his clients develop strong bonds with their pets, and ultimately enhancing everyone's lives.

     As a lifetime learner, Charlie is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dog behavior and training techniques. By continuously expanding his knowledge base, Charlie strives to provide his clients and their beloved dogs with the best possible support.

     For more than a decade, Charlie has been honored to guide so many K9 enthusiasts on the path to forging unbreakable bonds with their dogs. 

Charlie and Body and Mind - biography and experience with positive reinforcement training

Long Beach, California 
Office Hours:                Monday - Friday  10:00AM - 5:00PM
Business Hours:            Monday - Friday   9:00AM - 7:00PM
Sat - Sun:                    Available for Private and Special Events

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