Kirubell “Kiba” Yohannes

Kirubell “Kiba” Yohannes is the founder & head trainer for KIBA K9s in New York City (@kibak9s, His training focuses on severe behavioral modification and rehabilitation programs, as well as foundational development, personal protection, and scentwork training.


Along with his NePoPo® Gold certification, Kirubell is also a certified Mentor Trainer for the Animal Behavior College in Santa Clarita, California. He is responsible for preparing graduating seniors for the applied training requirements of their Canine Obedience Dog Training (CODT) certification. This accredited program is recognized by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI).

Kirubell can be reached via phone at 866-936-3647 (ext. 5), via email at, or via socials on Instagram @kibak9s and Facebook @Kirubell Yohannes.