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Tennessee's Top Dog Trainers

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Enjoy a team of professional dog trainers working for you and your dog!

Discovery K9 is one of the most respected dog training facilities in the United States. Our trainers are continually recognized as the dog trainers of choice by veterinarians, law enforcement agencies, commercial working dog programs, and other pet professionals. Our industry-leading trainers have over 100 years of combined training experience. This level of training knowledge is unsurpassed in the Middle Tennessee Area. From pet training, behavior modification, and off-leash control to competitive dog sports, we are here to assist you with all your canine training needs.


Meet the trainers who make the Discovery K9 training program a success! 

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The Discovery K9 Difference

Our reward-based training system is based on scientific training methods and real-world experience.  Our ultimate goal is to create a clear system of communication between you and your canine partner. Imagine having a willing, dependable dog with reliable obedience no matter the level of distraction.  


We create personalized training plans to best suit each individual dog and handler. We understand that no two dogs or handlers are alike, and a one-size-fits-all training plan will not succeed. Together we will create a training program that will enable you to get the most out of your training experience and achieve the relationship with your dog that you’ve always wanted!


Contact one of our trainers and let us help you discover your dog’s full potential!

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World Class Owner Education 

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Educating Both Ends of the Leash. 

We focus on teaching you to effectively communicate with your dog and develop a true partnership --- this is the foundation of all training. 

With a background in education, our professional trainers have developed a proven curriculum to ensure long term, lasting success. We will provide you with the knowledge, tools and instruction you need to maintain your dog's good behavior at home! 

All Board & Train packages include private lessons, a personalized go- home packet, with information about your dog's unique personality and opportunities for continuing education!  


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Dog training is an unregulated industry and it can be hard to know where to turn. We know you won’t trust your best friend to just anyone. Discovery K9 is a qualified, experienced and insured business. We treat your dog as one of our own and you can be confident that your dog is in good hands! 


The Highest Experience In The Industry

 Our trainers have over 100 years of combined dog training experience. This amount of knowledge and skill is unsurpassed in the dog training industry. Discovery K9 strongly believes in continuing education. Our trainers regularly attend seminars and classes to stay up to date with the most effective and current methods. 


Top Dogs

We aren’t just dog trainers – we are coaches and competitors. Our trainers have competed in the intense dog sport known as “IGP” or “Schutzhund.” They have multiple High in Trial wins and have successfully competed at national and international world championship events.


We Are Insured 

Thousands of dog trainers put themselves and their clients at risk by not carrying insurance. You and your dog’s safety are our top priority!  



We have one goal – to have happy dogs and happy clients! Long gone are the days where force, intimidation and fear are used to train dogs. These antiquated methods may offer results, but they often harm your dog and your relationship. Our trainers use methods that offer superior, lasting results without damaging the dog/owner relationship. 


We Aren’t A Franchise

Discovery K9 is locally-owned and operated. You can rest assured that your dog is being trained and cared for by a professional, not by someone who trains dogs as a hobby or somebody who simply “has a way with dogs.” 


We strongly believe that someone cannot become an experienced trainer by attending a big box stores 16-week class or by simply paying a franchise fee and attending a 21-day crash course.


Life-Long Support

All of our Board and Train packages include follow-up lessons as well as lifelong support. You and your dog are not just another client – you are a member of the Discovery K9 family! We stand by our training and will work together to ensure reliable, lasting results. 


We Get Results, Often Where Other Trainers Have Failed

Many times, we are not the first dog trainer our clients have seen. Clients often call us after other trainers have failed them. We realize no two dogs (or owners!)  are the same and a cookie-cutter, one size fits all program just won’t work. Every dog and owner receive personalized, individual instruction designed to meet their specific needs. 

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