Improving pet relationships one woof at a time 

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Training People & Their Pets Since 2014

In our private sessions and group classes, we teach people how to navigate potential challenges with their dogs. We utilize modern balanced dog training as an approach that is fair, compassionate, and effective.

CPDT-KA Certified

Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed

Balanced Training

Real world applications – a balanced approach

On Site or In Home

We offer private sessions, group classes, and inboard training

Proudly Serving Middle Tennessee

If you live in Middle Tennessee, we’re happy to offer private sessions from the comfort of your own home. If you’re located near Putnam County, we offer private and group sessions from a training facility conveniently off Highway 111 past Algood.

Full Time Dog Trainer - 8 Years in a Row

Here at SPK9, we are dedicated to working with and training you and your family in achieving your goals. We work with your dog first, and then we coach the family through the necessary techniques so the training can be carried on at home.

Satisfied Clients

I will be forever grateful for Ashley and all she has done for our family … She clearly loves the dogs she trains and is always there for her clients. Her expertise and assistance has been invaluable and I reccomend her to anyoner with a canine companion!

Miranda Christian

Ashley is a real life dog whisperer!! We adopted a puppy that had been rescued who had serious separation anxiety, aggression, food gorging issues. After trying everything we knew to do and were at our wits end – one hour with Ashley at our home changed everything and our sweet puppy is like a new dog. His anxiety is so much better and that has caused his other issues to subside.

Chasity Howard


Inboard training includes all equipment that goes home with you. We also offer day training at a rate of $100/day as well as custom plans to fit your needs. Contact us today for more details!