Ares was rescued in 2016 by Robyn and her husband as a gift for her son. Ares had an extremely rough start to life. We don’t know his history prior to being with his family, but he was always fearful. After being adopted, Ares was attacked at daycare by dogs and it resulted in stitches and he also has been attacked by dogs off leash. He has been living in… Read More
Running with your Dog
Running with your dog can be a fun physical and mental job for you and your dog to enjoy together! If you are unsure if your dog is the right breed or age for running please consult with your veterinarian. Not all breeds do well with running so a little prior research is a smart plan. If you have cleared running with your dog by your vet, these tips and… Read More
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Maisy
Emily is currently a nursing student and working through a degree to be a front line worker. Not only that, but her schooling causes longer days/hours, a limited budget, and all of this was happening in the middle of a pandemic. Maisy was a typical excitable doodle puppy! She had all the excitability issues and needed some structure. Thankfully through a combination package of a board and train stay and… Read More
Walker at Centennial Park
Centennial Park is a large urban park located approximately two miles west of downtown Nashville, Tennessee! What an awesome place to train some dogs! Walker is working with two dogs on calm behavior in public and have some fun! If you need help with your dog to be able to enjoy every park both on and off leash, visit our website and fill out our 30 second quote today.
Liliana and Bailey
Baily is a gorgeous young doodle who is doing a one week refresher as part of her one year package. She is just polishing up everything she has worked so hard to get good at! if you need some help training your pup to be the best that they can be, visit our website today and fill out our 30 second quote.
Lauren training Molly
Today Lauren is working with a young Burmese Mountain Dog named Molly. Molly is staying with us for a two week Board and Train to work on her jumping, stealing, and obedience commands. She has stolen our hearts, but now knows not to steal our socks! if you need help working with your pup fill out our 30 second quote on our website
Erin training Wrigley
Today Erin is training a young Australian Shepherd named Wrigley. They are working on the beginning stages of true off leash behaviors which is the long line! we work hard on teaching the pups everything they need to know, pattern the behaviors, and then putting them into practice. If you need help working with your dog, let us know by filling out our 30 second quote on our website.
Amber training Ruby
Today Amber is working with a doodle in training named Ruby! This sweet girl needed to learn and practice her obedience commands and to be calm when needed. If you have a pup that needs to similar help, visit our website today and fill out our 30 second quote.
Erin Training Polar
A lab who likes to chase anything that moves? I would have never guessed, haha. Today Polar is working on stay so he can choose a better option than chasing the bikes! If you have a pup that can use some help on not chasing things, fill out our 30 second quote on our website today!
Erin training Luna
Luna is a beautiful young Great Dane that is staying with Erin to train. She needed to learn her obedience commands and some manners to be the best pup she can be. Today, her and Erin are working hard on stay commands! If you have a pup that can use some work on their stay command or are starting from scratch, visit our website today and fill out… Read More
Erin Training Brady
Meet Brady! He is a little guy with a BIG heart and sense of adventure! Erin is starting his off leash work in the safest way possible when in public, on a long line. Essentially a very long leash, you will notice that Erin isn’t using it much like a leash because we want to be able to work toward not needing it. If you would like your… Read More
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Khaleesi
Kersten has had Khaleesi since a pup and was lucky enough to be able to bring her to work everyday. She worked at a veterinary emergency center and worked extremely long hours. Khaleesi had a lot of dog and human friends at the time, but with time slowly started to change. Now she has quite the fear aggression. She has been in a couple of fights with dogs and attacked… Read More
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Bruin
Bruin was adopted into a wonderful family who was willing and ready to work with him and give him the time and patience he needed. Bruin was a rescue that has a history of fear based issues. He is uncomfortable with being handled, held, he struggles with getting leashed up, he is not a fan of quick movements and he has a terrible fear of objects falling on him. He… Read More
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Bella
Marion has had Bella since she was a puppy and loves her so much. However, Bella’s excitable nature makes it quite difficult for Marion to handle her. Marion is now on her own with Bella due to recently losing her husband of 62 years to COVID. He loved Bella and helped Marion a lot, but now Marion is finding herself struggling to control her alone. Her son, who also aided… Read More
Tissues, socks, shoes…the list goes on! Dogs love to get a hold of these items but they’re not always the safest items to turn into toys and we don’t want our nice pair of Nike’s to become the next chew toy! Common household items dogs often chew aren’t always soft material items, but could also include the kitchen chair legs and baseboards. Not only is having items throughout our house… Read More
Young Puppies: Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety is something we as dog owners try our best to avoid in our canine companions. Though we can do many things to be proactive and try to avoid this, there are times when young puppies exhibit this behavior when we first bring them home. When figuring out if our new puppy has separation anxiety or not, we want to be observant of a few key behaviors that exhibit… Read More
Recent Images From Alexis’s Training Sessions
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Diane
Lesson #1 In the first lesson, we went out and adjusted Spader to the prong collar and worked on turns. Salina (trainer) showed Diane’s sister how to work with Spader when she leaves because she has separation anxiety. Lesson #2 During the second lesson, we worked on healing in the house and sitting while allowing us to reach down and pet her. Spader is very fearful of people, so this… Read More
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Lucy
Betty came to Suburban K9 asking for help! On a walk one day, Lucy’s excessive pulling on the leash, which resulted in Betty falling and breaking her wrist. Without a way to get Lucy outside, Betty had to give Lucy to her son. This transfer of ownership devastated Betty, as she loved Lucy and missed her company. Being on a fixed income, Betty was unable to afford training, resulting in… Read More
Training Pearl with Shelby at the Suburban K9 Academy!
When Pearl came to us, she had a good foundation but needed some help with consistency, especially around her new “dog” sibling! She was enrolled in the Board and Train program to help her “Come” and “Stay” commands with distractions. During her time with us, we also focused on her crate tolerance! It seemed like the new puppy brought out her inner-puppy, and all her command skills went out… Read More