Wednesday, July 20, 2016


This mischievous face is Olive.  She is a 10 month old (I think) Golden Retriever.  She is nearing the end of her training with me; completing the Advanced Obedience training.   She has done very well with only a little hiccups in the distractions department.  And maybe a little sass & stubbornness on the side.  She is a sweet lovable girl that has loved the kiddy pool, playing with her friends & going to the barn.  Her best friend is Gwen & one of my foster pups, Maggie.  Read all about Olive's go home lesson next week!


This goofball is Chewie.  He is a 6 month old German Short-haired Pointer. He is here for his second round of training to now complete his Advanced Obedience.  He is a strong willed guy who has his own agenda most days but is the absolute sweetest to his core.  He LOVES to play and he gets his name honest.... He puts EVERYTHING in his mouth.  He will be finishing up his program & heading home Saturday!


 This tenacious, playful little girl is Gwen!  She is a 5 month old hound mix.  She is here for my Intermediate Obedience program.... although 3 weeks into the 2 week program she is making progress everyday.  She struggles very much on her off leash recall & holding commands around distractions.  She is getting better everyday with her potty training and learning to ring her potty bell to tell me she needs to go out.  Her favorite part of the day is meal time & playtime (in that order).  I hope to see Miss Gwen finishing up her program in the next few days where she'll get to see her sister & family!

June Bug

This is June. She is a 4 month old Goldendoodle pup that is here for my Intermediate Obedience Training.  She was very intimated by all her furry friends when she arrived but a few days into being here she is now a social butterfly.  She is a dramatic girl that thinks her way is the best (and only) way...... but hey, what girl doesn't!  She is almost complete with her Basic Obedience commands like - No jumping on people, no pulling on the leash, sit (stay), down (stay) and we did an introduction to coming when called today when off the leash.  She has a stubborn streak but nothing we can't work through.  Stay tuned for more updates on this sweet girl!

Meet Cesar

This beautiful boy is Cesar. A 1 year old German Shepherd.  He is owned by the Hind family, which also happens to be a military family.  He is with me for 6 months while his family is moving & has transferring going on.  He is having a great time with all his new "cousins" and all his new friends.  Naturally he's learning some manners & how to be an obedient young man while he is with us.  He is a happy go lucky guy that doesn't meet a stranger.  Although he's huge & intimidating to most everyone he meets, he's pretty positive he's a pocket pup and he would smooch you to death.  I'll up date periodically on his progress & catch his playtime pictures on our Facebook & Instagram pages!!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Funday

Just as learning & working is important; having a little down time is just as important. Here are a few pictures from our playtime today before the storm moved in!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Long Time No Post....

I'm back! My lack of blogging has been for good reason but I have been getting a lot of requests to bring back the blog & updates on the goings on here at Georgia K9 Academy.  We are very very busy on our end. Fortunately, there is no down time in my schedule now.  Boarding & Training are booming!  We are busy 6 days a week here and feeling blessed to be so.  Please make sure if you have Facebook & Instagram that you are follow us there as well for quick updates & pictures.  Click the links below to get started following!  Hope you enjoy the updates!

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Gus Update

Gus has come to the end of his training. He has completed my Basic Obedience program with a few extra requests from his family.  He goes home tomorrow & I can't wait to teach his family how to follow through with all of Gus' new skills!  
Gus can now ride in the car without interfering with the driver or passenger. He rides quietly and well mannered.

Gus holding his "place" command at the barn.  He will need to do this every Saturday while his mom & dad are working!  Barn dog, Shiloh is giving it all his effort to get Gus to come play :-)


This little fella is Otis. He is an almost 5 month old Goldendoodle that is here to learn my Advanced Obedience Program.  Over the last 4 training days he has learned his sit-stay, down-stay, heel with an auto-sit, place command, & he has learned what "no" means.  He is one of those fun loving, crazy pups that likes to jump on everyone , put everything in his mouth & go 100 mph through the house!  He has made tons of progress in a very short period.  He has a little bit of a stubborn side when his friends are around.  Keep up with Otis & his progress as his program progresses!

Holding our sit-stay command with some very tempting things laying around

....more things laying around.

Holding his down-stay while I do laundry

Holding his dow-stay during lunch time!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Gus has been doing well over the last few days learning all his basic obedience commands along with the place command.  Today it's pretty darn cold so we are doing some distraction proofing at home. Here is a little of what Gus has been working on.
Holding his sit-stay command

Holding the sit-stay with the distraction of a Princess....

Working on his place command

......and holding his down-stay command

......With more princess distraction

Ignoring food while in a down-stay
"oooh Mrs. Ashleigh.......dis is berry hard"

I went around the corner & watched from the screen of my phone

And then down the hall. He did excellent!

I think they're buds

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wishing all our clients & furry friends a Happy Holiday & Happy New Year!

From my gang to yours!

Gus gus

This silly guy is Gus. He will be with me for the next week for Basic Obedience.  He can be a little intrusive to your space and doesn't always mind his manners.  Stay tuned for updates on Gus!
Thanks for the pic Joe