The Upbeat K9 Dog Training Knoxville, TN
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Knoxville, TN 2018-10-22T17:32:37+00:00

Meet the Trainers

Knoxville TN Trent Steele

Trent Steele
Franchise Owner & Trainer

Trent began his dog training career in 2009 when he decided to train dogs for DockDog competitions. He helped Smoky Mountain DockDogs push off from the dock as a founding member. Trent’s trained dog, Alex, placed third in the DockDog World Championship, Master Division, in 2012.

Trent has also trained dogs to hunt and chase geese. Hunting and geese chasing both require that dogs are trained with great recall and restraint.

Over the years Trent has continued to develop and expand his skills and knowledge in dog training. In 2017 he decided to take his love of dog training to another level by becoming a very successful franchisee for The Upbeat K9.

Rachel Fulmer
Trainer

Rachel has lived in the Knoxville area all her life and has always had a passion for dogs. In April 2018 she attended Starmark Academy for professional dog trainers in Austin, TX and graduated as a certified canine training specialist. While at school she gained experience working with rescue dogs from local shelters, training and rehabilitating them in order to give them their best chance at adoption. She specializes in basic and off-leash obedience and also enjoys teaching agility and clicker tricks.

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Programs & Services

Day Train

Day Training for the Real World

The Upbeat K9 Jumpstart Lite Program is designed to teach your dog the most fundamental obedience principles. You and your dog will leave this program with a good understanding of what is expected of him/her in everyday situations. Basic obedience principals such as jumping, coming when called and walking on a loose leash are a focus of this program. In the Day Train Program, you and your dog will learn the fundamentals of good canine citizenship.

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Jumpstart

Comprehensive Training for Real Life

The Upbeat K9 Jumpstart Premium Program is designed to teach your dog more advanced and long-lasting obedience lessons. In this board and train program, we take your dog beyond jumping, coming when called and walking on a loose leash and focus more closely on teaching your dog self-control and restraint when faced with challenging and exciting situations and varying stimuli, such as seeing a wild animal or stray cat, meeting other dogs, or simply the excitement of meeting a small child that loves to hug. Jumpstart Premium is a great program for taking your dog from well behaved to becoming the envy of your friends and family.

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Lesson Program

Private & Group Training

The Lesson Program offers both private and group lesson options to our customers. The goal behind the private lesson program is to provide your dog with the one-on-one time they need to develop the behaviors and skills you want him/her to have. We use a balanced and open-minded approach that is based on industry best practices and the learning style of the dog in front of us.  Because we understand that not all dogs learn or retain information the same way, we develop a training approach with your dog’s needs in mind. Our goal is to not only help your dog internalize the training principals, but to help you and your dog develop a deeper and closer bond.

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We Train, You Maintain

Extended Day Training Program

Our We Train, You Maintain Program is designed to help your dog learn and live the fundamental obedience principals that are vital to a healthy and happy relationship with their owner. This facility-based day training program allows us an extended period of time to develop the neutral behaviors, and encourage restraint when it comes to the self-rewarding behaviors. We are able to work on all of your goals in a highly distracting controlled environment to allow for absolute understanding in any environment. After your dog has focused on the fundamental obedience principals, we then help you develop your skills so that those learned behaviors are long-lasting and meet the expectations you have for training.

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Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

Our Newest Program!

The Upbeat K9 offers comprehensive dog walking, pet sitting, and dog waste removal services that are designed to support our customer’s need to be a responsible pet owner and their best friend’s need to take a break, eat, exercise and receive attention from a friendly face when their owner is away or unavailable.

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Testimonials

We got a German Shepherd puppy for Christmas and had no idea what a handful she would be. We were to the point that we dreaded having her out of her kennel because she was so jumpy and biting and nipping at us and we didn’t know where to start to train her. We wanted a dog that could be a loving family dog that we could trust to be around small kids and a dog that would listen to us. We found Reagan Williams and called her and she was able to come out the next day and help us with our puppy. We chose to work with Reagan and we signed up for the two week program. Reagan took her home and started immediately working with her. She sent us videos daily and gave us updates and pictures. We were amazed at how well she worked with our puppy and how much our puppy retained from her. When Reagan brought her back to us it was like a totally different dog. I can’t wait to start working with her and for her to become our family pet. We will definitely use Reagan in the future for any other training needs we have. I loved knowing that our puppy was in Reagan’s home and she worked with her like our puppy was hers. She took her places and socialized her around other dogs and it was a wonderful experience for our puppy and for us! Thank you a Reagan!!

– STACY BROWNING FARRILL

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