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MLK9 Dog Training

A well-trained dog is a happier dog.


Knoxville's Best Dog Trainers

MLK9, Get Trained By The Best.

MLK9 – With 10+ years of experience training farm and working dogs, Police K9s, and thousands of pet dogs in between, MLK9 head trainer Mike Lilley is committed to providing a comprehensive level of training that will last you the lifetime of your dog. Every training package is customized based on your needs and goals to build a stable, confident bond between you and your dog.

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Obedience Training

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Eliminate Bad Behavior For Good!

Knoxville’s best dog training company. MLK9 Dog Training was established in 2020 by expert dog trainer, Mike Lilley, a trusted instructor for many K9 agencies across the United States. Mike’s background includes professional training for multiple police K9 agencies where he’s helped to take their K9 units to the next level. With years of dog training experience behind him along with 100’s of dogs successfully trained under his belt, you can rest assured that MLK9 is your answer to helping your dog learn and master obedience training to help both you and your dog create a better bold together.

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Your Dog Will Learn To Listen To Your Every Command.

MLK9 is all about helping pet owners restore their relationships with their furry family members. We offer a variety of dog training services from puppy training, board and training, basic and advanced obedience training, behavior modification, and personal protection.  We are a 5-star rated dog training company servicing all of Knoxville county and surrounding areas across Tennessee, Georgia, Southern Kentucky, South Carolina, and Southern Florida. We offer free consultation. Complete the form below or call us today. 


Disobedient Dog? We Can Help Fix That.

MLK9 Dog Training

The Ultimate Dog Training Program

Becoming a dog parent can be a significant turning point in your life. It can provide you with companionship, love, and loyal friendship. However, it’s important to remember that dog ownership comes with great responsibility. Part of being a good dog owner is ensuring your dog is well-trained.
Deciding to do the training yourself is an option. However, you will quickly realize that dog training is not an easy task and requires a lot of time, patience, and consistency. 

But with the right dog training program in place, you can be sure your dog will be well-behaved in no time.
MLK9 dog training offers one of the most comprehensive dog training programs available. 

Our Knoxville Training Experts have the tools and resources needed to train dogs effectively. So, if you’re looking for the ultimate dog training program, look no further than MLK9 dog training. Most of us lead pretty hectic lives. We work long hours, have numerous commitments, and often don’t have extra time to devote to dog training. That’s where our Board and Train dog training services come in. 

At MLK9 dog training, our board and train dog training programs are designed to cater to different needs.

Our four-week basic on-leash program is ideal if you’re looking for a dog training program that will last a few weeks. This dog training program is perfect for those who want to get started on the right foot with their dog training journey.
On the other hand, our advanced off-leash program is for dog parents looking for a more intense dog training experience. This dog training program is perfect for those who also want to have in-home lessons to continue their dog’s training once they return home.
New pet owner’s sometimes may not know that their furry friends have personalities and quirks of their own. And once you get to know your dog, you may realize that he has some behaviors that need to be addressed. For instance, if your dog snaps, gnarls, growls, or bites, these are signs of aggressive behavior that will require modification.
At MLK9 dog training, our certified dog trainers, Knoxville, TN, can help you work on your dog’s specific behaviors and help them become the dog you’ve always wanted them to be. So, don’t wait until your dog has destroyed all your furniture or bitten a family member. Get started on dog behavior modification today.

Have you ever taken your dog for a walk and felt frustrated because they won't listen to you?

Dogs are notorious for not listening when we want them to. But the good news is that this is entirely normal behavior for dogs.
Dogs are pack animals by nature, and in the wild, they live in a hierarchy. The Alpha dog is the pack’s leader, and all the other dogs look to them for guidance. Despite being domesticated, our dogs still have this same pack mentality. So, at home, it’s essential to establish yourself as the “Alpha” from the beginning. That’s where Knoxville dog training comes in.
Our Knoxville dog trainers will train your dog to see you as the leader and follow your commands. This is done through exercises and drills designed to build trust and respect.
So, are you looking for a dog training program to teach your dog obedience, eliminate aggressive behaviors, or want to learn more about dog training in general? Then contact MLK9 dog training today.

Behavioral Issues? We Can Help.

Let us help put an end to your dog’s bad behavior. Worried your dog Will run off and potentially hurt another person or animal? Plagued by a concert of barks every time someone is at the door? Wishing you could enjoy walks outside with a loose leash and a calm dog? MLK9 can help, contact us today.



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Other Training Programs We Offer

We also offer board and train, behavior modification, day training, working dog contracts, group classes, search and rescue, boarding, personal protection dogs training, and more. 

Service Areas

Since 2020, MLK9 has served customers across the Knoxville/ Knox County area, including the following communities:

Let’s Get Started, Contact MLK9 Dog Training Below.

Schedule A Free Evaluation

Complete the form or call (865) 213-7775 to get immediate over-the-phone assistance with MLK9 Dog Training.