Training Dogs And Coaching People
Training Dogs And Coaching People
Trainer: Sandra Sudduth
Those that know me understand how much I love dogs (well, animals & nature as a whole) and how I love to be active with fitness and outdoor activities.
I can hardly remember a time that I haven’t had a dog by my side. Spending most part of my life training my own dogs. I took the training to more advanced levels after learning from my friend Scottie. On a personal level, our lives more enriched because of it. The freedom we have is amazing. I can confidently take them with me in many different environments and activities. So amazing, that I started sharing with friends & family. I quickly discovered how much I loved training and wanted to share this with others.
A few years ago, I became a Ski Instructor and then a Ski Patroller. From this, I learned another new passion. Both in the sport itself and in teaching others & sharing the positive energy the sport can bring. But of course, this is only a seasonal privilege. Aside skiing and boarding, I have been into fitness just about my whole life in one sport or another. In general, I thrive on being able to be outdoors and it’s even better when I can include my dogs.
So, what does a love of animals, a desire for a meaningful career, a love of fitness, and the gift of teaching have to do with one another and how does it relate to dog training? That vision turned in to Rocky Top K9, both in obedience and in the formation of our Dog Club. The formation of a training company where we could have the freedom to train our way – based on the individual client need & to make it personal. This is not something that I’m doing because I need to, it’s because I love the training, love the results, and want to share it with others.
Administration / Trainer
Trainer: Scottie Greene
EOD Explosives Detection K9 Handler
14 Year Duel Purpose police K9 Handler
Head K9 Trainer JBO Police Department Jonesborough TN
Head K9 Trainer Greene County Sheriff's Department
As many of you already know me but some of you might not; my name is Scottie Greene. My passion for well over 30 years has been furthering my education and knowledge on communicating with dogs. Growing up I can't think of one moment that didn't include a dog of some type. I remember when I was 10 years old and competed in my very first dog obedience trial. His name was Rusty a Rottweiler and he was nearly as big as me. After taking home first place, I was hooked.
After serving my country abroad I returned home with the dream of working with dogs full time. I used my GI bill to search out and attend as many K9 seminars I possibly could. I also attended the Tennessee Police academy out of my own pocket to fulfill my dream of being a police K9 Officer. I was hired as a K9 Officer in Jonesborough TN and handed my first partner K9 Rio.
After 7 years I left Jonesborough police department after K9 Rio retired and started in the private sector. I have contracted with top-notch cutting-edge companies whose mission is to fight terrorism globally. Along with contracts working alongside FEMA during national disasters.
After working the private sector for three years, I found myself back in Law Enforcement and K9. I was hired by the Greene County Sheriff's Department to start up their new K9 division. I am very happy to say that all four dogs trained solely by me were rescues pulled from pounds all over the country and passed all certifications with NADDA as dual-purpose police K9s.
I left law enforcement after getting married and moved to Seymour TN and started working for a company that trains dogs. In my time with that company I trained and maintained over 100 board and trains without a single issue from any clients. I also taught classes using my style of training at Sevierville city park. After an incident happened that painted that company in a bad light I decided it was time to break away and teach my way.
I have reconnected with my passion of training obedience. I'm not just a dog trainer who works with the dog. I'm a "People" trainer and my job is to train you how to train YOUR dog. I am proficient in the use of all training aids. I have been trained in the use of both Positive and Balanced methods. I will not try and make you "like" one form over another. I will explain the ups and downs of using both and let you decide.
Hello! My name is Tyler and I love three things in life: Jesus, my wife, and dogs! My passion for dogs started as a kid, and now I'm living out my dream by helping dogs and their owners. My goal is to instruct owners how to teach and the dogs how to learn. During training, my favorite part is watching their bond grow and their confidence rise. I look forward to seeing you and your pet join the Rocky Top K9 family!
Hi there! I’m Jess and I’m here because I want to help you strengthen your bond with your dog! I’ve been training horses for about 15 years, and I’ve always had a connection and drive for working with animals. I have two Belgian Malinois at home that gave me my intro to dog training, but most importantly, they’ve taught me how our work grows our bond into a wonderful partnership. I’m very excited to start our journey together!
Trainer: Karrie Greene (as written by Scottie Greene)
This beautiful gift from God is my wife Karrie Greene.
Six years ago when we met, Karrie was totally new to the dog world. She expressed to me that she wanted to learn how to train dogs just like me. I remember telling her that a person should never learn how to do something just like someone else. I told her I would show her the ropes but her style would be her style and that's how she would grow as a trainer.
Karrie is five years into her journey as a trainer and many of the likes on this page comes from her following. She doesn't ride on my coattails and isn't know as the "trainers wife". She is known as an outstanding trainer and has helped many families with their pet.
Being a single mother of two along with being a grandmother she has patience and calmness of a stone cold military operator! It's this ability that makes Karrie an outstanding trainer.
This fellow here, Kobi, passed away suddenly on April 15, 2021 at a young age of 3 years 4 months. You should know. Sierra’s Grand Sir Kobi Bear – the inspiration behind Rocky Top K9, LLC. Three years ago, this special boy came into my life. He came at a sad time, after the death of another dog as well as my dad. He was such a happy, go lucky puppy – joyful. Because of this and because he brought happiness to our home, I chose to name him Kobi. Kobi means joy in Japanese. And did he ever bring great joy to my life! He was so special and smart, I wanted to do something special with him, where we could bring comfort and happiness to others. My idea was to train him for therapy work and that’s how I met Scottie. Scottie helped me train him the basics & I was hooked. I wanted to learn more & with that, we became friends. We continued, with Kobi earning his AKC CGC & UCGC titles. The training brought such a huge trust and bond between Kobi and I, it also brought such freedom. There wasn’t any environment or situation Kobi couldn’t handle. I was always asked if I was a dog trainer because of how good Kobi was. Then the thought came to me, I wanted to share this wonderful freedom with others. And the rest is another story, but you know Scottie and I got together and here we are as Rocky Top K9, LLC. Since our creation, there are countless stories of cases where a dog’s life was saved from euthanasia or from being returned to the shelter, tears have been shed because people can enjoy their dogs again. And that was the whole purpose to begin with. Kobi never made it to his therapy work as he was so busy being the model and mascot of the company or helping me with any dog that stayed with me for board & train. He may have not helped the few in nursing homes, but I’d like to think he served a bigger purpose in his short life. Whenever you see our logo, know it is my boy Kobi. If it wasn’t for him, you wouldn’t be reading this today. May his legacy live on. RIP, my dearest friend. My heart breaks but I will carry on with what you inspired me to do. Much love. ay something interesting about your business here.
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