Welcome Dog Lovers!

There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We offer Dog Training, Day School, Boarding, Grooming, Group Classes, Private Lessons, Therapy Dog Training, Service Dog Certification, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and much much more. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.

day-school packages

train, don't complain

private training packages

train, don't complain!

Basic Obedience Classes

Beginners Course (ages 16 weeks and older)


additional training services

Grooming by "Pristine Paws"


Full Service Grooming by Prisitne Paws.  Specializing in "Breed Cuts" "Dyeing" "Aggressive Dog nail trim/bath" and much much more!

Service/Therapy Dog Consultation


Schedule a private consultation to discuss Service or Therapy Dog Training with a specialist.

Single Private Lesson


Has your dog(s) already been through training and might just need some remedial practice? Schedule a Single Lesson with a Master Trainer and help get your furry friend back on track.

Half Day (Day-School)

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Is your Dog acting out and may need a little time from the pack? Schedule a structured playtime session for your furry friend with a Master Trainer.

Full Day (Day-School)


 Is your Dog acting out and may need a little time from the pack? Schedule a structured playtime session for your furry friend with a Master Trainer. 

Puppy Procurement


Talk with a professional before rescuing, adopting or purchasing your new furry friend.  It's a life long commitment!



Quality Pet Training

For over 5 years, we have been serving the pets and families of Kennesaw, Acworth and surrounding areas. We love caring and connecting with animals and creating everlasting relationships. We provide care for your fur baby as if they were our own, and ensure that they receive the highest quality care and training while in our care. Schedule your dog training, boarding, grooming or dog daycare appointment today. 


Military Veterans Dog Trainers


Darrell Swanson and Gregory Surles welcome you to Off ​The Chain K9 training where dogs are trained and people are educated.  Both Darrell and Greg have served over 20 years in the military.  They take pride in their commitment to their customers knowing that dogs are no longer just pets but part of the family.

​Darrell's love for dogs and Greg's love for dogs brought them to Jo-Thor's Dog Trainers Academy with the Post  9-11 GI Bill.  They studied for three years and achieved Master Dog Educator/Trainer Certification.

​During those three years, they partnered in a dog training, boarding, and dog daycare business located in Kennesaw, Georgia and named it Off The Chain K9 training.  Since opening, Darrell and Greg have trained hundreds of dogs at their Kennesaw location.  Some dogs with severe behavior problems and others with the calm personality to become a service dog to a Veteran with PTSD.

​If you have a dog and you need some help, give Darrell or Greg a call.  With their proven training program, you'll soon have a dog you can be proud of.


Satisfaction Guaranteed

We are always prepared for any pets' needs and ensure that your pet will receive the best care and love. Their happiness and care is our priority and we strive to provide a service we would want our own pets to receive. 

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OTCK9 Training

1480 Shiloh Road Northwest, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144, United States

Cell: 470-774-9492 (Darrell) Cell 210-722-3596 (Greg)

Training Hours: (Schedule appointment online)


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Group Class Training Equipment

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6 foot leather latigo leash

20 foot nylon long line

6 foot drag line (2)

Stay N Place kit

Training collar (slip or chain martingale)