VETERAN OWNED & OPERATED
WE TRAIN ALL BREEDS ALL SIZES
The major difference between the board and train programs below are the commands learned and levels of support.
2 Week Program
New dog no rules? Are you a little rusty on your training skills and in need of a little help integrating your dog into your pack?
Did you just get a new dog and now experiencing unwanted behaviors? After only 2 weeks of training, your dog will develop skills such as how to walk on a loose leash, sit on command, come when called no bark, and go to bed.
This program also includes 2 Follow Up Private Training Sessions, so that we can teach you how to maintain what your dog has learned at home.
A Group Class, so that you can continue to practice in an environment with a lot of different distractions and professional assistance.
4 Week Program
Right now your dog might be pulling you down the street, jumping up on family and friends, nipping or biting your children or grandchildren, growling, barking at the doorbell, or other dogs, counter surfing, digging or just simply taking over your home.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a dog you can trust? After this program, your dog will be able to walk on a loose leash, properly greet family members and friends, come when called, sit, down, stay and go to bed when commanded.
They will now be able to join you at Home Depot, local parks, be around family and friends and behave like canine good cItizens, not canine criminals.
Will this work, can I maintain what my dog has learned after my dog comes home?
Don't worry, you will be able to attend Unlimited Group Classes so that you can practice in a controlled environment with a variety of distractions and professional guidance.
6 Week Program
Has your dog bitten a friend or family member, attacked another dog or sibling?
Has your dog been prescribed medicine for anxiety, aggression or any other concerning behaviors?
Are you considering rehoming or even euthanizing your dog because you are afraid or just don't know what else to do?
If any of these describe your situation then this program is for you! We will work as a team to develop a training plan that's best for your family. We will focus on obedience, social skills, behavior modification, aggression, skittish behavior, social skills and more.
We've got your back....this program has all the support you and your dog need. It includes a Lifetime of Private and Group Training Sessions, Virtual Support, Home Visits, Unlimited Commands, Priority Boarding and more. When you need assistance, we are just a phone call away.
Your trainer will also work 1-on-1 with your dog, which saves you time and work, and gets RESULTS even faster!
Be My Companion Dog
8 Week Program
Do you suffer from anxiety or PTSD and are seeking Therapy or Service Dog training for you and your pet? Do you want to volunteer at your local children's or retirement home and give back to your community with the help of your furry friend?
This program will teach you and your dog how to lead the way one paw at a time. We will focus on obedience, manners, structures, social skills, public access skills and more! It also includes a Canine Good Citizen Certificate, OTCK9 ESA or Service Dog credentials, service vest, and all necessary training equipment.
You will also receive unlimited follow-up sessions so that your dog continues to understand your emotional or physical needs. Unlimited Group Classes to help maintain obedience skills with a variety of different distractions and Lifetime Support, so that we can help you and your assistant become better and better every step of the way.
Vaccination requirements for dogs to participate in a Consultation, Day-School, Boarding, and Training:
(Bordatella, Rabies, Canine Influenza)
For over 6 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 babies 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 dayschool appointment today.
Darrell and Kim Swanson welcome you to Off The Chain K9 Academy LLC where dogs are trained and people are educated. Both Darrell and Kim have served over 20 years in the military. They take pride in their commitment to their customers knowing that dogs aren't just pets but part of the family.
Darrell and Kim’s love for dogs brought them to Jo-Thor's Dog Trainers Academy with the Post 9-11 GI Bill. They studied for four years and achieved Professional, Advanced and Advanced Master Dog Educator/Trainer Certifications.
During those six years, they partnered in a dog training, boarding, and dog daycare business located in Kennesaw, Georgia and named it Off The Chain K9 Academy. Since opening, Darrell and Kim have trained and boarded hundreds of dogs at their Kennesaw and Canton locations. Some dogs with severe behavioral problems and others with the calm personality to become a service or therapy dog to a Veteran or Civilian with PTSD.
If you have a dog and you need some help, give OTCK9 a call. With their proven training program, you'll soon have a dog you can be proud of.
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.
Welcome to OTCK9 boarding. Your pups home away from home. While with us they get lots of socialization, outside time and even unlimited treats and cartoon network! We have a Facebook page where you will be able to see daily pictures and updates of your furry friend.