Your Training Team


Joey Morris

Joey has a biology degree and is an animal-behavior expert. In addition to studying wolf packs for his degree, he has also worked as a trainer at SeaWorld®. Joey learned about animals from his grandfather as a child, his grandfather trained labs and beagles as hunting dogs. Joey has supplied dogs to the military and police through government contracts, supplying dogs for narcotics detection, apprehension, and bomb detection. He started a non-profit rescue organization for dogs, and he has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. Our company’s training methods are based on his experience and knowledge.


Paige Morris

Paige grew up with German Shepherds, beginning training them at the age of eight years old. Growing up in a small city, at nineteen she joined Petco and within a year became the Lead Trainer in Louisiana and Mississippi, hitting #2 in sales out of 1500 stores. She then joined and ran Off Leash K9 Training New Orleans until her move to Georgia to join Joey in opening OverWatch K9 Academy. She now owns and runs OverWatch K9 Academy as a Lead Trainer and Operations Coordinator.


Kirstin Rager

Kirstin found her love for training dogs during her 3 years in 4-H, and has never stopped training dogs since. Kirstin has been training dog professinally for 5 years now, specializing in behavior modification such as anxiety and aggression. She loves using her knowledge to teach people how to have a clear open line of communication with their dog. Kirstin was born and raised in central Ohio and grew up with a wide variety of rescue dogs; including a Chihuahua, a Great Dane, a Collie, and a Rottweiler. In her free time, Kirstin and her personal dogs compete in in Dock Diving and PSA. She currently owns a German Shepherd, a Dutch Shepherd, and a Belgain Malinois.


Lucy Elliott

Lucy’s love for animals started at a young age, she grew up rehabilitating wildlife and owning unusual rescue pets, such as raccoons and potbelly pigs. She also grew up with a Boxer, Saint Bernard, Lab, and a Spaniel. Coming out of high school Lucy obtained a bachelors in Business. Lucy worked as a Job Skills Trainer teaching adults with disabilities how to thrive in the workplace. She also helped them train at Hockey and Basketball for the Special Olympics. However the first time Lucy hit an agility course with her rescue Rottweiler, a passion united that made her realize training dogs is what she was called to do! Lucy currently has two Staffordshire Terriers, Mila and Big Man. Lucy has volunteered at animal shelters, rehabilitating fear-based dogs to help them get caring homes. She plans to further her education by obtaining a degree in Animal Behavior.


Kerry Morgan

Kerry’s lifelong love of animals led to her attending Miami University and Ohio State University for Zoology. As a regular volunteer at her local animal shelter, Kerry developed an understanding of dog behavior and a passion for training. She graduated from a K-9 School for Dog Trainers located in Ohio with experience training advanced obedience, scent detection, tracking/trailing, and assistance work. In the past Kerry has owned a Pug and a German Shepherd. She currently owns a Border Collie named Farrah.


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“We Are So Grateful”

5.00 / 5

Kirstin at Overwatch K9 training was amazing working with our golden doodle as a puppy. She kept him two different times and both times he came back with more polite behaviors. We are so grateful for her help raising a kind, happy puppy!

Stacie Bowers
6M Goldendoodle Bear
Puppy Academy

“Process Is Extremely Personalized”

5.00 / 5

Our experience was amazing from start to finish! I feel like the process is extremely personalized, and our trainer Lucy was AMAZING! The updates, photos and videos on a daily basis are such an important component. I loved Oscar was in a trainers home, receiving attention and care. Not only did Oscar get training, so did we. Not to mention the training doesn’t end at the completion of the program, we can reach our trainer for additional questions and habits that may develop. 10 out of 10 recommend!

Debbie Johnson
6M Mini Schnauzer Oscar
Puppy Academy


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