Training The Overwatch Way

OverWatch K9 Trainers are the top dog trainers in the industry, utilizing training techniques used by military, police, movie dogs, and exotic animal training. Dogs trained by OverWatch K9 move with power and excitement in their obedience. OverWatch K9 has the best dog trainers in the industry, with a commitment to providing the highest level of communication between you and your dog. With balanced training methods rooted in Pavlov OverWatch dogs are excited to be obedient. They move in power, eager to perform obedience for you.

When you join the OverWatch K9 Family you get a team of dedicated professionals, passionately engaged in their profession. OverWatch K9’s trainers are certified and trained beyond obedience techniques, diving into the behavior and instincts of your dog. Dog training is more than obedience commands, it’s about truly being able to enjoy your dog through a high level of communication. Have your dog trained with obedience using the same techniques as police k9s and exotic animals.

OverWatch K9 Trainers use your dog’s genetics in their training, taking their drive and channeling it into their obedience training. We teach every client about dog behavior.

What is going on in your dog’s mind? Let’s talk about it!

We know you can’t love your dog anymore than you already do, but we can help you enjoy them more. Take them for an off leash hike, or cut them loose at the lake house Guaranteed results because we understand your dog is an evolving animal. We supply continued education for you and your dog as needed. Your dog is a walking billboard for us, we want to keep his obedience sharp!


Your Training Team


Joey & Paige Morris

Joey Morris is a world-renowned dog trainer, who has been in the animal training industry for three decades. He started his career by obtaining degrees in Biology and Animal Behavior. Coming out of college Joey became an exotic animal trainer, working with Orcas, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Wolves, and Birds of Prey, among other animals. Joey went on to become a vendor, importing and supplying K9s for Lakeland, Border Patrol, FEMA, and Police Departments. He trained Malinois, German Shepherds, Labs, Pointers, Beagles and Bloodhounds for various jobs including bomb detection, narcotic detection, apprehension, search and rescue, and executive level protection dogs. He has trained, trialed and titled dogs in the show ring, WDA, and APA. Joey and his Malinois Youkel won the APA Championship in 2016. Joey puts on seminars throughout the nation, teaching the theory of dog behavior, obedience training, tracking, detection, and protection.

Paige Morris grew up with German Shepherd and began training them at the age of eight. At the age of twelve she was charging money to train the dogs and humans in her city. Growing up in a small town in Louisiana and unsure how to enter the dog training world she joined Petco at the age of eighteen as their dog trainer. Within six months she had achieved #2 in sales for dog training out of their 1500 stores. She was moved to their New Orleans location and became the Lead Trainer in Louisiana and Mississippi, training the new dog trainer hires. Paige was then recruited by a nationally known dog training company, which she ran the New Orleans location for.

Joey and Paige met by chance, Paige wanted to continue her education as a dog trainer and had a passion for protection dogs. She drove to Tennessee to attend a Seminar on decoying, where Joey was the instructor, and the rest is history. Paige moved to Georgia to be with Joey, when they came together they wanted to bring the powerful obedience that is achieved with working dogs to the pet dog industry and OverWatch K9 Academy
was born.

Joey and Paige founded OverWatch K9 Academy in Atlanta, and have started branching into different states. Along with their trainers they are honored to be impacting the daily lives of people through their dogs. As they love to say – we can’t help you love your dog anymore than you already do, but we can absolutely help you enjoy them more. And that’s what we look forward to doing.


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.


See What Our Clients Have To Say

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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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