Our Certified Dog Trainers

Life is great with a well trained dog

Scott Taylor

About Me

Scott’s passion has been dogs for as long as he can remember. After finishing high school, he joined the United States Army where he actively served for 9 years, and is still currently serving in the US Army Reserves. During his time in the army he spent a brief time working with Military Working Dogs, before going onto become a Drill Sergeant. After ceasing acitive service, Scott persued his passion of dogs in the workplace. He has spent the last few years as a professional dog trainer, training countless pet dogs, and been heavily involved in confirmation(show dogs). Since his time with military working dogs, his focus has been on expanding his knowledge base of working dogs. This has led to him doing multiple courses and seminars on detection/patrol dogs, and this year has gradutaed from American K9 Interdiction Acadamy as a Detection/Patrol Dog Trainer.


Ally Taylor

About Me

Ally has always had  heavy involvement in training animals. Prior to relocating to the USA from Australia, as well as being a career Paramedic, she trained horses, stock dogs, ring sport dogs and competed successfully in Confirmation Showing. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in working dogs with Livestock, puppy development and obedience training. Ally has joined Blackheart K9 Services as Co-Owner and trainer.

Vanessa Pettite

About Me

Vanessa got started in dog training at the age of 16 when she began volunteering at a local dog shelter. The main focus was to help the dogs get adopted, but she quickly fell in love with the more difficult cases, often fostering them in her own home. After deciding she needed to learn more, she spent time being mentored by an animal behaviorist, expanding her knowledge on dog body language and respecting boundaries. 

With more than 15 years experience training and handling dogs, Vanessa now specializes in behavioral management training, helping owners with their fearful, and aggressive dogs. She also trains other dog trainers in this area. Dogs really are her passion and she loves bringing happiness to the owners and dogs.

She spends her down time with family and training her own dogs. Vanessa is located in Central Tennessee.


Michael Knight

About Me

Michael Knight served four years in the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer. He is the father of two beautiful children and a devoted husband. He earned his BA from Southern New Hampshire University in 2019 and is an aspiring writer, focusing on fiction. Michael has owned dogs his entire life and has trained all of his personal dogs. He joined Blackheart K9 Services in January of 2023, and specializes in Puppy Development as well as Obedience Training.

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BlackHeart K9 Services is a professional Dog training service based out of northwest Georgia.