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About Aaron

Aaron Taylor is the founder and owner of Ridgeside K9, LLC

– Marine Corps Infantry 1998-2004
– Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office 04-18
– The George Washington University

Owner – Ridgeside K9, LLC
Official Licensed Partner of all Ridgeside K9 locations.
Aaron served six years in the Marine Corps in both the Infantry and Diplomatic Security. Aaron then went into Law Enforcement in the Northern Virginia region where he served 15 years with assignments in patrol, community policing, narcotics, full-time SWAT, SWAT K9 and patrol K9. During his tenure in law enforcement, Aaron went back to school full-time and earned a bachelor’s degree in security studies from The George Washington University. Aaron has been decorated for bravery in both the Marines and the multiple times as a police officer.

While working full-time as a K9 police officer Aaron started a veteran owned and operated business – Ridgeside K9, LLC while still working as a patrol K9 on the mid-night shift. Ridgeside K9 started as a small, family-based operation focusing on rehabilitating dogs with behavior problems. Ridgeside K9 grew expeditiously in the DC metro area due to word of mouth. Within 18 months Ridgeside K9 grew to boarding, board and trains, dog sales, private lessons, and transports. Within two and half years Ridgeside K9, LLC bypassed its 20-year goal of growth.

In August 2018 Aaron decided to leave law enforcement and focus solely on Ridgeside K9 and its continued growth. In late 2018 Ridgeside K9 partnered with and brought on other world class trainers to run Ridgeside K9 operations in multiple states.

The Ridgeside K9 Vision

Ridgeside K9 is a premier full-service K9 training company. We specialize in training dogs in all aspects of obedience as well as behavior modification. House pets to working dogs – obedience to protection. We can assist you with your Chihuahua to your imported Malinois.

We provide everything from basic board and train to complex behavior modification. We assist in protection and protection build-up in both dog and more importantly, the owner. We also provide numerous Malinois and Dutch Shepherds to police and the government and currently have Ridgeside K9 dogs in four states working the street.

We are here to help

From basic obedience with house pets requiring a board and train. To complex behavior modifications requiring 3 to 6 weeks of training. We are here to help. Each dog requires a custom approach specific to “that dog”. We look forward to working with you and changing the way you live with your dog.


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Ridgeside K9, LLC

House Pets To Working Dogs – Obedience to Protection.