Ridgeside K9, LLC: Veteran Owned Professional Dog Trainer Company

Serving all of VA, NC, SC, MD, WV, IL and MO

Dog Training, Boarding & Imported Dog Sales


Starting training early is crucial in creating a happy, confident adult dog. Did you know you can start training your puppy as early as 8 weeks old? You can and you SHOULD! Everything you do at that age will have a huge impact on the dog’s development, good or bad. Let us help you get started on the right foot!


Our 2 week board and train package focuses on obedience both on and off leash, from inside the home to higher distraction areas. Upon completion of this package, you will have complete and total control of your dog no matter the circumstance! We will provide you with a 100% reliable recall regardless of the environmental distractions. Our dog trainers will give you the best dog training available.


Our 4-6 week aggression rehab package is designed for dogs with aggression toward humans, dogs, cats, livestock, etc. In this package, your dog will be given the same level of obedience as our 2 week board and train in addition to rehabilitation work. Though we cannot guarantee to safely rehabilitate each and every dog, we will ensure that you have the control you need in order to live a more peaceful life with your dog.

Ridgeside K9 YouTube Channel

Ridgeside K9 always proofs dog training to the highest level. We have dog trainers to teach in controlled environments – but train in the real world. House pets to working dogs – obedience to protection. Watch more videos 


  • Private Narcotic Detection
    Residential narcotics detection service – now available! 100% discreet and confidential. 

  • Detection Capabilities – Overview
    Detection Capabilities: All Ridgeside K9 Narcotics Detection dogs are trained to the national standard in recognition of Cocaine and cocaine base (crack), Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana.

  • About Aaron
    About the handler / Ridgeside K9, LLC owner: Aaron is a prior Marine and retired police K9 handler. 

Exceptional Dog Training

We love our customers! Contact us to make an appointment.

Ridgeside K9, LLC

Serving all of VA, NC, SC, FL, GA, IL and MO

House Pets To Working Dogs – Obedience to Protection

Dog Training News & Information

Enjoy The Silence

Just had one of those moments and thought I would share it. The morning routine; just finished running, cleaning and feeding the dogs in the kennel. Now its the morning coffee, emails, invoices and "follow-up" things before jumping into training for the rest of the...

read more

High Drive Confession

Just some venting about the relationship I have with this dog! I'm sharing this to remind everyone that EVERY dog has issues the handler deals with daily. No matter how good the dog looks, no matter the level of training etc. There is always baggage and issues that...

read more


Genetics – a word we all seem to throw around, however most use incorrectly. In the dog (K9) subculture the word “genetics” is often regurgitated to either support or discount behavior. But what does “genetics” even mean and is the word applied accurately when...

read more