Dog 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 Dog 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, PPD, and APA. Joey and his Malinois Youkel won the APA Championship in 2016. Joey puts on seminars throughout the country, teaching the theory of dog behavior, obedience training, tracking, detection, and protection.

Paige Morris grew up with German Shepherds 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 training 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.

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Maegan DeBoard

Maegan has been in the dog industry for 15+ years. Her love of animals and taking care of them began when she started caring for the animals on her grandfather’s farm as a child. This inspired a career in veterinary medicine that led her to being a veterinary technician for 8 years, 4 of those years spent managing a clinic. She has attended many veterinary conferences that focus on the mental and physical well-being of animals. She has worked and volunteered with many rescue groups and shelters over the last 15 years. Maegan has a family of rescue animals that consist of 5 senior dogs, 2 hermit crabs and a rabbit.


Amanda Reid

Amanda has had a passion for animals for as long as she could remember starting with a poodle mix, Misty, that her dad rescued off the side of the highway. Since then she has rescued several animals in her adult life including a bonded pair of ferrets, a bearded dragon named Peaches, and her heart-dog, Sugar. Her journey with OverWatch K9 Academy began when her Pitbull, Sugar, completed the Advanced Board and Train program and opened the door for Amanda to communicate and connect with Sugar on a much deeper level. Amanda spent 16 years working in customer service where she found a joy in working with people, building lasting relationships with her clients. Presented with an opportunity to bring her love of dogs and love for people together through dog training, Amanda left her career and joined the OverWatch K9 Academy family to change lives through opening the lines of communication between owners and their dogs. Amanda owns an Olde English Bulldog named Daphne.

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Josh Owen

Josh Owen has dedicated over three decades of his life to his passion for dogs. His journey began at the age of 16, and over the years he has worked with just about every breed there is. Josh has trained and handled dogs in various fields of work including hunting dogs, protection dogs, detection dogs, SAR dogs, and cadaver dogs. He has experience teaching everything from basic to advanced obedience. Josh joined OverWatch K9 Academy because he enjoys being a part of creating a harmonious household through dog training. Josh owns a Labrador Retriever named Buck, and a Dutch Shepherd named Das. 


Jessica McWilliams


Jessica  has always had a passion for working with animals and has spent 20 years in the horse industry riding, teaching lessons, showing, and training. She has spent seven years running an equine therapy program for some of Georgia’s most severely abused and neglected adolescents at a residential treatment facility in northwest Georgia. There, she brought in rescue horses and retrained them to become lesson horses and facilitate equine therapy sessions for kids in treatment. Her Lab/Blue Heeler mix, Rebel, has also served as a therapy dog ​​assisting  Jessica  in helping kids navigate trauma and find healing. Fascinated by animal and human behavior,  Jessica  is continuing her education to obtain her Ph.D. in psychology.


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Years of experience, set to make your home happy and healthy for your family and your dog.

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We focus on delivering results that make both you and your dog happy.

Unlike other dog trainers we offer lifetime results guaranteed. We want to be sure that our results stand the test of a lifetime.

  • We deliver top notch satisfaction to dogs and their owners

  • Lifetime guarantee eliminates your financial risk.