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About Me

Mike Ratliff
Certified Master Trainer

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About Me

Loyal Companions, LLC, Certified Master Trainer

Mike Ratliff.

I am a graduate of International Acclaimed

Highland Canine School for Dog Trainers in
Harmony, NC.

I was not only a graduate of the Master

Dog Trainer program, I was also a student in the

Excellence Training Program which focused on training non-canines.


I have been active with dog training my entire life, a strong desire for excellence in this field led me to Highland Canine where I learned invaluable training skills for all canine needs. I am experienced in training basic and advanced obedience, behavior modification, in addition to specialty skills (Service Dogs) for mobility, scent, and protection training.


I am a Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, a Professional Premium Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a member of the National Assn. of Canine Scent Work. Mike is also Certified as a Pet Dog First Responder with K9 Medic and a CGC - Canine Good Citizen Evaluator with the AKC. I am an approved Evaluator of Service Dogs with FSDS, Inc.                


Middle Tennessee residents no longer must live with the problem pet. I will help transform your bad dog into your best dog! 

I currently am accepting applications for a few young service dogs in training that are available for sale.

Upon approval of the application, I will finish out their training according to your specific needs and complete the required registration for your new service dog.

I also offer Pet Photography services. 


Please contact me if I can be of any assistance.     

Dog Training
IACP Member

Mike Ratliff      (931)580-1944



Dogtra products sold here
Wholistic Pet Organics products sold here
Diamond Naturals Dog Food sold here
nacsw Member
APDT Member
AKC Evaluator


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Private Training

In-Home Private Lessons

Private lessons focusing on both on-leash and off-leash Obedience Training. I do not offer in-kennel training.

Group Puppy Classes

6-Week Group Puppy Classes

The puppy class focuses on socialization and teaching basic commands in Rock Island, TN

Scent training classes

Scent Work Classes

6-Week Group Scent Work

This class teaches the fundamentals of scent work for those interested in learning for competition or for fun.

Behavior Modification

In-Home Behavior Modification

This class is designed to correct dominance, phobias, fear, housebreaking, destructive and neurotic behaviors.

Adult Group Obedience Class

6 week Group Obedience Classes 

I offer both Basic and AKC CGC Group Obedience Classes in Rock Island, TN.

Trailing class

6-Week Group Trailing Class

This course is a great foundation for competition tracking, SAR I, and a way to have fun with your dog.

Service Dogs in Training

Trained service dogs available

I have trained service dogs available for sales at different levels of training, with several ready to be finished according to your needs.

Group Classes

6-Week Group Classes

Group classes are fun for pups of all ages and a great way to connect with your pup!

Available dog products

We have a large selection!

Dog collars, leashes, treats, toys, training supplies, dog food, and more. Contact us for more info.

Available Products for Your Dog's needs

I carry a variety of products for all your pets needs. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to see what I have in stock!

  • TLC PET FOOD - A life-long Commitment to Good Nutrition is KEY!! Just like humans, dogs need consistent, lifelong nutrition to thrive. Providing premium dog food ensures that your dog receives the right balance of nutrients throughout their life stages, from puppyhood to adulthood and into their senior years. 

  • Diamond Naturals Dog Food - Lamb & Rice Large breed adult and puppy food

  • Dogtra collars - Make every dog Exceptional!

  • GigaTent - Elevated Pet Cots

  • PetSafe - High Quality dog collars, leashes, and pet products

  • DogLine - a variety of multi handle leashes, Herm Sprenger collars, and variety of treat bags

Photo Gallery

Service Dogs and Service Dogs in Training

I have available service dogs that are currently in training, I am accepting applications at this time.

If you are in need of a service dog or would like more information, click here... 

AKC CGC & CGCAGroup Classes

AKC STAR Puppy Group Classes