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About Me
Mike Ratliff
Certified Master Trainer

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.     

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Mike Ratliff      (931)580-1944




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In-Home Private Lessons

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


6-Week Group Puppy Classes

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


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.


In-Home Behavior Modification

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


6 week Group Obedience Classes 

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

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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.


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.


6-Week Group Classes

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

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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!

  • Country Vet Naturals Dog Food - quality dog food is made with honest ingredients that provide the perfect amount of healthy nutrition for every stage of your pet’s life 

  • 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

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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