The Dog Trainer Blog of Nashville

  • A Dog Trainer in Nashville

    A Dog Trainer in Nashville

    By: Rebecca García-The Dog Shepherdess 

    I could never imagine that I would end up being a dog trainer. A few years ago I was not very happy in my old job, and my husband asked me the following question: what do you do when you have free time and want to have fun? My answer was automatic: reading about dogs, watching videos about dogs, training dogs ... The same answer answered a question that went through my head many times: what is my true passion? Indeed, if you want to know what your passion is, observe what you do when you are alone, and look for a way to use it to help other people. Training dogs is doubly enriching, since I can help dogs and consequently their owners. In the end, my job as a dog trainer is to enrich the relationships between owners and dogs; Better yet, strengthen friendship relationships. Being a dog trainer makes me learn virtues that are intimately related only to human beings, but that I constantly learn from all the dogs I train: patience, perseverance and responsibility. The canine language is very particular, and requires intuition and empathy, two basic tools to train dogs and have also healthy relationships with other human beings. To all the benefits of being a dog trainer, I could add another one: being a dog trainer in Nashville.

    Nashville is the perfect city to be a dog trainer. Our city is respectful, open, flexible and in continuous growth. It is a sensitive city, which I have experienced with many of my clients, since our conversations about how to understand our dogs need intuition and empathy (as I said before) therefore, we need to talk about the type of information that is transmitted without words: through body language, deciphering needs not expressed by animals and the anticipation of emotions. 

    It's a blessing to be a dog trainer in Nashville, every day is full of emotions and new people with interesting stories to share. I am able to pour all my passion into something that I love, while the relationships between humans and dogs develop and find new limits to be overcome. 

    Be sure to check out my blog for more entries in the future about tips, fun facts, Nashville areas to explore with your dogs, canine wisdom and more. 


    Rebecca García
    The Dog Shepherdess
    Dog Trainer - Nashville

  • Featured Team Member: Cari Coleman

    Featured Team Member: Cari Coleman

    Welcome Cari Coleman to The Dog Shepherdess Team!

    We are excited to announce our newest member of our team. Cari has been with us since September 2017 and we could not be more happy with all the wonderful work and joy she brings to our flock. Cari currently has some openings for weekly walks, runs, and structured services. Contact us to sign up for services!

    What is your favorite thing about working with The Dog Shepherdess?

    "by far it's the personal touch that our services provide. There is an emphasis on relationship building and trust, to me that is the most important foundation for any business. Even more so when being trusted with people's homes and pets. I also love the attention and extra care that each dog is given, it really speaks to the culture of the company and its values." 

    What do you enjoy the most about working with dogs?

    "I find the most joy in forming a relationship of trust and learning from them. "

    What advise would you give owners who want to improve their relationship with their dogs?

     "I would say to be consistent and patient during training and to be mindful of what kind of energy we are giving off when working with our fur babies. They can pick up on frustration and stress like children do. " 

    What is your favorite park to walk or take dogs to in Nashville?

    "i haven't been able to explore all the parks just yet, but so far i love the green way! "

    What is your favorite dog breed?

    "i am naturally drawn towards large and somewhat powerful breeds, however I honestly do not have a “favorite”. I have formed special bonds with so many different breeds in my life and have learned in the process that every dog has a unique personality and I have loved them all equally. "

    What was the name of your first dog?


    Click to learn more about Cari

  • Pet of the Month: November 2017

    Pet of the Month: November 2017

    Featured Dog of the Month: Paris

    Breed: Yorkshire Terrier

    Regular Service: Basic Walks

    Paris is a sweet girl who never met a stranger. Everyone in the neighborhood knows her name and loves to give her affection. Everytime she comes to greet you, she rolls over for a belly rub. Paris enjoys going on her daily walks and exploring the neighborhood trails. She does an amazing job walking nicely on leash and walking by our side. She is loyal and loves her family.

    We love working with Paris and feel honored to spend time with her each afternoon.