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Brian Ferguson

Tennessee head trainer

obedient dog with its trainer

Brian began training dogs specializing in behavioral rehabilitation in 2005. In 2007 Brian and best friend and fellow trainer Cory opened Tennessee Dog Psychology located in Nashville TN with the goal of taking and helping the dogs that most trainers couldn’t or wouldn’t help. Starting their company as a service to both rescue organizations and pet owners they spent the first few years doing thousands of free consultations and cutting their teeth rehabilitating the worst of the worst when it came to aggression and fear based behavioral issues.

In 2012 Brian decided to take a break from pet training and interned with a local law enforcement trainer in order to fulfil his desire to understand working dogs and further his education in training. Since then Agoge K9 has grown to a breeding and law enforcement training program that houses more than 30 dogs and has K9’s on multiple agencies stretched from coast to coast. Brian absolutely found his life’s calling and a passion for producing and training K9’s that are second to none in their genetic soundness and capability on the job protecting our country and helping hold the thin blue line. His ability to provide insight into the root causes of a K9’s behavior both in and out of the job allows him the ability to help problem solve and address many of the common issues encountered by the dogs and their handlers.

This led to Brian realizing that many of the issues facing K9’s in law enforcement were due to sub par genetics and poor breeding practices. And as such ignited his passion for breeding and producing the best law enforcement prospects possible through careful testing and genetic strategy.

Outside of the #doglife Brian has a passion for brazilian jiu-jitsu, music, firearms, good bourbon and most of all spending time with his beautiful wife of 18years Catie and their son Liam. 

Colorado Springs

TJ Vytlacil

Colorado head trainer

TJ Vytlacil started out volunteering at rescue organizations, going on rescue missions and helping dogs that nobody thought could be helped.  Once he made the decision to become a professional trainer there was no looking back.  In addition to working with dogs TJ works with horses and still finds the time to build a good classic cocktail.   Our facility is located on a 15-acre equestrian center where the dogs get individual attention and 5-star accommodations.  TJ and his wife Jaclyn left their previous careers to work with animals every day and they have one simple philosophy, to understand the animal that’s in front of you every day and that will make you a better trainer and companion.  There isn’t a dog that TJ won’t accept for training and behavior modification.  Setup a time today to chat with him and find out what your path looks like! 

To contact our Colorado location call 719-735-5512.