ABOUT THE SPOT 4 DOGS SCENIC CITY
At The Spot 4 Dogs Scenic City, our mission is to enhance the lives of Chattanooga pets and their families by offering exceptional dog training services. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and compassion in all our interactions with animals and their families. Our mission is to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle for pets and their owners through education and the application of safe, humane, and effective training techniques. Trust us to provide your furry friend with the best possible care, while ensuring a positive and enriching experience for both you and your pet.
At The Spot 4 Dogs Scenic City, we implement a balanced approach to dog training. Our methodology combines reward-based motivation with humane communication punishers, using appropriate training tools and equipment. We strongly believe that this method maintains the dog's confidence and freedom, while providing the owner with reliability and peace of mind. Our ultimate goal is to create a happy dog and a happy owner through structured and effective dog training.
Jake's extensive experience working with various breeds and temperaments of dogs has given him the skills and knowledge to handle even the most challenging cases. He specializes in obedience training, basic behavior modification, and puppy socialization. His approach is tailored to each dog's unique personality and learning style, and he is known for his patience, empathy, and ability to connect with dogs and their owners.
While Jake's approach to training is generally positive and reward-based, he understands that some dogs may require more structured training methods, and he is equipped to handle more challenging cases. He is committed to providing a safe and effective training experience for both dogs and their owners and prioritizes the well-being and happiness of the dogs he works with.
Jake's own dogs have been his greatest teachers, and he has learned a lot from training them. He understands the unique challenges that come with owning multiple dogs and is equipped to handle multi-dog households.
He is always looking to expand his knowledge and skills by attending seminars, workshops, and conferences in the dog training industry. He is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in dog training to provide the best possible training experience for his clients and their dogs.
Jason Decort, a Starmark Certified K-9 Trainer and Behavior Specialist, has always had a deep affection for dogs since he was a child. He began fostering dogs through the H.E.L.P. Animal Rescue Organization as a teenager and adopted a young Staffordshire terrier named Aspen who had many behavioral issues. To solve these issues, he enrolled Aspen in a program with a local "Balanced Trainer" which proved to be a success. This inspired Jason to work alongside the trainer and improve his own understanding and handling skills. In 2015, Jason began working with a positive reinforcement trainer to learn new methods and ideas. He started offering board and train services through his home, combining discipline and reward-based training, which became very popular with clients.
OWNER & TRAINER (KNOXVILLE)
In 2017, he left his full-time job to attend Starmark Animal Behavior Academy in Texas. After completing the academy, he gained experience in corporate dog training facilities but was dissatisfied with the methods used. Thus, he founded The Spot 4 Dogs to teach communication skills to dog owners and build a healthy relationship between dogs and owners. The business started as an in-home training service and quickly transformed into a board and train facility. Due to its success, Jason opened his first facility in Knoxville and relocated to a larger location in the Karns community in 2020. His goal is to help dog owners enjoy their dogs by changing their communication and relationship with their pets.