Welcome to K9s Unleashed!

Imagine unleashing your dog’s potential. Your dog is very special and has a unique set of talents and instincts. When working with your dog we will identify your dog’s strengths utilizing breed information, living environment, and innate vs. learned behavior specific to your dog.
Imagine learning how to build a language with your dog. Dogs are extremely intelligent. They try very hard to understand and please benevolent handlers. Together we will make it easier for both you and your dog to communicate with confidence and pleasure. Your dog will not have to guess what you expect and you will be thrilled with the results!

Imagine having an enjoyable relationship with your dog in any setting. Do you cringe when you have a guest at the ring the doorbell, approach another dog on a walk, or when your dog doesn’t listen to you? We will utilize your home environment, neighborhood and lifestyle to analyze your goals and expectations. The utilization of your surroundings with natural daily distractions will dramatically boost confidence within you and your dog.

IT IS ALL POSSIBLE! YOU CAN BE THE BENEVOLENT LEADER YOUR DOG NEEDS AND WANTS YOU TO BE!

We service the following areas: South Charlotte, Waxhaw, Marvin, Weddingtion, Wesley Chapel,  parts of Matthews and Indian Trail, North Carolina, plus Indian Land and parts of Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Meet Our Trainers

Amy Ferguson, Owner, Lead Professional Trainer
K9s Unleashed

AKC CGC,CGCA, CGCU and Trickdog Evaluator

Amy Ferguson has been professionally training dogs since 2002 with a concentration in Obedience, Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog Certification and Behavior Modification.

Amy has successfully trained many breeds and mystery mutts by utilizing positive reinforcement-based training methods. She excels in educating the handlers on how to observe and understand their dog’s behavior.

Amy believes learning how to be consistent, understanding the fundamentals of dog behavior, building a unique language between the dog and family, understanding how to motivate your dog, plus anticipating your dog’s next move are all needed when seeking the position of a benevolent leader.

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”

~ Anonymous

Stacey Hale
Group Class Trainer

When I started dog training with K9s Unleashed, I never knew the powerful connection that a handler and their dog could develop.

Strengthening my bond with my own dog has led me to share this passion with other dog owners. I look forward to helping you learn ways to strengthen that bond through training.

Mackenzie Cotton
Group Class Trainer

Mackenzie is an energetic young woman who joined K9s Unleashed in June of 2019. Her goal is to spread her love of dogs with those around her.

She believes in positive reinforcement techniques that encourages dogs to trust, respect and connect with their owners. Together, you will be able to better your communication with your dog for a lifetime.

Abby Frey
Professional Dog Trainer

AKC CGC,CGCA, CGCU and Trickdog Evaluator

Abby Frey joined K9sUnleashed in January 2018.   Her passion to work with Dogs and Children prompted her to make a career switch after experiencing how short life can truly be.   Abby has a passion for watching how dogs can enhance one’s quality of life and how dogs can love, heal, and comfort.  She has experienced this first hand with her own two dogs.

Abby brings a variety of skills and talents to K9s Unleashed including the ability to understand, connect, and effectively communicate with people of all ages. She enjoys helping create a bond between the handler and their dog by using positive and motivational techniques when teaching and training.   She is grateful to have been trained by Amy and excited to be a part of K9s Unleashed.”

“Those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always human.”  ~ Donald L. Hicks

Anne Nored
Specialty Group Class Trainer
(Rally, Scentwork, and Canine Good Citizen)

AKC CGC,CGCA, CGCU and Trickdog Evaluator

Anne began fostering, training, and rehabilitating rescue Basenjis in 1998 and through that experience learned about dog behavior, clicker-training, other positive reinforcement training methods, and learning through play.

In 2010, Anne began training for competition upon the arrival of her first Newfoundland puppy. This puppy became her first therapy dog as well as her first titled dog. Anne has competed in a variety sports including, obedience, rally, scent work, water rescue, draft (carting), and conformation. She has been teaching scent work since 2017, and loves this sport in particular for it’s capacity to include all types of dogs in different situations and allow them to do what is natural to them – use their nose.

Anne really enjoys introducing dogs and their owners to different sports and loves seeing the bond this type of training creates!

Tammy Yarbrough
Service Dog Educator and Fashion Coordinator

Tammy has worked extensively to train her own personal service dogs. In the process of her journey with K9s Unleashed she has become a vital role in public education and awareness for the role of a working service dog and the ADA laws and standards.

What our clients are saying…

Amy & Abby are the most patient and non-judgmental trainers I’ve ever met! They truly see each dog and trainer as individuals and take the time to help if a dog and/or trainer is struggling with something in particular. Thank you both for guiding our family on how to train our furry family member! We don’t expect perfection from our dog but we sure have seen major progress in a positive direction thanks to your guidance! And…I do believe you are a dog whisperer!

–S Hale

We had our first in-home training session to work on our high-energy dog’s behavior in our home. He is usually not a fan of strangers (or people in our house) but he loved Amy and responded very well to her. We also felt that we learned so much from her during the time she was with us. She was very understanding and offered some great solutions to improve our dogs behavior. Definitely recommend!

–L Ipsaro

Thank you Amy for your expertise in training Trooper today. We learned some great positive training techniques and you helped the kids feel more confident in their interaction with Trooper so they can enjoy playing with him.

–L Dedrick

Our Services, Classes, and Programs



Learning how to be consistent, understanding the fundamentals of dog behavior, building a language with your dog and anticipating your dogs next move are all needed when seeking the position of a benevolent leader. We focus on the family lifestyle, desired behaviors, and successful partnership between handler and dog.
Private In-Home Training
Group Classes
Basic Training Class
Advanced Training Class
Group Field Trips
Dog Training Camp for Kids



Basic Puppy/Dog Training Class
Intermediate Puppy/Dog Training Class
Jumps, Tunnels and Targets
Tricks Class
Top Dog Training Class



K9s UNLEASHED Dog Training Summer Camp


Coming Soon!