Experienced, Professional Dog Trainers. Since 2018.

The Ridgeside K9 Team Members

Welcome to Ridgeside K9 Carolinas.

Taylor and I (Will) started Ridgeside K9 Carolinas in September of 2018!

I had been training for years, and I was looking to start something new. While searching around and transitioning out of the Marine corps, that was when I was put in contact with Aaron, Owner of Ridgeside K9 in Northern Virginia.

Taylor and I drove up on a Friday morning to talk business with Aaron, after an hour of talking, we decided we NEEDED to have a presence in North Carolina. We drove down the next day with a few dogs that decided to sign up with us right away, and we started Ridgeside K9 Carolinas.

After a few months of running our business out of our home, we finally got a facility. Our facility is located right outside Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C. Our facility is approximately 2500 sq. Ft. With Heat and Air conditioning! We have almost 4 acres completely fenced in and an awesome Agility obstacle field!

Our team is made up of 4 members.

Will, Taylor, Austen and Christina.

  • Taylor is an Army Veteran and longest member here at Ridgeside. She has been my right-hand person from the very start. She has seen it all and has been a part of every board and train that has come through our doors.
  • Austen is a Navy Veteran that started out as an intern with us last September and is now a full time trainer here.
  • Christina is our newest member here. She started her internship January of this year and will finish it up in April.

Since we had opened in October 2018, we have trained hundreds of Board and Trains. We have clients that come to us from all over the state, even from other states! 

We’ve had clients come from Texas, Florida, Michigan, and so many others. It doesn’t matter where you are from; we can help! Our communication system and training techniques allow us to train your dog and train you, so you can create a stronger relationship with your dog! This will result in the obedient dog you have always dreamed of.

We offer training for dogs of all ages, sizes, issues, and breeds. Our most famous package is our 3 week off-leash board and train. We also offer a puppy training, aggression rehabilitation, and our newest training option, Day training! For more information on our programs, please check out our Programs page.

We are the only dog training company in Onslow County that offers financing!

We also offer lifetime support for our board and train clients, we have a Facebook family group, and we are working on a new platform exclusively for clients only! When you train with us, you join a family!