Canine Coach

Embark on a positive journey with your dog

Since childhood, animals have been an unfaltering fascination for the founder and head trainer of Atlanta Canine Coach, Leah Dawson. With the help of a supportive family and knowledge accumulated over the years, ACC was formed out of love and ambition.

In addition to having managed multiple high-occupancy upscale pet boarding facilities, apprenticing under reputable dog behaviorists, obedience instructors, professional groomers, and animal nutritionists, Leah is also a trained veterinary assistant and technician. Besides her professional working experience, she has enjoyed training the dogs of both family members and friends since the age of 7. She often puts her rescued Rottweiler mix, King Tubby, to work as a rehabilitation assistant, doggy ambassador, and mascot. Her German Shepherd, Prince Jammy, is a former IPO prospect and excellent demo dog with an extensive repertoire of tricks and obedience commands which he loves to show off. Leah looks forward to continuing to expand and improve her knowledge of animal behavior and husbandry through her academic studies and hands-on experience.

Being active in the volunteer community is a very important part of the business model for ACC and we strive to consistently provide assistance and resources to local animal rescue groups and shelters, often taking in dogs for extensive boarding, training and rehab pro bono to improve their chances of finding a permanent home. A few "unadoptable" dogs have even found sanctuary at ACC when they had no where else to go and were in danger of being euthanized and have found a permanent happy home with us.

Leah grew up in Southern California and Florida and currently happily resides in Decatur, GA with her 4 dogs, 3 cats and frequent fosters. She truly loves animals and looks forward to the positive impact that her guidance can have on dogs and their families.