Call Us: (423) 646-7153

Located in Abingdon, VA

Expert Dog Training with a Personal Touch.

A practical, balanced, relationship-focused approach to dog training for a strong foundation.

What We Believe

Effective training is a partnership between dog and owner, built on trust.

We help dogs become better partners for their owners, and help owners communicate more effectively with their partners. Our training process uses proven methods that are a positive experience for the dogs. From pet dogs to highly trained protection dogs, we build a solid foundation with training for an end result of a well-balanced animal set up for long term success.

We help remove the problem behaviors,  add the desired behaviors, and bring back all around enjoyment with your companion.

Our Training Programs

Laying a solid foundation for your dogs sets them up for a successful future. Trained Wright K9, located in Abingdon, VA, offers quality dog training courses that are ALWAYS fair to the dog.


Inboard Obedience Training

An excellent program because of continuity and consistency. In our 2-week program we cover all basic on leash obedience. Following this we offer a 3-week program covering off leash obedience.


Private Training Services

Our private lesson program is popular with folks that have the opportunity and ability to train their dogs at home several times a day. We usually meet once or twice a week for an hour and we teach you exercises to work with during the week until we meet again.

Dog Training

Behavior Modification Training

We evaluate your dog and then plan a road map for success. We teach you and your dog the tools to manage and train toward a consistent predictable family member.

Personal Protection Dog Training Handler in Grass of SWVA dog training facility

Protection Dog Training

Pairing knowledge of genetics with correctly structured obedience - we create a capable, predictable, and well-balanced animal that will be an integral part of your family and gladly stand in the gap of a threat to protect.

The Trained Wright Difference

Structured Approach

Our process is balanced and structured.


We teach you how your actions communicate with your dog.

Like Family

We treat every dog as if they were our own.


Customized training for your dog’s unique personality.

About Trained Wright K9

Owner and founder, Mike Wright took his first grip from a working dog in 1985 and was instantly hooked! With over 30 years of experience in working dogs and training, Mike earned his certificate as a Certified Master Trainer from Tarheel School of Canines and holds certifications in basic and advandced obedience, behavior modification and Police K-9 apprehension, tracking and scent work. 

Associate trainer, Isaac Wright also brings over 5 years of professional trainer and decoy work as a certified HRD Police K-9 decoy, and is also the youngest Level III Honors decoy in the Working Dogs of America Association

What Our Customers Say About Us:

“Trained Wright K9 is a great resource whether you need to train a puppy or get behavior modification for any problem areas your dog may have. I have full confidence that Mike and his son, Isaac, are capable in handling any need you may have with your dogs. They are very professional and a great resource to utilize so that you have a great relationship with your dogs.”

Kristi H.
Kristi H.
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“We have a ginormous and very stubborn Mastiff that was completely unruly. He jumped on everyone and everything. He was the boss of us. Two weeks at Trained Wright and this good boy is the best behaved pet we have EVER had. He’s so fun to be around now. We 100% recommend these guys.”
Bayly W.
Bayly W.
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“Trained Wright K9 is AWESOME, we are a few weeks in behavior modification and there is a HUGE difference in my dog! I am so very thankful for the work Mike puts in to help make Flint the best dog he can be!!”
Grace F.
Grace F.
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“Mike is the absolute best trainer around! He has done wonders with both mine (obedience) and my sisters (behavior mod) dogs. Highly highly recommend him, if you’re serious about wanting a good, solid dog.”
Jessica H.
Jessica H.
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“I reached out for help with our youngest pup. She is an almost 2 year old pit bull. She would jump on everyone, pull like crazy on a leash, and bark at literally everything. We have been training with Trained Wright for about a month and man what a difference! We are still in the process of training but there have been huge improvements every week. Mike and Isaac are great people and great trainers. They are very passionate and love what they do. They care for your animals and love to see them succeed. Mike is always up to answer questions in between sessions, which is very much appreciated. I highly recommend!!”

Personalized Dog Training As Unique As Your Companion

Our Abingdon, VA obedience and training services are the top choice for dog training in SWVA.