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Juan Mendez, Owner and Founder (on right)

About Us.

We’ve been training dogs for over 10 years. We are dedicated and passionate about helping owners and dogs learn more about each other.

We know every dog is unique and not one training method works for every dog. That’s why we take an individualized approach for both owner and dog.

Obedience, behavior problems, socialization, protection, rehabilitation, show handling, therapy and service – whatever your training needs, we’re ready to help!

Our Training Services

Whether you’ve got a new puppy or a spirited senior, we’ve worked with all ages and all breeds of dogs. From behavior modification to socialization, we’ll help you build that critical bond between you (your family) and your dog.


Sometimes owners or dogs need a little personal attention before they’re ready for group.


Supervised, safe socialization AND training for your pup, available 5 days a week!


AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Rally Prep, SPOT, Therapy, and Service – we’ll help you prepare!

Behavior Modification

Behavior modification, protection, rehabilitation, house breaking, and more.

Our Team

We’re a small and growing team of dedicated professionals. Our coaching means you’re never alone. 
We’ll be with you every step of the way!

Canine Champs dog training founder Juan Mendez with son

Juan Mendez

Founder, Trainer AKC Approved CGC Evaluator


The dog training business isn’t an easy one, but our track record is pretty impressive.

canine champs dog training review - juan training outdoors with clients
Photo Credit: M Ratliff Photography

Before coming to Canine Champs Zeus pulled on the leash, was really energetic in the house, and I really didn’t know how to start training him correctly aside from sit. After literally 10 minutes with Juan, Zeus walked right next to me with little to no tension on the leash. He has since learned so much more than I could have taught him by watching YouTube videos and trying myself. He is now an absolute joy in the house, when company is over, and as excited as I am to continue training. Juan doesn’t only teach you how to train your dog, he also teaches you how to read your dog. It gives you more of a connection to your pet. I am so thankful that I found him. I drive an hour each way to training but it is 100% worth it. If you want your dog trained by not only a good trainer, but a good man, don’t look any further! Excited to keep working with him and everyone at Canine Champs!

– Will and Zeus

Dog training is a very important part of dog ownership that we often overlook.  Too many times, we allow our dogs to get away with so much more than our kids are allowed.  These dogs will in turn dictate how a certain situation will be handled.  As a responsible pet owner, we need to be able to direct our beloved canines, and guide them to act in an appropriate manner.  This allows them to interact in a social environment, and it allows the owner to handle situations at home.

I have been sending clients to Juan for several years.  He has taken dogs that would run their parent’s lives, and taught the parents how to control a situation and interact with the dog.  He has also taken dogs that lacked social skills and taught the owners how to properly socialize them.  I have even sent my own children to him with their new puppies.

We are very fortunate to have Juan in this area to train our dogs and especially their owners. 

– Kristian Shriver, DVM

Animal Medical of Covington

We're vet recommended

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See Us in Action

*Please call to get a date/time. Observation only, please do not bring your dog unless approved to do so!

Legion Field
Covington, GA 30014

Have Questions?

Give us a call at (four zero four) 447 5320

^ We’re trying to avoid spam calls, so area code is spelled out 😉

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