There's absolutely nothing like the love of a doberman, just as there's nothing like the heartbreak that occurs when you lose your very best friend far too early due to bad breeding practices. After almost 15 years in Doberman Rescue watching dogs pass of hereditary health issues far too young, and another 6+ mentoring and working towards creating a line of our own - our focus is 100% on the total Doberman Pinscher; keeping health, longevity, performance, temperament, conformation, and athleticism as our top priorities.
Without reading a novel, here are some basic Breeding & Care Principles we stand behind:
We believe that ALL dogs should be loved and in a fantastic home - regardless of whether you choose to rescue a dog or purchase one. However, breeding comes with a much higher standard of knowledge and care. So, while there are a lot of breeders out there with fancy websites (fancier than this one, we're sure); we strive to always improve upon the breed while keeping the Doberman standard set by the DPCA at the forefront of our program.
Fallon has always believed in “walking what you talk,” and leading by example. She’s a firm believer in education, whether it be for dogs or people, and has always believed there is an answer for most any question should you take the time to find it.
An animal lover from birth, Fallon spent her childhood bringing home strays, training and rehabilitating them, and competing on horseback in 3-Day Events, before later deciding to turn her attention towards animal welfare and rescue as a teenager after spending time volunteering with the local shelter.
That passion is what led her to start the longest-running Doberman Pinscher Rescue in the state of TN, Tennessee Doberman Rescue Plus (www.TDR.dog), and attain her MBA degree while running a rescue, working full time, getting married to the love of her life, and having a child. In the almost 15 years since founding TDR+, Fallon has personally been hands-on in the rescue of thousands of dogs (and still counting), and has grown the organization from a fledgling group of fosters – to a large 501(c)3 rescue with volunteers and fosters throughout the southeast.
As a business owner and self-admitted dog nerd, Fallon owns and operates multiple dog training locations throughout the southeast, with the newest being The Complete K9, which is located in her hometown of Sweetwater, TN. While she’s extremely passionate about training and has years of professional experience in Obedience, K9 Detection & Scent Work, Aggression & Anxiety Management, and Service Dog Training (including Medical Alert and Bio-Dog Odor Training) – Fallon’s passion lies not only in helping dogs behaviorally, but also through Nutrition, Wellness, and Fitness in order to help each client achieve their goals in the most complete way possible.
When not actively working with her trainers and clients, she also competes regularly in Scent Work trials and attends numerous continuing education seminars and classes yearly (because she believes there should never be a point where an instructor stops learning and growing).
Fallon is an AKC Evaluator, Certified Sport Detection Dog Trainer Level 2 through Ford K9, Certified Bio-Dog Trainer (Cancer and Medical Alert Detection) through the In-Situ Foundation, Certified Pet First Aid & CPR Instructor, Pet Nutrition Counselor, and member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers), DPCA (Doberman Pinscher Club of America), DPCN (Doberman Pinscher Club of Nashville), UDC (United Doberman Club), and the NDTC (Nashville Dog Training Club).