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About Us

The other end of the leash

Harmony Canine Academy was started by Nicholas King and Michelle Rivera in 2022 after seeing a need in the community for training and boarding.

Don't let the start date scare you, Nick and Michelle have over 25 years of combined experience in professional pet training and competition under the business name "Von Der King". After a relocation from MI to GA in late 2019, it was decided to have the federal and local police dog training stay under the VDK business name. Then, with the completion of the new kennel building, Harmony Canine Academy was born to cater to our lovely pet needs.

The HCA Team

Nick and Malinois Cuevo in heel position

Nicholas King

Owner - Director of Training

Meghan with Malinois and German Shepherd on a fall day

Meghan Sweers

Lead Trainer

Michelle and Malinois Loki both looking at camera with sunglasses on a sunny day

Michelle Rivera

Owner - Office Manager

Black Labrador Quill posing for camera


Lead Training Distractor and Certified Good Girl

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