Welcome to Play Dog eXcellent (PDX). We have been providing services for the best dogs in the Chattanooga area, including boarding, dog daycare, training, seminars, workshops, and performance events since 2004. Known locally as the old skating rink, our 20,000 square-foot facility is a brick building on top of a hill sitting on more than four acres.

We are affiliated with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), Obedience Club of Chattanooga, Do More With Your Dog, Animal Behavior College, American Kennel Club, American Temperament Test Society, and Canine-Work And Games. We are active in the Chattanooga Dog Agility Club and the Chattanooga Scentwork Club. We attend educational seminars as often as possible, and train and compete in dog sports including Rally, Obedience, Conformation, Agility, Barn Hunt, Nosework, Coursing, Fast CAT, Trick Dog, Dock Diving, and Stunt Dog.

Meet the Team

Bev Eitner: Bev is a Managing Partner, in charge of administration and events. Her background is in information technology, specializing in collaboration and workgroup systems. Bev moved from New Jersey to Tennessee in 2002, escaping the comfortable numbness of Corporate America in exchange for the roller-coaster insanity that is small business. She has been working with dogs since 2002, and learns more every day from her two halo adjusters: QDPi, the roadside rescue with the festive ears and Coach, the buoyant Belgian Sheepdog.

Nancy Miller: Nancy is a Managing Partner at PDX, in charge of daycare, training, boarding, and grooming. She has been training dogs for more than 40 years, and has an extensive background in canine nutrition and its effects on health and behavior, proper care and handling of dogs, dealing with aggression, and reading body language. Known as Chattanooga’s own Dog Whisperer, Nancy has competed in conformation, obedience, rally, freestyle, and agility with her Boxers over the years, and most recently with the delightful and talented Dillon.

Front Office Staff:
Be, Cindy, RC Sam, Amy, Georgia, and Miah

Kennel & Daycare Staff:
Leanne, Laticia, Anna C, Harlan, Mattie, Madeline, Winter, Haley, Katrina, Carlos, Vickie, Amira, Brylie, Alexis, Ravyn, Anna M, Cassidy, Francys, and Sarah