Meet the Team

Ali Hemyari


As the training director at Nashville K-9, Ali oversees all daily company operations. He’ll make sure your dog’s training program fits your needs and produces results beyond your highest expectations.

He enjoys participating in triathlons, SCUBA diving, flying helicopters and airplanes and traveling the world.

As a philanthropist, he donates hundreds of hours each year to middle Tennessee communities, police departments and humane organizations.

Ali is the only civilian K-9 trainer in the state of Tennessee that has completed and graduated from a police mandated S.W.A.T. K-9 School recognized by the National Tactical Officers’ Association (NTOA K-9). As a tenured police officer (over 10 years), he has commanded multiple police department K-9 teams and two rescue squad K-9 teams with a total of over 40 handlers under his direction. His vast experience and knowledge come from the discipline of a working/sport dog background along with the integration of government K-9 applications. He has trained dogs across the nation, from the smallest of Chihuahuas to the largest of Mastiffs, and his participation in several trials and trainings across the world has led him to be considered one of the best trainers in the southeast United States. Ali is also a Tennessee P.O.S.T. Certified K-9 Instructor and an AKC Evaluator.


  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS/FEMA) certified IS 100, 200, 700, 800b
  • Airman, Federal Aviation Administration
  • 2nd Lieutenant, United States Air Force CAP


  • University of Tennessee Knoxville – Marketing/Finance
  • Certified Professional Sales Trainer & Speaker – The Southwestern Company


  • Helicopter Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Airplane Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration
  • S.W.A.T. School, Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy
  • S.W.A.T. K-9 School, Knoxville, TN Police Dept.
  • S.W.A.T. K-9 School, Southaven, MS Police Dept.
  • S.W.A.T. and K-9 Interacting During Deployment School, West Covina, CA Police Dept. (SKIDDS)
  • S.W.A.T. Sniper, Williamson County Sheriff/ High Ground Training Group
  • Canine Tactical School, West Covina, CA Police Dept. (CATS)
  • K-9 Unit Director, Davidson County Rescue Squad K-9 Tactical Rescue
  • K-9 Unit Director, Overton County Rescue Squad K-9 Tactical Rescue
  • K-9 Unit Director, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office CID
  • K-9 Unit Director, Nolensville Police Department
  • K-9 Unit Director, Manchester Police Department
  • K-9 Unit Director, Millersville Police Department
  • K-9 Unit Director, Livingston Police Department Special Operations
  • Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor (LEFI), Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Range Safety Officer, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Instructor, Tennessee P.O.S.T. Commission
  • Instructor, Taser 10 Axon/MNPD
  • K-9 Handler, National Police Canine Association
  • K-9 Handler, International Police Working Dog Association
  • K-9 Handler, National Narcotic Detector Dog Association
  • Certified Helper, United Schutzhund Clubs of America
  • Training Director, Nashville Working Dogs – A USA Schutzhund certified club
  • Member, Homeland Security Task Force 4
  • EVOC Certified, Berry Hill Police Dept.
  • Trained- collapse, confined space, and trench rescue, Nashville Fire Dept.
  • Trained, cadaver water dragging
  • CPR, First Aid, AED for the professional rescuer
  • Certified SCUBA Diver, PADI
  • Authorized Pet First Aid Instructor, American Red Cross
  • AKC Certified Evaluator

Member Of

  • Member, PBA Police Capitol Hill Chapter
  • Member, Fraternal Order of Police
  • Member, Tennessee Tactical Officers Association
  • Member, Nashville Working Dogs Schutzhund
  • Member, TN Association of Rescue Squads
  • Member, National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)
  • Member, National Narcotics Detector Dog Association (NNDDA)