As the training director at Nashville K-9, Ali oversees all company operations on a daily basis. Nashville K-9 is the largest dog training company in Tennessee training more dogs than any other dog trainer or training company.
Ali 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, 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 certified 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. Sniper, Williamson County Sheriff/ High Ground Training Group
AKC Certified Evaluator
K-9 Handler, National Police Canine Association
K-9 Handler, International Police Working Dog Association
K-9 Unit Director, Millersville Police Department
K-9 Unit Director, Livingston Police Department Special Operations
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
Canine Tactical School, West Covina, CA Police Dept. (CATS)
S.W.A.T. and K-9 Interacting During Deployment School, West Covina, CA Police Dept. (SKIDDS)
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
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
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)