I am a Third Generation Dog Trainer and I have been working with Man's Best Friend since I was a young boy. I started by owning my first dog when I was 5 years old. My Grandfather was a Competition Dog Trainer and a Gun Dog Trainer as well as my Father. As a young boy I had a passion to work with dogs and as I grew older into my teenage years, my passion to work with man's best friend grew even stronger and we as a family never had less than 20 dogs and they were all Work dogs. The dogs were used for Sport and Competition hunts and my Grandfather would go on competition hunts in the United States and Canada to challenge other competitors. My Grandfather's dogs were trained in Obedience and his Grand Night Championship dogs were the envy of his competitors because they would always work on command. My Grandfather had trained chamionship hunting dogs and swimming dogs. I learned by watching and observing my Grandfather and Father handle and work with complete compassion towards training and preparing their dogs for success.
I then had the privilege of working with a K9 Trainer who retired from the Military who served in the Vietnam War. He trained Devil Dogs for the Military and I had the privilege of working hands on starting out with my personal dog named Dino. Dino was a Shephard mix for personal protection. We started out into basic obedience and then moved into advanced obedience before Dino was tested and promoted into K9 Protection Training.
I had the privilege after Dino graduated from his training to continue on working with the Trainer for 2 1/2 years. Unfortunately my Trainer and Teacher passed away due to cancer from Agent Orange that was used by the U.S. Military as part of its herbicidal warfare progam during the Vietnam War. I am very grateful and thankful of having the opportunity to work with him.