About All Around K9 Training

Tara

Tara, Dog Trainer Near me
  • Leader Dog for the Blind as a senior project in HS
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology
  • Heavy influence in animal behavior
  • Minor in Sociology
  • Georgia K9, NTC
  • Law enforcement K9 trainer
  • Off Leash K9 Raleigh

Tara was fortunate to work with dogs at a young age. She raised a Future Leader Dog for the Blind, Franklin, as a senior project in High School, where she started learning canine training and properly socialize dogs. Tara graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a heavy influence in animal behavior and a minor in Sociology. After college, Tara moved to South Carolina. She worked with Georgia K9, NTC, where she trained tracking/trailing dogs for law enforcement and military. Tara also learned multiple disciplines within dog training, including obedience and detection. Tara moved to North Carolina, where she worked with Off Leash K9 Raleigh, where she had the opportunity to train dogs of all breeds and sizes, with different behavior issues. She recently moved to Texas and opened All-Around K9 Training with her husband.

Gary

Gary, Dog Trainer Near Me
  • In field trial competitions dogs
  • Marine Corps
  • Military, Working Dog Handler
  • Marine Corps Special Operations Command
  • Multi-Purpose Canine Master Trainer qualifications
  • Educated from the most world-renowned training facilities
  • Vohne Liche Kennels
  • Basic/Advanced training courses with GAK9 tactical tracker teams
  • Operant conditioning
  • MARSOF helicopter insertion extraction techniques
  • Odor imprint trainer course
  • helped start, test, and create the MARSOC MPC jump program
  • Competed in the American Working Dog Olympics 2014-2016

Gary grew up always having dogs in his childhood. He was first introduced to canine training in high school, where friends introduced him to various types of hunting with dogs. Many friends used dogs for hunting raccoons and retrieving waterfowl. A local trainer forwarded the opportunity to assist field trials for competition hunting dogs. Infield trial competitions dogs retrieve ducks and other games over long distances with a more complicated path through ponds and fields. After experiencing the fantastic capabilities, these dogs had Gary very interested in pursuing canine training as a hobby.

After college in 2007, Gary joined the Marine Corps, where he became a Military, Working Dog Handler. He then attended a Specialized Search Dog course, where the primary mission is to deploy and support units overseas. These units searched for explosive devices and weapons caches off-leash and at greater distances utilizing radios to communicate with the canine at a distance of up to a half-mile away. After deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Gary attended selection for the Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC). He graduated as a Multi-Purpose Canine Special Operations Enabler in 2012. While at MARSOC, Gary continued to deploy worldwide in support of special operation forces teams. He achieved his Multi-Purpose Canine Master Trainer qualifications by attending many trainer courses, seminars, and conferences. His education comes from some of the most world-renowned training facilities. He was trained at the department of defense military working dog school aboard.

Lackland Air Force Base. He also trained at the famous Vohne Liche Kennels with owner Ken Licklider specializing in strong social police dogs. He attended many basic and advanced training courses with GAK9 tactical tracker teams and owner Jeff Schettler.

He helped start, test, and create the MARSOC MPC jump program where Marines are training to parachute with canines and essential combat gear into remote areas of operation. Gary also competed in the American Working Dog Olympics 2014-2016 against over 150 competitors from 4 continents where his team placed in the top three for over 75 events. Gary is currently stationed aboard Lackland Air Force Base and is serving as an instructor for the
Specialized Search Dog and Combat Tracking Dog courses where he trains, certifies, and prepares Marine dog teams to deploy for worldwide operations.

During his military career, Gary has completed:

  • odor imprint trainer course
  • advanced decoy trainer course
  • tactical tracker/trailing and defeat trainer course
  • operant conditioning with Professor Bob Bailey
  • vehicle interdiction
  • MARSOF helicopter insertion extraction techniques
  • advanced large hide explosive formulations
  • dual-purpose tactical deployment trainer course

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