All military and first responders get 10% off all training.

Our Beginnings

James Todd: Founder and Friend

Our founder and CEO, James Todd started training dogs over 20 years ago. He trained several police K9s for patrol, narcotics, and explosives. However, he found providing household pets training the most rewarding experience. James spent years learning to recognize the varying needs of basic training for the home and public environment. 

James began as a kennel assistant at the Peninsula SPCA while in high school. He  eventually worked his way up to being an animal control officer. In his early twenties, he joined the Newport News police department's K9 unit for several years. After that, James trained dogs for the ATF. Later in his career, under orders from the US State Department, he worked to set up and run the K9 program with Aegis World Wide Protection at US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Additionally, James  trained with American K9 Interdiction, New Mexico Tech, Ventosa Kennels, and Von Liche Kennels.  

Meanwhile back at the ranch...

James spends his downtime with his lovely wife, Carol and their 4 furbabies: Dixie, Bubba, Cade and Shadow. 

Our Values

Todd’s K-9 Training

Our training. Your yard.


We come to you. For over 20 years, we have been serving the pets and families in the local tidewater area in their own yards.

Trusted Board & Train Program


 When you live a busy life, it is hard to consistently provide the attention and training that your pets need. With years of satisfied owners and well-trained pets, you can trust us to get rid of unwanted behaviors for you.

Core Values


We promise to work with the family and your fur baby to ensure the best training results. We care and connect with animals while creating everlasting relationships. We train and care for your fur baby as if they were our own.