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.
James spends his downtime with his lovely wife, Carol and their four furbabies: Dixie, Bubba, Cade, and Shadow.
Emma is a German Shepherd lover, a Rollins College graduate, and avid traveler. She specializes in canines with behavioral issues such as (but not limited to) unwarranted barking, anxiety, and aggression. In her spare time, you'll find her training on an aerial apparatus or cuddling with Reagan, her German shepherd.
Training creates balance and maintains equilibrium at home.
Every dog has the potential to learn and exhibit good manners.
Dogs of all breeds and natures deserve respect, care, and love.