head dog trainer
assistant to the dog trainer
Dawn has always had a love for animals, but watching and helping her dad train his hunting dogs gave her an opportunity to take that standard bond with the dogs to bonding through learning.
Her strengths are the early training process, from whelp through obedience. Her focus is capitalizing on the early brain development by creating experiences for the puppies that stimulate their brains and natural abilities, while laying a solid foundation of a well behaved four legged family member and hunting partner for the forever homes of the puppies and dogs that she works with. When it comes to obedience training, her consistency in her expectations and the patience she applies, makes the communication of new concepts easier for the dog to understand, while creating a healthy balance of friendship and human leadership. Whether a puppy is 8 weeks or 8 years old, Dawn’s focus is to maximize the training experiences of each dog by providing them with the foundations they need to be successful in whatever life offers them.
Daryl Thomas Sr. has been training and handling all sporting dog breeds professionally for over 30 years. During this time he has countless dogs that have went on to be top contenders and winners in all types of competition settings. Daryl has over 300 placements including numerous dog of the year and handler of the year awards. His patience, hard work, and ability to train each dog differently based on their personality, certainly sets him aside from others.