Josh has been a certified dog trainer for the past 20 years. Getting his start apprenticing at a pet dog training school teaching obedience and doing behavior modification for troubled dogs. He has competed in frisbee competitions with his pit bulls Domino and Dino. He soon got involved in the Protection Sports Association as a decoy and competitor with his dog Dino, where he earned the title of PSA1. He continued in the sport as a decoy and trainer, being voted as a National Select Decoy multiple years and helping many teams earn titles in the sport. Josh is currently competing with his Dutch Shepherd Kano and Belgian Malinois Rayne. Kano is a 6 year old Dutch Shepherd and together they have earned their PSA3 Title and became the PSA3 National Champion in 2021; they are now training and working towards the last level of the competition which is the PSA 3 Title. Rayne is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois that has earned their PSA1 Title; both Josh & Rayne are training and working toward their PSA 2.
For the last 12 years Alyssa has been working in all facets of canine care, from pet sitting and boarding to supervising a daycare and training. Alyssa actively trains her personal dogs Valak & Zagan and is currently competing in the Protection Sports Association, working on titling her dogs in obedience and protection work. Valak is a 4 year old Dutch Shepherd that has earned his PSA 1 Title; both Valak is unfortunately retired from protection sports because of an injury but will start to compete in other venues such as herding, nose work & AKC obedience. Zagan is a 4 year old Belgian Malinois; Alyssa and Zagan have achieved both legs, coming in 1st place each time, of their PSA1 competition. They are currently training for their PSA2. Her passion for the betterment of dogs lives pushes her to always strive to move forward in her training. Alyssa has also owned her rescue dog Bella for the past eight years.
Don’t let his sport training trick you into thinking he’s a mean dog. Along with being highly trained in obedience and protection work, he is very social and LOVES attention from everyone. Kano enjoys playing fetch, doing obedience, and playing with his fellow canine friends.
Zagan is a 2 year old old Belgian Malinois that lives for playing tug and getting belly rubs. Zagan loves meeting new people and craves attention from them! Zagan is a hard worker & became PSA's National Vice Champion in 2021. Zagan is training for his PSA2.
Valak is a dog that can do anything! He is very social and does amazing with socializing young dogs and puppies. He may not look like it, but he is the world‘s best snuggler! Valak is 4 years old and Is now retired after getting injured. He is still loving life and is enjoying his new career in sheep herding.
Rayne’s favorite things in life include swimming, hiking, & socializing with her dog friends. She does not know what personal space is and demands love from everyone she meets. She’s a sweet girl that packs a punch!