The Loyal Canines Academy Staff share a common thread among them—each and every member of the staff whether Trainer, PackLeader or Administrator admits to having a life long passion for working with dogs. All have met with success in their prior endeavors but welcomed the opportunity offered by Jermaine to live out their passion by joining Jermaine in the mission to help each LCA dog achieve balance and contentment through programs of exercise, disciplined training and socialization.
I have been surrounded by dogs my whole life. My family always had Dobermans when I was growing up. Although I had dogs of my own, I was always the one in my neighborhood that took care of everybody else's dog(s) when they went away on vacation. This was something that I took pride in doing at a young age. Even at a young age, I enjoyed teaching my dogs little tricks and I always enjoyed teaching my neighbors dogs tricks and surprised them with a demonstration of the new learned behavior that I taught their dogs while they were in my care. Any school projects or assignments that I had while I was in school were always ALL ABOUT DOGS! I knew that this was my calling: Dogs. This life-long interest and love for dogs led me to start my training career. Like most trainers, I read everything I could get my hands on, studied and took dog training courses and I even attended dog training seminars and workshops all across the U.S. I was given the amazing opportunity to apprentice and work with (in my opinion) some of the best dog trainers in the industry. I learned the latest techniques in dog training which utilize natural behaviors and work with what motivates each individual dog. This was one of the best things that I did that really helped me get started with my training career. I also got myself involved in many different clubs and organizations to help me grow as a trainer and dog handler. I started teaching and training at many different facilities in Massachusetts teaching basic to advanced off-leash obedience as well as behavior modification. Handling lots of dogs gave me the experience and confidence I needed to read dogs quickly and to understand how to work with the huge variety of personalities. My passion for dogs drove me to open Loyal Canines in 2010. This passion drives me to be consistent and devoted to refining the relationship between dog and owner based on leadership, trust and mutual respect so that both can lead a happier and much more peaceful life. My great hope is to help you achieve that life-long rewarding relationship and companionship with you and your dog.
I currently have Five Doberman Pinschers: Zeus, Bella, Tessa, Blade & Taz. All of my dogs are working dogs and I am very involved in many different competitive dog sports & activities such as Schutzhund, French Ring, Competitive Obedience and Agility. I am currently training three of my dogs, (Tessa, Blade and Taz) to compete and show in Schutzhund Sport across the United States. My dogs love it!
I am also very involved in working with many different shelters and rescue organizations to help stop the homeless pet problems. I am currently the select trainer for Northeast Veterinary Hospital, Mass Paws, Animal Rescue Network of New England & Pelham New Hampshire and Lucky Lab Rescue of Boston & Indiana. I assist these organizations in evaluating, training and helping to find forever homes for many of their dogs.
I am currently a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), United Schutzhund Clubs of America and also a certified Evaluator for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen's Test.