Denver Canine Club
7897 Natalie Commons Drive, Denver, NC 28037
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Tony's journey to becoming a professional dog trainer started in 2009. He had always loved dogs and had them growing up, but when he got his first bulldog and was working with a trainer, he became fascinated with the process by which they learn and the abilities they have when given the time and training. He began attending seminars and workshops on dog behavior and training techniques. He wanted to learn everything he could about dog training. At these seminars, he was introduced to the world of dog sport and this increased his passion for training and understanding of dog behavior and development. Tony enrolled in the Canine Commission LLC and studied under trainer Buddy Lawson. He also began training his first dog for competition. After completing school, he knew he wanted to pursue dog training on a professional level. In 2012, he went to work for the Dog TarinngCompany in Charlotte. He has been training dogs and loving his job since then! In 2018 he decided to step away from the franchise and train dogs as an independent trainer. His dog, Kodi, has earned 2 titles. They competed in a National Championship in 2016 and were offered a spot on the World Team. Kodi has retired from competition but Tony has a new puppy that he is excited to work with. Each dog offers new experiences and challenges.
" I look forward to partnering with Denver Canine Club and starting a new adventure of professional growth. "
Corey's family had dogs throughout his childhood. After losing their beloved Cocker Spaniel when Corey was 11 years old, his family decided not to get another pet, but Corey found his passion for working with a friend’s dog during high school. This was the first time that Corey realized a dog could be more than something that just stayed in the house and out in the yard, but a real companion that could accompany you to the park or the outdoor cafes.
After settling down with a career in construction and buying his first house, He knew that he deeply missed the connection he once had with the family dogs and knew that his house wouldn't be a home until he got a dog to share it with it. After realizing that going home to train his dogs was the highlight of his day, every day, Corey decided to see if there was a way that he could turn his passion into a way to make a living. He researched different methods and tools and where he could learn from experienced trainers. Corey quit his job in construction and took his savings to attend National K9 School for Dog Trainers in Columbus, OH. He completed the Master Trainer certification program learning skills ranging from Basic and Advanced Obedience to Scent detection, Personal Protection, Police K9, Tracking and Trailing, Puppy Development, Behavior Modification, and Retrieval among other aspects of the business of dog training. In 2012, Corey relocated to Charlotte to work with a friend who started a successful franchise training company. For the next 5 years, Corey trained and worked with thousands of dogs and their human counterparts. While there, Corey had the unique opportunity to attend seminars, workshops, and shadow programs with some of the leaders in the industry regarding pack socialization. Learning how to read body language, pack dynamics, and energy was critical in being able to integrate dogs successfully and safely into socialization situations such as play yards.
In 2017, Corey went on to open his own dog training company Training Through Teamwork where he continues to help clients and their pets achieve and maintain a stronger bond than they previously thought possible. Through self-study, shadow programs, workshops, and yearly Canine Professional Seminars, Corey continues to sharpen his skills but knows that methods, techniques, and tools are always changing and there will always be more to learn.
He looks forward to partnering with DCC and helping our clients discover the calm, confident, companion they have always dreamed of through relationship building and effective communication.
7897 Natalie Commons Drive
Denver NC 28037