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Georgia K9 National Training Center, the South’s premier K9 training company.

 

Georgia K9 is a partnership of professional K9 trainers from across the United States with a wide range of dog training experience. We are nationally certified and work with dogs and handlers throughout the United States. We are specialists in a wide variety of K9 disciplines from dog obedience training, dog tracking and trailing, to canine narcotics detection. Whatever your needs might be, Georgia K9 has a solution for you! At Georgia K9 we pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience with dogs. We offer information on every breed of dog and every behavior problem. We have a staff of Certified Professional Trainers that will help teach the dogs proper behavior as well as educate you, the owner, on how to fairly and effectively communicate with your dog. We offer a variety of services, each tailored to fit the individual personality of your dog. Whatever your needs may be, Georgia K9′s trainers will work with you to achieve the relationship you’ve always wanted with your dog. Our specialties are dog obedience training, police K9 training, and service dogs for people with disabilities.

 

Kelli Collins  

Kelli Collins is Co-Founder and General Manager of Georgia K9 NTC. Kelli has spent the last 18 years working with canines in the areas of Puppy Development, Breed Identification, Dog Behavior, Basic and Advanced Obedience, Retrieval Training, Utility Training, Trailing, Scent Discrimination, Police Service Dog Training, and Narcotics Detection. Kelli started the Georgia K9 Service dog program for children with disabilities with a special emphasis on providing dogs for kids with Autism. Kelli’s ground breaking efforts have set the K9 stage for an entirely new approach to service dogs. She was an instructor for Auburn University’s Canine Detection Training Center and a Police Officer in the State of Georgia. Kelli is currently working her Narcotics Detection/Trailing K9 “Havoc” and an Explosives Detection K9 “Ben”.


Jeff SchettlerJeff Schettler is a Police K9 Trainer and a retired police K9 handler. He has worked for the Alameda Police Department, Amador County Sheriff’s Department, and was attached to the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team’s K-9 Assistance Program designed to apprehend high risk fugitives. Jeff is considered an expert witness in the areas of scent evidence and trailing. Jeff is the author of “Red Dog Rising”, a chronological account of his police K9 work with Ronin, a modern police bloodhound. Red Dog Rising won the 2009 Dog Writers Association of America’s Best Service Dog Book Award. Jeff’s second book, a trailing training manual The “Straightest Path K9 Trailing” will be published in October of this year. He is a frequent contributor to various dog magazines and is the K9 Trailing writer for K9 Cop Magazine. Jeff established the first California Peace Officer Standards and Training K9 Trailing course in 1998. He also produced California’s first POST certified Tactical Tracking Course and is considered and expert in tactical/ SWAT applications of trailing dogs. He is an analyst and advisor for various K9 programs throughout the United States. Jeff coordinates approximately 10 K9 training courses per year in various parts of the US and abroad.