Our Team

Janet Dooley Edwards
  • Certified Master Trainer, North State Academy
  • Janet and her dogs have been featured multiple times on national media including CNN, CBS, ABC, Disney, etc.
  • 3x PSA National Champion
Shawn Edwards
  • Air Force Military Dog Handler
  • K9 Unit Head Trainer and Commander, Baltimore PD
  • Multiple time PSA National Select Decoy
  • 25+ years of experience
Mykala Mantz
  • Certified Master Trainer,
    Tarheel Canine Training
  • Puppy Raiser, The Seeing Eye
  • 6 years of experience
Chris Hunt
  • 7 years of experience
  • Specialist in behavior modification
Our philoposhy is to understand each individual dog's temperament and create a training plan using scientific methods that will be most benefiicial and productive to reach the final training goal with that particular dog. Our methods are based on motivational principles to create low-stress learning for the dog. We take the training further than just teaching commands but generalize the training to help the dog understand how to perform under all conditions. Our favorite rule of training is "set the dog up for success!".