Ken Terrell is the Master Trainer at K-9 University. Being a Certified Master Trainer means that he has experience in basic and advanced obedience, tracking, search and rescue, protection, handicap assist dogs, and police K-9. In other words he has his Ph.D. in canineology. Having studied animal behavior and having hands on experience with several thousand dogs Ken is considered an expert in his field. K-9 University trains all breeds, ages, and temperaments.

Ken has numerous certifications from National K-9 and Canine Management Services in Ohio, two of the nation’s premier dog training institutes. At National K-9, he has completed courses in kennel and K-9 management theory, basic and advanced obedience, tracking, protection and bite work, behavioral and utility, and nutrition. Most recently, he did additional training with Canine Management Services in protection bite work, tracking and scent discrimination.

With the Sheffield Village Police Department, Amherst, Ohio, he studied K-9 handler theory and techniques. He has also studied scent discrimination with Benjie McPeek, a nationally know expert in this field; and drug identification, packaging and paraphernalia with the Sheffield Sheriff’s Department.

As you can see, our faculty is as well schooled as our students. Ken continues to undergo training for two to three weeks a year to keep his skills current and to enhance his training techniques. After all, it takes constant education to stay ahead of a smart dog!

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