All of our trainers have a clear federal background check.

All of our trainers have been trained and certified under the strict guidelines of Abraham, our Master Dog Trainer and founder. 

Melaney, Owner and Packleader    Melaney was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. She enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served honorably from 2012-2017 as a military working dog handler. During her tour of service, she provided explosive detection support to home installations and many federal agencies. She has completed personal protection missions for former President Obama and President Trump, as well as provided support for many high-profile events directly affecting national security and safety alongside the Secret Service.  Melaney trained all types of dogs in explosives and narcotics detection, as well as aggression techniques used by law enforcement when she served as a training NCO. She worked directly with handlers who were deploying in support of worldwide combat operations and trained them to operate safely and efficiently with their working dogs. She also spent time with the elite trainers at the Department of Defense's Dog Training School in Lackland Air Force Base where she learned the intricate details of how a working dog is trained.  In her various travels, Melaney learned how valuable a dog could be as a steadfast companion. She hopes that she can spread knowledge and joy to dog owners who desire the perfect partner.  Melaney now lives in Louisville with her fiancé Casey. They have one rescue dog named Stella and also Melaney’s retired military working dog, Miso. In her spare time, Melaney enjoys watching Chicago Cubs baseball and cooking.

Melaney, Owner and Packleader

Melaney was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. She enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served honorably from 2012-2017 as a military working dog handler. During her tour of service, she provided explosive detection support to home installations and many federal agencies. She has completed personal protection missions for former President Obama and President Trump, as well as provided support for many high-profile events directly affecting national security and safety alongside the Secret Service.

Melaney trained all types of dogs in explosives and narcotics detection, as well as aggression techniques used by law enforcement when she served as a training NCO. She worked directly with handlers who were deploying in support of worldwide combat operations and trained them to operate safely and efficiently with their working dogs. She also spent time with the elite trainers at the Department of Defense's Dog Training School in Lackland Air Force Base where she learned the intricate details of how a working dog is trained.

In her various travels, Melaney learned how valuable a dog could be as a steadfast companion. She hopes that she can spread knowledge and joy to dog owners who desire the perfect partner.

Melaney now lives in Louisville with her fiancé Casey. They have one rescue dog named Stella and also Melaney’s retired military working dog, Miso. In her spare time, Melaney enjoys watching Chicago Cubs baseball and cooking.

Cory, Office Administrator    Cory is an Illinois native who moved to Kentucky 13 years ago with her family, husband Dave and children, Hunter and Ava. She is a retired special education teacher, and a current entrepreneur and advocate for mental health and ovarian cancer awareness. She has joined the pack after working with us to train her service dog, Harvey Walker. She is passionate about bringing animals and people together to help each live their best lives.  An animal lover, cat lady, writer, foodie, pop culture buff, self proclaimed and “quirky dork,” Cory is helping launch our new kennel as an office administrator.

Cory, Office Administrator

Cory is an Illinois native who moved to Kentucky 13 years ago with her family, husband Dave and children, Hunter and Ava. She is a retired special education teacher, and a current entrepreneur and advocate for mental health and ovarian cancer awareness. She has joined the pack after working with us to train her service dog, Harvey Walker. She is passionate about bringing animals and people together to help each live their best lives.

An animal lover, cat lady, writer, foodie, pop culture buff, self proclaimed and “quirky dork,” Cory is helping launch our new kennel as an office administrator.

Rocio, Dog Trainer                             Rocio was born and raised in Spain where she began working with dogs at the age of sixteen. By the age of 18, she ran her own animal rescue there where she helped place abandoned dogs in loving homes.   In 2015 she continued her animal career in Louisville, Kentucky when she began working at the Eastpoint Pet Resort with the Kentucky Humane Society. She then went on to Shively Animal Hospital where she held the position of Vet Assistant. Her time at Shively Animal Hospital was spent rehabilitating dogs with physical therapy, assisting in surgery, and administering care for patients.   Working with animals is the passion in Rocio's life and she looks forward to helping clients achieve goals with their dogs.

Rocio, Dog Trainer

Rocio was born and raised in Spain where she began working with dogs at the age of sixteen. By the age of 18, she ran her own animal rescue there where she helped place abandoned dogs in loving homes. 

In 2015 she continued her animal career in Louisville, Kentucky when she began working at the Eastpoint Pet Resort with the Kentucky Humane Society. She then went on to Shively Animal Hospital where she held the position of Vet Assistant. Her time at Shively Animal Hospital was spent rehabilitating dogs with physical therapy, assisting in surgery, and administering care for patients. 

Working with animals is the passion in Rocio's life and she looks forward to helping clients achieve goals with their dogs.

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