Located on 3.5 acres approximately 30 minutes southeast of Dallas, Texas, Duke Canine is a small, private training facility with an emphasis on quality rather than quantity. We limit the number of trainees we accept at any given time to ensure that each student receives ample attention and exercise. We believe that obedience training is a fundamental part of providing a safe and happy environment for all dogs. And because no two dogs are alike, we customize each dog's training according to their needs, then teach their owners how to build a relationship based on a clear structure of rewards and discipline that will help their pet become a trusted, valued member of the family.
Certified Behaviorist & Trainer
Anna received her certification as a Canine Behaviorist and Obedience Trainer from the Triple Crown Academy (now known as Starmark Academy) in Hutto, Texas. But her years of hands-on experience have greatly enhanced her formal education. In addition to helping numerous clients train and care for pets of all types, Anna has experience training working dogs for competitive obedience and protection sports, and spent five years as a handler of explosive and contraband detection dogs for Interquest Detection Canines.
Chris got his introduction to formal dog training over ten years ago when he and his first German Shepherd, Cael, began training for competitive tracking, obedience and protection in the sport of Schutzhund. Since then, he has served as President and training decoy for a local Schutzhund/IPO club, helping numerous members achieve titles and compete at the local, Regional, National and International level in addition to earning multiple advanced titles on four dogs of his own.
(a.k.a. Udo van Meerhout SchH3)
(a.k.a. Baz van Meerhout IPO2 FH)
(a.k.a. Yahtzee van Meerhout BH TR1)
(a.k.a. Shadows Undefeated Cael SchH3 IPO3)
12/06/02 - 01/29/16
(a.k.a. Fly 't Palmaleinehof SchH3 IPO3 AD)
02/08/06 - 02/14/13