Owner - Master Trainer
Robert proudly served 21 years as a Law Enforcement Professional in Texas, Kosovo, and Washington State.
13 of those years were as a Police K-9 Handler and Trainer, with over 1500 hours of documented formal Police K-9 Training. Other duties during those 21 years consisted of Police Station Commander, Chief of Police Station Operations, Police Sergeant,Police Corporal, SWAT Scout/Sniper, SWAT Team Member, Police Topics Trainer,Blood Splatter Analysis Technician, Honor Guard Commander, Traffic Deputy, and Patrol Officer. Robert also assisted training with Mexico State Police K-9 Units with their Patrol Dogs and Narcotic Detection Dogs and also spoke in School DARE Programs.
Awards received consisted of County Police Officer of the Year – 2 years in a row.
Robert served 10 years in the U.S. Army. His first 3 years were as a Sniper in Special Operations Command (Delta). He participated in missions such as foreign country Hostage Extractions, Sabotage Missions, and Dignitary Protection.
The last 7 years of Robert’s military career were as an M1A1 Tank Commander. He is a decorated Combat Veteran having served as a Tank Commander in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Robert also spent time as a Dignitary Protection Specialist, protecting and driving for the 1st Armor Division Commanding General in Germany before Desert Shield. Awards received include: 1st Armor Division Combat Patch, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal x4, and Good Conduct Medal x5.
Robert has been training dogs for over 30 years. He started his formal training in 1988 when he was allowed to join a Schutzhund Training Club in Germany. No American had ever been allowed to join such clubs in Germany at that time, but due to Robert’s natural ability to work and communicate well with dogs, Robert was welcomed into the club. This started his passion for training dogs and people.
After getting out of the Military, Robert spent 2 years working Explosive Detection Dogs in Iraq working for the U.S. State Department as a Dignitary Protection Agent.
Robert also spent 2 years in Kosovo as a Police Station Commander where he also oversaw the Station’s Patrol and Narcotic Detection Dog Teams.
Awards received include: U.S. State Department Commendation Award.
Robert, and his wife Lisa, opened Leader of the Pack Dog Training in 2009. He was talked into starting his own business by another local dog trainer due to Robert’s ability to work with aggressive, hard to handle, and large breed dogs. Something that was lacking in this area.
Since then Robert has trained hundreds of dogs and owners in disciplines such as; Basic and Advanced Obedience, Puppy Training, Behavioral Issues, Socialization, Agility, Tracking, Canine Nose Work, Antler (Shed) Search, Truffles Search, and Protection Dog. Robert is a recognized AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and AKC Temperament Evaluator.
Robert has also trained and donated dogs to Law Enforcement agencies in Washington State, New Mexico, and Texas. On occasion, Robert also has trained dogs for sale.