K9 BOARDING & TRAINING FACILITY

K9 BOARDING & TRAINING FACILITY

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CECIL BRANNON Founding Owner & Head Trainer

 

Cecil Brannon was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is the founding owner and head trainer of K9 Experience of Arkansas. He founded the company in the Spring of 2009. 

  • Cecil is a veteran of the US Navy in which he served for twenty years. He began his dog training over twenty years ago under the tutelage of Anthony Smith at Little Rock K9 Academy. 
  • He specialized in civilian protection work, obedience, law enforcement patrol work, and eventually expanded on to narcotics detection. He is an incredible trainer that has a natural ability for imprinting young pups in preparation of work.
  •  He has worked dogs at Lackland Air Force Base and taken a training course with the world renowned trainer Koos Hassing of the Netherlands. His growth into service dogs for veterans has completed his transformation into an experienced and well-rounded trainer. 
  • Cecil has completed the STSK9 BOOT CAMP, instructed by the magnificent NINO DROWAERT of Belgium.
  • Dogs have always had a special place in his heart and it moves him to assist any dog owner to bring out a dogs natural working ability. He is always motivated by an eager dog and a willing handler.
  •  A world where dog owners are trained to increase the natural working ability of their dogs is a world worth striving for indeed. 

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CALVIN WILBON Senior Trainer/Decoy

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 Calvin Wilbon started with K9 Experience Inc on March 14, 2014. He works alongside his mentor Cecil as a trainer and decoy. 

  • His passion for training dog is what lead him to K9 Experience Inc and an apprenticeship under founder Cecil Brannon.
  • Calvin also completed the STSK9 BOOT CAMP, instructed by the magnificent NINO DROWAERT of Belgium. 
  • Calvin not only work dogs as decoy but has a few dogs of his own that he trains as a handler. 
  • As a permanent member of the K9 Experience team he's seen the value as this company grows exponentially and plans to stay for years to come. 

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KAMI WIEGAND Training Trainer

 

Kami Wiegand started at K9 Experience in October 2018. 

  • She has had a love for dogs ever since she was a little girl and her desire to take her own dogs to the next level is what brought her to K9X.
  • Kami loves taking her own dogs on adventures and having dogs that are obedient makes it much easier to take them hiking in Colorado or to a patio in Little Rock. Being able take your dog anywhere with confidence is an amazing feeling.
  • Being 4' 11" and female, there is confidence in feeling safe and in having a dog for protection. She is excited about being a part of k9X family, she is originally from Illinois and being able to have a home away from home is perfect. 
  • It is such a honor and a privilege to be able to do what you love for your career. If you have to go to work everyday, it is great to choose to be there.

 

Kami Wiegand started at K9 Experience in October 2018. 

  • She has had a love for dogs ever since she was a little girl and her desire to take her own dogs to the next level is what brought her to K9X.
  • Kami loves taking her own dogs on adventures and having dogs that are obedient makes it much easier to take them hiking in Colorado or to a patio in Little Rock. Being able take your dog anywhere with confidence is an amazing feeling.
  • Being 4' 11" and female, there is confidence in feeling safe and in having a dog for protection. She is excited about being a part of k9X family, she is originally from Illinois and being able to have a home away from home is perfect. 
  • It is such a honor and a privilege to be able to do what you love for your career. If you have to go to work everyday, it is great to choose to be there.

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WHITNEY POZNER Trainer

 

 Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Whitney’s main interest has always been animals.  She began her animal training career with an associate degree in Equine Management, shifting to dog training after serving in the Army. Upon completing a bachelor’s degree in Canine Science from Bergin University and training service dogs, she continued her training at Starmark Academy as both a student and an intern. At Starmark she started decoying for PSA and fell in love with developing working dogs. She has a beagle she is training in scent detection and is very excited for the opportunity to train a variety of working dogs. 

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ROD BOSTIC Trainer

 

Rod has been around dogs all of his life. He has a passion for dogs and is an advocate against animal cruelty. Rod is an Army and Air Force veteran, where he spent 10 years in the military. 

  • Rod also spent 17 years in law enforcement. He brings over 27 years of military and law enforcement experience to K9 Experience. 
  • His background will be beneficial to the security operations and executive protection aspect of the company. Rod has been working and training under the watchful eyes of Calvin Wilbon and Cecil Brannon. 
  • Rod acquired his own protection dog from K9 Experience. From there, he has put in the time and effort to become a trainer for the company.

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Malik Whitfield

  

Born in raised in Little Rock Arkansas , Malik has been into animals his whole life . He started working with dogs two years ago with K9 experience with no knowledge but just a high school diploma. He continues his training with K9 experience developing as a decoy/trainer. He started as a decoy and  feel in love with it. He has a Belgian Malinois which he trains for the sport of PSA and is filled with joy that he is able to train and work with several different types of dogs it was his dream.

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