Sarah Rose, Founder and Owner of PRK9 has almost 20 years of experience working with dogs, with many certifications included, AKC, Therapy, Service, Veterinary Technician, and many others Sarah is ready to tackle any struggles you may have with your dog. Sarah most enjoys seeing the pride and happiness dogs have when they complete a command. With her vast experience Sarah serves Fresno and the surrounding areas. Sarah is dedicated to supporting her team and making sure that your dog is the best they can be regardless of where you live!
Location: Hanford, CA
Teagan, Managing Partner of PRK9 has almost 10 years of experience working and handling dogs. With many certifications including AKC, Therapy and Service work she is dedicated to helping train your dog to fit your life style. With Teagan's years of experience she most enjoys working with therapy and service dog and her favorite part is seeing the growth in the bond between handler and dog. Teagan is dedicated to her clients and helping to oversee her trainers to ensure our PRK9 pack is the best they can be.
Location: Portland, OR
Hi, my name is Miranda. I am so happy to be a part of the pack that is PRK9! I am a local to the surrounding mountain area of Fresno. I have been raised on the idea that life is better with sunshine, fresh air and healthy, happy four-legged family members. My favorite part of training is seeing the joy and confidence grow in the pup as they hit milestones throughout their training. Since joining the team I have been inspired to bring close bonds to pets and their handlers through the mutual love of working
Location: Oakhurst/ Fresno/ Greater Valley Area
My name is Jeremy, but I am better known as Bear. My dad was a K9 deputy as I was growing up so I have always been around dogs and/or K9 training. My training was focused around obedience and usual "tricks" until a life event left me requiring the use of a service dog. I have now been focusing on service training for the last five years and specialize in giant breeds. I pride myself on producing results in training that will have others asking you your secrets. My favorite part of training is watching the confidence the animal gains as they learn their own abilities, boundaries, and the expectations of their handler while achieving a solid bond.
Location: Fresno, CA
My name is Shyanne. In high school I was apart of the FFA and the veterinary science program which led me to raise and train three dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind. After graduation I continued with my veterinary assistant schooling and decided I wanted to continue training dogs. I am dedicated to helping you and your dog get the bond that you both deserve.
Location: Hanford, CA
Erin has over 20 years of experience working with dogs. Erin is an AKC certified evaluator. She started pet sitting and worked in a veterinary hospital for a few years while completing her prerequisites. In late 2017, After 9 years in the health care field, Erin returned to her roots and became a professional dog trainer. Erin's passion and love for dogs have grown immensely in the last two years. She feels there is nothing like the love a dog shows for their owner and it is truly amazing to watch the bond grow between a pup and it’s human throughout the training process.
Location: Bakersfield, CA
My name is Ash. I have been working with dogs for 6 years now. . My passion and drive to help you increase the bond with your dog is why I train. I have a diverse background in training which is what makes me the best fit for working with your dog. My dog Whiskey is what started my passion for training. I’m super excited to be a part of the PRK9 family and help you with your dog today.
Location: San Diego, CA
My name is Kevin and I have been involved with dogs my entire life. My parents raised and bred purebred registered Dobermans during my adolescence. My grandparents ran a 40 acre ranch which i grew up working on every weekend and all summer long. I began volunteering for the ASPCA during high school, and am currently a member of the national cane corso rescue MLCR. In addition to being a professional dog trainer, I also currently keep, breed, and show AKC registered GCH line Cane Corsos. I am extremely excited to be a part of the PRK9 Team.
Location: Springfield, OR
Hey!! My name is Danny, I've lived in the Fresno area for 5 years now. My wife and I have lived in the Tower District for the past year with our two dogs, Tyson and Preston. We did treat training for our dog Preston, but with no luck. Our dog Tyson was a rescue from Tower District, finding a puppy who's part German Shepherd and Rottweiler, we knew we needed help. We heard about Precision River from one of our friend's and did not expect such amazing results. After training them for 8 months, I wanted to share my joy in helping both people and dogs. I know how it feels to be scared to go on walks with your dog or take them anywhere. I want to show people that with dedication and training, you and your dog can have an amazing relationship.
Location: Fresno, CA
My name is Layne and I am a past client of Sarah’s turned dog trainer for PRK9.
With Sarah’s instruction, I learned how to deepen my relationship with my GSD through confidence building exercises and training. Thanks to Sarah, my GSD and I have built trust and achieved a bond that I thought was only achievable in my dreams. I’m excited to share my experiences through training with as many people as humanly, and dogably as possible so they too, can experience a better relationship with their dogs.
Location: Fresno, CA
My name is Jesse. After 20 years as a paramedic and suffering a catastrophic injury that forced me to retire, I was blessed enough to find and train my service animal, Ryka. Over the years we have developed one of the strongest bonds with anything short of my family, I have found that I can still help others by sharing my insights and experience to give people a chance to experience the same level of friendship and love with their animals. There is nothing better than seeing the smile on a clients face when they realize what they can accomplish with a little effort and understanding.
Location: Fresno, CA
My name is Ariel, I'm here to give your dog all the love, training and compassion you could every want. My goal is to make sure every dog is confident and well trained allowing you to strengthen the bond between you and your pet.
I grew up on a farm around animals and always felt a desire to understand them more. I volunteered for 5 years at a no kill shelter in Washington state where I first learned training techniques. I discovered my love for dog training and was inspired to learn more about dog behavior modification.
I found myself in Florida where I ran a local meet up group for Great Danes. Over 7 years there, I became friends with breeders and involved with several members of NWFGDR. I found Precision River K9 when a rescue wiggled his way into my life; I knew his behavior needed modification outside of my skills at the time. However gaining this knowledge from continuing training and practice I became a client turned trainer with PRK9.
Location: Hanford, CA
Hello my name is Vincent. I was born and raised in the Central Valley. When I was younger I wanted to join the Police as a K9 handler. The reason being my father is an officer and has been since before I was born so I grew up surrounded by the life. I plan on eventually enlisting into the Air Force and joining their K9 handling team. I’ve been with Precision River K9 since August of 2019 starting as a kennel hand and signed on as a trainer in December of 2019.
Location: Hanford, Ca
Hi there, I am Kristine, PRK9 customer, canine and compadre support! Like my teammates, I have been surrounded by dogs all my life. Dog training took on new importance, when I found myself in need of a service dog for my daughter a few years back. Through Teagan, I became exposed first hand to the wonders of all a dog can do when properly trained. PRK9 has presented me with the unique opportunity to be part of a growing a business with causes and services close to my heart. The bonus is, I get to do that with friends I consider family. The bulk of my working years have been in customer service and management, for both small and large companies. Most recently, I have focused on large scale recruiting and Corporate Security for a global online call center. My goal is to assure everyone gets what they need from PRK9. I truly believe happy dogs and happy people make the world a better place.
Location: Portland, OR. Support Staff for all locations
Hi my name is Claudia and I was a client that was inspired to become a trainer. I am a middle school math teacher with four dogs that were all found on the streets. Going through the program with Sarah I realized my passion for teaching doesn't only apply in the classroom. With the skills and tools I acquired, I watched my dogs grow more confident, develop great personalities and let go of their past experiences. Just as I love seeing my students be successful, I loved seeing my dogs do the same. It's a great feeling. Now I want to give you and your dogs the same opportunity!
Location: Madera, Ca
Hello! My name is Matt! I was born and raised around dogs in a small town in South Dakota. After several years in the military, I ended up in Oregon. Prior to joining the fantastic group at PRK9, I worked at a dog daycare, and found that I loved the dogs, but didn't know how to help mold their behaviors. I love working with challenging dogs, it gives me a fantastic feeling of accomplishment when I can help a dog have a stronger bond with their owner.
My name is Lorena and I am proud to be part of the PRK9 team. My experience working with dogs began about 9 years ago when I decided to become a certified Veterinary Assistant. I also have extensive experience as the prior director of a local animal rescue, which enriched my love for animals and allowed me to dive further into animal behavior. Having a well trained animal provides preventive behavioral training which in the long run keeps animals and families happy. My goal is to ensure that my K9 students maintain well trained and happy within their home. My love for animals allowed me to make the decision to become a dog trainer. I look forward to helping you build a confident well trained four legged friend.
Hello, I'm Elena. I've always had a soft spot for animals, especially dogs, and have a strong belief that dogs make life better. Since adopting Kiwi, my almost 5 month old mini american shepherd, I've learned how fascinating dog training is and how rewarding it can be. I started as a client, then decided it was for me. My goal is to learn scent work and tracking with dogs for further pursuits. I have a B.A. in geology and a B.S. in environmental science, with a dream of forestry conservation and environmental restoration. I enjoy hiking, everywhere -mountains, beach everywhere in-between. I grew up surrounded by dogs and spending the summers at our family cabin in the El Dorado National Forest. I've been an executive assistant, office and logistics manager, pastry chef, and food allergen consultant; However working with dogs has been the most rewarding so far. I enjoy reading, baking, sewing, and gardening, especially tomatoes, squash and herbs.
Hi my name is Ashton. I have grown up around animals especially dogs so I love this job. I was hired on as a kennel hand and I plan on eventually becoming a trainer. I found this job because of my step father and ever since I started working here I’ve loved every moment of it.When I’m old enough I plan on joining the Air Force as either a dog handler or medic.
Hi! My name is Kaylie, I've always been a huge animal lover (especially dogs). My life has always revolved around them, whether it be always having at least 4 giant dogs to service dogs. My dad has used services dogs for a few years now, every working dog he got we put in all the work. I always wanted to help and teach the dogs how to learn new things. So, naturally of course, I became a dog trainer! My biggest soft spots and favorite to train are the aggressive and pitties! I'd love to help you in whatever you need!
Hunter - I am a kennel tech for the Hanford facility. I am currently attending College of the Sequoias to obtain my degree in nursing. I attended Hanford High School where I played football all 4 of my years and I graduated in 2019. I have always had dogs in my home throughout my life so I have a great love and respect for dogs and I am very happy to be working with all of the wonderful dogs that come into our facility.
Samantha - First off let me just say I'm VERY passionate about animals and dogs top the list! I was raised with all types of animals from exotics to domestics, but we always a "pack" of dogs. Throughout my life I've trained dogs to work cattle, track, service dogs, etc. No matter what I was doing in life, I have always surrounded myself with dogs. I was a paramedic for 15 years, but a debilitating accident abruptly ended my career. However, that accident allowed to work with dogs 24/7. And THAT was the silver lining to the end of my EMS career. I enjoy every second working with dogs and their owners and making a difference in a different level.
Hi! My name is Brenda and I am excited to be a new member of the PRK-9 team. My experience with dogs had been limited, growing up. When my children had gotten a little older we decided to rescue a German Shepard puppy. When we picked up our “puppy” he weighed 17lbs and had had no socialization and no training. Being a runner, one of the things I wanted most was to run with my boy. I began to immerse myself in finding ways to train him. Seeing my boy grow and learn was beyond rewarding. I fell in love with the bonding and loyalty that is created with training. When I was asked if I would be interested in working for PRK-9, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to be a member of the pack.