Matt Hammond, the Founder of Quality K9 Concepts, boasts an illustrious 11-year career in the U.S. Army as a highly skilled K-9 handler. His extensive expertise stems from a wealth of situational experience, including combat roles in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Notably, Matt’s expertise led to his involvement in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT, reflecting his exceptional abilities and recognition in the field.
His diverse skill set encompasses obedience, protection, tactical work, as well as specialized training in narcotic and explosive detection. Matt’s proficiency extends to evaluating canine disposition, conformation, and trainability, a testament to his comprehensive understanding of canine behavior and training methodologies.
With a roster of certifications and affiliations, Matt’s credentials are impressive. He holds certification as a Police officer and is a member of USA (United Schutzhund Clubs of America), EGWDA (East Georgia Working Dog Association) certifying authority, AKC Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog, and Temperament Test evaluator. Additionally, he is an IACP professional member, Schutzhund trial helper, Founder and Former Director of Decoys for the APPDA, ASR Certified Decoy, and the Founder of Dogs 4 Blue and H-3.
At QK9C, Matt serves as the personable voice guiding clients through sales and all business-related aspects, leveraging his extensive knowledge and experience to ensure the delivery of top-quality services and solutions.
Carolyn brings over nine years of dedicated involvement in sport dog training, competition obedience, and conformation to the table, accumulating an impressive array of titles along the way. Her expertise spans various areas, with a specialization in lure shaping, competition obedience, and nurturing puppy development.
Actively engaged in dog sports, Carolyn participates alongside her dogs Kohnen and Meekha, showcasing her commitment and passion for the canine world. Her proficiency extends to serving as one of QK9C’s certified detection teams, highlighting her skills in specialized training for detection purposes. Moreover, Carolyn owns and operates WoodWolf Kennels, leveraging her experience and knowledge to offer top-notch canine services.
Her credentials are extensive, holding certifications as an AKC Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog, and Temperament Test evaluator. Carolyn’s multifaceted involvement in various facets of dog training, evaluation, and sports underscores her dedication and expertise in fostering well-rounded and capable canine companions.
Devyn’s seven-year tenure with QK9C highlights her multifaceted role within the organization. As the primary puppy raiser for the breeding program, she nurtures and shapes the young dogs, ensuring they develop into well-prepared and skilled canines.
Her responsibilities extend to overseeing all aspects of detection training and maintenance for the certified contract dogs, showcasing her expertise in maintaining the high standards required for these specialized canine teams.
While expanding her knowledge in obedience training and dog selection, Devyn also manages QK9C’s main kennel, demonstrating her organizational prowess in ensuring the well-being and care of the resident dogs.
Recently, Devyn has ventured into dog sports, competing with her German Shepherd, Roxy. This new chapter highlights her dedication and passion for canine activities, further enriching her experience and expertise in the world of dogs. Her diverse skill set, and dedication make her an integral part of QK9C’s operations and the advancement of its programs.
Felicia brings over three decades of expertise in training both pets and their human companions. Employing progressive and compassionate training methodologies, she guides pets and owners towards unlocking their full potential, fostering a more harmonious and fulfilling relationship.
Her vast experience spans across various domains including sport training, therapy training, and nose work, showcasing her versatility and proficiency in diverse training techniques. Felicia’s skill set and knowledge have been honed through years of dedicated work in enhancing the capabilities and bonds between pets and their owners.
Assisted by her remarkable pack of German Shepherds and her lab mix, Jacobean, Felicia embodies her passion for canine companionship and utilizes her wealth of experience to help pets and their families achieve their goals, creating more enjoyable and rewarding relationships.
CJ’s background as an Army veteran and K9 handler is defined by an exceptional commitment to service and expertise. With three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, including duties as an Explosive Detection Dog handler, CJ played a pivotal role in ensuring security in challenging environments.
Within the Army, CJ’s role as a trainer for both new and experienced dog teams covered obedience, detection, and protection, showcasing his proficiency and leadership in canine training. His responsibilities expanded further as he undertook tasks with the Secret Service, safeguarding past Presidents, their spouses, the Secretary of the Army, and other high-ranking officials.
Certified as a Police officer and affiliated with prestigious organizations like the USA (United Schutzhund Clubs of America), WDA (Working Dogs of America), CJ’s expertise and commitment to canine training are evident. His certifications as an AKC Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog, and Temperament Test evaluator highlight his dedication to canine evaluation and training methodologies.
Currently serving as one of QK9C’s Lead Handlers for contracts, CJ’s role extends to training in various spheres, including pet obedience, law enforcement K9s, and protection dogs. His wealth of experience and diverse skill set continue to contribute significantly to the field of dog training and security, making him an invaluable asset to QK9C and its operations.
Madison’s dedication to dog training spans over eight years, beginning her journey in Alaska by working with rescue dogs. Her passion for rehabilitating and assisting aggressive dogs in becoming adoptable stands as a testament to her commitment to canine welfare.
Her extensive expertise includes behavior modification, specializing in handling aggression cases, and teaching both basic and advanced obedience. Madison’s skill set also extends to sport dog conditioning, puppy conditioning, and nose work, showcasing her versatility and proficiency in diverse training methodologies.
Her Belgian Malinois, Riot, stands as a testament to her training prowess, having achieved impressive titles in various disciplines. Riot’s achievements include titles in IGP, WDA, PSA, Fast Cat, Dock Diving, CGC, CGC A, and CGC Urban.
Madison’s wealth of experience, coupled with her commitment to continuous learning and training excellence, make her a highly skilled and versatile professional in the field of dog training and behavior modification.