MEET THE STAFF

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MATT HAMMOND

Is the Founder of Quality K9 Concepts, with a decorated 11-year career in the U.S. Army as a K-9 handler. He built an extensive foundation of knowledge through situational and combat experience. Matt is a combat veteran having served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Matt was also called on to work at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT. Matt brings experience in obedience, protection, tactical work, and narcotic/explosive detection training. He also possesses considerable knowledge in the evaluation of canine disposition, conformation, and train ability. Matt has trained under some of the best trainers in the world.

 

Matt is a certified Police officer, a member of the USA (United Schutzhund Clubs of America), a certifying authority for the EGWDA (East Georgia Working Dog Association),  AKC Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog, and Temperament Test evaluator, an IACP professional member, a Schutzuhnd trial helper, Founder and Former Director of Decoys for the APPDA, a ASR Certified Decoy and the Founder of Dogs 4 Blue and H-3. Matt is the friendly voice you talk to at QK9C. He heads up sales and all business-related details.

DENA HAMMOND

Email: dena@qk9c.com

SALLY C.

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Sally’s formal dog training experience began 21 years ago.  She has titled dogs in Schutzhund (now IGP) and WDA, AKC obedience, and a few fun trick dog and herding titles. Sally loves all aspects of training from puppies and pets, to the complexities of service dog work, working dogs, and behavior modification. Sally holds a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Psychology, is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog, and Temperament Test evaluator, an IACP professional member, and sits on the board for H-3 Veterans Services, and is the owner of Altvater German Shepherds.

CAROLYN W.

Carolyn has been involved in sport dog training, competition obedience, conformation for over 6 years and had racked up her fair share of titles.  She specializes in lure shaping, competition obedience and puppy development. Carolyn is active in dog sports with her dogs Kohnen and Meekha. Carolyn is one of QK9C certified detection teams and owns and operates WoodWolf Kennels. Carolyn is also a AKC Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog, and Temperament Test evaluator.

KARA D.

Email: kara@qk9c.com
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MEGAN G.

Email: megan@qk9c.com

Megan spent 11 years in the Coast Guard. While serving, she also trained obedience for pet dogs. After leaving service, Megan attended a full-service trainer’s course that included aggression (protection), detection, tracking, and obedience. Megan then went on to complete a narcotics detection handler school and kennel master course that taught her how to run a kennel and care for multiple dogs.

CAM F.

Email: cam@qk9c.com

Camryn Finnan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and raised in California, USA.  Cam now resides in South Carolina. From childhood, animals were the center of her world, she began working on equestrian farms at the age of eight and continued working with all types of pets, livestock, and wildlife in various ways as she grew.

 

In 2018 Cam started looking into how she could advance and harness her natural love and ability to train dogs to better the world around her. After graduating from the Highland Canine Training, LLC International School for Dog Trainers in North Carolina as a Master Trainer, Cam left for South Africa where she joined K9 Conservation as a K9 trainer in their fight against the illegal wildlife trade. As a professional photographer, she used the opportunities that arose in her work to capture the realities and beauty of what these specialized teams are doing.

GRETCHEN G.

Email: gretchen@qk9c.com
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Gretchen was raised in Illinois and then moved to South Carolina, where she graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Animal Science. Her career started out training shelter dogs to become more adoptable and then quickly turned into a lifelong passion. When training, Gretchen achieves results by starting with the least aversion methods and tools. She currently has a Doberman and an Italian Greyhound that she trains for agility and French Ring (a personal protection sport). Gretchen’s favorite part of training dogs is helping owners build a better relationship with their dog.

TIFFANY B.

Email: gretchen@qk9c.com
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Tiffany Bryant is an Army Veteran.  Tiffany graduated from Animal Behavior College's Dog Obedience Certification Program in September 2020.  Tiffany has been training dog professionally since October 2020 but has been training dogs for friends and family members since she was about 7yrs old. Tiffany enjoys what she does and is always looking to have a Bark-filled day with our K9 companions.

Devyn has been working with QK9C for 3 years. She is the primary puppy raiser for our breeding program. Devyn also helps detection training and maintenance on all certified contract dogs. She is gaining knowledge in obedience training and dog selection. Devyn manages QK9C main kennel of dogs.

FELICIA R.

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Felicia has been training people and their pets for over 30 years. Using cutting-edge, compassionate training techniques, Felicia helps pets and their owners reach their potential in order to have a more enjoyable relationship. Felicia has experience in sport training, therapy training and nose work. Felicia is assisted by her super pack of German Shepherds and her lab mix, Jackobean.