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2-5 yrs DTC Experience – CE Trainer III – TC Trainer IV – GC Trainer II – Private Trainer III

Housetraining – Crate Training – Dog-Dog Interactions – Aggression – Basic Obedience – Advanced Obedience – Pack Manners – Working Dog Tasks – Dog-Kid Interactions – Fearful Dogs – Separation Anxiety – Food/Toy Aggression – Excessive Behaviors – Bully Breeds – Working Breeds – Doodles – Labs – Hounds – Rescue Dogs

Ryan joined the DTCUSA Team in March 2016. He joined our Search and Rescue class to expand his training knowledge in support of a nose work class he was teaching at a local facility. Before joining us, Ryan had been training dogs professionally for over 8 years and was the training director at two boarding and training facilities. 

Ryan has lived with dogs his whole life. One of his personal dogs was a rehabbed rescue from the mountains of NC who was bred by a local fighting ring but rescued before he fought. He was fairly aggressive, and Ryan had to do a LOT of learning in order to save him and keep himself and his other dog safe. He later became an obedience class demonstration dog and did some therapy dog work at several venues.

He currently lives in Pittsboro with his wife Angela and daughter Elise in a single family home with a huge wooded yard, not yet fenced.. Elise will be 4 this spring and is the best training assistant Ryan could ask for. They have a 5 year old Siberian Husky, Isso. He is silly and playful and frighteningly intelligent. Of all the training modalities he is proficient with, search and rescue is still his favorite. Aside from being home with family and dogs, Ryan enjoys camping, hiking, scuba diving, and anything out in nature.