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Chris Martin

Owner/lead trainer

Chris first became acquainted with dogs by way of his father who was an avid bird hunter, and as such kept a number of "bird dogs" on his property all the time. So growing up with dogs in and out of the house was a part of growing up for Chris, and his father and mother taught him early on that the dogs they had were family!

After growing up with a bird dog of his own named "Poke" (an English Springer Spaniel) Chris took an interest in the American Pit Bull Terrier and he has had nothing but since, with his two current Pits Boris and Keiko.

Chris is a graduate of Animal Behavior College and has trained under the legendary and world renown canine behaviorist Dr Ian Dunbar.

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Tim McElyea

Tim has been an avid animal enthusiast his whole life. He volunteered with the Davie County Special Olympics Equestrian team for several years as a coach because he liked helping the kids and he enjoyed working with the Horses. Tim is currently a volunteer Trainer for Guilford County Animal Shelter where he works with the shelter dogs to teach them manners to help them get adopted. He has owned and trained his own dogs for many years. All of those dogs passed their Canine Good Citizens exam and one went on to become a Therapy dog for Therapy Dogs International.

After a 30+ year career in the Technology Industry Tim attended Animal Behavior College to become a Certified Dog Trainer as he transitions into retirement. Tim is now enjoying time working with dogs and their people to help them communicate with each other better and strengthening the bond between them.  

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Jay Martin

Jay Martin (no relation) has been an exemplary trainer for decades and currently has two of his own beautiful, well trained black German Shepherds, Archer and Loki. 

The thing that impressed me about Jay and the reason i asked him if he was interested in becoming a trainer with me was how well trained his dogs were but also how super friendly and issue-free they were. 

 

Jay has been a super addition to Dogs Anonymous and here are just a few of his credentials through his career:

 

  • Owned and trained German Shepherds for 25 years

  • Titled 3 in Schutzhund

  • SG Reyna Vom Johnson-Haus Sch III,AD   H.O.T. (Handler owner trained)

  • Archer Von  Stonehaus Sch III,  B.H.O.T. (Breeder handler owner trained)

  • Candy Von Stonehaus BH

  • Competed in The United Schutzhund Clubs of America trials and     competed in Regional Championships

  • Cofounder of Carolina Hundesport dog club and served as president

  • I have and still train with Regional, National and World Class trainers and competitors of working dogs.

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Laura Forbis

Laura has always been an avid lover of all animals, but discovered her unique passion for dogs a few years ago in Washington state, where she found a dog which had been abandoned. That dog, a German Sheperd she named Calypso, became a labor of love for her. Nursing her back to health, working through behavioral issues and reactivity, and showing Calypso how to behave in a home environment taught Laura a few things; it taught her many of the fundamentals of dog training that translate into professional training, but it also taught her that she had a special passion for dog training and loved watching Calypso grow with her.

 

Laura took this passion with her to the Animal Behavioral College, of which she is a graduate, to learn from the best how to help others in need of squaring away their furry friends. Calypso lives happily with Laura and her family, full of other furry friends to play with, to this day.

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