a

Mission

Our Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business is based out of Florence, Montana. Sharp K9s is a broad spectrum, professionally certified dog training business dedicated to the training, education, and mentorship of dog owners and handlers throughout the country.

Philosophy

Philosophy

Dave and Christine believe that dogs, to include the strong working dog, can become a happy, healthy, loving member of a human pack. They believe the establishment of a clear line of communication, proper leadership and socialization, structure, and environmental conditioning are the foundation for a healthy human -canine relationship. They believe in science-based training centered on comprehensive animal research. Dave and Christine live and work out of their 6 acre property located less than 20 miles south of Missoula in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. They are a team in life and in their mutual passion for raising, working, and training dogs. Sharp K9s is a disabled veteran owned business run with honesty, integrity, loyalty, and fairness.

History

History

Make no mistake, without the means, motive, and opportunity success in any field of endeavor is difficult to achieve. Three factors converged on Dave and Christine in 2013 that catapulted them into the dog training world: retirement from the military and the need for a new challenge, the purchase of their first high drive German Shepherd Dog, and the introduction to a superb dog trainer.

Since that time their path to Sharp K9s has been paved with hard work, determination, quality education, and solid mentorship. Their search for quality trainers with the patience to teach, the education and experience to teach, and the right handling and communication skills to teach have taught them much and have enabled them to achieve their goals.

Meet Our Team

Dave

Dave

Dave is retired Marine Corps Infantry Officer with extensive worldwide service in both times of peace and war. He is an active member of Missoula County Search and Rescue, and the founding member of Missoula County Search and Rescue K9 Team. Dave is also a certified Master Dog Trainer.