Protection Training With Adrian
Sessions are $30/30 minutes, typically split into 2 fifteen minute sessions. 4 dogs will be scheduled every 2 hours, to allow dogs to rest between sessions, and so everyone isn't here all day. Training is conducted outside - so please dress appropriately.
Thunderhawk Canine is pleased to host Adrian Harwood for protection training sessions!
All dogs participating in protection training at Thunderhawk Canine must complete a temperament evaluation and demonstration of solid obedience control, and owners must have a clear plan of goals and progression – which we are happy to help you develop. Whether you are a high level competitor in sport, or looking for home defense, Adrian can help you progress and work through problem areas. Owners will be required to sign a hold harmless form before participating.
A little about Adrian:
Adrian first got involved in dog sports at age 14 as a handler and junior decoy in both French Ring and PSA (Protection Sports Association). At 18, she moved to North Carolina to attend North State K9 Academy's training school and to intern at Tarheel Canine. After graduating from North State K9 Academy and completing her internship, she was hired by Tarheel Canine as a Police Canine Trainer. She spent the next five years training police dogs as well as instructing law enforcement and civilian handlers and decoys. She has remained involved in PSA, training and decoying at Tarheel Canine's PSA club in North Carolina as well as at Tampa Bay PSA Club in Florida. Adrian has been a certified PSA decoy since 2013 and achieved a PSA Level 2 with her own dog, Ico, last year. They are currently training for the Level 3's. With no shortage of experience, Adrian can work with any level of puppy/dog (and handler) and will ensure that everyone has fun in the process!