Thanks for visiting our website! I am the founder, head trainer of Endeavour K9.
I have always had a passion for animals and have had everything from fish, birds, mice, cats, a horse and my first dog at 14.
My journey didn’t start until 2006 with my first personal dog Ajha. Ajha was a fantastic dog, but spending majority of her time at her parents’ gravel pit off leash chasing geese, groundhogs etc. I took Ajha to obedience school at a local dog trainer where she did obedience, agility and even was part of their show team. Unfortunately, with Ajha’s prey drive they were not able to help me with Ajha’s issues.
We went through a few trainers and methods, but nothing really fit for me or my dogs. Not until I had a friend come to present a seminar. It was eye opening.
I have continued to update my education as a Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. The more I learn will serve you better too.
A year after Ajha passed away I fostered a Malinois puppy as a Green Raise Detection Dog. After a few months I know that this pup was a good fit for our family and Traya ended up staying.
I became a puppy raiser for 2 years, where I whelped & raised Malinois and Australian Shepherd puppies anything from SAR, protection sport dogs, detection dogs, police dogs, agility and pet. As much as I enjoyed working with these little puppies and giving them the best start possible. I knew that I couldn’t give my 100% to everything I wanted too and decided to give the puppy raiser job up.
In 2015 I was introduced to IPO now IGP and really enjoyed it. I trained both Sakada and Traya at the same time and passed their BH. I love this sport and have learned a lot. This has changed the way I am teaching my dogs but even more so any dogs I work with.
I don’t know what it is, but there is something about those European Malinois that I like so much. I waited 2 years for Neila and got her in 2019 from Norway, and in 2021 added another female Kinna from the Czech Republic. They will be my next dog to compete with and my goal is Nationals with them. I am also hoping Neila is the foundation of my breeding program pending health tests and titles. I plan to breed for my next dog, most of the males I am looking at are also in Europe and their selections are carefully thought out.
I have so many plans for this business over time. I can’t wait to share my dream with everyone. We are only just starting.