Welcome to K-9 Obedience Training. My name is Larry LeoGrande owner and instructor. All training and instruction is performed by me. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. I started taking obedience lessons in 1983 when I purchased my first German Shepherd dog, Sultan. In 1987 I purchased my next German Shepherd dog, Keesha and attended more obedience training classes.
In 1997, I purchased my next two German Shepherd dogs, litter mates, Niko and Allie. It’s at this time that I started attending various seminars on dog training, which also included behavioral modification. At this point, I competed in AKC Ring competition. I also put CGC titles on my two GSD’s, Niko and Allie.
In 2000, I started working with a trainer in Syracuse, Josh Scutt, and got involved in the sport of schutzhund. I worked with Josh for two years and also began doing helper work for him. It is at this time that I titled both my GSD’s Niko and Allie in schutzhund. This gave me the opportunity to travel and work with some of the best trainers, competitors, breeders and judges in the United States and Europe.
In 2001, I purchased my black female German Shepherd, Anja, from one of the finest working kennels in the United States. In 2003, I started competing with Anja.