Meet Our Trainers

CASPER VANDE HEI

OBEDIENCE/ASSISTANCE DOG AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION TRAINER

Vande Hei has been training for almost 20 years now starting back in Wisconsin. Growing up, his whole family was involved in the dog world and still are to this day. He has volunteered thousands of hours as a dog trainer and has assisted in the adoptions of more than 500 dogs from shelters and rescues in the local communities. Casper also has put in vast amounts of volunteer time into training and certifying service dogs here in the local area at no charge for our wounded veterans. He is certified in areas of training such as obedience, agility, behavior modification, eliminating aggression, tracking, assistance dogs (service and therapy), etc.. In his years of training, Casper has worked with over 60,000 dogs, 500 service dogs, dealt with more than 5,000 aggression cases and over 9,000 one on one courses! 

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IAN 

KOZLIK

IPO/SCENT DECTION TRAINER

Ian has worked with Marine Corps Military Working Dogs for 3 years. He has worked with a focus on aggression and substance detection along with obedience. Ian has worked with various foreign military’s to help introduce the capabilities and advantages of utilizing a dog in different scenarios. Ian has been trained in canine first aid and canine psychology. He is always up for the challenge of helping with any problems you are having with your pet at home. He attended advanced training in Yuma Proving grounds to gain further skills in Vet care and experience in austere environments. Competed in the East Coast Iron Dog competition taking home 3 first place trophies with the help of his MWD PPatriot.

We recognize that every dog has a personality of its own. We have many years of experience and will choose the most effective method of training to work with each individual client. Unleashed Dog Training is here to provide you with any assistance or questions, that you might have with regard to training that special member of your family.

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AKC TESTING

At the AKC, we believe that all dogs can be good dogs, and all owners can be great owners, all it takes is a little bit of training, lots of love, and of course, plenty of praise along the way.

That’s why we created the Canine Good Citizen™ (CGC) program: an expert-made training program designed to help you and your dog be the best you can be–together.

Canine Good Citizen is a 10-skill test that teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners.

$20 PER TEST

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S.T.A.R. Puppy

Canine Good Citizen

Community Canine

Urban CGC

At the American Kennel Club®, we’re not just champion dogs. We’re the dogs’ champion — all dogs. We believe that all dogs deserve training and a responsible owner and our goal is to reward responsible dog ownership.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an excellent first in-person training class for puppies. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy provides a good lead-in to earning the Canine Good Citizen title.

At the AKC, we believe that all dogs can be good dogs, and all owners can be great owners, all it takes is a little bit of training, lots of love, and of course, plenty of praise along the way.

That’s why we created the Canine Good Citizen™ (CGC) program: an expert-made training program designed to help you and your dog be the best you can be–together.

Canine Good Citizen is a 10-skill test that teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners.

While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a “crowd” of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog’s skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the “walks through a crowd” test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club.

AKC Urban CGC requires that the dog demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in a setting that includes traffic, crowds, noises, smells and other distractions that are present in a city or town. As with Canine Good Citizen, AKC Urban CGC is a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC.