About Us

Brandi Phipps

Owner
Professional Dog Trainer 

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Brandi’s passion for dogs started at a very young age. She grew up on a farm in Central Alabama where she spent most of her time helping tend to different kinds of animals. After relocating, Brandi found time to dedicate to the local humane societies where she worked to help make the lives of those animals better and give back to her community. From there her passion for helping dogs only grew! While attending Troy University, Brandi became a veterinarian technician for a local veterinarian in Auburn, Alabama. She has obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis to better understand why animals and humans behave the way that they do so she can apply those methods to the aspects of dog training.

Brandi has been mentored by trainers with more than 15+ years of experience throughout her professional dog training career. She also strongly believes in continuing her training education because training is an ever-changing field that requires adaptability and a willingness to learn more. Brandi is an active member of the International Association for Canine Professionals and a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator! She finds joy in helping people and dogs alike!

Tory Southard

Professional Dog Trainer

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Tory was born and raised in Baker, FL where she has made home again with her two German Shepherds. She grew up around livestock, horses, and working dogs learning their language at a very young age.
 
She eventually relocated to Alaska where she spent two years working with local rescues to foster, rehabilitate and train strays and unwanted puppies and dogs that were brought in from surrounding Alaskan villages.
 
Since returning back to Florida, she has spent the last 18 months training her personal service dog. She selected him out of his litter to have the best temperament for his prospective job and raised him to be a strong, confident working dog. With the help and guidance of Ohana K9 service dogs, she has successfully trained him with multiple tasks and public access.
 
Tory challenges herself daily to further her knowledge of dog training and behavior by mentoring under experienced trainers and studying from some of the top dog trainers you will find. This includes courses taken from Ivan Balabanov and Tobias Oleynik and other resources.