As a team, Dirk & Joy have combined their K9 knowledge, experience and dedication into making Your K9s Come 1st an experience for your fur-kids.  Both started as Kennel Techs for Gulf Coast Humane Society with Dirk advancing to Assistant Shelter Manager and Joy taking the Dog Trainer path.  Joy is a Certified Dog Trainer, being Certified through Animal Behavioral College in 2010. Both continue their association with Gulf Coast Humane Society.


Joy currently is one of the many trainers for Gulf Coast Humane Society, along with the Department of Corrections Second Chance Pals and Lee County Sheriff’s Department Cell Dogs. In additional, classes for Basic Manners and Puppy Socialization/Manners are being taught at their K9s facility. Both also enjoy their own “packs” on their off time.

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