Greg has been involved in professional dog training for over 20 years, specializing in police K-9, personal protection dogs and sport dog training. Greg has been certified with many organizations through out the U.S. Greg has expertise in basic, intermediate and advanced obedience. Greg also specializes in canine behavioral modification(s). Greg has traveled the country with his team teaching K-9 Seminars to Law Enforcement. Greg is the only active law enforcement K-9 handler and kennel owner with over 20+ years training experience in the area. Greg has trained dogs in all areas of Police work from narcotics detection, explosive detection and patrol work for law enforcement.
Experience and credentials:
Member of Southern Tier Police K-9 Association
Member USCA Schutzhund
Member North American Ring Sport
Certified Trainer & Protection Decoy through Twin Tier Work Dog Association
Certified K-9 Unit at Eastern Police K-9 Association
Completed the 10th Annual Police K-9 Advanced Handler and Tactical Seminar in Binghamton, NY
Completed 3-day KNPV seminar taught by Gerben Kamphuis @ Logan Haus Kennels, WV- 2009
Completed 3-day Police & Working dog seminar taught by 4 time Dutch KNPV Champion Hennie Bolster- Rochester NY, 2010
Participant at Orleans County Sheriffs Office and Police Service Dogs of America Police K-9 Seminar Instructed by German Chief of Police, K-9 trainer and judge from Freckenhorst, Germany, Ulrich Rottenburg
Completed 4-day Police & Working dog seminar taught by 4 time Dutch KNPV Champion Hennie Bolster- Rochester NY, 2011
Completed 4 days Police K-9 HITS seminar in Washington DC. Aug 24-27, 2011.
Completed 3-day KNPV & Working Dog Seminar taught by Hennie Bolster, Cookstown Canada Oct. 2011.
Completed Barktober Seminar with KNPV trainer/decoy Frans Koster, Ohio, Oct. 6th, 2011.
Completed 8 hour training course in " Proofing street dogs in Aggression" taught by Mike Diehl, April. 2012
Completed 8 hour training course in "E-Collar Push/Pull Training" taught by Pat Nolan, April 2012.
Completed 8 hour training course in "Narcotics Scent Detection Training" taught by Mike Colton, April 2012.
Completed 3-day Police & Working dog seminar taught by 4 time Dutch KNPV Champion Hennie Bolster- Franklin NJ, June 2012
3 Day Police K-9 Seminar, Christianburg VA Police- April 2019
2 Day Canine Legal Update Course- Patrol & Narcotic-contraband- Sheepdog Guardian Consulting LLC- Nov 2o20
Gambling with your Training Aids & Contamination- Tales from the Dark Side with Dr. Michele Maughan & Jenna Gadberry - Course 2020
Firearms Detection Dog Training & Management Course- January 2021
3 Day Police K-9 Seminar, MTA K-9 Training Facility NY- 2022
3 Day Police K-9 Seminar, Passaic County Sheriff's Department, NJ-2023
Maggie ~ Owner
Maggie & Djaiko
Maggie is a life-long dog lover and has experience caring for animals since she was a child. She looks forward to running Upstate K-9 Boarding Kennels and making sure that all visitors have a happy, healthy stay, and have a little fun too!
Fred - Kennel Supervisor and Playtime Coordinator
Fred, member of the Upstate K-9 team, joining the family at Christmas of 2013. He is a spunky West Highland Terrier and enjoys taking walks, napping on fluffy blankets, and riding in the car. He will keep your furry friends company during their stay at the kennel and also give personal tours of the hiking trails and play areas.