Tactical K9 Approach

Dog training

We offer dog training services.
Services include:
Obedience training
Protection training
Detection training
Tracking training
Service dog
Therapy dog

Owner Profile

Terry Adams

I am Terry Adams Jr., CEO and Master Trainer at Tactical K9 Approach. I am a renowned dog trainer and handler with 9 years of civil and military experience training dogs in obedience, protection, sports and narcotic detection as well as over 16 years of personal experience training, breeding, and caring for dogs. Born and raised in Oakland, CA, I have always had a love for animals. Beginning at the age of four, I use to bring stray dogs home begging my mom to let me keep them; although not wanting animals, she allowed it because of the care and passion I provided them. She would later say, “Most people could not measure up to me, even at a young age.” I have always had a passion for animals, a passion that developed into a desire to become a veterinarian or police k9 officer. However, things quickly changed at the age of 9 when I was introduced to dog training by my Uncle Larry Johnson, founder of K9 Comrades. There I learned the foundations protection, detection and obedience training. At age 13, I began an internship at El Cerrito Veterinary Clinic where I excelled. In return I was offered employment, working there for 3 years. A few years later, I went to college and decided to join the Army where I was both a dog trainer and bomb dog handler for 6 years. While in the Army, I also worked at Barkerhaus Kennels with Owners and my mentors Jim and Angie Morgan in El Paso, TX. There I provided obedience, guard, protection, sport and narcotics detection dog training. Later I trained under Dave Van Garderen while attending The School of Tom Rose, graduating in the top two of my class. I also graduated from Vohne Liche Kennels as a certified bomb dog handler. Today, I continue training dogs and their owners at Tactical K-9 Approach; I teach basic and advance obedience, protection, agility and service dog training, and so much more. Special Training and Certifications 2010 – Army Combat Mine Detector Dog Handler course 2011 – ATF Explosive Imprint Training 2011 – P.E.D.D. handler course (Patrol Explosive Detection Dog) 2011 – Vohne Liche Kennels graduate 2015 – Tom Rose School Graduate 2015-2017 – Head Trainer at Off Leash K9 2018 – P.E.D.D. handler course (Patrol Explosive Detection Dog)

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