Von Asgard K-9 Center's professional staff is second to none! (All Seasoned Professionals; No wet behind the ears "Whippersnappers" here)
Linda Werlein & Arrk von Asgard, PD K-9 Cert., SchH III, BH, 3 x AWDF Breed Team Championship SchH III Rep., ARV Schutzhund Protection Tournament Champion (99 pts.) UDC North American SchH Championship Vize Sieger, & Working K-9 Security Dog.
Linda M. Werlein continues to hold the reins as the "hands-on" owner & founder of Von Asgard K-9 Center, her 40 acre professional dog training and boarding facility. Since 1979, she has successfully imported, bred, trained, and competed in regional, national, & international championship events with her European working dogs.
Linda is well known as a breeder of highly successful working Dobermanns, Giant Schnauzers, Belgian Shepherds & Dutch Shepherds. Linda's has family in the Freestate of Bavaria, located in southeastern Germany, who she regularly visits as she is competing with her working dogs throughout Europe.
Some of Linda's training specialities are: IPO/VPG/Schutzhund, Competition Tracking, Advanced Obedience, Personal Protection, KNPV Police K-9 Training, Behavior Modification, Service Dog Training, Pet Obedience & Socialization, and . . . much, much more.
Von Asgard K-9 Center's General Manager and Certified Trainer, Derrick Cash is pictured here with Luna an American Bulldog that is a "K-9 Boot Camp" graduate. He is looking forward to meeting you and your dog.
Derrick Cash, Von Asgard's General Manager, is a very valuable asset here at Von Asgard K-9 Center. He is a well seasoned Certified Trainer for all of Von Asgard's obedience and behavior modification programs.
Derrick is also our Certified Protection Trainer and Decoy. With his European Training, Derrick provides our "K-9 Custom Training" program with a professional decoy, something that is very difficult to find here in the U.S.
Further, Derrick has been a professional breeder of quality registered American Pit Bull Terriers for over 10 years.
Derrick Cash works full-time here at Von Asgard K-9 Center and would like to meet you . . . and you dog!
Cedrik Merlet, Senior Certified Trainer, at Von Asgard K-9 Center is anxious to meet you and help you with your dog.
Cedrik Merlet has returned to Von Asgard K-9 Center as Assistant Manager and Senior Certified Trainer. His background as a caninetrainer and handler in France is a stellar one. Cedrik served a number of tours in the French Foreign Legion (French Special Forces) in a combination role of Sniper, Medic and Military War Dog Handler. Later in his military service, he supervised the development, training and testing of War Dog Teams prior to their being deployed, as well as, the Team’s on-going training after initial deployment.
As Senior Certified Trainer, Cedrik Merlet brings to Von Asgard K-9 Center a level of professionalism, experience and results rarely available to the general public and to their pet dogs. Cedrik is looking forward to meeting you and your dog and assisting in his becoming the family dog you have always wanted.
Dawn Hutchins, a Von Asgard Trainer, with Karma, a dog that has been trained as a Service Dog.
Dawn Hutchins is a full-time Trainer at Von Asgard K-9 Center that has a strong backgroung working with big dogs. She trained her Rottweilers for Obedience, Agility and Tracking. Dawn then moved to German Shepherd Dogs, training them for Schutzhund (IPO), Narcotics Detection and for Protection Sports Association (PSA) competition. She currently has a Dogue de Bordeaux . . . I guess Dawn really does have an affinity for the large breeds.
At Von Asgard K-9 Center, Dawn works with all sizes of dogs. She has been specializing in three of Von Asgard's training programs: "K-9 Kindergarten", "K-9 Boot Camp" and "K-9 Custom Training. Her experience and professionalism is a definate plus.
Dawn is looking forward to working with your dog to achieve the level of training you've always wished it could!
Travis Bergan, a Von Asgard trainer, shown here with "Sabre" a German Shepherd import fro the Czech Rebublic, is a Trainer that has proven to be a valuable member of the Von Asgard K-9 Center team.
Travis Bergen is a full-time Trainer here at Von Asgard K-9 Center. He has proven to be a tremendous asset.
He has specialized in the refreshing of "K-9 Boot Camp", "K-9 Custom Training" and "K-9 Off Leash" graduates per Von Asgard's Lifetime Training Guarantee. Travis is someone that can be relied upon to show professionalism and a "can do" attitude.
Travis' background working with his father's dogs that he showed in the breed ring, before he came to Von Asgard K-9 Center, has been a major asset. He is experienced working with both pups and adult dogs.
Here's Bart Gifford, Aminal Care Supervisor with a Husky named Bear that is a K-9 Boot Camp graduate.
Bart Gifford has been with Von Asgard K-9 Center for some time and only recently took over as Animal Care Supervisor. He was a U.S. Navy Corpsman throughout the 80's and 90's.
However, Bart also has extensive professional experience handling and caring for a wide variety of animals, including: swine, goats, exotic snakes, alligators, capybaras, show and circus horses, as well as, dogs and cats.
Bart lives here at Von Asgard which is a real plus for him to be up on all the dog's health issues. His extensive animal care experience and his professionalism make him a most valuable member of the Von Asgard K-9 Center team.
Lee Martin, an Animal Care Specialist, and Gibbon a Certified Service Dog.
As an Animal Care Specialist, Lee Martin is continueing her lifetime of caring for a wide variety of animale: horses, cows, goats, camels, bears, tigers, lions and even elephants!
Lee is about as experienced as one can get in the field of animal care!
Volunteer, Candace Fleming (1950 - 2015) passed on 9/12/2015. We all miss her so very much.
Candace Fleming (1950 - 2015), with a smile always on her face, was more than a "fixture" here at Von Asgard K-9 Center. She had been a volunteer playing with and caring for small boarding dogs and puppies for well over 20 years. Her volunteer time at von Asgard K-9 Center was very much appreciated, but more importantly, she enriched the lives of hundreds of small dogs and puppies.
Von Asgard K-9 Center wishes to take this opportunity to acknowledge Candace's contribution and her loving care of countless charglings over the years!