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" Manager, 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 also owned Asgard Security Patrol, a State of Florida licensed K-9 Security Agency specializing in Commercial K-9 Security for Industry and Executive Protection.
Linda is well known as a breeder of highly successful European working Dobermanns, Belgian Malinois & Dutch Shepherds. Linda's has family in the Freestate of Bavaria, located in southeastern Germany, who 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.
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 its Training Director and also wears a second hat as Von Asgard's General Manager . 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 Training Director, 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 both Animal Care Supervisor and a Certified Trainer at Von Asgard K-9 Center's Sarasota/Bradenton headquarters location. She has a strong backgroung working with big dogs. Dawn trained her Rottweilers for Obedience, Agility and Tracking. She 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 is Certified in all of Von Asgard's training programs, and does all the refreshment of K-9 Boot Camp Graduates & K-9 Off Leash Graduates that come back for boarding. 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!
Von Asgard K-9 Center's Ft. Myers Area 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 Ft. Myers Area Manager, is a very valuable Von Asgard asset. He is a well seasoned Certified Trainer for all of Von Asgard's obedience and behavior modification programs.
Derrick is also a 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 as Manager in the Ft. Myers Area for Von Asgard K-9 Center and would like to meet you . . . and you dog!
Lisa Merlet shown here with Gia has been filling in, as needed, at Von Asgard K-9 Center for over 15 years. Lisa is well versed in the operations here at Von Asgard K-9 Center.
Lisa Merlet has run Von Asgard K-9 Center's office on and off for about 15 years. Lisa is a real jack-of-all-trades. She is also well versed at working with all sizes of boarding dogs and capabile of refreshing them with their K-9 Boot Camp and K-9 Off Leash commands.
Lisa experience is a definate plus at Von Asgard K-9 Center. She fills in, as needed, and with her past knowledge of Von Asgard's clients and dogs is a great asset.
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 has decades of animal care experience and it shows in the concern that she exhibites for all those in her care.
Lee is about as experienced as one can get in the field of animal care and is a most valuable asset here at Von Asgard K-9 Center.
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 training, playing with, and caring for small boarding dogs and puppies at Von Asgard 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!