I am a professional dog trainer and have been training dogs for over 20 years. I got Kilo as a puppy when he was just 8 weeks old. He was a gift from a dear friend, who shipped him to me from Oklahoma without much prior notice and with some reservation from me. At the time, I didn't think it was the best time to get a puppy. But as it turns out, Kilo was the greatest gift that I have ever received.

Kilo went everywhere with me and we did so many things together. I honestly believe he could read my mind, we were that close. Kilo was trained in German and had many talents. He loved working and excelled at narcotics detection, agility, search and rescue work, tracking, obedience, as well as police patrol work. I did countless demonstrations with him in schools and at events and he never failed me, he was always perfect. I also really enjoyed competing with him. Kilo & I were in the top three at every competition we entered. In our last three K9 trials together, we got first place, and Kilo was also chosen for the "Decoy's Choice" award at his last protection K9 trial. I never thought it was possible to have so much fun with a dog.

Kilo taught me so much about life. Because of him, I have learned to be patient, understanding and forgiving, and most of all, to appreciate life and the precious time we get to spend with our furry guardian angels. He truly made me a better person, not to mention, a better dog trainer.

Kilo was the guiding force behind my dog training business that I started over 6 years ago. Their is no doubt that I would have never started the business if I never had him in my life. And after all the visits to and experiences I have shared with my veterinarian and countless others throughout the years because of Kilo, including the events leading up to the day and very moment I had to say goodbye to my loyal partner, I recently returned back to school to pursue a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in his honor. For all that he has given me, I am eternally grateful to this amazing dog... This is the least I could do to return the favor.

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