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About Rick Pedersen - Professional Dog Trainer

Welcome to Rising Starr K9! Here's a little bit about me:

  • Rick Pedersen: Over 20 years dedicated to understanding, training, and loving dogs.
  • Extensive Experience: Trained over 700 dogs, specializing in various obedience and behavioral needs.
  • Military Service: Desert Storm veteran, bringing resilience and teamwork to dog training.
  • Gun Dog Kennel: 6.5 years training over 200 dogs, gaining expertise in diverse breeds and temperaments.
  • Boxing Coach: 8 years as a US Amateur Boxing Coach, enhancing discipline, patience, and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Professional Trainer: Committed to continuous learning, bringing out the best in every dog.
  • Inclusive Training Philosophy: Embracing all breeds, focusing on individual traits and potential.
  • Family-Friendly Approach: Ensuring well-trained dogs contribute to happy homes, empowering owners with knowledge and skills.

Join us at Rising Starr K9 and let's unlock a world of understanding, companionship, and positive growth together!