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I am currently a K9 Police Officer and have been in dogs for over 15 years. I have been a K9 handler for the past 10 years. I have bred, trained, certified, and worked Trailing, Airscent, Cadaver, Bed Bug, Narcotics, Security, Therapy, Police, and sport dogs. I have competed and titled in IPO/SchH and AKC.I have had the opportunity to train with some amazing trainers over the last 15 years and continue to expand my knowledge daily. We are a quality over quantity mentality and our dogs speak for themselves.


You will find we are a family, and stand behind our dogs 100%. Knowing exactly what it takes to work a dog on the streets allows us to bring you the total dog while always genetically improving our breed and bringing the best to the USA.

Whether you are looking for your next K9 partner or just a family companion we promise to exceed your expectations. 

The most important thing to us is to provide healthy, solid nerve dogs that can be counted on to do their job. We only produce top quality dogs and have a very selective breeding program. Our dogs and reputation speak for themselves.

A bit about your trainer Jennifer Eckhardt


  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)

  • Professional Member and Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant- International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP)

  • AKC certified instructor- S.T.A.R puppy

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen, and Canine Good Citizen Advanced Evaluator

  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Professional Member

  • C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator

  • Advanced Animal Rescue Technician

  • Pet First Aid and CPR Certified

  • Veterinary Technician

  • First Responder with Louisanna State Animal Response Team

  • First Responder with Muttshack Animal Rescue

  • First Responder with Petsmart Charities Relief Wagon

  • First Responder with United Animal Nations

  • President and Founder of Life Long Tails a 501© 3 established in 2002

  • Training Director for the CHAT (Canine Humane Attunement Training) at Allynwood Academy.

  • Treasurer and Certified K9 Handler for Eagle Valley Search Dogs

  • K9 Evaluator and Tester for the New York State Federation of Search and Rescue Teams

  • Secretary for the New York State Federation of Search and Rescue Teams 2014

  • Member of Orange County Schaeferhunde Klub

  • Certified K9 Handler for International Police Working Dog Association (IPWDA) in trailing and human remains detection

  • Served in multiple disasters all over the United States performing animal rescue including natural and man-made such as puppy mills, wild fires, hurricanes, and hoarding situations.

  • AAS in Accounting

  • AAS in Veterinary Technology

  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Wildlands certified

  • Human first aid and CPR certified

  • Wilderness first aid certified

  • Crime Scene Preservation certificate

  • DEA and NYS Narcotics Licensed

  • Dangerous and aggressive dog handling certified

  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Crew Boss certified

  • Member Protection Sports Association (PSA)

  • Member United Schutzhund Club of America (USCA)

  • Member of German Shepherd Dog Club of America (GSDCA)

  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Searcher I certified

  • Department of Homeland Security- FEMA Emergency Management Institute graduate.

  • Currently handles and trained 7 Search and Rescue K9’s

  • Currently handles and trained 4 certified therapy K9’s

  • Currently handles and trained 1 narcotics detection K9’s

  • Currently handles and trained 2 Bed Bug detection K9’s

  • Currently handles and trained 5 Security K9’s

  • Trained and handled K9 Raina who starred in the move Late Phases releasing in early 2014

  • Trained and handled K9 Soren who starred in Kill for Me releasing in 2016

  • Multiple other Tv and Movie roles between 2014 and current

  • Featured on Animal Planet Tv show Too Cute 2014

  • Currently competing in the sport of IPO

  • Currently competing in the sport of PSA

  • Has bred, screened, trained, and placed working K9’s with the NYSP, County Sheriff’s in PA and NY, United Nations, therapy and service dog homes, and local search and rescue agencies in NY, PA and NJ.

I have spent more than a decade professionally training thousands of dogs of varying ages, breeds, sizes, and temperaments. The last fifteen years I have traveled the United States taking a multitude of training courses and lectures and presenting my own on varying topics. My goal in working with canines is to remember who they are and why they are on earth with us. I realized that anyone can OWN a canine, what I wanted was a Canine Copilot in my life. A dog that I could have a complete, understanding, mutual relationship with. A dog who I could read his body language like a book, and him mine. I do not own my dogs, and they do not own me, we are a group, a unit of living beings who function together in everything that we do.  This ability is what I want to give to other humans.

Give me any dog and I can train him to do what you want, now give me the owner and let me help them understand why we do what we do and why it makes fido see  a lot clearer!!!!! Human communication is an important key to helping rehab dogs and its not always easy to switch back and forth between talking dog and talking human.

I do not Whisper, I Translate

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