How it all started
Active K9 became possible starting in 1999 with the arrival of a surprise Christmas gift.
He was an adorable, velvet soft, intelligent 8 week old Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd cross. His name was Joe.
His puppyhood was one of much laughter and amazement. Learning faster than we could teach him. He was welcome by the community, even our mom and pop movie store would let him bring the movies to the counter.
It was through Joe that we discovered our love for a well trained dog. When he was 1 year old his behavior was so amazing that we were offered $1,000 for him. Since there was no way we were letting him go this opportunity instead became Samantha's first paying job. At 13 years old she trained her first client dog.
An introduction to a career and passion was made. Joe continued to teach us far more than we taught him in his 13+ years with us (& that is saying a lot).
Landing in park city
We couldn't be more proud to call Park City home but it was certainly quite the journey to get here.
It was pure fate that led us to this perfect dog town from the far away beaches of Florida. It's certainly hard to imagine now that we had planned to set our home-base in Sarasota all but 3 years ago. However with some twists and turns (& sleepless nights and stressful days) we have arrived at our destination.
We strive to become a solid part of the community here. The support we have received thus far lends us high hopes towards that goal.