K9 Concepts Dog Training

I am Gus Navarro, the owner of K9 Concepts Dog Training, and am extremely supportive of the CJ3 Foundation mission. K9 Concepts Dog Training specializes in obedience training, protection training, and behavior modification. We also sell top-quality working puppies as well as fully-trained dogs. K9 Concepts Dog Training is located on 25 acres in Camilla, Georgia. We have over 35 years of experience training all breeds.

I have always had a passion for training dogs to do all kinds of discipline. In 1981, I got the opportunity to train and work with some great trainers. Doug Cohen, a 20-year retired Police Officer, allowed me to learn hands-on all levels of K-9 training. We worked intensively with several breeds and refined my skills to teach obedience training. In 1983, I began to thrive and started to become familiar with training personal protection dogs for the home. Butch England and Jeff Leonard, both professional dog trainers, really were a crucial part of my development to love what I always had a passion for since 1981. In 1986, I opened a 5,000-square-foot training facility in my hometown, Naples, Florida. With the birth of Florida K-9 Academy, I was able to offer all levels of dog training, boarding, grooming, and guard dog leasing to businesses, and carried a full line of pet supplies and feed. I have been training all breeds of dogs and all levels of training for over 35 years. I have trained K-9s for home, business, and security companies. I love what I do with the K-9’s!

K9 Concepts Dog Training partnered with the CJ3 Foundation to provide certified, trained, service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American Heroes to help restore their physical and emotional independence, thereby empowering these wounded men/women to return to life with dignity and independence. We specialize in the sourcing and training of social, highly trained service dogs that are selected and trained to meet the specific needs of each of our recipients. The service dogs directly enable our recipients to overcome physical and/or mental impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities. Our service dog recipients are ultimately able to return to their communities with a new “leash” on life as productive citizens who make a positive difference.