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To be an affiliate of Top Tier K9, a person or organization must meet our quality standards and commit to levels of excellence beyond the reach of many breeders, trainers, and other dog service providers. This program shines a light on the best of the best in the dog industry.

Carolyn's network with TTK9 is accomplishing amazing things. Check out the website to learn more about Foundation Dogs, the Academy for Dog Trainers, and everything else they're working on!

The Tom Rose School has been teaching and certifying the world’s top dog trainers for over 35 years. It is known internationally for its superior program and ability to prepare expert dog trainers. Each member of the Great Lakes K9 Solutions team has attended and been certified as a Professional and Master Dog Trainer by the Tom Rose School.

Inukshuk- Authorized Retailer


Inukshuk Professional Dog Food is produced in their family-owned facility under the strictest safety and quality assurance guidelines in the industry. Our innovations in pet food allow us to deliver the highest levels of nutrition and energy in the market. The nutrient-dense Inukshuk formulas mean you feed less than our competitors, stretching each bag further.

We feed both the 26/16 and 30/25 formulas, and our dogs LOVE it- even the picky eaters!

E-Collar Technologies- Dealer

E-Collar Technologies is a group of accomplished dog training e-collar people with over 100 years of cumulative experience designing and manufacturing e-collars, hunting dog training collars, and dog training collars. The result is the Educator brand of training collars which are the most reliable and advanced e-collars available in the world. Every e-collar training collar manufactured by E-Collar Technologies is built to the highest standards of quality and tested to withstand the most extreme environmental conditions. We fully assemble each training collar and test all our products in the USA.

United Schutzhund Clubs of America-Member

We are an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the German Shepherd Dog’s working heritage by hosting conformation shows, breed surveys, and Schutzhund trials. These “exams” are major contributors in ensuring that we consistently breed only the finest dogs and ensure that the German Shepherd dog continues to be the best and most versatile breed. The United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA) is a proud member club of the World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs (WUSV) and the American Working Dog Federation (AWDF). 

AKC Canine Good Citizen Program-

Certified Evaluator

The American Kennel Club developed the Canine Good Citizen Program to promote responsible dog ownership. The CGC test is a standardized test comprised of ten exercises which demonstrate the dog has polite manners in both the home and the community. 

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