Meet Will Fletcher
- Former Marine Corps IED Detection Dog Handler with multiple deployments
- Former Instructor/Trainer and Team Leader for Auburn University Canine Detection and Training Center
- Various apprenticeships with Professional Retriever Trainers across the United States
- Studied canine behavior under the mentorship of Dave Taylor of Cedar Valley Canine
- MY UNIQUE SKILL is being able to find effective ways to communicate with dogs. I find great fulfillment in helping these dogs who don’t stand a chance without us!
- MY PASSION is studying canine behavior and understanding how it can be manipulated in order to help the canine reach its utmost individual potential in any desired discipline.
- MY FIRST LOVE is retriever work, and I’ve titled many individual AKC and UKC retrievers.
The Marine Corp highlighted a dog that the infantrymen could handle under combat conditions… a simple dog that could operate off-leash and didn’t mind the sound of gunfire: enter, the labrador retriever.
Because of their incredible abilities in scent discrimination and biddability, these labs kept themselves and us safe. In fact, my dog saved my life about a dozen times.
I spent the next several years understanding dogs and learning how to train them as a “thank you” to their existence.
They bring so much love and pleasure to my life, and I find fulfillment in teaching them to thrive in our lifestyle, behave properly, and be a member of our family. It’s the least we can do!