About Us

Our Story

The heart of Central Florida K-9 is an experienced team of individuals that bring unique skills and expertise to our organization. We strive to meet the individual needs of each customer and we are united in our mission to provide the highest quality of canine training with integrity and professionalism. Our goal is to improve the relationship between dogs and their handlers. Life is full of stressful moments. Whether you are working on basic obedience or you are handling a police dog, your canine should be an encouragement to you and not another source of stress in your life!

 

Below you can read about each one of our team leaders

Experience Counts

Rock Galloway

Director of Training and Operations

rock - resizeRock has been training and working with canines since he earned his first dog sport title at the age of 14. In his early years, Rock worked as an obedience trainer and veterinarian technician before training in Germany. After that he moved into law enforcement where he was a police K-9 handler, working 13 patrol, narcotic, bomb, and cadaver dogs during his 28 years of law enforcement. Rock held positions including K-9 handler and K-9 line supervisor all the way through K-9 Commander.

After retiring from law enforcement, Rock became a Kennel Master and Canine Instructor in Afghanistan. Rock is a graduate of Command Officers Development Course, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Criminal Justice, and a Sports Security Management Certificate from U.S.M. He is also a graduate of “Train the Trainer” from Rollins College. Rock is a Certified Law Enforcement Evaluator, General, and High Liability Instructor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and specializes in problem solving and dog psychology. He is an evaluator for the American Kennel Club (AKC) and has appeared on local and national T.V. programs, as well as radio talk shows. He enjoys assisting owners across the country with problem solving and foundation work.

Justin Rivera

Assistant Manager

With Justin’s vision of patience and perseverance, he believes that an everlasting bond is created with his animals and his team. His love for animals began at a very young age. He has been seen working with various animals across the United States. Recently he was on tour with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus working on the Animal Care team. Justin also brought his passion to SeaWorld Orlando as an Animal Training Manager for Carvalho’s Friends of a Feather. He has designed and implemented various animal guest experiences while managing the location’s team and diverse animal collection. Justin was also one of the head trainers for the 2015 IAAPA Brass Ring Award-winning animal show “Opening Night Critters” at Busch Gardens Tampa.

Having worked with a wide variety of animals, Justin believes using positive reinforcement and a proper exercise regimen will give you a well-balanced canine. He has been an asset to Central Florida K-9 and is excited for his future with our company.

Jenna Spurlock

Training Specialist

Jenna has always had a love for animals, especially dogs. Even as a young girl it was obvious to all that she had the rare ability of creating a special bond with all furry friends. Jenna began working with animals in high school as a kennel tech. She has worked at various facilities, each as rewarding as the next. Jenna later graduated college with a degree in education. This added yet another “treat” to her bag, the ability to teach the owners as well as the dogs. Jenna then learned how deep her passion was while training for a local veterinary program. Jenna specializes in basic obedience training and enjoys behavior modification. Every day she wakes up excited and eager to pass on her knowledge. She is proud to be a part of the Central Florida K9 team.


Putting it all Together

Amy Morrell

Business Manager

The role of Business Manager requires a broad range of skills including planning, organization, communication and decision making. NCT-CFK9 found a perfect fit for Business Manager in Amy Morrell whose Master’s Degree and experience as an educator and in the private sector prepared her for the challenges of the role.

Together with the Training/Kennel Manager and the Special Projects Manager, the team efficiently and effectively promotes the company’s mission, goals and objectives.

If you need assistance regarding Business Relations, Human Resources, Marketing, Billing and Payment information please contact Amy at 407-926-8100 x3.