Alex Burch, lead trainer, was hand-picked by one of the top police K9 handlers in the country to lead and run Citadel K9. He has over 10 years of experience and has completed a master trainer course.
As a lifelong student of dog training, Alex’s goals are to enhance his capabilities in reading, communicating, and building relationships with dogs through a balanced and fair training method.
Alex fills many roles including secretary, trainer, transporter, and kennel technician. He handles clients as well as their dogs from first communication to last lesson and everything in between.
Alex is a Professional and Masters Graduate of the Tom Rose School in High Ridge, Missouri. He learned advanced obedience, competition tracking, and basic protection under Dave Van Garderen and Jeremy Ciepluch. He gained experience imprinting and starting puppies of all breeds.
Daniel Morris got his start in dogs early in life, growing up with multiple Dobermans that were protection dogs. From there, he joined the Air Force in 2010. By 2011, Daniel was involved in sheep herding with his German Shepherd from the local shelter. After spending 18 months herding, he progressed to personal protection and police dog training. Eventually, he fell in love with the sport of PSA. He is active in the sport of PSA, as a certified senior trial decoy and has experience in a variety of other dog sports as well. He has trained side by side with police handlers in multiple states and been fortunate enough to decoy in police seminars.
Daniel has raised puppies to young adults for police, personal protection, and family companions. These dogs are always social, outgoing, and confident in every aspect of the work they do. They are taught everything with a positive method until they are young adults, then corrections come in to fine tune the training. He has completed multiple courses to enhance his training methods, to include a master trainer course from Scotts Police K9.