Brandon Marquez

Meet Your Trainer

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Brandon has been an avid dog lover his entire life, growing up alongside a few incredible dogs. Upon beginning his professional career in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Brandon had an opportunity to take his personal love for dogs and turn that into what would be a lifelong career. He started his professional dog training career as a Military Working Dog (MWD) Handler while serving in Okinawa, Japan. There he was able to grasp the concepts of working dogs and various dog training styles while working with many different breeds and various capabilities. Nearing the end of his time in Okinawa, Brandon was highly recommended and selected to move to North Carolina to join the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) as a Multi-Purpose Canine (MPC) Handler. During his tenure at MARSOC, Brandon completed four separate deployments throughout the Middle East and Africa. Additionally, in this time, he was able to travel through the Unites States and many countries abroad advancing and refining his dog training skill set. 


There were many things Brandon enjoyed during his time in the Military. Throughout his seven years at MARSOC, he worked with an amazing MPC, Shimanski. Shimanski was trained in explosive detection, controlled aggression and team protection, and human tracking. Having various disciplines gave them a wide range of real-world applicability and experience. Going on hundreds of real-world operations, in some of the most dangerous parts of the world, Brandon found his favorite part of canine training, explosive detection. Over the course of their travels, Brandon and Shimanski experienced a great deal of success searching for explosives and working overseas. For their decisive actions, Brandon received both Combat and Valor awards. 


While explosive detection and advanced training have been his favorite parts of working with canines, the aspect Brandon loves most about it is, the foundational obedience that is required. This soared his interest to work with not just these high caliber dogs, but also the average house dog. During the final year of his Military career, Brandon took to personal dog training. With a true passion for dogs and extremely unique experiences, he wanted to share that and bring well trained dogs to as many homes as possible. Brandon was able to understand the common issues dog owners and their families face at home and provide custom solutions to solve those problems. Taking his high-level unique experience and bringing it to everyone interested has allowed him to see his favorite type of dog, a well-trained dog! 


Through all the various countries, operations, and dogs, one thing always remains true – every dog and problem set is unique. This is a critical value Brandon holds in his career and applies to each situation. Understanding the dog, the family, and the lifestyle is crucial to give you the best trained dog possible. This is why Brandon will be fully committed and involved to give you and your dog the best knowledge possible for success.