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Meet Dave Taylor, the man behind Cedar Valley Canine.
With what started as being a hobby trainer while in high school, Dave’s passion for training dogs quickly turned into an over 40 year career. After founding Cedar Valley Canine in 1993, Dave has been at the forefront of the working dog world- dealing with everything from importing, inspection, sales and training, Police K-9 Patrol dogs, Military Service Dogs, Personal Protection Dogs and Commercial Security.
Dave has numerous accomplishments and memberships: he has been a member of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America and is currently a member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America.
He is also an eight time competitor in Schutzhund/IPO III, ADPDA National Championships with five different dogs, twenty-plus time Protection Decoy for Schutzhund/IPO Trials and has eighteen first-time titles with six different dogs.
Dave has placed multiple dogs in Police/Military/Government service in the United States and abroad, has trained/certified numerous dog/handler teams in Narcotics, and trained more than 4000 dogs in the private and service dog sector.
Today, Dave is the head trainer and owner at Cedar Valley Canine. He lives on the property and runs the business with his wife, Betsy, and enjoys spending time with their children, grand-children and two beloved German Shepherds and an adorable Shih Tzu.
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Dave Taylor Biography
Dave has been breeding and training dogs for over 40 years. He started as a hobby trainer in High School and continued through his years at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, starting his own in-home training business in the late 1970’s.
As owner of Cedar Valley Canine since 1993, Dave has been involved in basically every aspect of the working dog world including:
importing, selection, sales and training of Working Dogs
Police K-9 Patrol Dogs/Military Service Dogs
Detection Dogs ( narcotics and explosives )
Personal Protection Dogs
Training Director of Middle Tennessee Working Dog Association
Continued Breeding Program
From 2010 to 2013 Dave was also a Training Director at The Auburn University Canine Detection Training Center ( AUCDTC ) where he was a level IV Instructor/Trainer. His job there included:
Team Leader Pre-Training EDD/Vapor Wake Dogs- IED Canines
Instructor Development Training
* TSA, EDD/Vapor Wake Classes Lead Instructor 2012
* AmTrak EDD/Vapor Wake Instructor 2011
* Dept of Naval Warfare Canine Operations
* NexCE Project, IED Class 2011
* TSA EDD/Vapor Wake Class 2011, 2012
Certification: EDD/Vapor Wake, AmTrak Police, Federal Protective Service, LAPD, Arlington Fire Dept, MARTA Police
* Testing/Selection of Canines for AUCDTC Service Program
Dave has numerous accomplishments and memberships. He has been a member of United Schutzhund Clubs of America since 1997 and is currently a member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America ( GSDCA )
He is also an eight time competitor in Schutzhund/IPO III, ADPDA National Championships with five different dogs, twenty-plus time Protection Decoy for Schutzhund/IPO Trials and has eighteen first time titles with six different dogs.
He has been a seminar instructor for the Mid- South K9 Association, Metro Indianapolis K9, Vohn Licke Kennels, ADPDA and the Tennessee Department of Safety K9 division.
As of today, Dave has placed multiple dogs in Police/Military/Government service in the USA and abroad, has trained/certified numerous dog/handler teams in Narcotics since 2005, and trained more than 4000 dogs in the private and service dog sector since 1978.
From the average puppy owner to the military special ops, Dave is qualified to assist you in the selection and training of your new companion.