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Dillon (owner/founder/head trainer) discovered his passion and gift for caring for animals when he got his first dog, Star, at the age of seven, Star was a German Shepherd. Years later while Dillon was living in Los Angeles working in Music, he found himself missing something: the selfless companionship of dogs.

That's when Gunner, an energetic German Shepherd, entered his life. He worked with Gunner and multiple trainers in the Los Angeles area for over 3 years to build a strong foundation of obedience and protection. Dillon found that training dogs was his calling in life, and that he had a natural talent for it. Dillon then purchased another German Shepherd named Kirah and bred her. After selling the entire litter and developing relationships with the new owners he began training the dogs once they were ready.

In January 2019, Dillon completed one of the nation’s top dog trainers’ schools where he lived and went to school full time. This experience drastically improved his training skill set and conceptual understanding of canines.

He participated in all phases of training and client interaction, and excelled in pet training, competition obedience, competition AKC Hunt Test, specific odor detection, protection, and dog/human aggression management at the end of his time. Dillon not only had his professional training, he also trained over 50 pet dogs, successfully rescued and trained a dog through Needy Paws rescue while then having the dog adopted out to his forever home. Helped with working dogs and achieved an AKC Hunt Test Junior Title on his black lab puppy, Joker on his first birthday. Dillon later went on to work under long time pro Chris Akin down in Arkansas dealing with up to 130 dogs in the kennel at a time. Since school Dillon has successfully trained over 100 pet dogs, raised and sold two black labs to the depart of defense for detection work. Dillon is currently raising a Belgian Malinos puppy (Trower) for competition. Along with 2 black labs in hopes that he will also be able to place them go on to work for the depart of defense in detection. Dillon is currently being coached by world level competitors and continues to further his education every chance he gets by attending and traveling to different seminars. He plans to compete in IGP formerly known as Schutzhound/IPO along with AKC Hunt Tests, Dillon is part of a local IGP club.

"There is nothing more rewarding than taking a dog to it’s full potential. I’ve seen first hand how improving a dog and their owners relationship with the proper communication and training can literally save lives."


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Full Potential K9 Inc
901 N Federal Hwy,
Boca Raton, FL  33432

Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-8pm
Please note absolutely no business of any kind will be conducted on Sunday.

T: 561 289 1713
E: dillon@fullpotentialk9.com
Vet: vet@fullpotentialk9.com
A review from a wonderful customer

"Before finding Full Potential K9, I was incredibly stressed out about training my dog, Jameson. He would bark so much while I ate that I actually would dread dinner time. He would jump up on countertops, pull on the leash while on walks, and whine/ bark nonstop in the crate. Since I was about to start law school, I knew I had to resolve the continuous circle of stress I was going through with Jameson, as I would try and teach him and nothing would stick. After I reached out to Full Potential K9, Dillon was extremely professional and eager to begin working with Jamo. Right away he asked what problem areas Jameson had and we scheduled a consultation. I cannot stress enough how shocked my mom and I were within ten minutes of Dillon working with Jameson during the consultation. He was completely relaxed, not jumping, and actually just laid down because he was so mentally drained from just a few minutes of training- clearly I was doing it wrong before!! Dillon came and picked Jameson up and I felt entirely comfortable knowing that he was going to be well taken care of for the duration of his three week training program. I was able to see pictures and videos on Full Potential K9's Instagram, as well as text Dillon directly for updates, of which he sent plenty. Dillon provides a one-on-one lesson before pickup and patiently walks through everything he taught your dog. It was evident right away how well he did with Jameson. Jameson was in "place" and didn't move off even after seeing me for the first time in weeks! (I promise he loves me!) I walked around the backyard with Jameson on a leash to work through the "Let's go" command, practiced using the training collar, and got a full download of what I need to do in order to ensure Jameson's awesome behavior continues at home. After getting home, I did just as Dillon instructed and so far am enjoying my dog so much more than I was before. Dillon has also checked in multiple times to make sure the transition went smoothly. I'm able to sit with him outside and not worry about him pulling/jumping/barking. I actually moved into a new apartment building while he was at training and Jameson makes me proud every time we walk around! People have commented on how well behaved he is while we're on the elevator! All in all, I cannot recommend Full Potential K9 enough. 100% worth the investment for both you and your dog so that you can enjoy life together more!"

Meagan D