About

CENTRAL FLORIDA K-9

INTEGRITY - PASSION - EXPERIENCE

Owner, Rock Galloway, has personally selected only specialized, full-time trainers who have the experience and knowledge to evaluate and customize a program to help achieve your specific goals for training. The staff of over 25 includes a full-time Health and Wellness Coordinator who is on hand to help ensure the well-being of all dogs on property and Sports Coaches who are judges and/or masters level title holders in their fields. CFK9 also hires Certified Vet Technicians for the role of Kennel Tech.

CENTRAL FLORIDA K-9

TESTIMONIALS

“What can I say about a place that literally changes your life with your pet? I was able to ask questions, make comments and inquire for my own knowledge. If you have any reservations please don’t hesitate.”

2022

“Where do I start with this fine facility. Let's start with the property itself, just amazing! Spacious, organized, clean, beautiful. The staff, professional, friendly, passionate and very knowledgeable. If you are looking for experience and results, this is the place.”

2021

“My dog “can’t wait to get there and is worn out when I pick her up. Highly recommend to anyone!”

2020

“All the staff is very attentive and cares a lot for our loved pets. I strongly recommend Central Florida K9 for your dog training. It is more than worth it!!”

2019

“This is my third dog to Board and Train with Central Florida K-9. Wouldn’t think of going anywhere else. Top-notch facility and staff!”

2018

Meet Our Dedicated Staff and Trainers

Our team consists of staff and K-9 trainers, who are professional, experienced, and dedicated to each family they work with. Each trainer is highly motivated and loves the career path they have chosen. 

OWNER AND FOUNDER:

ROCK GALLOWAY

Rock Galloway has been training and working with canines since he earned his first dog sports 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 with 13 patrol, narcotic, bomb, and cadaver dogs. 

Rehabilitation Manager:

Rina Sullivan

Member: IACP, AKC

Rina graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Animal Management and Pre-veterinary. For the past 20 years, she has consistently worked with all animals in the field together with veterinary technicians, director of dog rescue, animal services, and in several professional dog training centers. 

Rehabilitation Instructor

Jolyne Larue

Jolyne started working and showing animals in 2014, volunteering at an equine rehabilitation and therapy ranch for the disabled. Jolyne obtained her Pharmacy Technician License and quickly realized she wanted to help rehabilitate canines and applied for a Kennel Care position with CFK9. Jolyne’s work ethic and her natural ability to connect with every dog that she meets earned her several promotions making her a perfect fit for her current position. Jolyne is an AKC Evaluator and member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

Advanced Programs Instructor

Ciera Valentine

Ciera holds a Bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security and a Minor in Weaponry in Mass Destruction from the American Military University. She served as a seaman in the United States Coast Guard where she earned the National Service Defense Medal before attending Tarheel Canine and obtaining her Master Trainer Certification in 2014. 

Puppy Program Instructor

Kristen Schmidt

Kristen started her canine service career in 2014 and has proven herself to be a tremendous asset to the field. Her dedication and experience have led to several promotions over the years working as a kennel tech, lead kennel tech, puppy program tech, canine instructor apprentice, and her current role as a lead puppy program instructor. 

Advanced Program Instructor

Kris Corley

Kris served as a Corporal in the Afghanistan Marine Corps where he earned the Combat Action Ribbon and the Navy Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon. He graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy and has worked in Florida before attending several K-9 training schools in GA and VA with over 1,160 hours of advanced training in scent work, patrol, and dog psychology. 

Kennel Manager

Christine Galloway

Christine Galloway, Rock's daughter, grew up in a household filled with working K-9s. She continues to learn the ins and outs of animal behavior and the training process for working dogs. Animals have always played a big role in her life. 

Business Manager

Amy Morrell

The role of a business manager requires a broad range of skills, including planning, organization, communication, and decision making. NCT-CFK9 found a perfect fit for a 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. 

Watersports Coach

Desiree Motz

Desiree started Dock Diving in 2005 and quickly fell in love with the sport, competing all across the country and earning national titles in Ultimate Air Dogs, Splash Dogs, NNDD and Super Splash Dogs. Desiree is an expert in the field and has appeared on CNC World News promoting the sport. She became a coach in 2007 and is the founding member of both Heart of Texas Dock Dogs and the FloridaDockDiving.com Facebook group page. Desiree titled and holds classes in the following: Dock Diving Beginner, Advanced, Speed Retrieving, Speed Swimming, Catch It, Chase it, Fetch It, Air Retrieve, Vertical, Veteran: 8 years and Older and Super Veteran: 10 Years or Older.