THE NDK9 TEAM
It’s Our Mission!
Locally and Veteran owned, Next-Door K9 Solutions was founded on 3 basic principles. Following these steps with your dog can be ground breaking! Let us help you build the relationship your dog needs!
Next-Door K9 takes pride in making your dog’s training our mission! Next-Door K9 Solutions was founded in order to promote well-rounded, balanced, and healthy dog training. At Next-Door K9 Solutions we train and board all dogs in our homes. Composing our daily routine around your dog's needs, we use our homes and communities to assist in your dog's training.
Meet the Team!
Hi, I’m Zack! I am the founder of Next-Door K9 Solutions and owner of Next-Door K9 Solutions of the Carolinas. I’ve been training dogs for approximately 10 years and have been involved in various capacities of dog training. I started my journey as a handler in the United States Marine Corps, where I handled and trained various types of dogs. Upon completion, of my contract I began my training career outside of the military. I’ve had the pleasure of working with and learning from some of, what I consider, the best in the industry. I have been involved in the training of Military, Law Enforcement, Special Operations, Sport, and pet dogs across the country. Next-Door K9 Solutions was founded to help build confidence in each dog and owner and maintain a successful integration into each dog owners home. We continue to carry our principles into every dog’s training regime in order to effectively reach this goal. We look forward to working with you and helping you establish the connection you need with your dog.
Hi, I’m Hailey! I handle all photography and the core administration for the company. I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember. I enjoy spending time with my dog, Klaus, and capturing photos of any and all animals. I was born and raised in North Carolina and have lived here for majority of my life. We look forward to helping you and your dog!
Hi I’m Olivia! Ever since I could remember I have had a love for animals. I began working at a daycare and as a kennel tech in 2009, and have been working with dogs ever since! I managed a few kennels as well as worked at a veterinary hospital. I worked as a trainer in Raleigh for 7 years and am always looking to expand my knowledge with the dog training world and strengthen my skills, which is what lead me to Next door K9 Solutions! I love helping clients have a better relationship with their dogs. I have three personal dogs, Talulah (mutt), Morty (black lab, German Shepherd mix) and Rigatoni (Dutch Shepherd).
Hi! My name is Sam! I have lived in North Carolina for 10 years. I have always loved working with dogs and have a background in veterinary medicine. I’m currently finishing a bachelor’s in veterinary technology and science with Penn Foster College. Prior to joining Next-Door K9 Solutions I was an active veterinary technician in Fayetteville, NC for 2 years. I attended Next Door K9 Solutions School for Dog Trainers where I was instructed by Zack and it has helped me develop new skills and further my passion in the dog training field! I can’t wait to work with your dog and build a lifelong communication system!
Hi I’m Keenan! After spending 13 years working in the military special operations/private government community, I actively sought a new path to better myself from a strenuous lifestyle and a path that could still benefit my community. Having always had a passion for animals I discovered Next-Door K9 Solutions. Zack provided me with an opportunity to grow in a new path by providing guidance on how to successfully train and better dogs through an impressive training regime that stresses communication and fairness to the animals. I look forward to working with you and your dog in order to meet your every goal!
Hi, I’m Morgan! I grew up in New Hampshire with a love for the outdoors and graduated from Fitchburg State University with a degree in Industrial Technology. After relocating to North Carolina, my love for dogs lead me to studying animal training and behavior from the Animal Behavior College and has pushed me to continue to learn and grow from all the opportunities around me. I have taught dogs of all ages with the aim to help families meet their individual training goals and to help them form lasting bonds with their fuzzy family members.