MEET THE TRAINERS:
CHARLES RITTER – is a former U.S. Marine Corps Military Working dog handler/ trainer. Charles grew up in Miami and served more than 10 years with the Marine Corps. During his active duty service he specialized in Military Working K9 Explosive Detection, Combat Tracking, Specialized Search Operations and served 2 tours in Iraq. Charles has been working with both military and civilian dogs since 1998. Charles is certified through the prestigious military working dog program at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas as well as Von Liche Kennels in Peru, Indiana. Charles has had the pleasure of working with many different breeds and ages over the years. Charles has been married for 15 years and he and his wife have 2 children and 2 dogs. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Charles loves working with dogs because they are loyal and loving creatures. Charles believes dogs wear their hearts on their “sleeves” and he loves that. Charles combines knowledge, experience and a love for animals to train effective, efficient, companions. Charles is excited to bring his experience and passion to the Off Leash K9 Training Team.
JAN MORGAN – Jan has had a love (well, OK, probably more like an obsession) for dogs her entire life. She served as the NC Adoptions Coordinator for Southeast German Shepherd Rescue and has personally fostered more than 100 German Shepherds in her own home. As the daughter of a retired Air Force LTC and married to a retired Army Major, she fully understands structure and consistency. Jan holds a Master’s Degree in Education with National Board Certification and has been a teacher in the NC public school system for 20 years, specializing in advancing the learning experiences of children with severe disabilities and behavioral challenges. Jan incorporates her professional teaching expertise and techniques which are designed to advance the learning experience to equip her clients in achieving a confident, obedient dog! She structures the environment through confidence building and shaping which are the core to developing the success of dogs and children so they can navigate every day life. Jan is excited to bring this knowledge and experience to our clients.