Charlotte's best dog trainers

Our Approach

We love nothing more than to watch you and your dog grow and learn together. We are balanced trainers with our eyes on the end goal, a better companion. Lets get started today.

Our Commitment

Mark and Cody are always continuing to learn, travel and train with the best trainers in the world. Their clear dedication to further education is unmatched in Charlotte.

Meet the Team

Mark and Cody round up the Whole Nine K9 team, together they make a great team!

Mark Kotula Charlotte NC Dog Trainer

Mark Kotula


Mark started training his personal dogs for conformation back in 2003. He's taken four dogs to conformation Champion over the years. His interest led him to personal protection dogs and the sport of Schutzhund or IPO. Mark trained with the local Sheriff K9 units and has helped decoy for the United Police Working Dog Association that certifies dozens of local police dogs in aggression each year. He competes in Mondioring with his Belgian Malinois, Hazel. When time permits he travels to competitive obedience and protection seminars around the USA. Along with local Sheriff K9s he's assisted several local facilities train protection dogs and is a certified decoy through United Schutzhund Club of America. He's trained and fostered rescue dogs and offers discounted training to any local dog rescue or any active or retired police/military.

Cody Calp Charlotte Dog Training

Cody Calp


Cody, has been training dogs professionally for the past eight years. He studied Animal Cognition and Behavior at Frostburg State University and holds two additional bachelors degrees.
Cody has trained dogs for Police Patrol, Schutzhund, AKC Obedience, Agility, AKC Hunt Test, Civilian Obedience, SAR, and Service Work with disabled veterans.
Cody has successfully trained and rehabilitated hundreds of dogs over the years. He has the knowledge to successfully resolve fear aggression, insecure dominance, separation anxiety, and more. He looks at the needs of each dog on a case-by-case basis; then forms a custom training plan off of the unique behaviors observed with that specific dog.

Next Steps...

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