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  • ARMOR K9 Staff Bios

  • Meet Our Experienced and Professional Protection and Obedience Dog Trainers

    At Armor K9 it is our top priority to give our clients the absolute best quality and expertise when it comes to their protection dog training and dog obedience training services. We understand that it is very important for dog owners and their family members to build a relationship and trust with their protection dogs and private pets. Finding the right dog trainer is essential in order to help create a trusting relationship between the dog and its owner.

    Our protection dog training services at Armor K9 were developed to meet each client’s needs and level of protection desired. Our dog obedience training services were developed to help owner's get the best out of their dog in order to live in harmony together.

    Get to know our protection and obedience dog trainers and learn what you can expect from our K9 training techniques, tools, and methods.

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  • Owner/Head Trainer

    Lee Divelbiss

    lee@armork9.com

    (928) 493-4160

    Experience: 10 + years

    Lee has spent a lot of time around dogs. Lee grew up in a family that bred different types of dogs. His mother bred and raised Labradors and Weimaraners as a hobby/side business. His father bred and raised Bloodhounds. His grandfather bred, raised and trained Greyhounds for racing. His uncle was a very good dog trainer. With his exposure to lots of dogs and the expertise his family shared, Lee was able to learn a lot about dogs from a young age.

    After his military service, Lee found himself at college with a young Whippet named Elliot who he trained to be an amazing Frisbee dog. After college and with a degree in Psychology, he became attracted to Doberman's and took to training them to be vthe idea of having a completely reliable family companion who could go into protection mode with a "flip of a switch" and then immediately return to that reliable family companion afterward.

    Lee now specializes in Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherds, German Shepherds and Shepinois. He still loves Dobies though!

  • Phoenix Branch Manager / Head Trainer

    RD Miller

    rd.miller@gmail.com

    (480) 442-5174

    Experience 10 + years

    We are proud to announce the Phoenix branch will be run and managed by RD Miller. RD has been unofficially/officially working with Armor K9 for the past three years. He will be a great asset to the Armor K9 team, and we couldn't be more enthusiastic to endorse his addition to our growing team!

    RD has been training and working with dogs most of his life but has really been at it hard the last 4 years. Specializing in obedience training, dog behavioral issues and personal protection, he is also really good at teaching tasks.

    What is his favorite part about training dogs?

    "It's when a family is about to get rid of their dog because of aggressive dog behavior, or it is just a "bad dog" and they feel they have no other options. Then they hire us. When I'm able to fix the issue and they are able to keep the dog that is pure satisfaction."

    When he's not training dogs RD enjoys camping and road trips with his family and his two dogs, Bane and Quinn.

    The addition of RD to the Armor K9 team is huge! His love of dogs and helping their owners, his devotion to learning new skills and gaining new tools for his toolbox are second to none. A genuine "good guy", we are pleased and honored to call him a friend, colleague and now Armor K9 branch manager.

     

  • Assistant Trainer Northern Arizona

    Lisa Saputo

    lisa@armork9.com

    (928) 493-4160

    Lisa, a genuine dog lover, has over 10 years of hands on dog training experience. Much of her career has been spent training therapy and service dogs. She will be providing the following services:

    • Basic Obedience Training
    • AKC S.T.A.R Puppy
    • AKC Canine Good Citizen
    •  Behavioral Modification
    • Service Dog Training
    • Therapy Dog Training
    • Group Classes

    Her favorite thing about training dogs? "I love to help families enjoy their companions by teaching the dogs proper social behaviors that provide a way to live in harmony with their humans."

    When not training, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends hiking, camping, road trips and socializing her own dogs, Jackson and Faith, with daily walks.

    The addition of Lisa to the Armor K9 team is huge! Her love of dogs and helping their owners, her years of experience and devotion to learning new skills bring value to our team and most importantly, our clients. We couldn't be more enthusiastic to endorse her addition to our growing team!