Taylor Walton CPT, Director of Training
Taylor has been working with dogs since she was 5yrs old. Her interest in training dogs as a career started with her since passed spaniel mix Zoey. She participated in agility, obedience, and trick training with Zoey.
Her interest in working with dogs then moved on to volunteering at the local humane society, and taking problem dogs headed to the shelter in from time to time, to train and place in homes. She then became a Certified Professional Trainer by completing an intensive Master Trainer course at the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers. She was then able to improve her skills while working as a trainer/instructor at National K9 School For Dog Trainers.
Over the past 7 years she also perused her passion with working dogs. In doing so she has trained, raised, and placed many, green to fully trained working k9s and protection dogs. She has also trained in French Ring Sport, is currently training in PSA with her three German Shepherds, and is perusing her interest and training to become a PSA decoy.
Taylor oversees, trains, and manages the trainers for Controlled K9. She travels from our Maine location to our South Carolina location on a regular basis to work with the trainers and put on regular follow up training. Taylor also trains and works with the working dogs that come in for LE and protection purposes.
Taylor has certifications in; On and Off Leash Obedience, Behavior Modification, Tracking, Assistance Dog Training, Police K9 Training, and more.
Kristina Pulliam CPT, Head Trainer
Kristina is a Veteran of the United States Navy. Kristina always had a desire to work with dogs and help people to have the civilized, well-mannered canine of their dreams. Kristina joined the Controlled K9 team by participating in our apprenticeship program.
Kristina finished her 385-hour apprenticeship program and was certified as a trainer for Controlled K9. Kristina is also a certified AKC CGC Evaluator.Kristina’s training started with her two dogs and evolved into her goal of helping dogs with behavioral issues to become loving trained family members, as well as working k9 development and training.
Darcie Carson CPT, Trainer
Darcie always had dogs growing up, but in 1993 she adopted her first dog from the humane society. A few years later she bought Tixy aka one true love her first working dog in 1997 and started training and eventually competing him with the Maine Schutzhund club. Darcie retired after approximately 10 years of operating her small shelter, and 15 years being animal control officer for various towns. Darcie has spent 10 plus years working with juvenile and adults in a correctional setting and supervising for probation. Darcie is now continuing her passion working & training dogs.