Meet Our Staff

T.J. Dobbins

Owner/ Master Trainer

T.J. has over 8 years of K9 Handling and Training experience. He first started his career in law enforcement with The Ohio State Highway Patrol, serving almost 15 years as a state trooper and specializing in criminal interdiction. Soon after becoming an Ohio State Patrol K9 unit TJ advanced to OSP Patrol k9 trainer with an international PSP dog training certification and during this time he learned from the best trainers in the country.

After retiring from the Ohio State Patrol TJ, along with his wife Jennifer, opened Alpha Pack K9 Training. Alpha Pack K9 not only strives to maintain the best training possible, but also works in conjunction with multiple national working dog rescues and non profits to help rehome, rehab, and repurpose working dogs. In the last 3 years Alpha Pack K9 has helped rehome 253 dogs.

Jennifer Dobbins

Owner/ Trainer

Jennifer has been training working dogs under her husband and other national master trainers for over 5 years. She is educated in every skill set starting from the basics all the way to dual purpose patrol police k9’s.

Jennifer is also a licensed nurse of ten years that is on site daily at Alpha Pack K9 and is certified in emergency K9 medical training.

Travis Llyod


Travis from American K9 Dynamics, his passion for working dogs began when he was part of a CJOA Team in the battle-stricken county of Afghanistan. He worked as a Government Contractor in support of the Military War-Fighters of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Resolute Support from 2008-2016. Military Working Dogs played a vital role in Combat Theater and were heavily relied on to detect explosives, illegal drugs, and target enemy combatants. Watching these MWD’s work was truly amazing, and they were invaluable to the operation. They shared the same experiences as ground troops and would often suffer trauma, injuries, and sometimes death on the battlefield, behind the lines they would act as therapy dogs, service dogs, and loyal companions. This inspired Travis. When he demobilized and returned to the US, he enrolled and attended some of the top K9 Academies. He interned under some of the industry’s best Master Dog Trainers and hold certifications to train: Police K9 | Military Working Dogs Foundation Training & Imprinting Behavior Modification Obedience K9 CPR K9 First Aid Canine Psychology.