About Duke Ferguson
I was born with a passion for the outdoors and animals both wild and domestic. At the age of 12 I knew I wanted to work with animals. I have been training dogs for hunting and retrieving since the age of 13. As soon as I graduated from High school I attended College to become a Fish and Wildlife Technician and Conservation Officer.
While attending The Atlantic Police Academy’s Conservation Enforcement program in PEI, I was placed as a Conservation Officer in Nova Scotia where I had the privilege to work with the departments K9 Unit. It was one of the best experiences of my life and increased my desire to work with dogs at all levels.
I am graduate of Animal Behavior Canine College of Northridge California where I studied Canine Behavior and became certified as an ABC Dog Obedience Trainer as well as Canada West Canine Centre of Salmon Arm British Columbia where I studied all levels of obedience, utility, kennel management, temperament testing, dog care, behavior problems, personal protection, attack dog training, police k9, support dog training, tracking, detection training (drugs, bombs), security and guard dog training. Upon graduating from Canada West Canine Centre I received a certification in Canine Obedience & Kennel Management as well as becoming a certified Master Trainer.
My fourth certification in dog training was at the No Limitations school for Dog Trainers now called Sit means Sit in Colorado and Las Vegas and I am certified in the specialized humane use of a remote collar. I have spent the past 21 years studying dog training methods and applications from around the world and continue to do so. I am the first Canadian to certify in the use of the K9 BSD (Behavior Shaping Device)
I own and operate Unleashed Potential K9 and work with people and dogs from day light until dark.
Following are some photos of Duke growing up around dogs: