At Cerberus K9 Services, LLC, our mission is to help you improve communication with your dog and build confidence in your ability to handle any situation together as a team. Cerberus K9 uses a balanced training approach and a range of methods and tools to help each dog and owner achieve their training goals. Cerberus K9 believes the best training outcomes for both dogs and their families are achieved through a wholehearted commitment to understanding each dog’s unique genetics, needs, and environment, appropriate application of scientific methodologies, and the consistent and appropriate use of a wide range of available canine communication tools. Cerberus K9 is dedicated to ongoing education, which provides opportunities for our trainers to learn and train with some of the best canine professionals in the industry.
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Meet the owner and head trainer of Cerberus K9 Services LLC in Texas. Mandala created Cerberus K9 to help dog owners achieve their training goals using science-based practical methodologies in training and behavior modification.
Originally from East Texas, at age 15 Mandala began training German Shepherds in obedience and various tasks related to farm life and cattle. As an avid horse rider with a love of training animals, she also began training Arabian horses under the direct supervision of the Training Manager at a neighboring horse farm. Mandala is a veteran of the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves where she served from 1991-2001. She also recently retired after a 20 year career in federal law enforcement.
Mandala has owned and trained personal dogs throughout her lifetime. Over the past several years, she has spent thousands of hours working independently and with training partners to help clients address their dogs' behavioral issues using behavior modification strategies, to build basic and advanced obedience foundations, and to better enjoy their human-canine relationships. She holds a BA and an MS in Applied Psychology. She has spent several years volunteering as a rescue foster for canine behavioral and medical cases, and she currently volunteers at her local animal shelter in Denton County, Texas.
Mandala and her husband Rob share 5 personal dogs: Mangas (Belgian Malinois), Abigail, (GSD Mix) Ranger (GSD/Dutch/Malinois mix), Skye (AmStaff), and Kodiak (AmStaff/APBT/Bully).