Developing the critical skills for a confident and well-balanced companion.


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Nick Kenyon is the Owner and Head Dog Trainer of Critical Canine Development. He has spent the last few years training hundreds of dogs and owners in the WNY area. He is a U.S. Army veteran and a family man. He is the human to 2 rescued "Pit Mixes", a Czech German Shepherd, and collaborates with several local rescues.

Nick has had an affinity with animals from a young age. His work with dogs first began when his father would take him to bird retrieval seminars with their Chocolate Labs at age 10. Since then he has traveled across the country to work with several masters in the dog training industry. He has extensive experience with obedience, aggression (dog/human), therapy training, behavioral issues, tracking/trailing, and confidence-building. He is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, an AKC CGC evaluator, and a Therapy Dog evaluator through TPU.

Nick and Critical Canine Development are dedicated to building even stronger relationships with dogs and their owners through training. Completing a lesson plan through CCD is an investment in your dog and family, guaranteed


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