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



Nick Kenyon is the Owner of Critical Canine Development. He has spent the last five 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", and German Shepherd.
Nick was originally certified by one of the nation's largest dog training companies. Since then he has traveled across the country to learn from several masters in the industry. He has 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 and an AKC CGC evaluator.
The team at 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


Derek is a lifetime dog lover and owner. His training journey began with his first dog, a black Lab named Gage. Since then, he has owned and worked with dogs of all breeds, shapes, and sizes. You can see him pictured here with his Border Collie Dash.
He is a graduate of the National K9 Learning Center's Master Trainer Course. He has experience in obedience, behavior modification, scent detection, service dog training, agility, and personal protection dog training. He is also a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

Alyssa is our Director Of Operations at CCD. She is an experienced dog handler and owner, pictured here with her Husky "Cleopawtra". You will reach her at our main phone line. Please feel free to call with any questions so she can get you started on your training journey!