Greater love has no one than this:

to lay down one's life for one's friends.

John 15:13


Turn your “problem dog” into a well-trained K9.

Veteran GI Bill Approved Courses - Facility code: VA25810718

Cypress Arrow's K9 Academy LLC

We help create better relationships between dogs and their owners through motivational training techniques, mutual respect, and effective handling.

We are the ONLY certified trainers in Central, Louisiana with quantitative results in nationally recognized organizations.


Fully Licenced & Insured by Kennel PRO / Woman owned


Veterans may be eligible for a monthly housing allowance (MHA) payment from the VA.

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"BASIC" Board & Train

This is a three (3) to four (4) week boot camp program to jump start your dog's training. It's 1 on 1 with your dog daily.  We video his/her progress during the last week of training and send to you as a training tool. This class is normally for dogs a minimum of 5 months old and up. ​Limited availability, great for big or dominant dogs with unruly behaviors. An AKC CGC certificate (if temperament permits) and/or a training certificate will be awarded at the end of the training program. We include a 1 hour handler course and all training equipment.


$100 discounts to our puppy owners, LEO and current military

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"ADVANCED" Board & Train

 Advanced is Off Leash (3) to four (4) week boot camp program that includes all the same basic obedience cues except done off-leash. We include a few additional cues with hand signals. This class is great for those wanting to go into sport competition obedience or just extra control of the dog in or around public and home. The dog can also earn their CGCA or CGCU from AKC. 

 This class Includes all of your equipment valued at over $300

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$200 discounts to our puppy owners, LEO and current military

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"Detection" & "Service Dog"

Some classes are approved for Veteran GI Bill, or Law Enforcement Agencies

1) Service Dog

2) Single or Duel Purpose detection training in: Narcotics, Explosives & Cadaver

3) Tracking or Trailing 

$1500 & up

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Private Lessons & Boarding

Basic, Advanced & Off Leash

Interested in doing all the tough work, and daily training and be the driver in the success of your dog? Our Private Lessons are for you! Enjoy weekly lessons with your Trainer and Dog(s) to learn all the necessary skills to become a well-rounded doggy citizen, enjoy the week with your homework and continue to shine bright in progress each week!

All ages are welcome to participate in Private Lessons, so lets get that new puppy or newly adopted dog off to a great start!

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$75 per hour 

click for boarding & Refreshers

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STAR Puppy Classes

Our STAR puppy classes are a 2 week board and train program. This class is for puppies 18 weeks to 4 months old. It includes, sit, down and leash walking, socialization in public places and around other animals. Crate training and imprinting is also available upon request. Includes a handler class when you pick him up. Start your puppy off with a great experience and foundation obedience. An AKC STAR puppy award and certificate is given at end of class upon puppy achieving required goals

This class is affordable at $500 

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"Protection" Training

Our Executive Protection Dogs are trained in complete off-leash control, you can give a command only once in a very pleasant matter-of-fact tone. Your dog will obey instantly regardless of the situation. By regardless of the situation we literally mean anywhere and everywhere. Our clients range from experienced owners to new owners. These dogs are trained in specific levels and ready within 3-6 months

Starting at $1800 up

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Tina is senior trainer and holds certifications in many nationally recognized organizations across the country. She is well experienced in training and handling K9 in many specific fields. Her expertise is focused on obedience, sport & detection training. Tina has over 25 years in dog training and over 30 years in breeding dogs.

Tina Frey

Owner / Trainer

Angi has grown up with handling and training a multitude of animals including dogs, horses, cows and other farm animals. Angi has a bachelors degree in Psychology and works with many veterans in the area of service dogs and PTSD. Angi works not only with the animals as an assistant trainer but also with our service dog customers

Angi McCann

Assist. Trainer / VA Student Mgr

Dawn is from from Dallas, TX and moved to Central LA in 2016. Her love for animals of all kinds goes back to her early childhood, She has a great rapport with animals and enjoys being with them and caring for them. Dawn strives to ensure all the dogs at the facility are given the highest level of care possible in a clean, comfortable and loving environment."

Dawn Claiborne

Kennel Manager


Tina Frey's experience is multifaceted. She has over 5 years in veterinarian studies at NSU college and many years experience in the veterinarian field with animal care, health, genetics and breeding. She has also bred many other breeds of canine with her father in the past 30 years as well as a horse breeder & trainer. In the early 1990's, Tina also competed in Cattle dog trials....earning titles on working cow dogs. She has over 20 years experience in k9 training and currently a CERTIFIED OBEDIENCE TRAINER through a nationally accredited college. Tina has multiple breed articles currently published in National and World Wide Magazines.

On top of the list .....she's been fortunate to have a couple of her Corso in the Movies (HBO) was just a bonus. As a volunteer, Tina has worked with many rescue organizations such as LAK9 SAR and Cajun Coast Search & Rescue covering Louisiana and surrounding states. Now she's volunteering her time with her Live search/tracking dog and HRD (Cadaver) dogs in disaster events or requested recoveries with local and state law enforcement agencies.

We are blessed and highly favored and give the glory to God to live a life pursuing our passion.


Certified by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal - State Urban Search & Rescue Technical Search Specialist

Commissioned with the Rapides Parish Sheriff's dept. and Civilian volunteer for the Alexandria City Police dept.

Certified K9 Trainer with Animal Behavior College (ABC)

Animal Behavior College (ABC) is approved by Industry Leaders (Programs are approved for CEUs by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI)

ABC certified K-9 MENTOR Trainer (Train the trainers program)

Owner/ Director of Cypress Arrow Kennels/k9 Academy LLC

Member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

Working Dog Director and Member of S.A.C.C.I. (Society in America for Cane Corso Italiano)

American Kennel Club - Official AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC, CGA & CGU) Evaluator.

DLE (Dogs for Law Enforcement) certified K-9 Explosive and Narcotic Detection Handler team

DLE certified tracking/SAR K9 handler

DLE is a non-profit organization that offers an accredited program that certifies k9 teams under rigorous real world simulations. They also established the program to enhance handler's training abilities through state and national training seminars.

LAK9 certified HRD (Human Remains Recovery) K9 handler team -

Served 2 years as Dpt Lt Commander for Cajun Coast Search & Rescue - (501-C non-profit)

Earned the Cajun Coast SAR certified tracking team (certification meets national USAR requirements for tracking)

Held /performed many Local and National Seminars :

PSA - Protection Sports Association Seminar

American Street Dog Events and competition

AKC Rally / Obedience / Conformation

ABA/AMA Nationals and Irondog competitions

Working dog Seminars / training / club events

Fields of Experience:

Since 2013- Scent Detection Training/handling: Narcotics, Explosives, Tracking, HRD, SAR and Patrol

20 years +

Obedience Training and Instruction

Behavior Solving and Prevention / Aggression and Fear Training and Rehabilitation

Training & Owning Animal Assisted Therapy / Service Dogs

Canine Good Citizen training

Competition Obedience & Rally

Personal Protection

Conformation and Show Ring

Dog Breeding / Litter Evaluation

Puppy Class Instructor

Novice Class Instructor

Advanced Class Instructor

Pet Placement

Temperament Testing

Clicker Training / Target Training

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