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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 


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

For ALL OTHER questions or information, please CALL US

Call (318) 880-8300 during business hours (leave text message or voice mail if after hours)

Hours:     Mon-Thursday 8am-2pm and Friday 8am-4pm

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"BASIC" Obedience

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. A training certificate will be awarded at the end of the training program. We include a 1 hour handler course and INCLUDES all training equipment. Click link below for details.


Discounts to our puppy owners, 

An AKC CGC certificate is additional $25 (if temperament permits)

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"ADVANCED" Obedience

 Advanced is Off Leash four (4) to five (5) 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 and collar conditioning. 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. ($25) Click link below for more details included

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Discounts to our puppy owners,

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LEO "Detection"

Some classes are approved for the Veteran Post 911 GI Bill, or Law Enforcement Agencies

LEO Single or Dual Purpose detection training in: 




Search & Rescue

$1500 & up

DLE or NNDDA Certifications

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Our Service Dog program is a 3 phase training program that evaluates your dog to pass and be a medical Service Dog that performs task for the disabled. Our 3 phase trainning programs takes about 8-10 months for completion and in stages. We meet all  requirements for each dog and we also provide you with legal documentation to support your dog's training and evaluations for public and private access. EMS and Therapy dogs are welcomed

Total program CALL for Pricing

This course in paid in phases and certificates awarded per phase. Vest and equipment not included. All legal documents and handler courses included with legal certifications. 

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"STAR" Puppy

Our STAR puppy  classes are a 2 week board and train program. This STAR class is for puppies 14 weeks to under 5  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 request for additional $25) and by puppy achieving required goals. Puppies are kept in doors or in a household. Click below for more details

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"Deer Tracking"

We train proven deer tracking dogs using real deer blood, hoof and pheromones. Getting your dog ready for deer recovery during season is the best way to work your dog during the year. We work the dog on small and long tracks, in and out of water areas. All natural settings and dogs are awarded a tracking certificate. Videos also provided

We offer a FREE evaluation of your dog before training begins. Tracking classes are 4-6 weeks depending on the dog's hunt drive. We do not train DURING fall or winter months or during deer seasons. (limited spots)

Cost: $1200 - up

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Private Lessons & Boarding

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 session & up

$25 per day for boarding

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Small Dog Training

Our Small (Toy breeds) dog classes are a 3 week board and train program. This class is for TOY breeds over 5 months old.  It includes, strict RECALL, 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. A basic Obedience award and certificate is given at end of class upon your dog achieving required goals

This class is affordable at $650

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"Behavior Modification"

For dogs with severe behavioral modification needs, such as bad Anxiety, Housebreaking, Aggression (Dog, Food, Human, Babies) or Fearful Dogs, they are referred to our Behavioral Modification Board & Train. During our Behavioral Modification program dogs stay with Trainer for approx 5-6 Weeks minimum, Dogs stay in a structured environment that allows our pack (humans and dogs) to help teach and mentor your dog to create balance, better manners and behaviors. Lots of exercise is involved, such as runs  and walks. We do lots of mental stimulating obedience work and relationship building with people.

We also work on all aspects of obedience; up to an advanced obedience level to give dogs additional mental stimulation, exercise, boundaries and over all good manners.

$1,800 up

Extended Payment Plans available

Equipment not included

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Our Team

We love training dogs for you

Tina Frey


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.

Angi McCann

CFO / Asst 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

Chad Brown

Head Trainer

Chad has been training and owning dogs all of his life. His training experience was focused on upland and waterfowl dogs as well as working hunting dogs. Chad brings over 30 years of experience with training working breeds. Chad maintains quality training at our facility and manages all aspects of care of the dogs

Alicia Alsup

Kennel Manager

Alicia brings a love of animals and care to our facility. She is responsible for cleaning of the kennels, feeding, administering medications as needed and giving the love to your pet while they are here to stay. Alicia has always had a love for k9 and assist in dog rescue organizations volunteering her time to save a life.

What We Offer

First Dose Protection

- Antibody production begins after the first dose. Other canine parvovirus vaccines require two or three doses to stimulate an initial antibody response.

Must be vaccinated to puppies under 6 months old





Have you given prevention?

Heartworm Testing



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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