Mario Erazo was born in Los Angeles, California. He pursued a college education in Human Psychology but found that his passion for dogs was his real love. While attending college Mario’s spare time was spent as a kennel assistant at local dog training institutes for many years while participating in the sport of Schutzund and French Ring Sport. Mario then got a job working for the Pasadena, Ca., Humane Society and was given the opportunity to train strays and problem dogs to facilitate their adoption. In the process of titling his personal dogs he found the protection aspect of the sport and facilitating the dogs and owner’s potential more rewarding. He was certified as a protection decoy/helper and is currently a decoy for many local clubs in the sport of Schutzund. Mario has worked with thousands of dogs in personal protection, ring sport, Schutzund sport, Law Enforcement as well as Explosive Detection Dogs. For five years he has been handling explosive detection dogs at the port of San Pedro, Ca. He has also worked with Metro Dade K-9. Mario takes great pride in the instruction he has provided a tremendous number of people in the areas of Tracking, Obedience and Protection to handlers who have gone on to title many dogs in the sport of Schutzund under his direction. Taking great pride in being an exemplary father and husband, Mario’s true passion comes in providing families with a true sense of protection for their loved ones.
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Denise has been heavily involved with dogs and the sport for over 20 years. She has competed in 10 regional events, 6 national events, and 1 world championship. Denise has titled 4 dogs and has had great success with each dog. She believes in using positive training techniques and rewarding dogs for their correct behavior. Denise is currently raising a young dog and plans on competing at the WDC championship in 2021.
Denise spent close to 30 years in the legal field but is now focused on her retail clothing business ArrakUSA.com and training client dogs, as well as her own.