Welcome To Hamilton K-9
Hamilton K-9 is owned and operated by Harry and Felicia Hamilton. They started Hamilton K-9 Training center at their residence in Bonifay, Florida in 1998, to provide boarding , basic obedience for companion dogs, and specialized training in areas such as Schutzhund training, drug-dog training, protection training, and apprehension training services to dog owners. Together they have trained hundreds of dogs, which has given them the opportunity to work with many different breeds and perfect methods that make training both enjoyable and easy for dogs and their owners.
Harry Hamilton has had a passion for dog training since childhood. As a young person he sought out any information concerning dogs and obedience training. Throughout his life, he attended several obedience classes to train dogs. Harry joined the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office in 1990 and became a drug dog handler in 1992. He handled two drug dogs through their working careers and was trained with the first one at Eglin Air Force Base along with Military Working Dogs. While in Law Enforcement Harry attended many classes and seminars including a handler and dog team instructors course at St. Petersburg College. In 1995 he began competing in the sport of Schutzhund which is a three phase dog sport that includes tracking, elaborate obedience, and an advanced form of protection. Harry continues competing in Schutzhund throughout the United States and has recently retired as Captain over the Criminal Investigations Division at the Sheriff’s Office after a 23 year career. Harry continues to train dogs for sport and Law Enforcement, and enjoys helping people with their dog training needs.