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Tina Frey (Owner / Breeder / Trainer)

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 large animal care, health, genetics and breeding.  She competed in Cattle dog trials in the early 1990's....earning titles on working cow dogs. She has over 20 years experience in dog training and currently a CERTIFIED OBEDIENCE TRAINER through nationally accredited colleges and associations. Tina started in the 1990's breeding and raising cutting horses as well as Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Mastiffs. Since then, she has been featured in multiple Cane Corso breed articles currently published in National and World Wide Magazines.

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


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 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 the CCAA Performance and Show Committee

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

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

Traci Blalock

 Assistant Trainer

I have worked with animals my entire life from cattle, small livestock, to horses, birds and dogs. I have years of experience training dogs and horses.

My dream was to be part of military K9 trainer/handlers. As Disabled Marine Corps Veteran with an active service dog,  I specialize in service dog training using my first hand knowledge in identifying needs between owners and their 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.

We love training dogs for you

Kassidy Gonzales


Kassidy has been an animal lover and activist her whole life. Growing up in New Mexico, she has a passion for the desert and reptile inhabitants. After graduating from New Mexico State University with a degree in biology, she began her professional career in the exotic animal field. For the last decade Kassidy has trained all kinds of animals, from sloths to sea lions, to condors to primates. Though the zoo was very fulfilling her next goal was dog training and helping our nations’ veterans. And so, she is very happy to join the Cypress Arrow team! 

Damon  Daigre


Damon is our full time maintenance guy who is responsible for all asspects of dog containment and repair

Dani Anderson

Assistant Kennel Manager

Dani is our assistance kennel manager that assist Alicia as needed off day with all aspects of kennel cleanliness and dog care

Victor Brimer

Kennel Worker

Helps and maintains kennels and dog care