Greater love has no one than this:

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

John 15:13

​We breed "TRUE" working Corso

Cypress Arrow's K9 Academy LLC

Training is Priceless - Make sure your dog is trained by an experienced dog trainer that has years of knowledge and experience. We not only train obedience but also correct bad behavior including aggression issues, digging, jumping and much more. Call us for an evaluation on your dog.

Licensed & Insured / Woman Owned Business

(318) 715-5812

We specialize in dominant and guardian breeds

"DISCOUNTS to LEO/Military and Puppy Owners"

Our Team

We love training and taking care of your dog for you!

Tina Frey

Owner / Senior Trainer

Tina is head 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 and sport training. Tina has over 25 years in dog training and over 20 years in breeding dogs. Tina's entire life has always been surrounded by her pets, its her dream and love.

Angi McCann

Assoc. Trainer / Accountant

Angi has grown up with a multitude of animals including horses, cows and other farm animals. Her passion was the Australian Cattle dogs and Rhodesian Ridgebacks for many years. Working them in the field and utilizing them in homestead work and protection. 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 but also with our service dog customers

Dawn Claiborne

Senior Kennel Mgr

Dawn is from from Dallas, TX and moved to Central Louisiana 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."

Kelsee Bordelon

Kennel Assistant

Kelsee loves working with dogs of all breeds. Her job includes keeping kennels clean and supplying the dogs and puppies with fresh food and water. She assist with basic obedience training and specialty training. Kelsee enjoys her job and loves learning new techniques everyday. Her reward is seeing the dogs progress each day in their training.


ABC/APDT Certified Trainer & Mentor Trainer

Tina Frey has over 20 years experience in canine obedience training , bite work, and Service Dog training. She is an ABC Certified trainer and Mentor trainer and with APDT (American Professional Dog Trainers).

Tina is also an AKC S.T.A.R., CGC, CGCA, CGCU Evaluator. She is a commissioned Reserve Deputy with the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Dept. and volunteers with the Alexandria Police dept. We are also contracted by other law enforcement agencies throughout Louisiana utilizing our detection K9. (Explosives, Narcotics, Tracking, HRD (Cadaver) and air-scent dogs.

We currently contract: Bedbug Detection and Termite detection Dogs for private companies


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 loose leash walking, socialization in public places and around other animals. Crate training and imprinting is also available upon request. You will also be taught how to continue his training when you pick him up. Start your puppy off with a great experience and foundation obedience. This class is affordable at $500 (An AKC STAR puppy award and certificate is given at end of class upon puppy achieving required goals)

Call to book


Board & Train Bootcamp

​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 and the handler course is with you (the dog owner) once you pick up your dog. 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 signed training certificate will be given at the end of the training program along with a 1 hour handler course.

  1. Our Puppy owners start at $875
  2. Regular (All breeds) start at $975 

Schedule a class at least 1-2 weeks in advanced by calling (318) 715-5812

  1. Class Includes: Sit, sit stay, down, down stay, recall front, extended stay, heel (Loose Leash Walking) and correction of any bad manners such as jumping or nipping.
  2. A CGC certificate title will be given, if temperament permits, at time of pick up. The dog is handled by the owner or handler for the CGC
  3. Class also includes: Collar/leash/equipment used in their training 



  1. A copy of a current shot record is mandatory & flea pills recommended
  2. 50% of training cost. (Check or Cash) Credit Cards have fees added
  3. The dog's food for 4 weeks (minimum 50-80 lbs)
  4. (Optional) Copy of registration, microchip or PAL# for CGC


  1. At pick up, we provide a 1-2 hour handler course to instruct you on how to continue the training and showing you your dog's training he's learned.
  2. Balance of training cost and/or any other cost are due at pick up.
  3. CGC and or any other paperwork will be completed at pick up
  4. Bring copy or picture of dog's registration's number and/or microchip for ID and certificates


Our Puppy Owners start at $1500

Regular All breeds $1750 for 4-6 weeks

All the cues in basic except is done "OFF LEASH".

CGA/CGCU title if temperament permits and handled by owner or handler at time of pickup

Includes any equipment used in our training


Certified Service Dogs that MEET the requirements

Blood trail / Tracking

PTSD dogs

Detection Work

AKC Rally / Competition Obedience


AKC Canine Good Citizen® and S.T.A.R. Puppy® Program training and testing

Targeted training

Courses based on your dog’s specific needs

Flexible scheduling

Competitive rates

Bite Work / Protections Consultation (most dogs must be a min. of 12 months old)

Any type of evaluation including conformation starts at $150


Please call for openings and reservations

Daily Rate: $20 per day

  • Baths are $25 ea. includes lite grooming and ear cleaning
  • Boarding Includes: daily exercise - cooling fans - clean kennels and beds - Lots of TLC


Our Puppy program is a 2 week boot camp for puppies 16 weeks to 4 months old. Puppy classes are $500 

The puppies are taught very basic obedience with socialization and addressing any issues or bad habits started. This is a great program to start your dog. Call for more information


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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