Detective Cpl. N. Garner
"In 2020, the Charles County Sheriff's Office was seeking a canine to start the Comfort Canine Program within the agency. A program that would utilize a therapy dog to provide comfort to victims of traumatic events. After extensive research, we discovered Applejack K9 and The Elite Registry of Working Dogs Program. We were able to obtain a beautiful golden retriever, Liberty, from Applejack K9. As her handler, we went through and graduated not only basic obedience classes but advanced off leash obedience classes. In addition, we obtained our certification through ERWD. From the moment I met the staff at Applejack K9/ERWD, I immediately felt like a family member. The staff is not only knowledgeable, they are kind, flexible with the training schedule and truly care abut the canines. I use Liberty in the community on an almost daily basis. Liberty has been utilized in hospitals, the courthouse, community events, to conduct interviews and so much more. She brings so much joy to not only me as her handler, but my coworkers and every person in the community she meets, some of which are having their darkest days. I can't thank Applejack and the ERWD enough for providing such a loving canine to our agency and the training needed to get her to her fullest potential. We are forever grateful!" - Detective N. Garner
My name is Ronald Gale and I'd like to tell everyone how great Applejack K9 is with their ERWD program. They made my baby Abigail so smart and taught her how to support me (my balance), pull me up from sitting in a chair or off the ground and pick up things such as socks, shoes, tv controller etc. besides all that and more. She learned all the commands and control that you could ask for. She was so gentle and calm. People ask me where do i get my babies from and i tell them Applejack K9. They are ABSOLUTELY THE BEST and I will always be so GRATEFUL for everything they have done for me.
Butters has been a wonderful support to our son Kaemon. Kaemon was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of two. Due to this disorder, Kaemon has been known to wander, have horrible meltdowns, and struggle with all things social. The wandering off is probably the scariest part as a parent. If he were to wander far he just wouldn’t understand that he might be in danger until it could possibly be too late. After meeting Kyle at the Elite Registry of Working Dogs we were really happy to be able to pair Butters up with Kaemon. Butters has gone through extensive training in Search and Rescue specifically to be on call to track Kaemon should he ever need. Having him there at the ready increases the likelihood of finding him before a disaster happens by a huge percent. Butters has also become very aware of Kaemon’s mood swings and is able to comfort him and prevent a large portion of his meltdowns making life easier on us as parents. None of this would have been possible without Kyle and the team at Elite Registry for Working Dogs. They have added so much to our family and for that we will always be thankful.