Teri has been involved in training and showing since 1991. In that time, she has titled several dogs in AKC,UKC,CKC,ASCA. In the past 8 years, she has campaigned her Belgian Malinois “Tory” BOWISS,BOVISS, U-CDX,OTCH CH Crossroads Trew Legend, UDX2,OM1,VER obtaining both breed and obedience championships. This team has achieved over 35 HIT’s(High In Trial) including HC(High Combined). They have ranked #1 Novice Belgian Malinois, #1 Open Beligian Malinois and #1 Utility Belgian Malinois in the USA! Teri and Tory have been invited to the Eukanuba National Obedience Invitational the past 3 years in a row ranking #1 and #2 Belgian Malinois in the country! Teri has attended many workshops, seminars and worked with some of the top known trainers in the USA. Teri is also a Certified K9 Massage Therapist.




Cris has been with the K9 since 2006 and teaches our Agility , CGC, and Rally Obedience Class. Loved by Rottweilers since 2000, she has volunteered for the NE Rottweiler Rescue as a volunteer coordinator in RI. Her oldest dog – URO2 UCD UCH Deerwood’s Larson Bravo Zulu UD GN RAE NJP NAP NFP OCC OJC TG-E EAC O-WV-E S-TN-E APDT RL2 AOE-L1, L2 HIC TT CGC TDI (aka Lars) has been actively showing in competitive obedience and working on his AKC UDX (Utility Dog Excellent) and OM (Obedience Master) titles and has worked in the past as the Warwick Public Library’s Tail Waggin’ Tudor through TDI. Lars an all breed obedience High in Trial winner and has earned several spots of the American Rottweiler Club’s and the Colonial Rottweiler Club’ Top Ten lists for Obedience, Rally and Agility!

Cris’ younger dog – Deerwood’s Oh Stars on the Water! RE AJP OAP XFP TKI PJM PGM PKM APD APS SPR NJC TN-O APDT RL1 AOE- L1 HIC CGC  AKC Achiever Dog (aka Ocean), his performance forte is dog agility and he has been competing in AKC and USDAA agility. While Ocean is learning all about competitive obedience, he is also actively competing in three venues of Rally Obedience. Like Lars, Ocean has earned spots on the American Rottweiler Club and Colonial Rottweiler Club’s Top 10 lists for agility and rally and invitations to the AKC Rally National Championships.

2013, 2015 American Rottweiler Club Top Ten Agility 

2013 Front & Finish Rally Advanced A #3 Working Group and #1 Rottweiler 

2015 American Rottweiler Club Top Ten Rally Excellent 

2015 American Rottweiler Club Top Ten Rally Advanced

Keep an eye open for this Kidd-O because he is well on his way of becoming a working dog force to be reckoned with like his “big brother,” Lars.




Diane started agility back in 1995, with this dog, Aylmere Afterglow, “Kindle” AX, AXJ, CD, Ad, OJC OAC, NGC  at the FIRST agility trial at the Shetland Sheepdog National. 

First dog she trained in agility  was 7- USDAA Titles , participated in NADAC nationals,  AKC Nationals  and at 10 she taught me everything.
The main dogs I have competed with, CH Aylmere Puzzle Piece, “Trista”  OA, OAJ MACH 2  Aylmere Colorforms,  “Tika”  MXS, MJB, MAD CH, BISS, 
Bare Cove Back in a Jiffy,  “Jiffy” AX, MXJ,  NAP,  NJP
Currently competing:
Bare Cover Above and Beyond,  Maven” MX, MJG, XF (with Lynda Hamilton)
Bare Cove Hooked on Jiffy,   “Hook” AX, MXJ, NAP, NJP, top 20% AKC Nationals
Diane has bred and co-owned many more dogs, and taught agility at many facilities  over the years.  She loves to help teams come together and truly enjoy this sport!


Pet Obedience

Dogs have ALWAYS been the center of Kathy’s world. Helping you and your dog communicate with each other is her passion. She has a special ability to help you understand your dog’s behavior and to help you effectively train your dog.

Kathy has been professionally dog training since 1996 and has been working with the K-9 Connection since 2000 teaching our Puppy Manners, Basic Obedience, and Level II classes. She is also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

Besides teaching classes, Kathy also competes with her Labrador Retrievers in AKC Obedience, AKC Rally and NADAC Agility.



Breed Handling

Lorena has been involved with dogs all her life.  She started with breed and obedience with her mother. Since then she has titled dogs in AKC/UKC breed rings as well as Obedience and Rally.  She started breeding Springers in 2006, producing dogs with titles in breed, obedience, Rally, Agility and Nosework.

In 2012, her heart dog was born, Josey (GCH Speedway’s American Outlaw CD RAE)was our 1st Bred By CH, GCH finished strictly from the bred by class.  He qualified for the Rally Nationals four years in a row. 

In 2017 Josey produced our current star, CH Fairmount N Speedway’s I Shot The Sheriff, our pick puppy hasn’t disappointed us, he finished quickly at 17 months old owner handled only shown a handful of times.

She has enjoyed showing and titling many sporting dogs for my close friends.   It’s always an adventure with them!



Competition Obedience

Karen Mancini, the former owner of the K-9 Connection, has been sharing her life with giant schnauzers since 1989. Breeding, training and showing Giants has been her passion. Her Giants have been nationally ranked, multiple BIS and HIT dogs. GCH Kenro’s Keeping Time,Tempo, won the breed at Westminster in 2006 and 2008 and was the #1 Conformation Giant Schauzer. Her son, G CHKenro’s Stealing Time CDX CA OAP OJP, Reo, went on to a Grand Champion and HIT at the National Specialty in 2014. CH Kenro’s Man of the Hour UDX, BN was the #1 Obedience Giant Schnauzer nationally for multiple years. They were invited and competed at the Eukanuba Obedience Invitational in 2006 and 2007. Her GS Rave earned her UD and her CH Border Collie, Switch, was a UD and agility dog, as well as both being the loves

of her life. Deciding to downsize, Karen is now competing with her Affenpinscher, Bug-Z, who, so far, has his breed championship and AXP and AXJ and is training for obedience. Karen enjoys training and building relationships with her dogs and working with others to do the same.