MEET THE TEAM

REBECCA CARR

Head Trainer

Rebecca is a professional dog trainer and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator with a dedication to developing relationships through clear communication, environmental stability and play. She is also a licensed elementary educator with several years experience teaching children foundational skills. Rebecca believes that every dog and partnership is unique, which requires individualized expectations, goals and strategies to ensure the success of the dog and people.

Meet Rebecca's Pack

Petro

Pheonix

Zero

JOHN RUMSON

Nosework Instructor

John has loved German Shepherds since he was a young boy and his father brought home the family’s first GSD, Schultz. Ever since then John’s dream was to own, raise and work with these amazing dogs. Today John is a United Kennel Club and Performance Scent Dog Nose work Trial Judge and Instructor for POMC’s highly successful Nosework Program. In 2018 John became an AKC CGC evaluator and recently assisted Rebecca in POMC’s first Advanced CGC class. John is a loyal disciple of Rebecca’s relationship based training philosophy, working with our NW teams as individuals and adjusting training strategies as they progress in this fun and exciting dog sport. John’s pack currently consists of Lieben, Urso and Vera.

Meet John's Pack

Vera

Urso

Lieben

NICK HODGEN

Protection Instructor

Nick has been a Police Officer for 14 years and a K9 handler for 10 years.  He is currently a Patrol Sgt. and K9 Handler in a small NH department, working his 2nd dual purpose dog who he trained on his own, outside of the traditional ‘K9 academy’. 

 

Nick is the primary training decoy to a NH/MA regional training group of about 15-20 K9 teams.  He has dedicated an immense amount of time and effort, specializing in Police decoy and apprehension work for the last 8 years. He has decoyed and instructed at multiple Police, sport and SAR dog workshops, seminars and trainings.

Meet Nick's Pack

Gibbs

SAM MCALLISTER

Trainer

Sam has brought joy and energy to us here at POMC. She, along with her 9 week old German Shepard Riley, came with many struggles. Through and through as they both grew, they achieved their set goals, but reached for even more. "The lessons provided held realistic expectations to my inexperienced pup, as well as myself as an inexperienced trainer. The training I received from Rebecca at POMC empowered both my dog and I, and together we were conquering many challenges!" Sam hopes to use that same empowerment to teach others what she has learned, and along the way, learn  even more herself.

Meet Sam's Pack

Riley

PERI AYAN

Intern

Peri is a 16 year old Junior in High School. She has been working with POMC for 2 years, and never hesitates to improve her skills. Dog training also opened up her interest in photography. She came to Rebecca with her recently adopted rescue, at the time, Pyrenees mix, Appa. Through Rebecca's guidance, she soon realized that training and working with other dogs interested her, and soon began her full-time internship during the summer. With the many hats she wears, you'll probably see her running around the facility training dogs or just helping out with any needs necessary.

Meet Peri's Pack

Appa

Koa

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