Our Dog Trainers

About us

Our staff of Professional Dog Trainers

Our team of dog trainers and instructors have been successful in many areas of dog training: obedience and behavior modification, competition obedience, dog sports, dock diving, agility, police K9, detection, search and rescue, and service dogs. Our experience and diversification allows our team of dog trainers to provide the premier dog training and canine education programs available in the industry.

Erin Purgason, BS, CPDT-KA

Erin Purgason, OwnerErin is the owner of Highland Canine Training, LLC and has been a sworn law enforcement officer since 2002. She directs our obedience and behavior modification training programs and also assists with the training of dogs for police patrol, detection and search and rescue.  READ MORE

Brandi Wallwork
Dog Trainer

dog trainer brandi wallworkBrandi Wallwork recognizes how important it is that every dog owner be able to understand their dog and know how to effectively communicate with them. Her passion for training dogs was sparked when her own dog became highly reactive and aggressive toward other dogs.  READ MORE

Jason Purgason
Training Director

Jason PurgasonJason is the training director of Highland Canine Training, LLC. A reserve police officer and former Police Canine Handler, Jason conducts police canine handler courses as well as trainers courses and oversees all of our working dog training. READ MORE


Andy Anderson, BA
Detection Canine Specialist

Andy Anderson, Detection Dog TrainerA lifetime dog enthusiast, Andy has competed in several AKC Obedience Trials, earning High-in-Trial with his Labrador Retriever, Kasey. Andy trains and handles narcotics and explosives detection dogs, as well as specialty detection dogs.  READ MORE