Jeff Franklin's Resume

Jeffrey Scott Franklin

Jeff is the owner and operator of Cobra Canine. He has dedicated the last 22 years developing the finest quality canines for military, police, detection, drug, tracking, personal protection, and pet dog obedience. Jeff has worked with over 10,000 pet dogs and families. He has trained hundreds of dogs for police and special operations, such as SWAT and Military units. Jeff has been responsible for training, certifying, and ensuring that military as well as police working dogs were ready to deploy in today’s theaters of operations. Jeff has been directly responsible for serving the needs of several large programs including DOS, Pentagon, U.S. Customs, U.S. Military, Guatemala, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay, Algeria, and numerous police departments.
  • Trainer for numerous Military Operations Groups
  • Handler and Trainer for the Louisville Metro Police Department
  • Developed Course curriculum for a variety of police and military dog units
  • Trained both canines and handlers in several different continents
  • SWAT Operator
  • U.S. Marine
Jeff has over ten years experience of real world experience as a police canine handler and trainer, and has seen first hand the results of his efforts. Jeff has trained over 3,000 dogs and has the unique ability to match the right canine for your organizations needs. Cobra Canine has severed as a sub-contractor on several canine related projects with prime vendors such as Xe Services, Triple Canopy, and Securitas. We are aware of the D.O.S. regulations for the canines and are capable of fulfilling them.


Dog Training

1989 -- Basic Obedience Class - Mt. Washington Animal Clinic 1991 -- Dog Trainers School - Howard O'Neil Training Kennels 1991 -- Schutzhund Seminar - Greenville IN - Gene England 1992 -- Working Dog Trainers Course - Advanced Training Kennels 1995 -- Schutzhund Seminar - Fort Knox KY - DAD/DAC 1995 -- Police Service Dog Seminar - Verona KY - Hans Walbinger 1997 -- K-9 Street Survival Seminar – Sevierville P.D. TN – Ken Licklider 1999 -- Police Dog Seminar - Huber Heights OH - DAD/DAC 2001 – Police Dog Trainers Course – Vohne Liche Kennels 2001 – Instructor – Jefferson County Police K-9 School 2002 – Instructor – Louisville Metro Police K-9 School 2003-2004 – Head Trainer Vohne Liche Kennels 2005-2007 – Military Operation Groups K9 Trainer 2007- Present - Cobra Canine – Owner 2008 – Present - Military Operation Groups K9 Trainer 2008 – Instructor – Working dog seminar – High Point, NC 2008 - 2010 – Instructor – 20th K-9 Street Survival seminar – Sevierville, TN 2008 – 2011 – Instructor for DOS in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Ecuador. 2010- 2012 – Instructor for DOS in Mexico

United States Marine Corps

Basic Training Paris Island SC Infantry School M60 Tank School M1 A1 Tank School Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership School Marksmanship = Expert with Pistol and Ml6 Rifle Rank E-5, Sergeant Veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Police Training

Sheriff's Basic Training Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Basic Training Course Jefferson County Police Basic Training Course Interview and Interrogation Breath Test Operator Advanced D.U.I. and Field Sobriety ROCIC – TN – School Crisis & Response Street Survival 2001 – Calibre Press Jefferson County Police S.W.A.T. School Louisville Metro Police S.W.A.T. School


Department of Defense Security Clearance- Top Secret Special Operations Technical Trainer and Judge, PSP-1, PSP-4, Tactical Deployment, Special Operations Dog Official American Working Dog Certifying Judge Member of the American Working Dog Organization

Professional Dog Trainer

2008- Military Operation Groups K9 Trainer 2005 – Cobra Canine – Owner Operator 2005 to 2007 – Military Operation Groups K9 Trainer 2003 to 2004 – Vohne Liche Kennels - Owner Ken Licklider 1997 to 2003 - All Star Kennel Owner Operator 1992 to 1998 - Advanced Training Kennel - Owner Matt Duffy 1992 to 1994 - Howard O’Neil Training Kennels - Owner Howard O’Neil 1991 to 1992 - Bar-K Kennel – Owner Dale Kramer

United States Marines Corps

December 1989 to September 1990 -- Active Duty Training Schools October 1990 to May 1991 -- Operation Desert Shield / Storm May 1991 to December 1995 -- U.S.M.C.R

Jefferson County / Louisville Metro Police Department

1998 to 2003 Position: K-9 Handler K-9 Trainer S.W.A.T. Member Bomb Squad Member

Bardstown Police Department

1996 to 1998 Position: Patrolman K-9 Handler K-9 Trainer

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Position: Deputy Sheriff 1994 to 1995