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


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