Adam Franklin, Chief Trainer
Adam has worked for Cobra Canine since he was a teenager. He has been involved with every aspect of canine care, handling and training for many years. He has proven himself as a canine professional the last few years by providing kennel support and training for the US Military. Adam’s specialties include decoying, bite work, detection, pet dog obedience, tracking and sport dogs.
Chad Meeks, MPC Trainer
Chad is a fifteen year veteran of law enforcement, with over a decade of Multi-Purpose Canine handling and training experience. He has served in a variety of capacities including Patrol Canine Trainer and Handler, Explosive Detector Canine Trainer and Handler, Narcotics Detector Canine Trainer, Field Training Officer, and certified Patrol/Utility Trainer for the Virginia Police Work Dog Association. As a Multi-Purpose Canine Handler, Chad was utilized by the government in screening venues for multiple high ranking official visits to the Hampton Roads area. Additionally, Chad has assisted with venue screenings and checkpoints with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security, Virginia State Police, and a multitude of local municipalities.
Chad also served Honorably for eight years in the United States Marine Corps prior to starting his career in law enforcement. He currently provides curriculum and training for Multi-Purpose Canine teams for the US Military.
Brent Verner, MPC Trainer
Brent Verner is an 8 year veteran of Special Operations. He served as an operator, MPC handler and trainer for 1st Ranger Battalion. He has several deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East in various capacities. He has trained US and Host Nation Special Operations MPC teams, as well as local and federal law enforcement K9 and SWAT teams. He was an instructor for the DOS Global Anti-Terrorism Assistance program and acted as an Operational Advisor for the Asymmetric Warfare Group. Brent enjoys many dog sports including Schutzhund, French Ring, Lure Coursing and Earthdog competitions.
Jeff Philips, MPC Trainer
PJ Mullooly, MPC Trainer
Patrick is a 4 year usmc veteran, started training dogs in ipo/ psa then moved to police/ military k9. Completed a 6 month “ master dog trainer” school. Has conducted seminars across the united states for decoying to dod, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. He has been working at cobra for 3 years now, the last 2 years as a multi purpose canine trainer for the united states military.
Chris Bond, MPC Trainer
Richard Thomason, MPC Trainer
Justin Graziano, MPC Assistant Trainer
Justin is a veteran of the United States Navy and former Law Enforcement Officer. Specializing in Body Worn Firearms Detection, Justin attended and worked as a handler/trainer for Vapor Wake K9, recovering over 400 firearms in a 12 month period. He has worked as an Explosive Detection Dog handler at the World Series, Iron Bowl, and multiple NCAA events.