Cobra Canine Staff

Jeff Franklin

jeffJeff is the owner and CEO of Cobra Canine. He has dedicated over 25 years developing the finest training techniques for police dogs, tactical obedience, drug and explosive detection, tracking, personal protection, and pet obedience. As a Canine expert, Jeff has trained over 4,000 dogs of most all breeds, including pets for civilian life. He has also trained hundreds of canine handlers across the United States in all walks of life. Jeff has trained hundreds of dogs for police and special operations, such as SWAT, ERT and Military units. He has sharpened his abilities by training in Europe, Iraq, Afghanistan, and both South and Central America. Jeff has been responsible for training, certifying, and ensuring that police as well as military 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 the Department of State, Pentagon, US Customs, Algeria Anti-Terrorist unit, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador’s National Police and Government Palace and numerous U.S. Police Departments. Jeff has over ten years of real world experience as a police canine handler and trainer, and has seen first hand results of his efforts.

Ulrika Franklin

Ulrika is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Cobra Canine. With over sixteen years of business, management and marketing experience she manages the Cobra Canine team in all business aspects. She specializes in business development, marketing strategies, personnel relations, design, media relations and contracting. Ulrika is the FSO (Facility Security Officer) of Cobra Canine and is our GSA Contract Specialist and Contract Writer.

Emma Hering

Emma HeringEmma is the Director of Operations for Cobra Canine. With a background in Government contracting, Emma performs a variety of duties to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction. Emma has over seven years of management experience specializing in finance, marketing and communications. She is also the Assistant Facility Security Officer for our staff.

Brent Verner

Brent Verner, K9 trainerBrent 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.

Adam Franklin

AdamAdam 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

Chad_MeeksChad 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.

Josh Berrong

Josh BerrongJosh possess over a decade of experience in training canines and canine handlers. As a former dual-purpose canine handler, assigned to the SRT team for Monroe County Sheriff’s office, Josh was responsible for safeguarding life and property in the threat of eminent danger. Josh is certified as an emergency medical responder and is able to apply the skills and knowledge necessary to react quickly and efficiently in high-stress situations. He has trained canine teams for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Josh has also trained canine teams for the military and law enforcement from Central America.

Cody Tallent

Cody TallentCody is an 8 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served as a K9 Handler and Trainer with multiple deployments to Iraq, Africa, and various areas of the Middle East. He became a Trainer for the Multi-Purpose Canine Program in 2011 and has instructed SOFMPC Handler Courses for the U.S. Army Special Forces, Army Rangers, and the USMC MARSOC MPC Program. Cody enjoys Decoying and has conducted many professional Decoy Seminars, Camps, and Clinics for the SOFMPC Program and Law Enforcement K9 programs in the United States and Brazil.

Andrew Kolis

Andrew KolisBio Coming Soon.

Joseph Singer

Joseph SingerJoe Singer has handled and trained dogs for over a decade in the public and private sectors. Serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe was a Specialized Search Dog Handler and was deployed to Afghanistan. He has also worked on multiple task orders for the U.S. Government in multiple capacities. In his spare time, Joe likes spending time with friends and family.

Erwin Montoya

Erwin MontoyaErwin transitioning as Military veteran, served Honorably with over 22 years in the United States Navy in Law Enforcement. Specializing in over 19 years of K9 experiences, as a Trainer, Kennel Master and in daily operations of the largest US Navy Military Working Dog (MWD) training facilities. Erwin also lead the training for the Department of Defense as the DoD Kennel Master Trainer. He has several deployments to Iraq, and Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for counterterrorism and overseas contingency operations. Erwin was a Trainer for the Military Working Dog DTS Course in Lackland Air Force Base, led a team of Joint Forces in the Military Including Patrol, Explosives, and Narcotics.

Abigail

Abigail 55 pounds of lean muscle. She’s a lean, mean, working and biting machine. She’s also the image you see in our logo. She’s an amazing partner and can usually be found right next to Jeff at any given time of the day. There isn’t much she can’t do and she likes it that way. Jeff has had Abby since the day she was born and she is the Best Dog he has ever had.

Honor

HonorA 30 pound red running machine. You probably haven’t seen one before, but she’s a member of the sighthound family- a Pharaoh Hound. She’s the fastest thing on four legs since the invention of the laser or the speed of light. She’s the free spirited red dog you will find by Ulrika’s side.

Valor

ValorValor is our 64 pound German Shorthair Pointer. She’s Energetic, Eager To Please and Keen on her Family, the 4 Wheeler and anything having to do with water. An all around family dog- with a big heart and tons of muscle and athleticism. She is Trained in Explosives Detection and is a Natural Born Bird Dog.