Woodlawn Canine Academy

Tony Gordon is our founder and Head Trainer. His background in training across the world is the basis of our unique and innovative programs. His understanding of the canine brain and how it works is what makes the difference in bringing you and your dog "Beyond the Basics".

Tony Gordon is our founder and Head Trainer. His background in training across the world is the basis of our unique and innovative programs. His understanding of the canine brain and how it works is what makes the difference in bringing you and your dog "Beyond the Basics".

Although, not all staff, everyone in this picture plays an integral role in our business. Supporting each and every one of our activities and working with their canines exactly as taught helps bring about the best role models Woodlawn can have.

Although, not all staff, everyone in this picture plays an integral role in our business. Supporting each and every one of our activities and working with their canines exactly as taught helps bring about the best role models Woodlawn can have.

3 generations of Malinois bred from Tony Gordon's direction. These three canines are our mascots and demonstration dogs at many events. Watch for them in video and at exhibitions!

3 generations of Malinois bred from Tony Gordon's direction. These three canines are our mascots and demonstration dogs at many events. Watch for them in video and at exhibitions!

Connie is Tony's business partner and Operations Manager. She handles intake coordination, scheduling, social media and participates in training sessions that often require two members to execute and demonstrate proper technique.

Connie is Tony's business partner and Operations Manager. She handles intake coordination, scheduling, social media and participates in training sessions that often require two members to execute and demonstrate proper technique.

Bud serves as business consultant for Woodlawn and helps see that we continue to grow and expand to bring our innovative services to more people each year!

Bud serves as business consultant for Woodlawn and helps see that we continue to grow and expand to bring our innovative services to more people each year!

Michelle is Woodlawn's canine caretaker, assistant and coordinator of events. Her input is always an asset to everything she's involved with. 

Michelle is Woodlawn's canine caretaker, assistant and coordinator of events. Her input is always an asset to everything she's involved with. 

Timmy is our head decoy in protection and bite work. Timmy studied directly under Tony to fine tune his skills. His dedication and commitment to ensuring proper protocols are used bring out the best in every dog he works with.

Timmy is our head decoy in protection and bite work. Timmy studied directly under Tony to fine tune his skills. His dedication and commitment to ensuring proper protocols are used bring out the best in every dog he works with.

Erica and her Belgian Malinois, Nymesis, began as clients of Woodlawn and have evolved into participants in training demonstrations, assisting in training exercises and observing client sessions to ensure exercises are implemented properly.  Nymesis and Erica have gone from basic obedience all the way through protection training with us.

Erica and her Belgian Malinois, Nymesis, began as clients of Woodlawn and have evolved into participants in training demonstrations, assisting in training exercises and observing client sessions to ensure exercises are implemented properly.  Nymesis and Erica have gone from basic obedience all the way through protection training with us.

Nic is involved in support for all events and activities. Everything from mailings to banquets, she pitches in wherever needed. She spends much time observing to improve her handling skills and grow with the company.

Nic is involved in support for all events and activities. Everything from mailings to banquets, she pitches in wherever needed. She spends much time observing to improve her handling skills and grow with the company.