About Josh

K 9 Catalyst, is owned and operated by Josh Brown, a former U.S. Army Military Police K9 Handler.  Joshua served eight and a half years in the military, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.  

After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the US Military, he sought to round out his K9 expertise, by attending the Internationally-renowned Triple Crown Dog Training Academy in Austin, Texas.  

Josh is certified as a Canine Training – Behavior Specialist, and Service Dog Instructor.

Josh Brown brings not only a passion to dog training but expertise in time and experience tested methods to train your canine friend.

Josh feels very strongly that owner involvement is a crucial piece of the dog training puzzle.  Once the daily or weekly session is over and the dog trainer leaves, dog training shouldn’t go out the door as well.

Your dog’s personality is sacred and he will never sacrifice that in order to achieve results.

He enjoys watching the dogs follow the training and learning new behavioral cues. Setting them up for success will make training an enjoyable activity to take part in. 

At K9 Catalyst we do not limit ourselves to one training method using one collar, in one way.  One cannot expect to get very far in the canine training field, using a cookie cutter approach.

  • Poolesville Veterinary Clinic: Vet Tech In Training, October 2012 to 2014
  • K9 Catalyst LLC, Dog Training Business, owner and lead trainer, 2009- present.
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – Wounded Warrior Transition Brigade, January – May 2012. 
  • U.S. Army Military Police, Canine Handler    September 2000 – February 2009, Stationed: Fort Benning, GeorgiaService: 8 1/2 years in the military, including 4 years in the K-9 Corps.
    Served two Combat Tours in Iraq as a K-9 Bomb and Weapon-Cache Detector;
    Trained and led a squad of soldiers during the two deployments;
    Achieved rank of Staff Sergeant serving an additional 2 years in South Korea
    Canine Kennel Supervisor, Trainer and VIP Security Escort Duties.
    Honorably discharged  February 2009.