Perry Chapman is a US Navy veteran, and a graduate of Starmark Dog Training Academy’s Dog Trainer program, in Austin, Texas and of Tarheel Canine’s Master Trainer program in Sanford, North Carolina. Perry has had a lifelong love of dogs and started training them as a child, as it was a requirement from his mother that he and his siblings take their dogs to obedience classes. Over the years, Perry realized that training and being around dogs made him truly happy and has developed a special interest in working dogs. When he’s not training, he loves spending time in the outdoors with his cattle dog, Mika. The pair has backpacked over 1100 miles together and even done a 264 mile canoe trip together.