Professional K9 Solutions offers basic and advanced obedience, behavior rehabilitation, competition sport training, and Police K9 training for dogs of all ages and breeds. Professional K9 Solutions is a veteran owned business and strives to bring the highest level of professionalism and excellence to our clients.

We use a variety of training methods that involve food, praise, and various training collars to achieve clear and consistent results. We are extremely passionate about the solutions we provide and the benefits each person and K9 experiences while training with us.


Joseph James is a Marine Corps veteran, prior law enforcement and corrections officer, and owner of Hard Corps Tactical. Hard Corps Tactical is where Joseph teaches law enforcement, military, and responsible citizens safe and effective firearms and close hand-to-hand combative skills. During Josephs’ time as a law enforcement officer, he was afforded the opportunity to work alongside multiple agencies in central Louisiana with the training and development of police K9’s in apprehension, tracking and detection. His passion to work with K9’s grew extensively after his time in law enforcement where he went on to train pet obedience for a nationally recognized organization as a head trainer and handler in south Louisiana.

Joseph’s desire to grow as a trainer and handler birthed the start of Professional K9 Solutions and has lead to competition sport (IPO & PSA), obedience, and volunteering his time with law enforcement agencies and their K9 teams. Joseph has trained under some of the best trainers in the nation and recently became certified as a Police K9 Training Instructor.

Joseph has become a sought after trainer and has attracted the attention of several professional athletes from the New Orleans Saints not only for his skills, but for his passion to teaching and the animals themselves.

His background and experience allows him to offer many avenues to help bring solutions to his clients and their K9 family members.


Joseph James is an instructor and evaluator for American Kennel Club (AKC) in these 4 categories:

* Canine Good Citizen
* AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen
* AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
* AKC Community Canines

Specialized Training and Qualifications:

* TarHeel K9 Training Police K9 Instructor course 2016
* Dick Staal – Puppy to working dog course 2015
* Off Leash K9 Training Handlers course 2015
* TarHeel K9 Training Decoy course 2013