• About Us

  • Kevin Lanouette, Trainer/Owner

    Born in Boston, Kevin now lives in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  German commands are spoken to the dogs with a Boston accent.  Amazing!

    Kevin trains bomb dogs and drug dogs, sport dogs and companion dogs, German Shepherd dogs and Jack Russell Terriers.  He should be confused.  But he isn't.

    Kevin loves dogs.  It shows in his dedication and his success.

    He competes at the National level with the German Shepherds.  One of Kevin's dogs astonished an international audience at the World Championships for German Shepherd Dogs when she ran onto the field, grabbed the bad guy and hung in the air by her teeth...not a German Shepherd, but rather, his Jack Russell Terrier, Eliza.

    Kevin wakes up in the morning thinking about training; how to do it better, how to improve.  He falls asleep the same way.

    Kevin has been involved in this field for more than 24 years. From 1991-1995 he worked as an apprentice at Canine College in Boston, Massachusetts with owners Bruce and Karen Billings, AKC judge. They worked together handling German Shepherds and Rottweilers for confirmation and obedience. 

    He then went to Canine Concepts in Springville, Alabama, where he trained extensively with patrol and narcotics dogs and in the sport of Schutzhund. Kevin also trained with K-9 East in Boston, Massachusetts, with search and rescue dogs. He utilized this training while working at North Carolina Outward Bound School, handling a search and rescue dog. 

    Kevin has trained his German Shepherd, Colby, from a companion dog title to the level of Schutzhund III. Achievement is a testament to the fact that Colby is one of the finest female sport dogs in the USA. Currently, Kevin and Colby finished 17th out of 84 dogs in 2001 National Schutzhund Championships, scoring 96 points out of 100 in protection.

    Kevin raised a Colby son named Dralion from a BH to a Schutzhund III and took him to the National Championships in 2004.

    Dralion was the FCI world team alternate in 2004 

    Kevin and Gismo WUSV Torino Italy 4th place team finish. 

    Kevin was on the FCI world team in 2007 & 2008 with Gismo v.d. Mohnwiese & New England Regional Champion 2006 & 2008.

    Kevin is now showing Wum v.d. Adelegg with a 6th place finish at the 2010 National Schutzhund Championships.

    Wum was also 2010 New England Regional Champion!

    2011 #1 Champion USA and WDA World Team qualifier!

    Wum was on 2011 FCI in Rhiene Germany World Team & 2011 WUSV World Team member Kiev Ukraine

    Abby Kennels holds the highest standard for their breeding program which begins with proven German shepherds. All our females and males a first tested for stability and confirmation. All hips are checked by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.

    All dogs in our breeding program have a confirmation and working title either in, Herding, AKC or Schutzhund. We do not breed dogs that have not gone through this stringent program. This is for the well-being of the breed; we promote our strong, healthy, vibrant German shepherd that is secure in his environment. This is our code of ethics.