Jacob is the Vice-President and Co-Founder of Operation MUTT 22 (OM22), a Foundation by VETS for VETS. OM22 has a mission of improving quality of life for our returning war fighters by obtaining and placing well trained service dogs with veterans in need.
Jacob is a 9 year Marine Corps Veteran with 3 combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan with a working dog. While in the Marine Corps, Jacob served with Marine Special Operations (MARSOC) for 6 years as a multi-purpose canine handler and lead trainer. During this time, Jacob trained the Marine Corps Special Operations handlers and their dogs to work together as a team.
Jacob is widely regarded as one of the top trainers in the military community and has had the pleasure of working with some of the best trainers in the world. Following an honorable discharge from the US Marine Corps, Jacob was hired at Vohne Liche Kennels to serve as their lead instructor for some of the nation’s top military and law enforcement handlers.
Jacob has a vast amount of experience in tracking, trailing, scent imprintation, obedience, bite work, and behavior modification. He has trained hundreds of dogs over the years and has the ability to not only train dogs, but train owners to properly handle their dogs. He also remains a civilian training consultant and contractor for specific units of the US Armed Forces.