Liberation K-9 Training was launched because of a passion and love for training dogs. In January of 2019 United States Air Force Veteran Kevin Salsbury separated active duty with an honorable discharge after nearly 7 years of service. Kevin and his wife Kristin along with their daughter settled down in Sampson County, North Carolina.

Kevin spent his time on active duty as a Explosive Detection K-9 handler. During this time Kevin supported numerous United States Secret Service missions in support of the President of the United States as well as other U.S. dignitaries. Kevin also deployed with MWD Max in support of Operation Inherent Resolve where their mission involved sweeping Aircraft and commercial vehicles for explosives ensuring the safety of all United States and Coalition personnel in the area of operations.

After separating active duty Kevin and his wife Kristin decided to pursue their dream of owning their own farm. Kevin soon realized there was a dire need for experienced dog trainers in the area. His military service and experience as a K-9 handler has made him a subject matter expert in obedience training and behavioral modification with the more "dangerous" dogs other trainers refuse to handle. With a gentle yet firm and consistent approach to training Kevin has successfully rehabilitated numerous dogs previously deemed aggressive and dangerous.

In 2019 Kevin met Robert Oliver at Burney's in Clinton, NC. Over a cup of coffee and a good conversation a friendship was born. A friendship create through a shared interest and similar beliefs in dog training. The pair then went on to form what would become Eastern North Carolina's most elite dog training team. Their unparalleled combined experience in the dog training industry is unmatched.

Liberation K-9 Training operates on a 15 acre startup livestock ranch. We provide personalized dog training to each dog that comes to our facility. We operate on a 2-1 dog to trainer ratio. This means your dog receives nothing but dedicated attention and the trainers focus during their entire stay. This is done to provide the absolute best training experience for you and your pet.


We are pleased you have taken the time to research us. We are a family oriented and veteran owned business. Once you visit our facility you'll leave knowing you made the right decision. We would love to schedule a FREE consultation with you and your dog. Contact us today!


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