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Meet our Team

Here at No Xcuses K9 our team cares about you and your pup! Each team member has gone through extensive training before becoming a Trainer, as well as they are always continuing their education in dog behavior and training. 

The Learning Never Stops! 

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Taylor Walton CPT

Director of Training

South Carolina & Maine 

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Kristina Pulliam CPT

Trainer

South Carolina 

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Darcie Carson CPT

Trainer
Maine (Summers)

South Carolina (Winter)

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Angel Stuart

Training Coordinator 

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Leah VanLangevelde

Trainer 

South Carolina

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Elijah Mccoy

Trainer

South Carolina

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Marian shows just the right amount of love, care and discipline. She explains the how and why of training your dog. We will be able to enjoy taking Sis out and about around Charleston because of this training. Thanks so much, Marian!

—  Debra

Team Bios

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Taylor
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Taylor Walton CPT

Director of Training
AKC CGC Evaluator 

Red Cross Certified in Pet First Aid

IACP Professional Member 

Taylor has been working with dogs since she was 5yrs old. Her interest in training dogs as a career started with her since passed spaniel mix Zoey. She participated in agility, obedience, and trick training with Zoey.  

Her interest in working with dogs then moved on to volunteering at the local humane society and taking problem dogs headed to the shelter in from time to time, to train and place in homes. She then became a Certified Professional Trainer by completing an intensive Master Trainer course at the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers. She was then able to improve her skills while working as a trainer/instructor at National K9 School For Dog Trainers. 


​Over the past 11 years she also perused her passion with working dogs.  In doing so she has trained, raised, and placed many, green to fully trained working police k9s and protection dogs.  She has also trained in French Ring Sport, Mondio Ring Sport, PSA, and Personal Protection. 

​Taylor oversees, trains, and manages the trainers for No Xcuses K9. She is currently located at our South Carolina location; however, she travels from our Maine location to our South Carolina location on a regular basis to work with the trainers and put on regular follow up training. Taylor also trains and works with the working dogs that come in for LE and protection purposes. 

Taylor has certifications in; On and Off Leash Obedience, Behavior Modification, Tracking, Assistance Dog Training, Police K9 Training, and more. 

Is this trainer accepting clients?

Taylor is accepting clients on a limited select basis

 

What is this Trainer offering?

- Protection/Working K9 Selection/Training Sales 

Location - USA 

- Obedience / Behavior Modification / Puppy Development 

Location - South Carolina 

Consultations - SC Office $100 - In Home - $150 

Services - Day Training, Board & Train, Private Sessions, Puppy Development, Assistance Dog Training

Kristina
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Kristina Pulliam CPT
South Carolina

Trainer

Red Cross Certified in Pet First Aid
AKC CGC Evaluator 

Kristina is a Veteran of the United States Navy. Kristina always had a desire to work with dogs and help people to have the civilized, well-mannered canine of their dreams. Kristina joined the No Xcuses K9 Team by participating in an apprenticeship program through our sister company Controlled K9, LLC.

Kristina finished her 385-hour apprenticeship program and was certified as a trainer.  Kristina is certified in pet first aid through the Red Cross, and a certified AKC CGC Evaluator. Kristina’s training started with her two dogs and evolved into her goal of helping dogs with behavioral issues to become loving trained family members, as well as working k9 development and training
 

Kristina has been with our company, helping people achieve their goals with their beloved furry family members since 2015. 

Is this trainer accepting clients?

Kristina is accepting clients at our South Carolina location.

 

What is this Trainer offering?

- Obedience / Behavior Modification / Puppy Development / Assistance Dog 

Location - South Carolina 

Consultations - In Home (Mobile) $65 - SC Office $40 

Services - Board & Train, Private Sessions, Puppy Day Training, Assistance Dog Training, CGC Testing.

Darcie
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Darcie Carson CPT
Maine

Trainer 

Darcie always had dogs growing up, but in 1993 she adopted her first dog from the humane society.  A few years later she bought Tixy aka one true love her first working dog in 1997 and started training and eventually competing him with the Maine Schutzhund club. 

 

Darcie retired after approximately 10 years of operating her small shelter, and 15 years being animal control officer for various towns.  Darcie has spent 10 plus years working with juvenile and adults in a correctional setting and supervising for probation.

 

Darcie is now continuing her passion for working & training dogs. 
She completed a 742-hour apprenticeship program and was certified as a trainer through our sister company Controlled K9.

 

Darcie has been with our company helping people achieve their goals with their beloved furry family members since May of 2018.

Is this trainer accepting clients?

Darcie is accepting board & train clients at our Maine location.

 

What is this Trainer offering?

- Obedience / Behavior Modification / Puppy Development 

Location - Maine (Spring-Fall) South Carolina (Winter-Spring) 

Consultations - Maine Office 

Services - Board & Train, Private Sessions, Puppy Day Training.

Angel Stuart
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Angel has had a love for dogs ever since she was a kid.

She has had experience working at a dog boarding facility in her home state of NC as well as dog walking/sitting. She is currently enjoying learning how to handle a working dog with her dog Brava!

She has worked with No Xcuses K9 for the past 3 years as the Training Coordinator and also assists the trainers with all the pups!

Angel Stuart

Training Coordinator

Red Cross Certified in Pet First Aid

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Leah VanLangevelde

Trainer

Leah's mom said that her first word was “dog” before anything else. As soon as Leah could walk, she was always walking up to every dog she saw. As she aged, her love for canines only grew and grew. After she asked every single day for a dog, she finally wore her parents out and got her first dog at the age of 8. It was then that she knew her relationship with canines was far deeper than most. Leah has fostered over 50 dogs and has two foster fail mutts of her own, Cleopatra and Roo

Leah grew up in Holland, Michigan. She went to Louisiana State University and graduated in 2020 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She then moved to Charleston and landed a homeschooling while continuing to pursue a career in dog training. She found a local dog training company where she participated in their apprenticeship program. She then found No Xcuses K9 and joined the team! Leah started participating in our new trainer internship program in December of 2022 where she will be certified as a trainer through No Xcuses K9!  Her favorite aspect of dog training is the relationship you build with your dog through that process, and the bond it creates for life. She is looking forward to helping you create that relationship as well!

Is this trainer accepting clients?

Leah is accepting board & train, day-training clients, and private lesson clients. 

 

What is this Trainer offering?

- Obedience / Puppy Development 

Location - South Carolina 

Consultations - In Home (Mobile) $65 - SC Office $40 

Services - Board & Train, Day Training.

Elijah

Elijah Mccoy

Trainer Intern

Elijah started out his training career with rehabilitating his family dog Bandit who was a Pitbull terrier they got at 6 months. After training Bandit his dad bought Elijah his very first personal dog "Smokey" to do all the training with. Elijah took everything he learned for rehabilitation training with Bandit and did everything to make sure Smokey didn’t get that way. He then started watching more dog training videos for obedience, personal protection, and behavior modification. Elijah has also been breeding American Bullies and Pitbulls for 6 years now and has just started breeding working line Rottweilers for personal protection.

Elijah fell in love with personal protection training and behavior modification because of the satisfaction of seeing the finish product and changing people's lives.

Along with the experience Elijah has listed above he also has experience in the veterinary industry! Elijah started out as a tech assistant with a local vet in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and within about a year became a technician. He has been there for 2 years and loves that it gives him more insight on the health of dogs.

Elijah had been doing training on his own for the past 5-6 years and wanted to get certified and be a dog trainer full time. Elijah joined the No Xcuses K9 team and started participating in our new trainer internship program where he will be certified as a trainer through No Xcuses K9!

Is this trainer accepting clients?

Elijah is accepting boarding clients with the oversight from our director of training.

 

What is this Trainer offering? 

Location - South Carolina  

Services - Boarding

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