Paula Xan


Columbus, NC





April 30, 2016, just a day before her 14th birthday, we said good-bye to Suzie. My little shotgun rider! I'll miss her so!

February 22, 2014 we said good-bye to our very special Jeb. At over 15 yrs old he was a tired old man. He was a grand old man. He'll be forever in our hearts.


We've lost our Jack to bloat. When we heard he'd bloated, our hearts sank because we knew with the circumstances we'd be giving him a peaceful, pain free good-bye. :( Our hearts were broken.

Jack went into rescue as a puppy. He eventually ended up with a law enforcement agency back east where his trailing training began. He ended up coming to Canyon County where several handlers worked him and I worked with them as well as did training with Jack. I eventually became his handler for CCSO and he retired with me and Rick. We love our Big Brown Jack Attack! We were blessed to have him and experience living with a bloodhound --messy, slobbery, but quite amusing. Grateful for our time with our Jack of Hearts (aka Jack of Farts), we will miss him always.

Jack of Hearts: January 26, 2003 - October 30, 2010


On November 28th, 2009 we lost "our" Larry. Larry Kurpiewski and his GSD Nigel signed up for training at Precision K-9 several years ago. I had no idea who Larry was. Over the years I got to know him and Barb and found out just how wonderful they are. My heart broke for Barb and all of Larry's family. Larry was a one in a million kind of man. The type of man we need more of in this world. He and Nigel had recently certified with NAPWDA in SAR Area search and I know just how proud he was of Nigel. They had come so, so, so far together. I loved referring to them as "A boy and his dog." :) I can only strive to be as good as a person as Larry was. God Speed Larry!! You'll always be missed and never be forgotten.


August 22nd, 2007 we lost a huge asset to our local community for both the humans and their pets: Dr. Paul McWilliams, DVM of Orchard Animal Clinic. It's very hard to loose such a great person and great veterinarian. I attended his service which was absolutely beautiful! Paul will be greatly missed. Godspeed Paul and God Bless Paul's widow, Saundra McWilliams-- her strength is inspiring!

For a Statesman article about Paul click here.


Captain Arthur J. Haggerty, the "Grandfather of Dog Training" passed away July 3, 2006

Info on the Capt:

What a huge loss to the dog training community. GODSPEED CAP!





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