Gene Lonsway has been a Certified Professional Obedience Trainer since 1985. He has trained thousands of dogs in Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill. He was the official dog trainer for the Durham Bulls baseball team for 15 years.
Gene's first job was cleaning kennels at the Humane Society farm in Hancock County, Ohio. That was 40 years ago. Since then, he has worked at dog kennels and training facilities in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and North Carolina.
In 1985 Gene graduated from the prestigious National Canine Dog Training School in Columbus, Ohio.
For the last 25 years he has lived and worked as a dog trainer in the Raleigh Durham area of North Carolina.
Gene was the official dog trainer for the Durham Bulls for 15 years. All of the Bulls canine mascots since 2002 have been owned and trained by Gene.
In addition to his work training dogs, he spent six years caring for dogs with hemophilia, a decade breeding and training German Shepherd Dogs, and two years working as a dog groomer.
On a more creative side, he has obtained two patents for dog toys and authored a children's book about one of the Durham Bulls Mascots, Lucky The Wonderdog.
He also spent two years producing and hosting a public access television show about dog training. In 2013 he hosted a call-in radio show on Talk Radio 850 in Raleigh.
In 2011 Lonsway opened his state of the art dog training center. The campus consists of 5 manicured acres with tons of room to work with dogs. The actual building is over 3,000 square feet and features a beautiful and spacious indoor training room along with a very nice boarding area for his canine students.
Lonsway and his wife Jackie live on the property with their dogs, Lucky Junior, Ace, Deuce and a chubby Bichon Frise named Henri.