About the Owner

Rick Carde

Owner Ricardo “Rick” Carde, established Tampa Bay K-9 Solutions in 2008. Rick’s love for dogs began at an early age as he grew up with dogs. His passion for training dogs started many years later when he adopted a dog that had serious behavior issues. While searching for a trainer in the area, he noticed the selection and quality of trainers was lacking.

Recognizing the joy that dogs brought to his life, he imagined there must be other people facing similar challenges, so he began the process of becoming a certified dog trainer.

Rick brings the care and compassion he used in his many years as a Cardiac Nurse to work with dogs, and help others enjoy their pets to their full potential.

Rick is a Certified Trial Decoy for Protection Sports Association (PSA), an evaluator for the American Kennel Club (AKC) in their Canine Good Citizen program and has prepped many dogs for Narcotic Detection Certification.

Rick is an active competitor in multiple levels of dog sports and has titled numerous dogs in Protection Sports Association (PSA), Internationale Prüfungs-Ordnung (IPO) and Dog Dock Diving competitions.

Free Consultation

As a friend to you and your dog, we offer consultation to help you better understand your pet. From training and obedience to performance and nutrition, our guidance and experience help to strengthen the bonds between you and your canine companion.

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All Breeds and Sizes
We train all breeds and sizes of dogs. We conduct training in Private Lessons (One-on-one Training), Group Classes and Board and Train formats.

About Us

Tampa Bay K9 Solutions is focused on making your dog a friend for life. We train them to be obedient on and off the leash, as well as correct behavior problems.