My name is Charlie Holder. My wife Cindy, and I own and operate Charlie's K-9 Camp, LLC a small Obedience Training School and boarding facility for dogs.  

In 1969 while at Fort Benning, Georgia I volunteered to be a scout dog handler for the United States Army. Following an intensive training program, I arrived in Vietnam January, 1970.  I was stationed at Camp Eagle serving in the 42nd IPSD supporting the 101st Airborne Division.  During my 11 months in Vietnam two dogs, Danny and Thor were KIA while leading patrols through the jungles - they knew their job and excelled at what they did.  Lux my third and last dog was turned over to another handler when I returned home in December, 1970.  I am an active member of the Vietnam Dog Handlers Association.

After returning home from Vietnam I met Cindy.  We married in June, 1972.  Together we raised a couple of German Shepherd pups and two daughters.  Through the years our love of dogs has been a common bond.  A good thing, because we never knew which of the girls (and I include Cindy in the term girls) would bring home another pup - all kinds, shapes, sizes and temperaments.  We have always had dogs, they were, and still are, our friends and companions.  During the years we have worked with many  dogs, training them for friends, co-workers and family; making new friends through each new dog we train.  The opportunity to work with so many types and breeds of dogs has been wonderful.  It is a pleasure to open our home and hearts to an unruly pup and yes, even older dogs; they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but believe me it can be done.  With structure, firmness, love and praise it is a delight to see the changes in the dogs we work with. Our number one goal is to help you build a better relationship with your dog.

We have trained dogs from across North Carolina including Jason Michael Carroll, country music singer and his wife Wendy's yellow lab Blocker.  They are pictured with Charlie in the upper left hand corner.  We would love to work with your pet too!

If you think dogs can't count try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.

 -Phil Pastoret