- Professional K9 trainer since 1985.
- Former Schutzhund, French Ringsport, and NVBK-America competitor and decoy.
- The first decoy in history of Florida to certify as a Decoy in both NARA (French Ringsport) and USMRA (US Mondioring Assoc.)
- Former NVBK America President.
- Trainer of 100's of police Patrol (explosives and narcotics detection) and military K9's.
- Guest Trainer in multiple K9 training seminars world wide.
- Producer of 50 Dog training videos.
- International and Domestic K9 Vendor.
- Creator of the "Gus Artiles Theory of Power Biting." A system of K9 bite work development.