About Us


Jeremy Cormier

Jeremy Cormier found his passion for dogs at a young age while helping a family friend with his dog training business. This family friend, Sal Sala, was more of a father figure for Jeremy as he took Jeremy under his wing picking him up every Tuesday and Thursday to run dogs in South Windsor, CT.

Jeremy learned the importance to a well rounded dog from the kennel to field as he helped round up the dogs, birds, and training equipment. Through these experiences Jeremy knew one day he wanted his own dog and to fully train the dog with minimal assistance. Jeremy took on this endeavor with his first dog, Jameson, a Vizsla out of Szizlin’ Vizsla’s in Marlborough, CT. Jameson taught Jeremy the highs and lows of dog training which brought Jeremy to where he is today.

Jeremy continued his quest through dog training while aiding with local police departments in training their K9 units. Jeremy’s knowledge in dogs goes beyond the normal obedience and gun dog training. With multiple facets of training, Jeremy can tailor the training to the owner and dogs needs.

Jeremy’s passion drives him to succeed in making a well rounded dog that anyone can enjoy at home and in the field.


Mathew Hiser

My name is Matthew Hiser, and I’ve been training dogs for over 5 years now. As a dedicated professional, I work with all kinds of dogs, from puppies to service dogs, but I specialize in aggressive behavior modification. 

I strive to provide effective solutions for managing canine aggressive behavior, recognizing triggers, and transforming them into well-balanced companions. At V3 CANINE ACADEMY, we understand the challenges that come with owning an aggressive dog, and we are committed to helping you address these issues head-on.

With years of experience in canine behavior modification, I have honed my skills and techniques to facilitate positive transformations in even the most challenging cases. My approach is centered on teaching dogs how to control their aggressive tendencies and redirect their energy into more productive behaviors. Through personalized training sessions and proven methodologies, I empower these dogs to become better versions of themselves, ultimately fostering a harmonious bond between you and your four-legged friend.  I am passionate about what I do, and I take great pride in witnessing the progress that each dog makes under my guidance.

As an experienced dog trainer, I understand the importance of early socialization, obedience training, and instilling good manners in these formative stages of their lives. With my expertise and guidance, I will help your puppy grow into a well-behaved, confident, and a happy canine companion.

Thank you for choosing V3 CANINE ACADEMY. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and your furry companions. Together, we can embark on a journey of transformation, whether it’s turning your aggressive dogs into well-behaved, happy members of your family, or helping to structure your puppy into an even-tempered adult.


Alexis Gavitt

Growing up in Canterbury, Connecticut, surrounded by a variety of animals, I developed a deep love for dogs and other creatures. Despite my focus on showing horses and livestock, including rabbits, sheep, and cattle, my affinity for dogs has remained strong.

I continue to show cattle and sheep, blending my passion for agriculture with my newfound love for dog training. My family has been a constant presence of different dog breeds, ranging from small lap dogs to larger breeds that think they’re lap dogs. The Australian Cattle dog captured my heart early on with its loyalty, and I currently own one, along with a delightful crossbreed. These dogs epitomize the true meaning of a girl’s best friend.

Joining V3 Gun Dogs & Canine Academy in May 2023 marked my entry into the world of dog training. Although relatively new to this field, my experience with various dog breeds and their unique personalities has enriched my understanding of canine behavior. I am dedicated to ensuring that the dogs I work with not only meet their owners’ expectations but also enjoy their downtime, allowing them to be dogs and mentally prepare for their next training session.

In the realm of dog training, I specialize in two main areas. Firstly, I focus on overall basic home obedience, striving to mold dogs into good model citizens both within and outside their homes. Since starting in May 2023, I’ve successfully trained numerous dogs in basic obedience, transforming them into entirely new and  well-behaved companions. Secondly, I specialize in training hunting dogs, aiming to develop powerful and quality bird dogs across various breeds. While people often ask me about the enjoyment of spending the day with dogs, my true satisfaction comes from witnessing the transformation these dogs undergo during training and the positive impact it has on their owners. It’s the joy of seeing dogs become better companions and the fulfillment of helping both dogs and their owners create lasting bonds.


Kienan Giller

From Willington, CT, I find joy in the outdoors, particularly hunting pheasants with a diverse array of dog breeds.

Presently, I am proud to serve with the Willimantic Police Department, actively contributing to the training of our K9s in the role of a certified decoy. My passion for the outdoors extends to waterfowling, where I share memorable experiences with my black lab, Zuko. Engaged in hunt tests, I am pleased to have played a significant role in Zuko earning his JH (Junior Hunter) title before reaching his first birthday. Beyond my personal pursuits, I am actively involved in retriever training, fostering skills that go beyond the typical hunting scenarios. Additionally, my commitment extends to assisting in police K9 training, where I contribute to the development of these highly skilled and dedicated working dogs.

In both the civilian and law enforcement realms, my dedication to canine training and development is not just a profession but a way of life, reflecting a deep connection with dogs and a commitment to their excellence in various fields.

V3 Gun Dogs & Canine Academy: Unleashing the Power of Versatile, Valiant, and Vigilant Companions

Welcome to V3 Gun Dogs & Canine Academy, where the love for dogs meets the expertise of a dedicated law enforcement professional turned passionate dog trainer. Founded by Jeremy Cormier, a full-time police officer with an unwavering passion for hunting dogs, our academy has evolved into a hub for comprehensive dog training, specializing in versatility, valor, and vigilance.

The Journey of V3:

V3 Gun Dogs & Canine Academy was born out of Jeremy Cormier’s deep connection with hunting dogs. As a full-time police officer, he found solace and joy in the companionship and loyalty of these remarkable animals. The three V’s—Versatile, Valiant, and Vigilant—became the guiding principles shaping his vision for dog training excellence.


Driven by an insatiable desire to enhance the capabilities of hunting dogs, Jeremy’s journey expanded to encompass his passion for police K9s and behavioral modifications. It was this fusion of professional duty and personal passion that laid the foundation for V3 Gun Dogs & Canine Academy.

Our Philosophy:

At V3, we believe in the transformative power of a well-trained dog. Our philosophy revolves around instilling versatility, valiance, and vigilance in every canine companion. Whether you’re seeking a skilled hunting partner, a reliable police K9, or behavior modification for your beloved pet, V3 is committed to delivering unparalleled training solutions.

Community-Centric Approach:

Jeremy Cormier’s vision extends beyond individual training sessions; it encompasses building a strong community of dog owners. V3 Gun Dogs & Canine Academy is not just a training facility; it’s a place where dog enthusiasts come together to share experiences, knowledge, and a genuine love for our four-legged friends.

We understand that the journey of dog ownership can be both rewarding and challenging. That’s why we foster a supportive community that extends beyond the training field. Our team is dedicated to providing ongoing guidance, resources, and encouragement to ensure the success of every dog-owner duo.

Comprehensive Training Services:

  1. Hunting Dog Training: Our academy excels in transforming your canine companion into a versatile and skilled hunting partner. From basic commands to advanced fieldwork, we tailor our training programs to suit the needs of both novice and seasoned hunters.


  1. Police K9 Training: V3 is proud to offer specialized training for police K9s. Our programs focus on obedience, scent detection, apprehension techniques, and handler training, ensuring a seamless integration of K9 units into law enforcement operations.


  1. Behavior Modification: Addressing behavioral issues in pets requires patience and expertise. Our experienced trainers specialize in behavior modification, providing effective solutions for challenges such as aggression, anxiety, and excessive barking.

Join the V3 Family:

At V3 Gun Dogs & Canine Academy, we invite you to join a community driven by a shared love for dogs and a commitment to excellence in training. Whether you’re embarking on a hunting adventure, enhancing law enforcement capabilities, or seeking behavior modification, V3 is your trusted partner in unleashing the full potential of your canine companion.

Discover the difference that versatility, valor, and vigilance can make in your dog’s life. Welcome to V3 Gun Dogs & Canine Academy, where every tail wags with purpose, pride, and proficiency.