About Us

Caitlin Grilli

About our name

To Myke there is nothing more rewarding than being able to communicate with dogs.  Communication is the key to any healthy relationship and his main goal is to help people develop a strong lasting relationship with their canine companions.  Myke started on the path towards dog training when he got his first German Shepherd puppy after his deployment to Iraq in 2006.  He saw so many untrained dogs and struggling owners.  He was determined to learn everything he could so he could turn his puppy into a well-adjusted dog.  Myke immediately started to educate himself by reading as many books and attending seminars by dog experts.  Myke started out by helping family and friends with basic obedience for several years while still active in the military.  Myke furthered his education, after retirement, by attending the Master Canine Trainer course provided by Highland Canine School for Dog Trainers in Harmony, NC.  His training included in depth behavior analysis and modification, extensive obedience training, Police K9 Instructor, Detection, Service dogs, Protection, Search & Rescue and Trailing/Tracking. 

Myke’s wife Tracy, has many years of experience in business entrepreneurship, finance and accounting, making her an invaluable asset to the Gray Wolf K9 team.  Tracy also provides logistical help with our dogs, scheduling support and strategic planning.  They have two dogs   Huck, a German Shepherd, and Cyrus, a Cairn Terrier.


Myke Adkins is the owner and training director of Gray Wolf K9.  Myke began his service to the community in 1992 as a paramedic in Michigan and continued his service to the country in 2002 when he entered the US Army after the terrorist attacks on September 11th.   

While working as a paramedic Myke was also a member of the Michigan National Guard for six years.  After serving 15 years on active duty and multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Myke was medically retired with several service connected disabilities. 

Myke Adkins

People often ask us about our name.  Some people ask if we train wolves as well as dogs, others just assume we picked the name because it sounds tough.  However, the truth of the matter lies in the history of dogs.  All dogs have descended from wolves or other wild canids and many still maintain their primitive looks and temperaments today. Although it's been centuries since dogs became domesticated, recent DNA studies have brought to light that dogs are the most closely related to the GRAY WOLF and their ancestors.