Frank has trained and titled not only his dogs, but clients’ dogs as well; some trainees even reaching Championship levels. He has the privilege of training American Pit Bulls, Rottweiler’s, Dutch Shepherds, German Shepherds, Dobermans, America Bulldogs, and Malinois for clients that choose to enter into the competition world. These titled dogs competed in FRS (French Ring Sport), ASR (American Street Ring), and PSA (Protection Sport Association). He has also trained pets for therapy uses, and service dogs; which assist the disabled. Not only has he trained them, but donated his time and the dogs themselves.

Frank and his competitions dogs are all now retired from trials, but in over the past 10 years, he has participated, in over 60 trials and championships, throughout the USA and internationally; placing at the top in most of the competitions. Here are a few, but not all, of Frank’s personal championship or notable victories:

2000 - 2004

* 2000 ASR Entry Level (Bandit) (ASR is a competitive program designed for particle scenarios place in a realistic setting. This serves as a foundation for entering police or security work.)

*2001 NARA Brevet (Bandit)

* 2002 KNPV PH1 (Kanjer) (KNPV is “Koninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging” or Royal Dutch Police Dog Association)

* 2002 French Ring Sport NARA Ring 1 National Champion (Rocco)

* 2002 French Ring Sport NARA Ring 1 Cup Champion (Rocco)

* 2003 French Ring Sport NARA Ring 2 National Vice Champion (Rocco)

* 2003 Detection Trained Canine (Bandit)

* 2004 PSA Level 1 (Bandit) (High score in trial, high score in protection, & owner trained w/ highest overall score) (PSA is a civilian competition in canine obedience and controlled protection)

2004 - 2006

* 2004 French Ring Sport NARA American Invitational Cups of America Ring 3 (Rocco)

* 2005 ASR Entry Level (Kanjer)

* 2005 ASR Level 1 (Kanjer)

* 2005 Detection Trained Narcotics (Kanjer)

* 2005 French Ring Sport NARA Ring 3 National Grand Champion (Rocco)

* 2005 French Ring Sport NARA Ring 3 National Domestic Grand Champion (Rocco)

* 2006 ASR Level 2 (Kanjer)

* 2006 French Ring Sport Cups of America Ring 3 American Champion (Rocco)

* 2006 Coupe of France USA Team Representative (Frank & Rocco are the 1st & only American trained/titled team in history to ever be invited to compete in the Coupe of France (In France, the home of French Ring Sport), the highest level of Ring Sport. They were featured in the Palm Beach Post, Man, Best Friend go to France to Ring in Championship: written by Ashley Pier, June 28, 2006)

2008 - 2011

* 2008 PSA Level 1 (Rocco) (High score in trial, high score in protection, & owner trained w/ highest overall score)

* 2008 French Ring Sport NARA Ring 3 National Champion (Uber)

* 2008 French Ring Sport NARA Ring 3 Cup Champion (Uber)

* 2008 French Ring Sport NARA Ring 3 Domestic Grand Champion (Uber) (Uber was the first and only dog to ever hold all 3 titles at the same time, and accomplish this all in the same trial. During this time Uber was Trained & Handled by Frank Cowen.)

* 2009 ARF Ring 3 Vice Champion (Uber)

* 2011 Advanced Protection Tournament 1st place (Rocco was 11 years old and 2 years into retirement from active competition when this was accomplished

* Some information about French Ring Sport (FRS) French Ring Sport is a dog sport involving jumps, obedience, and bite work. To participate in French Ring Sport, a dog must first pass the Certificate of Sociability and Aptitude for Work (a temperament test). French Ring Sport defines three earned levels, after earning a Brevet (Certificate) for Dogs of defense; Ring I, Ring II and Ring III. Each introduces progressively more difficult situations and makes greater demands from the dog. The trial is divided into three sections: Jumps, Obedience, and Protection. When competing in Ring, the dog has no collar or leash on at any time except during the heel on leash. No food rewards or physical corrections are allowed at any time while competing. Control is emphasized from the moment the dog/handler team walks onto the field, until they leave at the end.