Welcome to Elite K-9 Training!
Shortly after graduating from high school, Chris joined the United States Marine Corps. About a year after his military discharge, Chris started to display signs and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.), which is when his long search for healthy and positive ways to work through and live with P.T.S.D. began. Following a couple years of research, he acquired personal service dog. After training and learning the processes he quickly continued training under several apprenticeships and course work, Chris was launched into the fascinating world of working and service dog training, and he has not looked back since.
Today, Chris’s passion is to integrate personal and working dogs into every facet of life, while helping to create and nurture unbreakable bonds in the human-dog relationship. Also, he is dedicated to educating the public on excellent in-home obedience, public-perfect animals and behavior creation and modification techniques.
We believe that each human-dog relationship is unique, which is why we take the time to meet with you, and understand your frustrations or needs, in order to create a personalized training package for you and your dog.
We are committed to operating with integrity and honesty with every client. You can trust us to work alongside you to create a better quality of life for you, your family, and your dog, in the safest and most effective way possible.
Our Training Philosophy, “A Balanced Approach”:
We train with your specific end goals in mind to develop obedient and confident dogs, while nurturing a strong bond, respect, and trust between the canine and the handler. We use traditional and contemporary training styles, combining the most effective and efficient training methods to achieve your desired outcomes. We strive for the best and most capable processes in training to create new behaviors and modify the undesirable behaviors you are experiencing.
We are neutral trainers that use Positive Reinforcement and Negative Reinforcement (when needed, and always the lowest level of intervention) to help create comprehension within the animal. We use this balanced approach with the aim of understanding dogs’ nature, their ability to be conditioned, and effectiveness of rewards and punishments. Some of the other science used is: Classical Conditioning (Pavlov), Clicker Training, Electronic Stimulation Training, Mirrored and Modeled Development, Relationship Based Training, and Pack-Based Alfa Dog Training.
Chris is an Experienced Handler and Actively Trains:
- Basic and Advanced Obedience
- Focus Drills
- Article Retrieval
- Service/Therapy/Emotional Support Animals (with direct disability interventions)
- Handler Stress Management
- Canine Stress Management
- Handler Leadership and Canine Relationship Building