About Chris Brown
Born and raised in New Hampshire with a pair of long haired miniature dachshunds, I’ve always loved dogs. Growing up, I was the kid that stopped to pet every dog, big or small, that passed on the sidewalk or the beach. Although my love of dogs has since grown, I now know not to say hi to every dog that passes by. After graduating from Landmark High School in Beverly, Massachusetts, I started working at a pet care facility and taking classes at the NH Technical Institute, but soon realized my passion was to be a dog trainer. After researching the best schools in the country, I applied for and was accepted at the Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainers in High Ridge, MO.
During 20 intensive weeks at Tom Rose School, I learned and received hands-on training experience in puppy imprinting, pet and competition obedience, agility, tracking, scent detection, and protection. There, I had the opportunity to train two of my own puppies and other dogs to AKC standards. My Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd, Storm, achieved extraordinary high marks on the difficult IPO 2 obedience test and also excels at tracking, scent, and protection work. My chocolate Labrador Retriever excelled at pet obedience and agility. After graduating 3rd in my class out of 30, I became a certificated Professional Dog Trainer.
I have since continued my education and training at North State K9 Academy of Tarheel Canine Training, Sanford, NC, where I enhanced my dog training knowledge, skills, and experience in pet obedience, protection, decoy, scent detection, and tracking.
Through my experiences both in school, and as a dog trainer, I have learned a lot about behavioral habits and can now read dogs much more quickly. I pay close attention to their body language, which means I am always aware of their particular situation and how to train them. Not only has my understanding of dogs grown, but I am also more confident around aggressive and skittish dogs. I truly believe that every dog can be trained with the right knowledge and strategy.