Decoy Certifications and Awards


  • ​2011 - Decoy Backwoods K-9 Michigan K-9 Challenge, Waterford, MI
  • ​​2010 - Certified as National Association of Working Dogs Decoy
  • 2005 - Decoy Working Dog Foundation’s Iron Dog Competition. Pease AFB, Portsmouth, NH
  • 1999 - 2001 - Decoy for Acton Tough Dawg Open, Acton, ME
  • 2000 - Crash Test Decoy Award Acton Tough Dawg Open, Acton, ME
  • ​2000 - Decoyed N.A.P.D. Trail, Lansing, MI (September 10th)
  • 2000 - Decoyed N.A.P.D. trial, Lansing, MI (September 9th)
  • ​2000 - Certified as National Association of Protection Dogs "Bad Guy"
  • 2000 - 1st Place at the 2nd Annual Dog Sports Open Decoy Competition

Judging Certifications/Events Judged


  • National Working Dog Association Certified Judge - Obedience
  • National Working Dog Association Certified Judge - Weight Pull
  • National Working Dog Association Certified Judge - Protection
  • ​​K9-Pro Sports - Certified Judge
  • F.E.D.A.B. - Certified Judge
  • ​2013 - Dog Sports Open - Judge
  • ​2012 - Dog Sports Open - Judge
  • 2010 - Dog Sports Open - Judge
  • ​2007 - Dog Sports Open - Decoy Judge

​Training Titles and Awards


  • ​​2012 - National Vice Champion N.W.D.A. Weight pull Punchlines RUN DMC (40 lb. class)
  • 2012 - National Qualifier Dock Dogs “Speed Retrieve” Punchlines RUN DMC Scarborough, ME
  • ​2010 - National Qualifier Dock Dogs “Speed Retrieve” Punchlines RUN DMC Rochester, NH
  • 2010 - National Association of Working Dogs WST Earned Punchlines RUN DMC Skowhegan, ME
  • 2006 - Punchlines Rumble Strip earned W.P.B.T.C.A - National Vice Working Champion
  • ​2006 - Punchlines Rumble Strip earned W.P.B.T.C.A - First Place - Protection
  • ​2006 - Punchlines Rumble Strip earned W.P.B.T.C.A - BST
  • ​2006 - Punchines Rumble Strip earned UKC weight Pull Title U-WP Enfield, CT
  • ​2005 - Titled Punchlines Bronx Tale in UKC weight Pull, U-WP
  • 2005 - Punchlines Bronx Tale 2nd place A.D.B.A. Weight Pull Topsfield, MA
  • 2003 - 3rd Place K-9 Pro Sports National Championships, Dallas, TX - Punchlines Bronx Tale
  • 2003 - 2nd place K-9 Pro Sports Mid-Michigan Kennels Eaton Rapids, MI Punchlines Bronx Tale
  • 2003 - Punchlines Bronx Tale - Awarded PPD title in K-9 Pro Sports
  • 2003 - 1st Place K-9 Pro Sports Northeast Regional (Personal Protection Level) Acton, ME
  • 2003 - 1st place Dog Sports Open- Punchlines Bronx Tale Scored 397 out of a possible 400
  • 2003 - 3rd Place K-9 Pro Sports Nationals (Professional level) Fort Worth, TX
  • 2002 - Punchlines Bronx Tale awarded UKC competitive obedience title, U-CD
  • 2002 - 3rd place UKC Obedience (U-CD) - Punchlines Bronx Tale
  • 2002 - 1st place UKC Obedience (U-CD) - Punchlines Bronx Tale
  • 2002 - 1st place UKC Obedience (U-CD) - Punchlines Bronx Tale (Scored 198/200)
  • 2002 - AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International on Punchlines Bronx Tale
  • 2001 - American Street Ring - Entry Level title - Punchlines Bronx Tale

Seminars and Demonstrations


  • ​​2013 - Connecticut Animal Control Officers Association, Bite Prevention Seminar, Foxwoods
    Resort and Casino, Ledyard, CT
  • ​2010 - A.C.O N.E. Bite Prevention Seminar, University of New Hampshire, Dover, NH
  • 2006 - Canine Problem Solving Seminar, CSTS, Acton, ME
  • 2005 - Protection and obedience seminar, Pet Paradise Rochester, NH
  • ​2005 - Protection and obedience demonstration/seminar for the APBTCNE Enfield, CT
  • ​2003 - Bite Prevention Demonstration & Seminar/ Tufts University, Grafton, MA
  • 2003 - Bite Prevention Demonstration & seminar/ Central Maine Power, Alfred, ME
  • 2003 - Bite Prevention seminar/ Lakes Region Humane Society. Tufftonboro, NH
  • 2003 - Competitive Obedience Lecture & Demonstration/ The Kennel Shop, Sanford, ME
  • 2003 - Personal Protection seminar/Mt. Ida College/Canine studies course, Newton, MA
  • 2002 - Bite Prevention (Close quarters) /Lakes Region Humane Society, Tufftonboro, NH
  • ​2002 - Teaching basic evaluation skills/Lakes Region Humane Society, Tufftonboro, NH
  • ​2002 - Intermediate obedience course/Lakes Region Humane Society, Tufftonboro, NH
  • 2002 - Basic Obedience course/Lakes Region Humane Society, Tufftonboro, NH
  • 2002 - Basic Obedience course/Massabesic Adult and Community Education, Shapleigh, ME
  • 2001 - Bite Prevention Demonstration & seminar/Acton Fire Dept. Acton, ME
  • 2001 - Bite Prevention Demonstration & seminar/Middleboro Fire Dept. Middleboro, MA
  • 2001 - Bite Prevention Demonstration/Carl J. Lamb Elementary School, Sanford, ME
  • 2000 - Bite Prevention Demonstration & seminar/Newfield Fire Dept. Newfield, ME
  • 2000 - Bite Prevention Demonstration & seminar/Sanford Fire Dept. Sanford, ME
  • 1998 - Rare Breed Demonstration/Connecticut Pet Expo- Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  • 1998 - Rare Breed Demonstration/Rhode Island Pet Expo- R.I. Civic Center, Providence, RI
  • 1998 - Rare Breed Demonstration/Boston Pet Expo- Bayside Expo Center, Boston, MA
  • 1997 - Rare Breed Demonstration/Connecticut Pet Expo - Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  • 1997 - Rare Breed Demonstration/Rhode Island Pet Expo - Civic Center, Providence, RI
  • 1997 - Rare Breed Demonstration/Boston Pet Expo - Bayside Expo Center, Boston, MA
  • 1995 - Working Pit Bulls Demonstration and seminar/Carver Dog Days, Carver, MA

Media Features


  • Animal Planet - “Last Chance Highway”
  • Animal Planet Show - “The Haunted”
  • Dog Sports Magazine Article - An interview with Chris Fraize of Punchline Kennels
  • WCVB TV Channel 5 - Chronicle Magazine Boston, MA
  • WJBQ - Q Morning show, Portland ME
  • Sanford News - Article- Bite Prevention at the Carl J. Lamb School, Sanford ME
  • Portland Press Herald - Acton Tough Dawg Open, Portland ME
  • National Geographic - Filming at the 4th annual Acton Tough Dawg Open
  • WGME TV Portland, ME - Bite Prevention seminar article feature
  • WCSH TV Portland, ME - Bite Prevention seminar article feature
  • Portland Press Herald - Bite Prevention seminar article feature
  • WCSH TV Featured - Local Dog Whisperer
  • WHEB - Greg and the Morning Buzz
In addition to being an exceptional dog trainer and canine behaviorist, Chris Fraize has proven to be an expert in his field. He has been featured in the news, on multiple television shows and is frequently requested to speak and provide demos at seminars throughout New England. Chris' innovations in interspecies communication have led to many new canine training techniques. He has also been a certified judge in a variety of canine competitions and has earned an abundance of national  training titles and awards.

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