Owner/ canine behaviorist/trainer
Chris has been professionally training dogs for more than 20 years. He specializes in canine behavior rehabilitation and has trained Police K-9 national qualifiers, weight pull national champions, therapy and agility dogs. He has given seminars on canine behavior problems, dog bite prevention, weight pull, dog sport problem solving and more. Chris has been featured on Animal Planet, in Dog Sport Magazine and other national publications, radio, news and television programs. He has won a multitude of awards and certifications for training, judging and participating in canine competition.
Chris is known for his common sense and comedic approach, making his training methods easy to understand and fun! He believes that balance based training is the best approach to communicating what you expect from your dog. Chris is very passionate and dedicated to canine behavior and training and it shows in all aspects of his lifestyle
Kennel manager/ trainer
Dylan has a true passion for animals. He started his career with animals by working for a veterinarian, but once he learned the medical aspects of animal care, he wanted to learn more about the behavioral side. Dylan is very motivated to help save the lives of dogs in need. He will not quit on any dog or any client, because he knows that together we can give the dog a better life.
Dylan has 4 dogs of his own that he works in obedience and dog sports.
Doggie Day School trainer
Richie has competed in and won many trophies, awards and certifications in obedience and dog sports over the past 18 years. Richie’s passion for dogs and dog training is apparent when she works with the day school dogs as well as her own dogs Mason, a Shepherd mix and Gary Busey, a Bull Terrier. She has plans to compete with Gary in obedience trials in the near future.
Richie brings a lot to CSTS and we are thrilled to have her join our team!
Doggie Day School Trainer
Tori’s high energy and organizational skills bring so much to our team! She originally hails from Ohio and has been living in Maine with her husband and 3 dogs.
Tori has been training her two Labs with CSTS before joining our team. She recently acquired a Patterdale Terrier puppy from us and will also be training her for obedience competitions, canine weight pull trials, earth dog trials and whatever else she can find! She certainly has the dog training “bug” and has learned so much in her time here with us. We are fortunate to have Tori on our team!