Owner, Head Trainer, Canine Behaviorist
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, Assistant Training Director
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.
We would like to welcome the newest member of our team Clay Fonvielle to CSTS and to the state of Maine. Clay has worked for the last fifteen plus years in the areas of animal behavior, obedience and competitive dog sports. Best known for earning over 200 titles in agility, competition obedience, dock diving, weight pull, rally obedience and canine protection sports; Clay is one of the few trainers to earn national championship designations in multiple disciplines. If you have an itch to start competing, or if you just want to have a dog who is obedient around the home as well as out and about, contact us!