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Connect K9 Training

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Management Manners • Play • Obedience

Teacher Turned Trainer

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Hello, my name is Mark and my mission is to help you spend less time in conflict and more time in connection so you can better enjoy living with your dog. 

I spent over a decade teaching thousands of students as a public educator before combining my love of teaching people with my love of training dogs. After leaving public education, I knew I needed to focus my efforts on professional development so I sought mentorship and coaching from world-class trainer Catherine Smith (owner of The Lab Doctor). To this day I'm learning and growing under her guidance. 

My training system consists of breaking training into four categories:
management, manners, play, and obedience. I believe each of these categories are distinct and essential to building a strong foundation with your dog.

I love training all dogs, but I specialize in high-drive dogs. These are dogs that are typically smart, energetic, and food/toy motivated. As a result of these characteristics, they are also the same dogs that are prone to other undesirable behaviors such as jumping, barking, leash pulling, ignoring known commands around distraction, and other pushy behaviors.
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