Hi, I'm Ches

I'm the founder and director of Phoenix K9 Training Inc and I started this company 5 years ago. I have 4 dogs of my own, a German Shepherd x Springer Spaniel who I adopted in 2019, a Belgian Malinois puppy who I am training in protection and obedience sports, and two labradoodles who are the ones who started my dog training journey to begin with!

My company mission is to help my clients create a beautiful working relationship with their dogs, as well as show them how to communicate with their dogs in the most advanced way possible. Dogs crave clear communication and guidance from their handler, my job is to show how to deliver that.

I have spent the last 7 years studying, practicing and advancing my methods, and traveling all over the world to work with and shadow other world class dog trainers. I have some very exciting goals for Phoenix K9 Training in the future, and I hope you'll join us on this journey! 

Achievements & Credentials

IMDT 'becoming a dog trainer' course

IMDT 'profesional dog trainer and group classes' course.

Shadow trained with The Pack Walker for 6 months.

Shadow trained at The Dog House UK in Wales, 2018.

Shadowed Jay Gray at Obsidian K9 Academy in Yorkshire, 2018.

Completed IOA dog behavior, canine first aid, canine body language and advanced training and canine communication courses.

Gun dog + tracking 2 day course with Paul Whittiker and Sophie Mills.

Currently doing my Foundational Diploma of Canine Science‚Äč

International Association of Canine Professionals member.

Obsidian K9 Academy Member

Arizona Dock Dogs member

AKC Trainer and Evaluator

Shadowing Canine Karma Training in New York, August 2019

Battersea Mud Run Challenge 2018