Chuck also works directly with the animal facilities as their principal canine behavior evaluator and rehabilitation specialist in order to help canines adapt into their pack environment. He currently works with the following facilities:
•In the Dog House, Cleveland, OH
•Many Veterinary Clinics in the area
Additionally, Chuck actively participates in numerous seminars/classes conducted in Ohio and surrounding states focusing on canine behavior, training techniques, and rehabilitation methods. Chuck continuously strives to remain on the front line with methods and tools that unite canine to humans and humans to canines. The continued efforts of Chuck and his team has made Elite K911 Cleveland’s Best Dog Training facility for 5 consecutive years and counting. Chuck is also a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.
Chuck is also a field agent in humane investigation for the following:
•Lorain County’s Animal Protective League
Meet The Team
Chuck is the preferred canine training and rehabilitation expert for the following facilities:
•Ridgeville Animal Hospital, North Ridgeville, OH
•Elyria Animal Hospital, Elyria, OH
•Center West Animal Hospital, Westlake, OH
•Bretton Ridge Animal Hospital, North Olmsted, OH
•Broadview Heights Animal & Bird Hospital, Seven Hills, OH
•Gone to the Dogs
•Inn the Doghouse
•Fido’s Companion, Westlake, OH
•Muttley Crue, Berea, OH
Chuck’s Credentials & Accomplishments:
•2007: Completed full year of studies in Dog Training & Behavior under a certified trainer of the National K9 Training Academy
•2008: Graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia
•2009: Graduate of Pet Tech First Aid
•2010: Studied under Scott Mueller: founder of the National K9 Academy completing studies in K9 Business Management, K9 Troubleshooting, and Puppy Development
•2010: Graduate of Ohio Federated Humane Society, now a licensed Humane Investigator
•2011: Certified Canine Good Citizenship by the American Kennel Club
Owner, Head Trainer
Chuck's pack constists of:
•Butch, (American Pit Bull Terrier) who was being groomed for a short life of dog fighting. Chuck adopted him from a rescue and over a three year period he was able to rehabilitate him into a social and well behaved dog. Butch then went on to become a registered therapy dog visiting hospitals and school on a regular basis. He also is a dock dog with a jump record of 11 feet. Not bad for a pit bull.
•Radar, (Staffordshire Terrier Bull Terrier mix) was rescued by a Pennsylvania nonprofit who contacted Chuck to help rehabilitate the dog. Radar was found in a ravine on the edge of death after losing a fight. He was then physically repaired but was going to be euthanized because of his behavior issues. Elite k911 and Chuck stepped in and took the dog. After months of work Chuck fell in love with him and decided to keep him. He still bears the scars of his fighting days
•Violet, (Italian Mastiff Cane Corso Rottweiler mix) was removed from an active crime scene and brought to Chuck’s home. She was severely under weight and neglected. Through rehab and training violet became my personal demo dog and an excellent working dog, even entering some personal protection competitions.
•Venus, (Italian Mastiff Cane Corso) came to Chuck because another rescue called Elite K911requesting help on trapping a large dog in downtown Cleveland. Chuck went out with the biggest dog trap he had. They caught her the very next day. Chuck agreed to take her in for evaluating. She was very distrustful and it took Chuck sitting in a cage with her as she showed her teeth. Finally after six hours of sitting with her in the cage she slowly started warming up to Chuck, and over a couple days they were bonded. Distrustful days are in the past and she has since moved on to become a therapy dog and Chuck’s training assistant.
•El Chupacabra (Chihuahua) came to Chuck from a client. El Chupacabra was meant to be adopted out, but naturally became a part of Chuck's pack.