There are probably a number of reasons why Christopher Banke is considered one of the best dog trainers in the business. One of them is most certainly his dog training experience, which already runs to more than three decades, overall. While some may think he’s too young for that to be the case, it should be pointed out that his dedication to canine training started for him at the tender age of 15.
Of course, experience is only part of the story, as he is highly regarded for his activism within the dog training community, as well as his active membership in quite a few organizations that support trainers. For example, as a founding member of Schaeferhund Schutzhund Club, he also serves as that organization’s Vice President. Chris also co-founded The Pinebarrens Schutshund Club and The Mid-Island Schutzhund Club, and he has served as a training director at both for a time.
However, most of his reputation comes out of his experience, which is vast and varied. As noted, at 15, Chris Banke discovered his love of dog training and then founded the Algemeiner Schutzhund Club. He was sure this would be his career even then, so he wanted to be the best anywhere. He was able to work under the guidance of an experienced trainer early on, who encouraged him to concentrate on German Shepherds primarily. Most of what he was taught improved his level of skill to the point that he started his own dog training business when he was just 19. “Chris Banke Protection Dog Trainer” is still alive and kicking so many years later at its facility in northern Vermont.