About BA-K9

Educating humans to build better relationships with dogs

Ben is a certified and experienced behaviorist and trainer who began working with dogs and humans in 2012. He started his career by completing the Master Trainer Course at the renowned National K9 Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio. His certification includes: Advanced Obedience, Assistance Dog Training for the Disabled, Scent Detection, Tracking and Trailing, Personal Protection Training and Kennel Management. Ben received his CPT and is an active member of the National K-9 Dog Trainers Association (NK9DTA).

After certification, Ben started his own company, BA Professional K9 Training, Inc. Initially starting in a warehouse garage, Ben’s business continues to grow and has expanded to a Training Facility and Kennel located on 5 acres in South Beloit, IL. While growing his business, Ben also completed the Cesar Millan “Training Cesar’s Way Fundamentals 1 & 2 Programs”. Upon completion of the Fundamental programs as a student, Ben was asked to participate as a volunteer. He is currently employed as a staff member for the Fundamental courses in Santa Clarita, CA, at Cesar Millan’s Dog Psychology Center.

Along with mentorship and training from Cesar Millan, Ben has had the opportunity to work and train with some of the best minds in the business, including Linn Boyke. Ben completed and hosted an educational program with Linn Boyke at BA-K9, which increased his expertise in the field of dog psychology.
Ben has a genuine passion for helping humans and dogs achieve the best relationships possible. With a strong emphasis on dog psychology and owner education, Ben spends every day helping others. The experience and knowledge he shares truly transforms lives.

The Pack


11 Year German Shepard


8 Year German Shepard


7 Year Old German Shepard/Pit Mix


1 Year Old Dutch/German Shepard, Chow Chow mix

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