Meet the trainer

Mitch is the owner and head trainer of Christian K-9. He also serves as the president of German Shepherd Rescue Ohio which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue. Mitch has been training dogs since his teenage years starting with his family’s pets as a hobby. He is also a Marine Corps veteran which is where his career in dog training sparked from. During his time in the Marines, Mitch got to witness first hand the capabilities of the Marine Corps working dog teams. Although he was not a handler he was often at the kennels with his friends learning how to train dogs. At the end of his active duty service Mitch attended Highland Canine where he became a certified military & police k9 instructor. He currently assist in training and decoying for police departments in central Ohio. 

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“Passionate. Patient. Honest. Dog-lover. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe me. I know each animal is different and I will work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. More importantly the guidance you need as well. Whether you’re thinking about getting a dog, or already own a dog with behavioral problems; I’m here to help you get started on the path to success and truly enjoy a well mannered dog. I treat every dog as if he were my own. All training is guaranteed to meet your expectations; if I don’t, I will continue working with you until you are satisfied, free of charge. I love this job and would do it for free as I have before and still sometimes do. My main goal is to help people have a better relationship with their dogs and to keep dogs out of shelters, and thats the ultimate payment.”