The Dog Training Mission of Chris Banke

Christopher BankeAs most who know him are aware, Chris Banke started with his calling as a dog trainer when he was just 15. Even at such a young age, Chris knew that that he loved to train dogs. In fact, that was when he founded the Algemeiner Schutzhund Club. That meant he was already hooked on the profession. He knew even then what he would be doing for a living for the rest of his life. That’s a rare thing, really. Of course, he would never be content with just doing this; he had to become the best trainer ever.

He was smart enough at 15 to get one of the other trainers to help him. The one who chose to mentor him recommended that he focus his training prowess on German Shepherds. Since she was one of the ten best trainers in the country, he took her advice and it worked out extremely well. Chris Banke was so good even then, he established his own dog training business at the age of 19, which he called “Chris Banke Protection Dog Trainer.” That facility is still in business up in northern Vermont and thriving.

Dog Training is His Life: Christopher Banke

Christopher Banke

Over a career that has spanned several decades so far, wold-renowned canine training expert Christopher Banke has worked hard and he has accomplished a lot. One of his proudest moments came when he made history as the first American to compete successfully in the RSV 2000 World Championship the IPO 3- handler-owner trained (HOT) category. That happened as he competed with his dog, Iriac vd Maineiche. Soon after, Christopher Banke’s dog Dino, (that name short for “Dino von der Maineiche”) received the 2nd highest Schutzhund/IPO 3 trial score in US history, which was another great milestone, with a score of 297.

In short, Chris Banke can point to many milestones in his long career as a premier dog trainer. One of his favorites came when that same dog, “Dino” was featured prominently in a role as a guard dog in the Oscar-nominated film, “Frozen River.” That film, which was directed by Courtney Hunt, was a high water mark in his training of dogs for films and other entertainment when it was released in 2008.

Christopher Banke Can Train Any Dog

Once upon a time, Christopher Banke and his very own dog, “Dino von der Maineiche,” received the second highest Schutzhund/IPO III in the United States with a trial score of 297. That is a great example of his amazing training skills, and he can do much the same for any dog. That doesn’t mean he can only train for shows. In fact, Chris and Dino were featured in the Oscar nominated movie, Frozen River. That is a high degree of versatility, but is able to tran any dog, at any level, for anything.

Christopher Banke has been training dogs for a very long time, even though he is still relatively young. He initially demonstrated an aptitude and a compelling love of dog training when he was just 15 and he founded the Algemeiner Schutzhund Club. He knew even then that training dogs was something he would always want to do. As a teen, several experienced trainers encouraged him to focus on German Shepherds and they also helped him to improve his skills to the point that he is now considered one of the best anywhere. In fact, by the time he was 19, he established his own dog training facility in northern Vermont. “Chris Banke Protection Dog Trainer” is still going strong to this day.

Over the course of his three decades in the business, he has trained many dogs and he also has coached and he has also assisted a number of other competitive dog handlers to prepare their canines for competitions at the local, state, regional and national levels. In addition, Chris as trained many dogs to work in law enforcement and the entertainment industry.

Profile: Chris Banke, Dog Trainer

Whether your dog training needs are to create a very good law enforcement dog, or you want your dog to enter canine competition or the entertainment industry, or perhaps you just want your dog to behave. Whatever your needs, Christopher Banke has the skills to get you to where you want to go. He has, after all, been training dogs for almost any purpose for more than three decades. He may seem to young for that to be the case, but that’s because he started early. He discovered his passion for training dogs when he trained his Doberman, Dana, when he was just 15. Seeing his passion and his advanced skill level at such a young age, he caught the eye of an older, more experienced trainer named Margarete Iaquinto. She was the one who encouraged him to look into training German Shepherds, which was a good thing.

Within a short time, Christopher Banke’s hard work and discipline pushed him into the upper echelon of dog trainers in the United States. In fact, he had already started his own dog training company at a large facility in northern Vermont by the time he was 19. That facility is still in operation and very successful to this day.

Most of the time now, Chris Banke works as an independent trainer for pet people of all types in all walks of life. Of course, he still trains dogs for the police and the movies and TV, but he also puts as much effort into training dogs for dog parents who just want their fur babies to behave.