The Dog Training Life of Chris Banke

November 25, 2017
 
It's been a long, very fruitful life for Chris Banke, who initially demonstrated an aptitude and a compelling love of dog training when he was a mere lad of 15. That was when he founded the Algemeiner Schutzhund Club because he knew even back then that training dogs was something he would always want to do. That was about the time as highly experienced trainer encouraged him to focus on German Shepherds, which was serendipitous. At the same time, she 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. Throughout his three decades in the business, he has trained hundreds of dogs and he has also coached and assisted many competitive dog handlers to prepare their canines for competitions at the local, state, regional and national levels. In addition, Chris Banke has trained many dogs to work in law enforcement and the entertainment industry.

For Three Decades, Christopher Banke Has Trained Dogs

August 16, 2017
 
He was only 15 when Christopher Banke discovered his passion for training dogs. That spark came when he started to train his Doberman and founded the Algemeiner Schutzhund Club. He knew then that he had found his career path and he would never be content to simply train dogs to fetch and sit; he wanted to be the best. That’s when another trainer too the time to help him and persuaded him to focus on German Shepherds, which was probably the best move of his career.

By the time he was 19, Christopher Banke established his own dog training business, which he called, “Christopher Banke Protection Dog Trainer.” That company is still in business and thriving in northern Vermont. At one point, Christopher Banke, with 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. He and Dino also had a prominent part in the Oscar-nominated movie Frozen River, where Dino played a guard dog. As a dog trainer, Christopher Banke can help you obtain the results you are looking for, whatever they happen to be.

Training Dogs is Christopher Banke’s Passion

May 25, 2017
 
There are certainly a great many reasons why Christopher Banke is one of the most highly successful and sought-after dog trainers in the country. However, one of the key reasons may be longevity. He may not seem like it’s possible, but Chris discovered his passion for dog training at a very young age and he’s been doing it extremely well for more than three decades since. The simple concept of “practice makes perfect” may apply here. He certainly must know more about how dogs actually think than most other people.

Of course, in addition to doing it for a long time, another factor that makes Chris Banke one of the best is the dedication he shows to his profession. He is a lot more than a business owner and dog trainer, he is also known as an activist within the dog training community. He holds memberships in a great many training organizations. For example, he is a founding member of Schaeferhund Schutzhund Club, an organization for which he has served as Vice President. In addition, he was also a co-founder of The Pinebarrens Schutshund Club and The Mid-Island Schutzhund Club, for which he also served as training director for a while.

Since he was 15, Christopher Banke has worked hard and he has accomplished a lot, including training hundreds of dogs for careers in such areas as entertainment and law enforcement and hundreds of others for competitions, where they have collectively done very well. However, there have been achievements that have stood out from many others. Including becoming the first American to ever compete successfully in the RSV 2000 World Championship the IPO 3- handler-owner trained (HOT) category. His dog, Dino (short for “Dino von der Maineiche"), received the 2nd highest Schutzhund/IPO 3 trial score in US history, reaching 297 and then went on to star as a guard dog in the Oscar-nominated film, “Frozen River,” which was directed by Courtney Hunt.

Chris Banke: Any Dog Can Be Trained for Anything

February 27, 2017
 
Even when he was very young, Christopher Banke demonstrated a strong ability to train dogs, as well as a strong love of dog training. When he was just 15, he founded the Algemeiner Schutzhund Club. He knew even then that training dogs was his calling; something he would always want to do. While there, an experienced trainer – one of the top ten in the country, no less – helped him build his skills and got him to focus on German Shepherds. From there, he constantly improved. He also founded his own dog training business in northern Vermont before he had even turned 20. Called “Chris Banke Protection Dog Trainer,” it is still going strong, more than 30 years later.

Over the years, Christopher Banke has trained many dogs and he has coached or assisted a large number of competitive dog handlers. Chris also founded his own breeding kennel, with many of those dogs entering competitions at the local, state, regional and national levels.

Chris Banke also has trained many dogs to work in law enforcement and the entertainment industry. He and his own dog, “Dino von der Maineiche,” appeared in an Oscar-nominated movie in 2008. The two of them had previously received the second highest Schutzhund/IPO III in the United States with a trial score of 297. Chris Banke is one of the best dog trainers in the business. Any business. Christopher Banke also is one of the most sought-after independent trainers anywhere in the country.

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