More about Ben...

We are super excited to announce Ben Bartelstein has returned to training with us.  Ben was such an intricate part of our training department, establishing our Board & Train program, our obstacle course, and setting standards and expectations high making our Training one of the most unique and successful programs around. 

Ben has grown up and lived above his families Board and Training facility since a young child, learning and eventually evolving into a 2nd generation dog trainer. Ben worked and learned about the rehabilitation of aggressive dogs and continued to advance through all phases of obedience, working personal protection, tracking and scent discrimination.   To further his education Ben did an apprenticeship working with police dogs. Ben also was the cofounder of Dynamic Dogs: Training and Behavior. Ben has made appearances on Rachel Ray, Inside Edition, WCIU and The Bozo Show in addition to working on Movie Sets such as “Last Right of Joe May” and commercials for Purina.


Throughout Ben’s career in dog training he has specialized in curbing the instinct to fight or flight in unstable dogs, building confidence and drive in working dogs and balancing overall obedience tasks that a dog and handler would use in a day to day environment.


Some of Ben’s previous experience would also include directing training programs, kennel assistance, sales, phone consultations, evaluations, and assisting in the progression of police dogs through tracking, obedience, protection and obstacles.


Ben, is motivated & dedicated in helping and changing the lives of some of the most challenging dogs with aggression to showing off some tricks some of us would wonder how in the world would we train a dog to do that?


Patient and charismatic, Ben wins the likes of those who surround him and even more importantly has a connection and relationship with dogs.

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K9 Tailshakers, Inc

9204 Gulfstream Road

Frankfort, IL 60423

Phone: 815-464-TAIL (8245)

Fax: 815-464-6757

Monday Friday 6am-7pm, Office 8a-5pm

Saturday 7am-5pm, Office 8-5pm

Sunday 8am-5pm, Office 8am-5pm