Ben is from Minnesota where his interest in dogs began as a teenager with hunting dogs. Ben has trained many bird dogs and competed in hunting trials in the Midwest area. In 2015 he moved to North Carolina to attend the student program at Tarheel. Ben’s focus shifted to K9 working dogs and he became a certified police K9 trainer. After his schooling, Ben was hired as a full-time working dog trainer at Tarheel Canine, Inc. He has trained many dual purpose and single purpose police dogs for departments all over the country. He competes in PSA with his Malinois, Fury, and is a certified decoy for PSA.