In July of 2015 Ted attended the Tom Rose School where he learned under Dave van Garderen and Jacob Plascencia. There, he learned how to train dogs from basic pet obedience, to more advanced things like sport and competition obedience such as AKC, IGP (formerly known as Schutzhund and IPO), scent detection, and tracking.
After graduating both the Professionals and Masters courses, Ted accepted a Head Trainer position at a local kennel in April of 2016. There, he trained hundreds of dogs of different breeds and different temperaments. While working for the kennel, Ted also joined the training ranks of Got Your Six Support Dogs, where he took home and task-trained service dogs for veterans and first-responders with PTSD.
Despite being 6’2”, Ted is a soft and very patient trainer, bringing even the most shyest of dogs out of their shells. He loves bringing out the best of every dog, and making sure they reach their fullest potential. His favorite thing to do with his personal dogs is scent-detection and tracking.