Momentum K9 is the result of a desire to help as many people as possible with their dogs. Training dogs and their owners is what we find meaningful in our lives and we feel it is our obligation to do so. Many people are not aware of the amazing relationship possibilities that come from effective training and we want to share that possibility with as many people as we can. We understand the worry, stress, and even embarrassment that is the result of unwanted dog behavior, and we can provide an effective and happy solution for both dog and human.
Building trust and respect between you and your dog!
MEET OUR TRAINERS
Ben Parker, Founder & Trainer
Ben is the owner and founder of Momentum K9 based out of Boise, Idaho. He began his ventures in the dog world during his early 20’s when he operated a hobby kennel and learned extensively about animal husbandry, fundamental dog care, dog keep, and handling. In his early 30s Ben dedicated 8 years working as a wildland firefighter and trained with his canine mentors in the off season. Ultimately, he chose to pursue his passion of working with dogs full-time and had the opportunity to work as a trainer at Dog Works Utah.
Ben has worked with dogs of all breeds in basic and advanced obedience, behavior modification, board and trains, and dog sports. He is currently training his own dog Bärli in IGP, a dog sport that tests tracking, protection, and obedience. During his time at Dog Works, Ben had the opportunity to learn from and work with some of the most experienced and successful dog trainers in the country. He is also a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). Ben is excited to share his passion for dogs with his home state of Idaho. He is committed to continually learning, improving his skills, and sharing his knowledge with others.
Liz Gray-Parker, Trainer
Liz’s love for working with dogs began at a young age when she learned the basics of dog and horse training through 4-H. During college she worked part-time as a training assistant at K-9 Ponderosa in Ohio, and later while living in Georgia completed a dog-training apprenticeship at Comprehensive Pet Therapy. Liz has taught group obedience classes, private lessons, and assisted with behavior modification cases. She also had the opportunity to observe canine brain MRI research at Emory University.
In 2014, Liz moved to Idaho and briefly had the opportunity to start her own dog training business before having to relocate. While she was completing her master’s degree to become a Nurse Practitioner, she worked at Dog Works Utah part-time as an assistant to group classes and board and train clients. She loves to help dog-training clients connect with their dogs and is dedicated to always learning and seeking creative solutions that result in happy, motivated dogs.
Liz also works as a Nurse Practitioner and operates a photography business called Wild Paws Photography.