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
I founded Momentum K9 in 2021, and am excited to share my passion for dogs in my home state of Idaho. I am a NePoPo® Certified Gold Trainer, professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), and Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Since 2007, I have worked with many breeds of dogs and have experience in animal husbandry, obedience, behavior modification, puppy training, service dog training, board & training, group classes, and competitive dog sports. I am currently pursuing titles in IGP dog sport with my Belgian Malinois, Dojo.
I am committed to continually expanding my knowledge in order to provide the highest quality of dog training to my clients. My training philosophy is that every dog is unique and there is no “one size fits all” approach to training. I use balanced, science-based methods suited to the individual needs of each client. The ultimate goal is to create a fulfilling relationship between dogs and owners that will last a lifetime.
Liz Gray-Parker, Trainer
I am the co-founder of Momentum K9 and primarily assist with the board and train clients and business operations. I have a long history of working with animals beginning at a young age when I learned the basics of dog and horse training through 4-H. During college, I worked part-time as a training assistant at K-9 Ponderosa in Ohio, and later while living in Georgia I completed a dog-training apprenticeship at Comprehensive Pet Therapy. In 2014, I moved out west and briefly operated my own dog training business in Southeast Idaho before relocating. I have experience with obedience, behavior modification, dog sport, and conformation. I also compete with my Appenzeller Sennenhund dog, Bärli, in conformation and obedience. I love to help clients connect with their dogs and am dedicated to always learning and seeking creative solutions that result in happy, motivated dogs.