Growing up with pet dogs in the family his entire life Stephan has always had a connection with dogs. In 2013 he was given the opportunity to work for a K-9 Academy where he studied the basic concepts of training and began growing his skill set. The clientele that he has worked with varies from IPO, pet and behavior rehabilitation. Witnessing dogs and their behaviors that could not be corrected by purely positive reinforcement he chose to expand his horizon and absorb dog training methods from all sides of the fence. This search culminated with joining the Fido Fidelis Dog Training team. This new approach has allowed him to work with and improve more lives for dogs and their families.  His training philosophy is that “Dog training starts with a solid foundation on the basics.”