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Karhu, my first dog to train from a puppy.

It all started with this guy...well, let me back up. Having grown up with dogs in the family since a very young age, it just seemed natural that once I was out of the house and on my own I would have a pup. When Karhu came into my life as the first dog that was strictly mine, my world changed forever. Even having been raised with a pack of up to three dogs at a time, once it was just Karhu and I, I realized very quickly that I didn't know the first thing about dog training. Learning is a lifelong pursuit, and raising that pup ignited in me a passion for dog training that has only grown in the last few years.


After searching for the best education available, with a little encouragement and a lot of support from Chris Williams of Run Your Pack, Calibrated K9 is here to help you dial in your relationship with your pack. As a certified Top Tier K9 graduate, Calibrated K9 offers custom training packages for pet owners who want to enjoy a better relationship with their canine family members. 

Certification from Top Tier K9

Ben Landkammer is a professional dog trainer and the head trainer at Calibrated K9. Ben was raised by a pack of rambunctious boxers in Missoula, Montana and now calls the Knoxville, Tennessee area home. Prior to leaving Missoula Ben completed his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Montana, after working for a local small business and multiple Fortune 500 companies. His leadership training and experience, understanding of project management and customer service combined with education and experience training dogs allow him to bring a unique perspective and capability to his training clients and their canine companions. Ben regularly collaborates with other trainers, attends continuing education classes and travels the country to expand and evolve his dog training understanding and capabilities. When not training dogs or growing his knowledge base Ben enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing, farmer's market and taking in the local music scene, and with his German Shepherd Kato is the K9 unit for BUSAR, the backcountry search and rescue team tasked with operating in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and surrounding areas. (Team BUSAR)

Ben Landkammer and Kato, the german shepherd in trainig wih Calibrated K9
Karhu. What an amazing dog.
Karhu meets up with a new friend
Ben training with another K9
Ben and Kato go for a fun walk
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