Certified Dog Professional Columbus, OH
Guy Kantak is a Certified Professional Trainer serving Columbus, Ohio and vicinity. As owner-operator of The K9 Guy, he has provided professional canine services since 2007.
Long Term OH Service Experience
Guy has been a Central Ohio resident for more than 40 years. He is an OSU graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, and work experience during his college years as a technician in a local Emergency Room. During this time Guy also gained certification as a Paramedic, and began additional part-time work with two area Fire Departments.
Shortly after graduation from OSU, Guy's part-time experience led to a full-time career in the Fire Service. For 33 years he worked in many different capacities including Paramedic, Apparatus Operator / Engineer, Captain in charge of both Ladder and Rescue Companies, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, Battalion Chief and Assistant Chief. The Fire Service offered many opportunities to deal with distressed or angry animals, as crews entered homes where owners were gone, ill, or otherwise unable to control their pets.
Education for Dog Training Certifications
While this career path was truly rewarding, Guy wished to serve those creatures with which he always shared a deep, empathic connection - dogs. With these wonderful animals a very prominent part of his own life, Guy wanted to help others enjoy more fulfilling, enjoyable, and respectful lives with their own dogs. Understanding the importance of education and validation, he began a new path of study to further his knowledge of dogs and certify his skills toward that goal.
In 2007 Guy attended the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers. This professional school is approved by The Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, and teaches dog professionals from around the world. During an intense, hands-on program, Guy successfully completed the Obedience, Behavior, and Master Trainer Courses. Guy received endorsements in Basic and Advanced Obedience, Behavior Modification, Breed Identification, Tracking, Personal Protection, Police K-9, Scent Detection, Utility, Puppy Development, Assistance Dog, and Retrieval.
Columbus, OH Pet Professional - Associations and Affiliations
With graduation from National K-9, Guy became a Certified Professional Trainer. He is a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (to which The Dog Whisperer / Cesar Millan's website refers visitors seeking local professionals), and a member of the National K-9 Dog Trainers Association as well. With the establishment of The K9 Guy, LLC, Guy began working to make this world a better place for Central Ohio dogs and their families.
Guy's Current Service History to DateGuy has has personally provided service to over 3, 100 clients and their pets...
Other Notable Accomplishments and Mentions
- Received 2 President's Award from the International Association of Canine Professionals for "valued and loyal service" to the organization.
- Multiple articles published in IACP's SafeHands Journal.
- OH Chamber of Commerce Member.
- Attended numerous National K9 Graduate Seminars, including ones on aggression, scent work, nutrition / health, search and rescue, service dogs, and more...