About Us


Welcome to Protrain K9 Academy

Chris is holding Simon, Skylar sitting and Paislee laying down
Lauren (Chris’ daughter) with her dog Savvi

My name is Chris Needles, I have lived in Chico most of my life and attended local schools. Over the years I have learned many construction trades but my heart has always been working with dogs. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, training dogs in Northern California for over 30 years. I graduated from National K-9 School for Dog Trainers in 1993. I have been training dogs full time ever since. My education has been enhanced through classes, seminars, and clinics over the years. I specialize in all phases of dog obedience, training the 24-hour dog not for showing but for life. My technique is a balance approach of Correction and Praise as the reward. If you are having a problem with your dog/puppy or just want to better the relationship with your pet please give us a call.  I am a family man myself, my wife and kids work with our own dogs and help with classes as well. We encourage all members of your family, children included, to participate in the training. We would like to make the training experience for you and your pet a positive one.

Chris Needles, Owner