Ben has been training dogs professionally since 2010, certified CPDT-KA since 2012, and CDBC since 2018. He has served on the APDT membership task force, education committee, and legislative task force. He is a veteran of the US Navy and currently owns and operates Good Doggy Saratoga in upstate New York.

Ben is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in neurobiology, having completed an MS in neurobiology and undergraduate work in biology and psychology at the University at Albany. His intent is to seek CAAB certification upon completion of his graduate studies. He is passionate about spreading science literacy and science-based ethical dog training to improve the industry for dog trainers and dog owners everywhere.