Jake is a second-generation obedience trainer, an approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC, and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (Certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers).  He is also a certified decoy for the United States Mondioring Association, and is currently working to become a judge for the sport.

He trained for about 5 years under his mother and mentor, Deb Schneider, and has been training on his own through AllBreed North and other ventures since 2008. He is very knowledgeable, patient and caring, which contributes greatly to the success of his students. He uses practical approaches, personal experiences, and humor in his classes to create a relaxed and fun learning atmosphere.