Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I choose you to help me with my dog(s)?
A: With over twelve years of hands-on experience dealing with dogs with the most severe behavior problems, you can rest assured that Mike has a proven track record of success as he is referred to by animal professionals from all over the country.
Q: Why should I choose you over another trainer?
A: Mike trains other trainers how to handle the most complex behavior cases.
While he encourages new trainers to continue to grow and gain valuable hands-on experience, you will feel comfortable knowing that Mike is not fresh out of an on-line course or school. He has worked with thousands of dogs and clients and has the valuable experience and education you and your dog deserve. Michael has passed the rigorous certification process of the IAABC and now oversees the applications of other consultants applying for the same certification. He is one of only four other Certified Dog Behavior Consultants in the entire state of CT and one of only 200 in the entire world.
Q: What can I expect during an initial consultation?
A: Mike will gather some background information about the behavior problems, personally assess your dog, determine a plan on how to fix the problems, and show you how to put that plan into place.
Q: What methods or tools will you use on my dog?
A: Your dog will never be exposed to, or subjected to, harsh or inhumane training techniques. Mike's foundation for training and behavior modification techniques is based on positive reinforcement and the most humane handling approaches.
Q: What type of payment do you take?
A: Cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard are all accepted.
Please see our SERVICES page for pricing and more information about what we offer.