• Internationally sought after keynote speaker and presenter on the topic of aggression at numerous events, conferences, and universities worldwide. Michael has mentored and presented to thousands of animal professionals in twelve different countries.
  • CDBC – Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Michael is one of fewer than 200 Certified Dog Behavior Consultants in the entire world.
  • Served as President of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants for five terms. The IAABC is an organization including the top animal behavior professionals leading the field in animal behavior consulting and training around the world.
  • Founder of the Aggression in Dogs Master Course.
  • Expert witness for dog bite cases.
  • Interviewed for expert opinion by media outlets across the country, including the New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Norwich Bulletin, WebMD, Women’s Health, New York Post, Real Simple, SiriusXM Radio, WTNH Channel 8, and Steve Dale’s Pet World.
  • Featured guest on numerous podcasts including Animal Training Academy, Dog Knowledge: Dog Training Podcast, and Fenzi Dog Sports.
  • Referred to by dozens of veterinary practices across New England for behavior problems in dogs, including Pawcatuck Veterinary Clinic, Noank Mystic Veterinary Hospital, Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, Branford Veterinary Hospital, Four Paws Animal Clinic, and Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital.
  • Course instructor for “Aggression Cases: A to Z.”

  • Guest Instructor Fenzi Dog Sports Academy
  • Content contributor to the nationally recognized “Fear Free Trainer Program.”
  • Fear Free Certified Trainer.
  • Training and Behavior Consultant for American Lab Rescue Inc., For The Love of Labs, B.O.N.E.S. Beagle, Valley Shore Animal Welfare League, Wings of Freedom Animal Rescue, Big Fluffy Dogs, and Pit Bulls & More rescue organizations.
  • Honor graduate of the renowned Connecticut K-9 Education Center certified by the Board of Governors for Higher Education.
  • Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College.
  • Mentor for IAABC’s Aggression in Dogs Program.
  • Full Member Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).
  • Featured guest on WNJC’s “Thursdays in the Dog House”.
  • Featured guest on “The Leash Aggression Classroom” Podcast.
  • Featured guest on “Positive Pet Advice.”
  • Featured member in “The APDT Chronicle of the Dog” magazine.
  • Contributor to Animal Behavior College’s quarterly newsletter.
  • Case Study contributor to “The APDT Chronicle of the Dog.”
  • Content editor for numerous dog behavior related publications.
  • American Red Cross Pet CPR and First Aid Certified.

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