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Interview for the Texas Homes For Sale Resource Guide

  Recently, Texas Homes For Sale, one of the top sites for Houston, TX real estate featured us in their home owners guide. We provided and overview of our services and approach to working with dogs and the value of working with an experienced and [...]

Kristy C. – Cupcake

I contacted Michael to work with my two bull terriers and I'm so glad I did. It's been a week since they've started working with him and I'm already noticing improved behavior. They love him and I love his training methodology. He is a [...]

Safety: The First Pillar

Last month, I introduced the three pillars that I use to create an outline when working with any of my client’s dogs. […]

Christine M. – Doc/ Logan

Michael is great with dogs – as anyone would expect of a dog trainer – but even better is that he’s great with pet owners! I joked that he was training me and my bf more than the dogs, but it was kind of [...]

Linette W. – Oliver

Our experience with Michael was so awesome. We adopted a rescue beagle mix that was severely malnourished, had battle wounds from other aggressive dogs and severe separation anxiety. When left alone he had chewed through his kennel, ripped up carpet, ate blinds and would just [...]

Debbie B. – Gracye May

 Michael literally saved my dogs life. I was at my wits end of what to do with her. I decided to try one more training before putting her down because of her aggression, ( shes been kicked out of 2 ) I called Michael and [...]

3 Pillars: Safety, Management and Modification

Last month in my blog, I talked about LIMA and the Humane Hierarchy. These concepts are at the core of everything I do. It takes the animal and meeting their needs into account, and creates a systematic approach to changing their behavior. There is always [...]

LIMA and the Humane Hierarchy

LIMA is an acronym for “Least Intrusive, Minimally Adversive” and this principal is at the heart of everything that I do as a trainer and behavior consultant. The IAABC has a wonderful position statement about LIMA on their website that states, “LIMA requires that trainers [...]

Rosemary T. – Odin

My dog Odin and I started working with Michael after a horrible situation occurred that could have led to my dog being put down as well as ended my relationship with my significant other. When initially speaking with Michael I was very skeptical. His [...]

Hot Weather Safety Tips for Dogs

Houston averages 100 days with high temperatures of 90°F or more. While many people may enjoy hot weather, it can be dangerous, and even deadly, for our dogs. Fortunately, with a little bit of knowledge, we can keep our dogs safe and happy during the [...]