Michael is a highly sought after teacher for the protection sports and working dog venues. He is widely recognized for his motivational methods and clear teaching style in both obedience and protection. He is renowned for young dog development and teaching a balanced approach to all working dog disciplines.
Emphasizing the benefits of cross-training, especially in the early stages of a pup’s life, Michael has taught many dog/handler teams the beauty and functionality of a well-rounded training program and the importance it has in a single specific sport or multiple sports….not to mention the everyday “off-the-training-field” perks.
Michael has coached dog/handler teams in Schutzhund, the Ring Sports and Service Work. With his knowledge and encouragement many of his students have enjoyed great success in their chosen sport while others have pushed their boundaries and earned titles in multiple protection sports.
While Michael’s chosen sport for his personal competition dogs is Mondio Ring, he stays abreast of all the major protections sports and can often be found attending the National Championships as well as select regional and local events.