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Rochester NY Dogs


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


Michael is one of very few trainers who offers remote dog training world wide including (UK, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Spain, ETC). Michael has been live stream dog training via skype for years and has been training dogs professionally in person since 2009!

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13 May 2020

We adopted a dog recently and found out she had some separation anxiety, and since we live in an apartment we couldn’t have constant barking while we were gone. I found this out the second day we had her, and Mike got us in 2 days later! Due to the pandemic, we were not eager to meet in person, so he was able to coach us via Skype. We have had a couple sessions so far and she now only barks for a couple minutes and settles herself in. His help was greatly appreciated!!! Highly recommend Mike! More...

4 February 2020

Insane how intune with dogs he is. Helped me realize what we were doing wrong and our house hold has been so much more peaceful since! HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING!!!!!

30 January 2020

Ok seriously, please read! I shopped for months looking for a trainer. Michael was one of the first I found and was instantly put off by how expensive I thought it was. After months of research I found out why. My wife and I decided to wait and save up money and finally had Michael come out and after just one lesson with him, my wife and I now believe he doesn't charge enough. It was super hard to trust other reviews we read of multiple people raving about Michael, and one that even said she had paid for several other trainers prior to Michael and how nothing worked until she hired him, and you probably won't either until you experience it yourself. Seriously we can't say it enough, my wife literally cried the entire night the first night he came because for weeks we had talked about giving up our dog. I say all this because I hope, if you even read just one testimonial, I hope it's this one. He's well worth the money and the wait time to fit into his schedule, hands down. More...

22 October 2019

We have two dogs in different stages of life, a 7 year old and a 6 month old. We were looking for someone to help us with reteaching the older dog while starting from scratch with the younger dog. Michael did just that! From the very beginning he was responsive, professional and a pleasure to work with. Our dogs loved the sessions with him and were completely exhausted afterwards. He did a wonderful job of tailoring to both of their individual needs and explaining to us the rational behind each of his techniques. This helped us with conceptualizing the bigger picture so that we can apply some of the basic idea to other behaviors that need correcting. Michael was available outside of sessions as well in case we had follow up questions or needed clarification. His pricing was fantastic for two dogs with in-home sessions as well. We did the 5 class package and it was worth every penny. I would recommend Michael to anyone with dog training needs and plan to keep him in mind for any future needs our dogs may have in their training or boarding. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

16 August 2019

Michael was awesome. He was on time and courteous. He was thorough and patient. We have a lab who jumps on people. It took about 2 or 3 minutes for Michael to teach our dog not to jump. He spent the rest of the time teaching us how to be consistent in teaching our dog. Then, he asked if there were any other problem behaviors or questions we had. He is wonderful at his job. More...

18 June 2019

Couldn't be happier with the time and attention given. Both were major key factors in the success of breaking the bad habits and helping build better understanding with such positive results. I couldn't be more grateful. Not to mention having someone bond during training makes me more comfortable having them dog sit in stead of going somewhere unknown. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

26 December 2018

Great experience. Highly recommended

Reviewed on Facebook

9 August 2018

Great experience! I have two dogs; 1 pit bull/lab mix and 1 Rhodesian ridgeback mix. I was very nervous and hesitant to boarding them both for 7 days because my pit bull mix gets anxiety when I’m away and my ridgeback can be a handful sometimes. When I went to Mikes to drop them off all my worries went away. It was a clean and quiet environment, it wasn’t like I imagined where there’s ten barking dogs like a “doggie prison.” During my vacation, Mike reached out and gave me updates to let me know they were safe and happy. When I picked them up the dogs were happy, well fed, and groomed. Mike even did some obedience training on the side. I recommend to anyone looking to board they’re dogs to go through “Rochester NY Dogs” ... great experience and affordable! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

28 August 2015

Rochester NY dogs is fantastic! I took a class with Michael as a first time puppy owner and learned so much! Definitely worth it. He was also very accommodating with boarding our puppy when we had last minute travel plans! Would highly recommend. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

5 June 2015

Best dog trainer that I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Extremely professional and effective! Had my dog responding to him in seconds!

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There are 2 options, either a 3 week program or a 5 week program. Both are highly intensive and geared to your specific needs. Whether you need service dog training, obedience, rehabilitation (aggression, anxiety), etc, we can do it! Board and train can be done locally where you drop off the dog in person or we can arrange for your dog to be shipped to us for the program. Board and train also comes with private sessions to teach you how to continue.

Michael has offered live stream dog training sessions for years. Whether you are not having success with local trainers, or you like Rochester NY Dogs prior success rate, then this is the option for you! Prior students have stated learning more and feeling more confident with a streamed session due Michaels ability to communicate & teach, as well as their need to pay attention.