Long Island Dog Trainer
Dog Training in Mineola, Long Island

Michael is devoted to working with dogs and learning how humans and canines can live harmoniously through better communication.

This inviting, humorous and easy to follow guide prepares you for the challenges that lie ahead and the joy a new puppy can bring. Starting from the planning stage before the puppy arrives straight through to adolescence, What Can You Expect When You Are Expecting A Puppy prepares you for everything you'll need to know in order to raise a happy, well-centered dog using positive reinforcement training methods.


Michael Schaier appeared on News 12's "Animal Island"

Guest and new author Michael Schaier speaks with Channel 12 news anchor Stone Grissom on the importance of exercising your dog.


Under Michael's leadership, Michael's Pack combines positive reinforcement behavior training with patience and understanding.

Michael Schaier appeared on News 12's "On the Job"

News 12's Sean Bergin helps some furry friends master sitting and staying in this week's "On The Job" with Michael's Pack dog training.


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It's National Pet Day! Here's how to adopt a dog.


Michael’s Pack Encourages You to Consider These Tips
before Adopting a Pet This Holiday Season

December 5, 2013 | Press Release

The holidays are a joyful time of year when many families surprise loved ones with adorable dogs and puppies as gifts. Before you consider adopting a lovable, furry friend this holiday season, Michael’s Pack suggests these helpful tips:

  • Refrain from impulse adopting: Just because a dog is cute and playful does not mean it’s the right dog for you. After meeting a certain dog, head home and do your homework — make sure the dog’s personality will fit in with your family. Get an idea about what breeds make up the dog you are considering by researching its common needs and habits.

  • Plan ahead: Before going to pick up your dog, ensure your house is dog-ready. Make sure you put up gates where you do not want the dog entering so he/she will not harm themselves. Also, make sure you put away sharp objects and/or anything that your pet could choke on, so they will remain safe and accident-free.

If you own a dog already, make sure he/she will get along with your new furry friend. Take them to a neutral area where they can meet before the new dog is welcomed into your home — your previous dog may become extremely territorial.

  • Adopt an older dog: Many people are reluctant to adopt an older dog due to their eagerness to want to adopt a puppy and fear that an older dog may not be able to adapt as well. However, an older dog can be beneficial for countless owners. For example, many are housebroken and already trained. Some older couples do not have the energy or time to go through the training process for a puppy; therefore, adopting an older dog would be their best option.

  • Choose a dog that suits your lifestyle: Consider all of the aspects of your life and think about what type of dog would be best in your household. Get to know your potential dog’s personality. Instead of picking a dog that runs up to you and becomes overly excited, consider choosing one that has a more cautious personality. The ones that are initially more guarded and then open up are usually better adjusted and easier to train than the ones leaping into everyone’s arms.

Also, consider adopting a mixed- breed dog. Many mutts are in shelters and are not adopted due to the popular demand of purebred puppies and “designer” dogs. Unbeknownst to many, mutts are just as lovable and are known to be great companions with excellent health.

“If you consider these helpful and simple tips, you will be sure to find your ideal dog that will be perfect for your home,” says Michael Schaier, Owner and Head Trainer, Michael’s Pack. “Extensive research and planning will ensure that you made the right decision in adopting a specific dog. The training and adaptive process will be less stressful and make everyone in your household content as well as your new pet.”

Our dog is starting a new path to a much happier life, and so are we.


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