About Michael's Pack
It is our firm belief that dogs learn from being motivated to learn. All of Michael’s Pack trainers are certified professional dog trainers, schooled in positive reinforcement training. Some feel that you can get a dog to “listen” by using heavy handed techniques but that’s not us. We want you to have a happy dog and a wonderful relationship with your pet.
To quote Dr. Ian Dunbar, a noted animal behaviorist:
“It’s a scientific fact that reward-training is quicker and more effective than punishment training. And when you screw up with treats, the dog loves you. You screw up with a shock collar, you’ve done a lot of damage, the dog doesn’t like you very much, and he doesn’t like training.”
Communication is the key.
Michael’s Pack offers private in home dog training in New Jersey and New York, as well as private and group training sessions at our facility in Mineola, Long Island.
Our Dog Training Philosophy
Relationship-based dog training creates trust and mutual respect. The team at Michael’s Pack uses only humane, positive-reinforcement training methods. No fear-based training. We focus on not only training your dog but teaching owners how to best communicate with their dogs and help them overcome common behavioral issues. Communication is the key.
We provide our high quality dog training services to dog owners in New York and New Jersey, including Monmouth County, and provide group classes at our facility in Mineola. Long Island.
Meet Our Team
Philip Smith - NY
Ally Calgut - NJ
David Russell - NY
Adam Lutchman - NJ
Dana Ferarra - NJ
Nicolette Marino - NY
Eric Vissichelli - NY
What Our Clients Are Saying
Riley was a fearful young Bichpoo puppy which is why I decided to work with Phil over the course of 5 private sessions. Now Riley is much more confident and able to hand new situations way better than he could a couple months ago. Phil was wonderful in helping me Continue Reading Testimonial
- Maggie Zhang
Brittany was very engaged and knowledgeable. She worked extremely well with my puppy and children. Our pet made great progress. Would recommend her highly. She is caring and wonderful!
- Daniele Parris
We had the best experience with Michael’s Pack, and specifically our amazing trainer Dana! We just completed 6 sessions together and have seen HUGE improvements with our 2 year old Mini Goldendoodle, Rory (a very high energy pup!). Dana taught us so many techniques centered around positive reinforcement that we Continue Reading Testimonial
- Michelle Boytano
Raquel has been wonderful. She’s reliable and knowledgeable. Our dog has come a long way with her guidance
- Paula Malakoff
Ally is the best dog trainer EVER. She is so patient with a very energetic puppy and taught Zoey so many valuable things. I highly recommend Michael’s Pack and Ally. So professional and knowledgeable!!