Jim Michielli - Owner and Lead Dog Trainer

Jim Michielli - Owner and Lead Dog Trainer

 

Our Philosophy

ZenDogs provides private sessions for dog and puppy manners (obedience), day training and dogs with reactivity and other behavioral issues. I am both CCPDT and Animal Behavior College certified dog trainer. I am currently a Behavior Assistant with the Erie County SPCA. I have a Master's in Education which helps me to design a program that is most effective for you and your dog. I spent 7 years as a Dog Enrichment volunteer under the Behavior Dept. at the SPCA. I was at a Level 3, which is the highest level for a Dog Enrichment volunteer. I use only scientifically-based methods that have been tested to be effective and humane. One of the cornerstones to how I train is developing your dog's ability to focus and the ability to calm your dog and yourself when needed. Whether it's teaching manners, agility or getting your dog to move away from potentially harmful situations, learning to get your dog to focus on you is the key.

 

I have earned the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers Knowledge Assessed certification. It is the only national group that certifies dog trainers about their knowledge so that dog owners can make informed choices about competency levels and experience. Click the logo to learn more.

 

Animal Behavior College's private dog training certification program is well-known throughout the industry.  To learn more about Animal Behavior College certification and other certification information, please click the above logo to learn more.