Michael's Pack Dog Training Center Mineola, New York

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Life Of DavyDave

2 years ago

Brittany was a great trainer. Really encouraging and helpful.

Jenna Tyznar

2 years ago

Can’t thank Nikki enough for her amazing job with our puppy Scout! She went above & beyond to meet our needs, answer questions and making our training session catered to what we wanted. We have a new baby at home so having a pup who we can trust around our little one meant so much and she made sure to give us all the training and tips even outside of our designated training time! Can’t recommend her and this company enough! Thank you so much Nikki!!!! You are awesome & scout is such a well behaved and happy addition to our family

Ken Fitzer

2 years ago

We had an amazing experience with Michaels Pack Dog Training. Our trainer was Nikki and she was great. Nikki showed us many techniques to help our 10 month old lab Cooper. Cooper had a tendency to use his mouth when he was excited and also liked to jump up when greeting us or guests. Through Nikki's training tips of positive reinforcement, Cooper has made amazing progress. On a recent trip upstate to visit my sister who had not seen Cooper in months, we were so happy to hear that he was a completely changed dog. Nikki would contact us during the week to ask us how Cooper was doing and she also told us we could call her or text her anytime with questions. We couldn't have had a better experience with Nikki and Michael's pack.

Opymon

2 years ago

Just finished our training package with Michaels Pack and we are sad to have it come to an end. Our trainer was Nikki and she helped us tremendously with our amstaff puppy. He was starting to go through his teething phase and getting very nippy. Nikki came just in time and helped us navigate through the difficult phase. She was very accommodating to our work schedules and checked in with us regularly. Always addressed our concerns and gave us numerous training tips. She even used her own dog in training sessions to help with our concerns! Our pup looked forward to his lessons and was always sleeping soon after them. With her dedication we have learned to be better pet parents and now own a well mannered, happy puppy. Would highly recommend her!

Elizabeth flyer

2 years ago

We have a 7 month old labradoodle who was constantly nipping and growling at us. Our 13 year old was afraid to approach Libby, but desperately wanted to play with her. After a few training sessions with Nikki, all that has changed! Libby no longer nips at us, and we can approach her without being afraid. Nikki has been such an excellent trainer and communicator. She calls/texts everyday to see how Libby is progressing; she is always “on-call” if we have any questions or concerns. Her suggestions and observations have been a constant throughout the training experience. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!????????????

Elise Leonard

2 years ago

We had an amazing experience with Michael's Pack! Our trainer Ally was patient (with both humans and dogs), encouraging and very knowledgeable. My dog Rex loved her, and we both made great strides working on his behavior. Ally has great tips, tricks, and ideas on how to make sure Rex is comfortable, secure and happy!

Sal Tornambene

2 years ago

I can't even begin to explain how incredible Michael's Pack Dog Training was for me and my best friend Patty. She's a 9 year old pit mix, who had a rough past before I met her. She loved people always but could not be in the room with another dog. Other trainers were skeptical to take her on due to the aggression, but Phil (a head trainer here) could see that deep down she was a great dog and just needed guidance. Within a few sessions, it was quick to see quick attitude adjustments with Patty. He uses positive reinforcement and treats, as well as some interesting tactics like fake dogs, distraction training and more. On top of making sure Patty learned how to be a dog, he made sure I understood what she was thinking and why she reacted when she did, so that I could help further her progress on my own. By the end of our sessions, Patty has been able to be left unattended with my mom's new puppy Nacho. It's a no-brainer that if I were to get another dog, Michael's Pack & Phil are the first place I'd go to make sure he or she learns to be a great dog.

Joe Ienna

2 years ago

Had a great experience with these guys, they understand dogs & dog owners very well. Ask for Brittany!

Daniele Parris

2 years ago

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!

Michelle Boytano

2 years ago

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 will continue to use throughout Rory's life. Dana was always available to answer our questions and provide advice, and we truly looked forward to our weekly sessions with her! This was a very worthwhile investment and I highly recommend Michael's Pack & Dana to anyone who is looking for personalized training.

Jaclyn Mandelbaum

2 years ago

We had the greatest experience with Michael's Pack! We recently rescued two Great Pyrenees mix puppies (7 mos. and 1 yr)... Deciding to make an investment in their obedience was a great decision, as it lays the foundation for a peaceful lifetime of well-behaved dogs. Michael gave us so many useful tools that have easily translated into our daily routine. We have had many trainers in the past who provided unrealistic tactics that weren't practical or didn't translate beyond the training session. Definitely not the case here. We see a noticeable difference and have had neighbors and even strangers comment that they are such well behaved dogs. HIGHLY recommend!

Maggie Zhang

2 years ago

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 understand how I could continue to improve Riley’s behavior down the line. He’s incredibly professional, patient and kind and I’m very grateful to have had him help me and Riley :)

Robert Florio

3 years ago

Phil is a wonderful trainer with compassion and the knowledge to train your dog. A number of neighbors are also using his skills and are very happy. We have a large German Shepard that is now well behaved and not dragging my wife down the block. I enthusiastically recommend Phil if you want to benefit from his skills. Phil will put you on the fast track to a well behaved dog.

Pawandeep Kaur

3 years ago

We did private lessons with Jen, who trained our new puppy Comet and showed us our older 8 year old dog Sammie can still learn so much more!!! Even after countless youtube videos and research, the way that Jen taught us, with such patience and care gave us the much needed technique and confidence that we needed as new puppy parents. Jen is such a sweet trainer and she showed our boys so much love and cheered them on every step of the way. Our older dog learned impulse control and shows improvement in obedience everyday. Comet our golden retriever puppy learned sit, stay, wait, come, leave it, drop it and is slowly working on loose leash walking. Jen showed us how smart dogs are with positive reinforcement, we would highly recommend her!

Patricia O'Neill (Patty)

3 years ago

My almost 1 year old Lab Coal and I have been working with Philip Smith. It's been a positive experience. Not only is Phil a great dog trainer, he's an excellent "people trainer". He's given me the tools and confidence I need to continue to work with Coal to reinforce the training we work on together. Phil is very professional, always on time and just a really nice guy!

Matt Marek

3 years ago

We have a Great Dane / Lab mix who is fearful of new people. We worked with Phil and he taught us how to work with our dog and the necessary steps that we need to take to help him adjust. We have seen a HUGE improvement in his behavior after only 5 sessions. I highly recommend Michaels Pack.

Loretta Matuszewski

3 years ago

Jennifer is an amazing trainer and deserves more stars than just the 5 star limit! Her professionalism and kindness worked wonders with our new Lab puppy...she was thorough, personable and helped us navigate as new puppy parents! Her positive reinforcement approach worked really well with our puppy and he loved seeing her every week:)

Jacqueline Kane

3 years ago

Michael and his team are wonderful! Our quality of life has changed thanks to the hard work and dedication of Michael! Michael not only trained our puppy but trained everyone living in our home. All the thank you's in the world could not be enough!!!! Within the first 3 seconds of entering our home Michael was working with our extra high energy 6 month boxerdor and in 3 minutes she was listening. It was nothing short of a miracle. Michael and his staff are just what was needed to help with our newest addition. Price appropriate and an accommodating schedule needed? Then this is the company for you!!! Great with extra special dogs and extra special kids in the house. After 4 lessons and a consultation, our puppy who did not listen at all now sits, stays, leaves it, lays down, understands quiet, no longer pulls on her walks, has stopped biting people and stopped jumping on visitors, uses bells to alert us that she needs to go outside and has stopped counter surfing, all by using positive reinforcement. With 2 sessions left out our initial package, I am sure I will be amazed with what Michael teaches our baby next;)

Candace Ringel

3 years ago

My husband and I worked with Adam for two months. He was very professional and very responsive to our needs. He was available through text and/or phone when we had a problem. Our dog is now well-behaved and well-trained thanks to Adam. Not only was teaching the dog important, but also teaching us as well. We are all still a work in progress, but so much better! We attribute our success and happiness to Adam. A shout out of thanks to Michael for hooking us up with Adam. He’s an asset to the “pack”!

Benedetto Orrico

3 years ago

My Norwegian Elkhound is pretty much my world. She’s a great pup but was in need of training. Adam is a great trainer and guided us both through the lessons. It was actually really fun and rewarding going over the commands and watching her slowly get better at walking on a leash. After 6 sessions I was very happy with where she is at and may do more advanced training in the future. Adam was also very patient with me which I appreciated because between my dog and me, I’m probably lower on the learning scale.

Stephanie Relkin

3 years ago

Thank you for training my dog and me. Five times, Jen brought all of us happiness and joy. My dog is now awesome. And another thank you for always being there for small or large questions. Thank you, Libby age 9

Matthew R

4 years ago

Michael's Pack is a great place with a group of highly skilled and empathetic dog trainers. They use positive reinforcement instead of things like choke collars or shock. They're very successful at training and integrating the dogs into the family. I personally would recommend David. He's a great guy and works so well with dogs.

Lori Iskowitz

4 years ago

Michael trained my dog to behave in all the ways I needed him to. However, my very favorite part of Michael’s Pack is indoor doggie playtime. It’s for dogs weighing up to 35lbs, it’s supervised by a trainer, and it’s ‘almost’ year-round. …

kathleen dwyer

4 years ago

Went to the puppy school and had a great experience. Plan on taking our dog back for the intermediate sessions

Jacqueline Chesna

4 years ago

I have a puppy that was super energetic and mouthy and the training and tips I received from Michaels Pack and exclusively our trainer Phil were invaluable!! I highly recommend them!!

Debbie Semar

4 years ago

The trainers at Michael's Pack are fantastic! They are not only great with dogs, they are equally great with the humans. We had owned dogs before, but when we adopted a severely skiddish rescue, we knew we needed help. Michael's Pack gave us the skills to be able to give Jack his best life!

Danielle Caravella

4 years ago

Excellent experience! Michael was always on time and patient with our dog, June. Our issue was her leash walking. She would bark, lunge and growl at cars, people, and other dogs on leash. He provided us with the tools we need to enjoy pleasant walks with our dog and to continue training her after our sessions have ended. I recommend Michael's Pack for anyone looking for helpful training sessions.

Keith

6 years ago

Michael was our trainer. He did a great job not only training the dog, but training us on how to be better owners. He taught us techniques that really worked. We keep seeing better results as time goes on, even with out Michael. We weren't sure if we could teach our 4 year old dog new behavior and we absolutely are glad that we gave it a try with Michael. We split our training between his location and our house, which I believe really helped. I would recommend Michael's Pack to puppy owners and those of older dogs.

Jimmy Moran

6 years ago

Get trainers the whole staff care about your dog and the trainers give their cell phone numbers and you can call or text whenever you want

stephen simco

7 years ago

Michael is great! I brought him my 4 month old Rottweiler and in just a few sessions he was performing most commands. With each session he is getting better and better!

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Michael's Pack Dog Training Center, New York, Mineola

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