Mike Dixon has been our trainer since Lizzy, our standard poodle, came into our family last spring. Rather than wait, we started from week eight with private in-home consultation to help with the puppy biting, chewing and piddling. Lizzy was potty trained very quickly, and has never damaged furniture. Mike especially helped with advice for our children interacting with the young puppy. She wanted to use their hands as chew toys, but we soon remedied that. Selecting Mike Dixon as our dog trainer was the best choice we’ve made for Lizzy, because in addition to the in-home one-on-one training, he teaches group classes too, and our poodle got to socialize early and often. She’s the friendliest dog in the neighborhood! The contrast was most clear when a neighbor’s dog got loose. They clearly didn’t know how to control their pet, and the dog was basically just a wild animal.
We would recommend Mike to anyone, and often do. We are looking forward to taking our training to the next level with therapy dog lessons.
Kathryn McGuirk & family