Mike is the reason I still have my Akita Samurai today. Akitas are beautiful but are a very smart, stubborn and a dominate breed. This can be a difficult combination. I work with pet owners daily. However, when it came time for me to choose a trainer I picked Mike because he genuinely loves animals and he takes a gentle but effective approach with them.
I was very lucky to find Mike early on in Samurai’s life (10 weeks) and she has completed training with Mike all the way from the Puppy Kindergarten through the Off Leash program which has really left me with an amazing dog that both I and my family can enjoy. She listens intently to me now and there are no more struggles for dominance in my home, thanks to Mike. He showed me how to be the pack leader when dealing with such a dominant breed and now all she wants to do is please me. I would highly recommend Mike Dixon and Tristate Canine Obedience to anyone who thinks they have a dog that no one can get under control. I now have the best trained dog in the neighborhood.
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