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We recently had the pleasure of working with Mike from Genesis Dog Training, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that the experience was life-changing for us and our two French Bulldogs. Anyone familiar with Frenchies knows they have a stubborn streak, but Mike’s expertise and his commitment to positive reinforcement not only trained our pups but also taught us invaluable lessons. The biggest tak... More
We recently had the pleasure of working with Mike from Genesis Dog Training, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that the experience was life-changing for us and our two French Bulldogs. Anyone familiar with Frenchies knows they have a stubborn streak, but Mike’s expertise and his commitment to positive reinforcement not only trained our pups but also taught us invaluable lessons. The biggest takeaway for us was understanding that training our dogs is as much about us learning to be consistent with our commands and expectations as it is about our dogs obeying those commands. Mike has significantly improved our relationship with our pets, showing us that the path to a harmonious household isn’t just through training our dogs, but also through educating ourselves as owners. We are deeply grateful to Mike and the Genesis Dog Training philosophy for the profound impact they’ve had on our family. Highly recommend to any pet owner looking to make a positive change! Less
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Please, whatever you do, do not get rid of your dog who is making you pull your hair out, bring Mike of Genesis K9 on board!!!! He is most definitely a dog whisperer and he is all about positive reinforcement training. We have the most beautiful, intelligent, high prey drive shepherd that made me think I was going to lose my mind. Her biting and jumping on me and treating me like a littermate ... More
Please, whatever you do, do not get rid of your dog who is making you pull your hair out, bring Mike of Genesis K9 on board!!!! He is most definitely a dog whisperer and he is all about positive reinforcement training. We have the most beautiful, intelligent, high prey drive shepherd that made me think I was going to lose my mind. Her biting and jumping on me and treating me like a littermate but looking at my husband as alpha brought me to tears many days. I knew she needed more than a class full of cute little puppies. She was four months old when I called Mike, and I know he could hear the desperation in my voice, and we started training with him the next week. This was life changing. Fast forward 10 months, and we just completed the Immersion program today. WOW!!!! My husband worked this program for 8 days, I took the last two sessions. I couldn't imagine what was being done to make my husband walk in every evening after training saying our girl did better than the night before, but that is exactly what happened. I've never dealt with a personality or drive like hers before, and in our 60s we thought we made a mistake bringing this puppy into our home. This Immersion Program was icing on the cake nd we know we can text, call or email him anytime. Take my word for it, if you need help, you won't be sorry bringing Mike into your life, and your dog will be grateful, they really don't like being yelled at. Less
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We highly recommend Genesis K9 Training. Mike is the absolute best trainer ever. Such a great pprogram. We can't thank him enough.
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We highly recommend Genesis K9 Training. Mike is absolutely the best trainer. Our Lexi did wonderful in his day camp program, we all learned so much from this program. Genesis K9 is definitely a fantastic program.
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Mike is worth his weight in gold. I have an Anatolian shepherd mix who lunges and growls at other dogs for no reason. He is incredibly strong and stubborn. Mike is the most patient person with dogs and worked with Leo to gain his trust and praised him for following commands. He explained to me the training techniques and sent videos. Mike stays calm and uses repetition, high value treats and prai... More
Mike is worth his weight in gold. I have an Anatolian shepherd mix who lunges and growls at other dogs for no reason. He is incredibly strong and stubborn. Mike is the most patient person with dogs and worked with Leo to gain his trust and praised him for following commands. He explained to me the training techniques and sent videos. Mike stays calm and uses repetition, high value treats and praise to reinforce good behavior. If you have a strong-willed stubborn dog, Mike has the patience and skill to understand your dog and correct the behavior. I also appreciated his feedback to me with no judgment that Leo was not getting enough exercise at home. Call Mike :) Less
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Five stars, hands down. Mike not only trained my dog but he also trained me . Mike has taken so much time to work with me and my rescue to make her the absolute best dog she can be. Mike explained everything clearly and listened to me when I told him what I wanted from my dog. If you want someone to train your dog for what you want it to be, Mike is your man hands down
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Mike worked with me to train my Doberman. You can tell he loves what he does and is a total pro. He really does a great job relaying the skills and presence that the owner needs to have in order to have an effective relationship with a large, aggressive breed so they're pleasant to be around. Definitely take your dog to work with Mike at Genesis K9.
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My dog Thunder and I just completed the 10 day Immersion Program with Mike from Genesis K9.  Thunder is a working German Shepherd who has some trauma in his past and has been attacked by several dogs in our busy neighborhood over the last few months which greatly contributed to his reactivity and aggression towards other dogs and humans approaching him.  There are no words to express my appreciat... More
My dog Thunder and I just completed the 10 day Immersion Program with Mike from Genesis K9.  Thunder is a working German Shepherd who has some trauma in his past and has been attacked by several dogs in our busy neighborhood over the last few months which greatly contributed to his reactivity and aggression towards other dogs and humans approaching him.  There are no words to express my appreciation and gratitude as this program has been life changing for us.   Mike takes the time to listen and get to know you, your dog, your goals and tailors the program to your needs and adjusts based on his insights.  He’s definitely a dog whisperer!  We met at several different locations where we experienced a progression of different situations around other dogs and people.  I found this program so successful because he’s not only training your dog, but more importantly he’s training you.  It’s a partnership between you and your dog and being involved so hands on in the training made all the difference.  The bond Thunder and I have formed since this program is beyond amazing.  Mike has given us the tools for success and has transformed our anxiety, fears and aggression into confidence.  Thunder is so much more controllable, understands his boundaries, has better impulse control and knows what I expect of him.  I have the tools and confidence to continue our active life of hiking and great adventures and most importantly, it has created an inseparable bond between us.  I’ve had a lot of dogs in my life and have worked with several trainers but I can honestly tell you, Mike is the best! I can’t recommend him or this program more for dogs struggling with inter-dog and human aggression and  leash reactivity. Less
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We cannot thank Coach Mike enough for working with us and our two pups! Both are rescue dogs and we brought the one into the mix last February. Annoying little sister thru and thru and they just couldn’t get along. They were very violent and aggressive to each other at all times and could not be in the same room. It was terrible and affecting our family in the worst way! The jealousy, aggression,... More
We cannot thank Coach Mike enough for working with us and our two pups! Both are rescue dogs and we brought the one into the mix last February. Annoying little sister thru and thru and they just couldn’t get along. They were very violent and aggressive to each other at all times and could not be in the same room. It was terrible and affecting our family in the worst way! The jealousy, aggression, leash pulling, etc was horrible. Coach Mike’s Immersion program taught the pups and, most importantly, us humans techniques to squash this behavior once and for all! And the results have been amazing! They’re now together all the time, playing and even snuggling! We never thought this day would come! We cannot recommend Coach Mike enough! Less
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From the second I met Mike at Genesis K9 training, I could tell how professional he was, and how in tune he was to my dog. He truly is a dog whisperer! He was patient and kind working with us and very skilled in teaching me how to handle my dog, who had been mistreated, neglected and abused. I came to him, desperate for help, because my dog was attacking our older dog so very viciously I didn... More
From the second I met Mike at Genesis K9 training, I could tell how professional he was, and how in tune he was to my dog. He truly is a dog whisperer! He was patient and kind working with us and very skilled in teaching me how to handle my dog, who had been mistreated, neglected and abused. I came to him, desperate for help, because my dog was attacking our older dog so very viciously I didn't know what else to do, feeling like I was walking on eggshells and actually had given her up at one point. But then through friends and my vet, he was recommended to me. Through his Immersion Program, he taught me skills that I never realized that I had and that would work with a five-year-old dog. The program is very intense and you have to put the work in, but I am totally pleased with the results and would recommend him with the highest of recommendations. He is the best!!!!! Less
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Leo is a stubborn Anatolian shepherd mix. At 7 years old Mike taught Leo and I that consistency and repetition is paramount. Leo strongly reacted to other dogs and Mike found the way with treats and a clicker to counteract Leo's behavior. I almost gave up on Leo and now I have my cream puff back. Mike is worth a million dollars. Highly recommend Genesis K9.
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It’s my pleasure to recommend Genesis K9 Training with Mike. My dog Levi recently completed the 20 day camp. As a result, Levi is much easier for me to handle with the tools Mike taught me. Now taking Levi to and from places such as the groomers or the veterinarian visits is most enjoyable and no longer a dreadful experience. Levi was having anxiety to even enter a vehicle, we no longer have any... More
It’s my pleasure to recommend Genesis K9 Training with Mike. My dog Levi recently completed the 20 day camp. As a result, Levi is much easier for me to handle with the tools Mike taught me. Now taking Levi to and from places such as the groomers or the veterinarian visits is most enjoyable and no longer a dreadful experience. Levi was having anxiety to even enter a vehicle, we no longer have any problems. No more looking like I don’t have control of my dog! I gained confidence and learned a lot of skill! I now walk Levi, Levi doesn’t walk me. Mike provided daily videos, on site trainings and excellent advice. He is a pleasure to work with and Levi was happy every day. If you are looking for the expertise of a canine trainer call Genesis K9 Training. You will be glad you did! Less
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My dog Mocha and I just finished 8 private sessions with Mike. I was originally going to do the board and train, however I decided not to due to scheduling issues and I’m so glad I did the private sessions. I created a strong bond with my dog, she is now more confident and I am more confident in taking her out in public. Mike exceeded expectations and was extremely easy and flexible to work with,... More
My dog Mocha and I just finished 8 private sessions with Mike. I was originally going to do the board and train, however I decided not to due to scheduling issues and I’m so glad I did the private sessions. I created a strong bond with my dog, she is now more confident and I am more confident in taking her out in public. Mike exceeded expectations and was extremely easy and flexible to work with, allowing me to schedule sessions around my crazy schedule. The first few sessions he actually came to my house to train Mocha. As we progressed through the weeks Mike made the sessions more challenging, building on the previous sessions. One session mike actually had a whole course set up with fake dogs and a fake deer to simulate distractions Mocha might come across and how to deal with them. I can’t say enough good things about Mike and his training. Mocha is now a calmer more obedient and relaxed dog than she ever was before. I can now trust her recall and that she will listen to me. If you are looking for a top notch trainer Mike is the guy, you and your dog won’t regret it! Less
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We had our 9 month old lab trained by Mike and wow he did a great job. One reason why he is so successful is that he shares his techniques and approaches with you. That way the dog isn't confused with inconsistency. The videos he shares as he is doing his training allows you to see the process. He's a pro and knows his stuff. I highly recommend him!!
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I highly recommend Genesis K9 Training! My dog took the 7 day training camp and I'm very pleased! Mike did so great with her. He knew her reactions, picked up on her not being food or toy driven, what worked for her, and tailored to her needs. And she picked it up at home so quickly.
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Mike came HIGHLY recommended by 2 people in our neighborhood and he did not disappoint. We were impressed with him from the get-go! Our 6 month old golden retriever puppy made HUGE progress while spending 10 days with Mike. We've seen such a difference in our puppy since he's been home and now feel equipped to continue his training at home. We received daily videos (which we LOVED) showing us Mi... More
Mike came HIGHLY recommended by 2 people in our neighborhood and he did not disappoint. We were impressed with him from the get-go! Our 6 month old golden retriever puppy made HUGE progress while spending 10 days with Mike. We've seen such a difference in our puppy since he's been home and now feel equipped to continue his training at home. We received daily videos (which we LOVED) showing us Mike's expert training and our puppy's progress. He tailored the training to our needs (walking our puppy with a stroller and incorporating baby sounds as distractions) without us asking. We would 1000% recommend Mike to anyone looking for dog training; He is very skilled with dogs and is an overall great guy! Less
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Mike just trained our golden doodle Sophie and we are thrilled with the results! The program was very structured and Mike is clearly an excellent communicator… to dogs as well as us owners. Mike provided question and answer sessions each morning and evening and we received videos throughout the day, showing Sophie’s progress and helping us understand Mike’s technique so we could replicate. Eac... More
Mike just trained our golden doodle Sophie and we are thrilled with the results! The program was very structured and Mike is clearly an excellent communicator… to dogs as well as us owners. Mike provided question and answer sessions each morning and evening and we received videos throughout the day, showing Sophie’s progress and helping us understand Mike’s technique so we could replicate. Each day, Sophie was waiting at the top of the steps for Mike to arrive… she clearly loved the experience! Genesis K9 is highly recommended! Less
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Highly recommend! We hired Mike to work with us and our 12 week old chocolate lab who was showing signs of aggression. He was extremely patient and insightful with answering our questions, assessing the needs of our dog and ensuring our success with her training program. He made himself available after the 4-week sessions had ended to address additional questions and concerns we had. We conti... More
Highly recommend! We hired Mike to work with us and our 12 week old chocolate lab who was showing signs of aggression. He was extremely patient and insightful with answering our questions, assessing the needs of our dog and ensuring our success with her training program. He made himself available after the 4-week sessions had ended to address additional questions and concerns we had. We continue to see vast improvements in our dogs behavior and skill set with the tools and knowledge that Mike has provided. We are extremely pleased with Genesis K9 training and highly recommend to anyone seeking a knowledgeable, passionate and affordable trainer. Less
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I highly recommend Genesis K9 Training. Mike is a true professional who cares deeply for the pets he's entrusted with. Our young dog Daisy had a couple of habits we were unable to correct ourselves. We used the "Doggy Day Camp" which included 4 hours of training at the end for the "hoomans" so they knew what to do. Daisy is just as lovable and energetic as before but without the bad habits, and ... More
I highly recommend Genesis K9 Training. Mike is a true professional who cares deeply for the pets he's entrusted with. Our young dog Daisy had a couple of habits we were unable to correct ourselves. We used the "Doggy Day Camp" which included 4 hours of training at the end for the "hoomans" so they knew what to do. Daisy is just as lovable and energetic as before but without the bad habits, and she's a good "citizen" know with Sit, Stay, Down, Heal and Come as recognized behaviors. Less
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We utilized the pet sitting option for our two huskies while we were out of state for eight days. Not only did Mike take care of our pups, he also worked on recall with our more stubborn husky. We received texts, photos and videos updating us on how our pups were doing throughout our vacation. Will definitely use this company again!! Mike is so knowledgeable and passionate about dogs, I felt incr... More
We utilized the pet sitting option for our two huskies while we were out of state for eight days. Not only did Mike take care of our pups, he also worked on recall with our more stubborn husky. We received texts, photos and videos updating us on how our pups were doing throughout our vacation. Will definitely use this company again!! Mike is so knowledgeable and passionate about dogs, I felt incredibly comfortable leaving mine with him. Less