Dog Training With MJ

Dog Training With MJ

5.0 (13)
Best of 2019
2 hires on HomeGuide
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

I can't imagine anything more fun and rewarding than spending the rest of my life around dogs.  Seeing the unconditional devotion they give to their owners and the appreciation from their owners to me, for showing them the way to a better life with their companions, is beyond explanation.

What began with my learing to train my own dogs, to a hobby of helping friends and neighbors, to a full fledged career has kept me busy for the last 20 years.

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Acredited Professional Dog Trainer

I enjoy seeing the bond between dog and parent grow and the knowledge that this dog will be staying put in this house.  

I am an American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) trainer and evaluator.  Also certified by PetSmart for their class training.  

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North Massapequa, NY 11758
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13 Reviews


  • Sarah

    Mark was wonderful! I have a male maltipoo puppy. and after the 6 week Puppy Training class, he’s learned so much and his behavior has improved greatly. We covered basic commands (sit, down, stay) and practiced in class with other dogs. Mark was very supportive and was a great resource! I look forward to more classes. Thanks Mark!

  • Reina Becnel

    Patience and persistence were the cornerstones to success. Mark’s reassuring guidance and attention made training our Miniature Poodle Baxter easy and logical.

  • Jo-Maddie

    Mark understands every owner and their dog learns differently. He got to know each dog as an individual - figured out what they can and can not do and taught accordingly. He divided his attention fairly to each member of the class with one on one time when needed. Thanks to Mark's training, my dog is better behaved and has even developed a much stronger bond with me. Found Mark to be a very good instructor. Very pleased with the way he conducted the classes. Very professional person.

  • Mike B

    Mark is a wonderful trainer who clearly cares about the dogs he works with and gets things done. Since the first lesson, we saw dramatic improvement with pulling and now we can take Murphy for a walk. Mark is very reliable, prompt and professional. He customized the training for our needs and consistently adapted to the changing needs of dog & our family. He is very personable and pleasant.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Phone evaluation free of charge.  We go from there.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Originally self-taught.  Viewed hundreds of videos from professional trainers and read many books on training.  Work mostly with the philosophy of Positive Reinforcement Training.  

Accredited through the PetSmart training program.  Have taught many different breeds of dogs over the last couple of years in their classroom setting.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

$100 per lesson

How did you get started in this business?

Training my own dogs.  Then helping friends and neighbors train theirs.  Was an avocation for years which turned into a vocation.

What types of customers have you worked with?

All kinds of people with all kinds of dogs.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Work I did in a shelter with a 100 lb lab.  Would not listen to anyone.  Pulled on leash, bounced around in his kennel and had bad food resource guarding issues.  I got him out and walking on a leash and fixed his food guarding issues.  

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Talk with them and get a feel about them.  

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Decide what they want out of their dog.

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