Mike Wallace
Training Philosophy

Every good relationship -  human, animal, or inter-species - is built upon trust, respect and clear, consistent communication. You cannot develop trust or respect without good communication. Positive, rewards based training allows you to create a common language for you and  your dog that enables communication to take place, which in turn leads to a good relationship. As an added bonus, you and your dog will have a GREAT time!


Greyhound, Sweety, earned AKC GCG certificate April 2002
Greyhound, Sweety, earned Therapy Dog certification June 2002, Helping Paws
Greyhound, Sweety, earned Delta Society Pet Partner Certification, September 2002
Belgian Sheepdog, Zoom, earned AKC CGC certificate September 2005
Pet First Aid certificate, American Red Cross, September 2002
AKC Canine Good Citizen Licensed Evaluator
Delta Society Pet Partner Team Evaluator
Certified Dog Training Instructor, Teamworks Dog Training

Professional Conferences, Workshops & Seminars Attended

Steve White Clicker Training Seminar Jan. 26-27, 2002, Mebane NC
Katherine Fulkerson, Calming the Inner Dog Feb. 17, 2002, Duke Univ.
John Rogerson, Canine Behaviour Seminar April 13-14, 2002, Mebane NC
Laurie Frear, Operant Conditioning seminar, May 2002, Teamworks
Temperament Testing & Its Applications seminar, June 2002, Teamworks
Dog Aggression: Classification, Diagnosis, & Behavioral Modification seminar, July 2002, Teamworks
Multi-Dog Households: Issues and Behavior Modification seminar, August 2002, Teamworks
Patricia McConnell, Advanced Canine Behavior Seminar, Nov. 2-3, 2002, Mebane NC
Silke Balabanov, Motivation and Drive Seminar, July 18, 2004, Durham  NC
Teamworks Chicken Camp, Aug. 27 - 29, 2004
Terry Ryan, Coaching People to Train their Dogs, Oct. 16 - 17, 2004, Mebane NC
IAABC National Conference, June 3 - 5, 2005 Columbia MD
           Feline Litter Box Troubleshooting
           Adapting Training Strategies for People with Disabilities
           Small Dog Issues
           Modifying Aggression
           Feisty Fidos: A Group Class Approach to Dog Aggressive Dogs
           Modifying Canine Behavior with Motivation & Gentle Leader Headcollar and  Easy Walk               Harness

B.A., Psychology, NC State University
M. Ed., Counseling, NC State University

Professional Associations
National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI)
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
Internatial Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)

Other Associations
Triangle Greyhound Society
Triangle Tracking Club
SPCA of Wake County - Volunteer
Sweety & Mike
Teamworks Dog Training
Laughing Dog Press
Triangle Greyhound Society
Not Just Goldens Pet Sitting
Delta Society
Assocoation of Pet Dog Trainers
International Association of Animal Bheavior Consultants
Email: [email protected]
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