Treibball Program Instructor
Michael has been working with dogs for 8-years focusing on K9 Nose Work®, Treibball and Herding.His Siberian Husky, Lumi, has done well in Nose Work coming in 1st place in their NW1, 1st place in their NW3, and earning numerous placements in elements. They are now competing towards their NW3 Elite Title.
Michael was among the first to title dogs not owned by himself in Nose Work. He has titled a Basenji, a Flat Coated Retriever, a Border Collie, a Doberman, a Spanish Water Dog, and a Bloodhound in NACSW sanctioned trials. He is also an NACSW Certifying Official, Camp Instructor and teaches seminars around the country.
Michael attended the first Treibball Training Academy at the American Treibball Association headquarters in Colorado in 2011 and has been teaching clinics and classes every since.
Michael is on a continuous path of learning and has studied with some of the best in the field of behavior and training including, Dr. Roger Abrantes, Dr. Ian Dunbar, John Rogerson, Penny Scott-Fox, Scott Glen, Janna Duncan and many others.
Michael is also an Official Mentor for the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy.
Michael is the co-owner and Head Trainer for Ready, Sit, Go in Troy, MO where they offer herding, treibball, nose work lessons, and much more.
As if all of that were not enough, Michael has also started a new Treibball titling organization called Push Treibball. This is an exciting new venture that everyone should keep an eye on!