David's dog training story started almost 7 years ago when he got his very first dog Vera. As someone who has never had dogs growing up and didn't really know what he was doing with one, the first logical step seemed like finding a dog trainer to learn everything he could from. After working with three different dog trainers and working under another for over two years he started to realize that there was a huge hole in the dog training world for TRUE behavioral rehabilitation.
Shortly after David started Heights Canine Dog Training and proceeded to spend the next three years traveling the country to meet other world renowned dog trainers and dedicated himself to creating dog training programs geared towards helping the everyday dog owner to be successful long term with dogs that have more serious behavioral issues. In those three years David helped to build Heights Canine into a thriving business with three locations across Ohio gaining national recognition for the work they were doing.
In January of 2019 David left the company to scale back and get back to what he loves doing. Training dogs. Thats when he formed Miracle K9 Training. He now spends his time training dogs, owners, and other aspiring trainers across the country.
Tayler has been working together with owner David for almost three years now. Tayler started out working as a kennel tech, handling dogs and learning all about the facility and how it ran before she quickly realized that she had a knack for working with and training dogs. Tayler quickly picked up the ropes and has been training board and trains, conducting private lessons with clients, and is the main point of contact for clients while their dog is staying with us.
Christa joined David and the team almost a year ago after meeting David at another dog trainer's training center in Albany, NY. Christa has an extensive background in working with dogs in many disciplines.
Christa started out as a dog walker, boarder, and basic obedience trainer in her hometown of Pasadena, CA. After seeing a trainer position open up with Thomas J Davis in Albany, NY she decided to pack her bags and travel there to continue learning as much as possible. & While there she got connected with other well known trainers across the country and even got to travel back to California to study with globally known competitive obedience trainer Michael Ellis.
After meeting David in Albany she decided to again make the move to Cleveland to begin learning more about working with Aggression and other major behavioral issues.
Check out some of the feedback from our happy clients.
David has truly changed our entire experience with our dogs. We had various pieces of knowledge and have utilized tons of positive training and some trainers, but a couple of behaviors were not improving. My family had to do something to change the energy of our household and we have learned SO much from David! He is willing to share tons of things online for free (amazing) and our at-home training was equally as helpful. Our rescue dog who came from a hunting background coexists so well with cats now (had extreme prey drive before) and we feel more confident handling various situations with our dogs; e-collars are wonderful as well! We all highly recommend David and thank him for how he has changed our lives (we also are SO sad we didn’t find him sooner as he could’ve greatly helped in rehabilitating one of our dogs we lost last year 😢).
David has been a wonderful asset in helping me with my fear aggressive lab. I had another trainer that was a little too heavy-handed and only brought out the worst in my puppy. David is helping us work through it all. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Our 14 month old family dog had become a monster at home and especially during walks: lunging, barking and snarling at other dogs, and even nipping and biting US when he saw another dog! He spent 3 weeks at board and train and now has become the wonderful family pet we knew he could be!! We feel so much more in control and Safe. We encounter So many walkers, dogs, joggers, bikers, joggers with dogs, etc... in Shaker and I have no more worries about how my dog will behave. Even if we encounter another dog that is aggressive and whose owner is not in control, I know I can keep mine safe. Our whole family and even guests to our home enjoy him so much more now. Thank you!!
Took my dog there back in November for their 4 week training program, my dog had aggression towards both people and other dogs. I couldn't even have people walk outside my apartment without him losing it. I had to muzzle him everywhere we went just to be safe. Ever since he's been home, he's been very calm and is less scared of new people. I can have people over without him freaking out and we can go out in public without me having to put the muzzle on him. The training and the people are top of the line, worth every penny!!
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