Mike graduated from the University of Akron in 2003 and has been serving his country in the Armed Forces since. He first came to Applewoods in 2010 with his English Mastiff because she was beginning to show signs of aggression. Seeing how well she responded to the training, he decided to continue his education in the Apprenticeship Program in 2012.
Since then, he’s put a CDX on his Mastiff; teaches Elementary, Middle School classes, private lessons and trains dogs in the Board and Train program. He is currently working towards his Utility title with his Mastiff and the Applewoods resident Ninja, Ellie. Also, Sherpa T. Dog is seriously considering a career as a circus dog, since she already is a taxi to small dogs and carries groceries, skateboards, and training supplies around.
- Mastiff/Sherpa: CD in 2012, 3 trials, 1 placement
- Yorkshire Terrier/Ellie: CDX in 2013
- Mastiff/Sherpa: CDX in 2013, 3 placements
- Airedale Terrier/Piper: CD in 2014, 3 placements
- Siberian Husky/Obi: BN in 2014, 3 placements
- Yorkshire Terrier/Ellie: RN in 2013, 3 placements
- Doberman Pinscher/Promise: CD in 2015, 3 placements
- Doberman Pinscher/Promise: CDX in 2015, 1 placement
- Airedale Terrier/Piper: CDX in 2015, 1 placement, 1 High in Trial