Michael graduated with honors from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers. He also has a degree in communications with a secondary concentration in psychology. In addition to that, Michael studied community counseling at the Graduate School of John Carroll University.
Michael is Houston’s only dog trainer and behavior consultant with these two independent professional certifications:
• Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) – Awarded by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. This certification required multiple essays and case studies related to helping people who have dogs with serious behavior problems including aggression.
• Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA) – Awarded by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. This certification includes a 250-question test assessing 6 core competencies in dog training. Additionally it included peer review of actual training and teaching (on video) to assess skills at well as knowledge.
Michael is WFAA-TV’s dog training and behavior expert, appearing weekly on their early evening newscast. He also blogs for WFAA.com, KHOU.com, Chron.com, and allthingsdogblog.com as well as for his own blog site, michaelbaugh.com. Houston PetTalk and Texas Dogs and Cats magazines have published Michael’s dog training and behavior articles. Michael is a contributing author to the book The Dog Trainer’s Resource and has been honored by The Dog Writers Association of America.
Click here to read Michael Baugh’s Curriculum Vitae.