The Max Dog Trainer
The Max Dog Trainer

The Max Dog Trainer

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Introduction: If you're like me, our dogs are family. That's why I train with positive reinforcement. I take into consideration what your dog loves and your schedule to make the learning as efficient as possible. It's all tailored around the pet you'd like to have. Finally, I train you as much as the dog so you can gently take over.

Hired 27 times

1 employee

6 years in business

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Jul - Dec

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

35 reviews


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Stephen T.

Dog Training

You can tell Max truly loves what he does. He gave me the tools to point my dog in the right direction. Even before our appointment, he gave me tips that helped immediately. During our first session, Max was able to show me how to keep my dog calm when others walked into my home, how to teach my dog how to walk on a leash, and even gave me homework to keep this up! My big Pumpkin was pooped after our hour-long session. I will definitely be using Max again and would refer him to anyone who needs help training their pup.
Jun 17, 2021
Jasmine R.

Dog Training

I was in desperate need of a dog trainer due to my dog picking up poor behavioral habits while on walks. Mac responded to my request in less than five minutes, something I wasn’t expecting at all. We had a call and got set up right away. Max is very kind, patient, and understands dogs in a way that I never will (that’s why I hired him!). My dog picked up his techniques fairly quickly and has already made tremendous improvement after just one session. I’m looking forward to the next session!
Apr 20, 2021
Amy C.

Dog Training

The philosophy and methodology Max seem fail-proof; this is especially important for a first time dog owner like myself. After a week of getting my cavapoo (Bailey), I knew I needed help to understand her and to properly train her into a well-behaved, loved, and happy member of the family. Within 30 seconds of walking in the door, Max had her in obedience exercises! Max is filled with daily routine tips/exercises for obedience and overcoming various issues! When the hour was over, Bailey was so exhausted she took a 4 hour nap! He left after giving me homework. He was setting both of us up for success. I realized Max is training me simultaneously. Hey, that’s 2 for the price of 1! I also respect that Max is highly principled and doesn’t lock you in buying bulk packages. A great doggie family member and a strong relationship is well worth the investment of training from the start. I’m so happy I found Max and look forward to both Bailey and my own growth :)
Aug 3, 2020
Meredith C.

I found Max through a random lady in my neighborhood who was walking her two puppies which were so well behaved that I had to ask her who trained them. In just a few hour-long sessions, he turned my jumpy, overexcited puppy into a loving family pet through purely positive reinforcement and fun games that educate the dog. Our pup is now a breeze to walk, follows the commands "sit," "down," "stay," "come," "leave it," and "drop it." We are now moving on to swimming in the pool and off-leash training. Max is super knowledgeable about dog behavior, communicative, always on time, respectful, and professional. The personalized private instruction is super efficient and invaluable for the money. Look no further.
Apr 12, 2021
Constanza A.

Working with Max is more than a training experience, it becomes a new lifestyle with your dog! Lately Max has been helping us with our 8 month-old puppy, Fiji. We've been training Recall ("come here!") using the eCollar, and the progress speed and efficiency is unbelievable! I was even asked if I was a professional trainer myself!! Of course, we put a lot of time working with Fiji between training sessions with Max, so he always has something more to add to make the training fresh and better. He also explains how to train the dog in a very easy way to understand. Oh, I forgot to mention, he's been coaching us over the phone!! I wish I could train with him in person, what a better improvement it would be! Thank you max for all your help, THIS is what having a dog should be like!
Jan 28, 2021


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    It's a one-hour session, plus I give you homework which is a lot of fun, promise :) We can have as many sessions a week as you like and each one is $250. (Getting a trainer with my qualifications from a training school can cost $350)

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I take the time to understand what parts of the dogs behavior can be improved. I tailor the exercises and training based on the dogs likes and the owners schedule to make it as efficient as possible.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Studied with a Master trainer Jonathan Klein for two years. He vetted me to get nationally certified. My dog students and I have been on national TV.

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