About Us

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Meet Our Trainers

Mike Buonasorte, Certified Professional K9 Trainer & Director of Protection Training

Mike Buonasorte

Group Orientations|Group  Obedience Classes| CGC | Play & Learn | K9 Protection Decoy 

Trainer Bio:

 Mike explored several different career paths after serving 8 years in the United States Navy, but his passion for dogs made his decision very clear. Realizing that the breakdown in communication between people and their dogs was causing so many problems, Mike decided to pursue the knowledge to help people learn to better communicate with their dogs. He graduated at the top of his class at the prestigious Tom Rose School. He was offered the rare opportunity to stay on and work with the staff at the school, focusing on everything from competitive sport dogs and protection dogs, to rehabilitating dogs with severe cases of aggression. Mike and his personal dogs have been on the podium at every competition they have entered.

MICHELLE PORFIDO, Professional Handler and AKC Breeder

Michelle Porfido

Breed Handling Trainer

Trainer Bio:

Michelle Porfido has been showing dogs for over 20 years, starting when she was just 7 years old. To date, she has finished the championships of over 150 dogs, including campaigning some of the country’s top specials to numerous BISS and Group wins. She is a well-rounded professional handler, having experience showing breeds from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Herding, Non-Sporting, and Toy groups.

Aside from professional handling, Michelle is a well-respected AKC Breeder of Merit for Vizslas, breeding under the “Rhapsody” prefix for 13 years. Her breeding program has gone on to produce versatile representatives of the breed that actively compete in National breed events, Conformation, Hunt Tests, Field Trials, Dock Diving, Obedience, service and therapy work, Agility, etc.