Hello and welcome to Top Dog Agility my name is Michael Lewin and we have a lot in common. You love your dog and I love to train dogs.
Our primary goal at Top Dog Agility is to help handlers/owners build a strong bond with their dog. To open and expand the level of communication between them and to build a relationship that will last a lifetime.
What I teach my students is more of a philosophy rather than a system or style. Systems and styles are always changing wherein a philosophy makes for a much better foundation on which you can build your own system or style. I am currently running several dogs in agility. Each dog requires a different handling style and communication skills to get the maximum performance from them. This ability to transition from one style to another can only really be achieved when you are basing your style off an underlying philosophy.
We teach our dogs pretty much everything they need to know using tricks, games, and using treats and praise for positive rewards. We work with dogs at all levels of training and at all ages. From 12-week-old puppies to senior dogs that need to keep active. Our major focuses are on puppy development, obedience and agility, but we promote and support all other versions of having fun with your dog.
Whether you are doing agility, obedience, tracking, flyball or any other type of dog sport it should be just another game for your dog that they can have fun doing with you.