Dog Talk was founded in Plymouth Meeting, PA by Cindy Gaines.  Cindy has passed her extensive library of dog knowledge onto her son Michael Rae, who now runs the business in Blue Bell, PA along with his wife Mariellen.

Mike has incorporated various techniques from many other respected trainers. He continues to advance his knowledge by attending workshops, subscribing to industry publications and reading books of note by other training and behavior experts in the field. He has a Bachelors degree in Media Arts from Temple University, and has years of experience in the entertainment world making every class entertaining and educational. He has that unique combination: a concrete understanding of human, as well as canine, behavior and psychology. A firm believer in gentle but not permissive method, and other dog-friendly ways of creating desired behaviors.

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