Michael Quattrochi began training dogs as an apprentice in 1975. Today he is recognized as a pioneer in the field of training young puppies.
Michael grew up with an older sister and three older brothers in Staten Island, New York. As the "baby" of a big family, he often found himself not being given the same opportunities as his older siblings. After his older brothers had tried and failed to properly train their pets, Michael, a natural-born animal lover, wanted his own chance, but his parents were wary.
Michael deeply cared for animals, particularly dogs, and he wanted a chance to prove himself.
When Michael was thirteen, some neighborhood kids found a Great Dane-Boxer mix puppy, and were going door-to-door asking people if they knew who the dog belonged to or if they wanted to keep her.
Once they got to the Quattrochi household and Michael met this puppy, he had to have her. His parents initially said no, but he insisted, and with the assistance of some family friends, Michael got to keep the puppy and named her Belle. She's really where it all began.More on Uncle Mikey
Why choose us?
"Uncle Mikey's" methodology of modified positive behavior modification is applied through an intimate understanding of your dog's personality. Your dog will live with "Uncle Mikey" during his/her training so that he can devote the time necessary to every lesson.
People have sent their dogs from all over the world to "Uncle Mikey" for over four decades. The majority of his clients have had more than one dog trained by him and every dog enrolled at "The Educated Puppy" has graduated. "Uncle Mikey's" dogs have appeared in countless print ads, television commercials, films for television as well as Hollywood's big screen attractions.
LIFETIME ASSURANCE SERVICES
After the program "Uncle Mikey" will remain on call and offers his clients a lifetime lesson service. Whether by telephone or appointment "Uncle Mikey" will be there to help with any questions you may have.
We offer boarding exclusivly to graduates of our training program. Never leave your dog at a high volumn commercial boarding facility or at a veterinary hospital. Experience truly worry free vacations and business trips knowing your dog is staying with "Uncle Mikey".
Board of Directors
I consider it an honor to be counted among your clients. Having a pet is a much more rewarding experience when the dog (and the family) is trained and you did an excellent job.Arthur M. Blank
Owner of The Atlanta Falcons
We did not have the experience or knowledge to properly train our sweet puppy. Uncle Mikey provided us with the training (puppy & humans) and guidance to give us a well behaved and beloved member of our family.Karen White
New York Times bestselling author
Uncle Mikey has been born with a very special skill in his ability to train dogs and just as Importantly, their owners, to be happy, well adjusted and obedient members of a family. He does it without instilling any fear in the dog but by building trust and creating verbal connections this required behavior. He has trained three of our dogs with huge success an his toughest job is training us, as owners to stay by the rules.Neville Isdell
CEO Coca-Cola Company ~ retired
Skylar always exceeds my expectations, in and out of the show ring and I am certain he will continue to achieve even more because of the great training foundation he received during his time with Uncle Mikey!.Kelli Clark