Welcome to Connors Canine Behavior Academy and thank you for visiting! This organization was founded by Staff Sergeant Michael Connors, a disabled combat veteran with a goal of assisting other veterans receive the life changing service dogs they need to reclaim their independence.
Connors Canine Behavior Academy was founded by Retired Staff Sergeant Michael Connors, a combat veteran who enlisted in the United States Army in 2006. He deployed to the Middle East multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom Spartan Shield.
During Michael's military career and multiple deployments, he experienced a number of events that changed his life forever. He was diagnosed with severe post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, chronic migraines and vertigo, significant hearing loss, and many other disabilities.
During his last deployment, he was medically evacuated from the combat theater due to injuries sustained. He spent eighteen months as a patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. During his recovery, he was introduced to service dogs. He began training service dogs for other veterans as a form of occupational therapy. Through this therapy he found his life’s passion; working with dogs to serve his country, when he could no longer serve in the US Army.
When Michael medically retired from the army in 2016, he founded Connors Canine Behavior Academy. The academy’s goal to help of dog owners help find the solutions they need with their canine companions. Since that time, he has worked with over 50 clients and trained puppy obedience, adult obedience, behavior modification (reactivity, aggression, anxiety, etc.), professional therapy dogs and professional service dogs.
His experience includes three plus years of training professional service and therapy dogs with two organizations. Both organizations hold Assistance Dogs International certification. He attended Animal Behavior College to become a Certified Canine Obedience Trainer. Michael also holds certifications in Canine First Aid and Canine CPR.
Connors Canine Behavior Academy is proud to provide service dogs to veterans free of charge in addition to offering training programs for obedience, behavior modification, and service dog training for civilian clients. We look forward to hearing how we can serve you!
ConnorsK9 is excited to announce we are currently in the process of applying for our 501c3 nonprofit certification!
Connors Canine Behavior Academy utilizes multiple training methods but we pride ourselves on relying on positive reinforcement training methods to ensure the highest quality and most humane way of training your dog. Using rewards for correct behaviors rather than punishment for incorrect behaviors, our client's dogs learn to make the right decisions to please their handler, rather than fearing them.
We are always prepared for any dogs' needs and ensure that your canine will receive the best training and care. Their happiness and care is our priority and we strive to provide a training service we would want our own dogs to receive.
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