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About Two Dads and a Dog

Founded in 2016 as a dog walking and pet sitting company, Two Dads and a Dog currently assists dog owners and their companion dogs grow their bond and communication with customized rewards-based dog training. With their effective and humane dog training philosophy, Two Dads and a Dog trainers not only promote proactive and healthy human-animal relationships but facilitate skills for rehabilitating dogs that struggle with incompatible behaviors for harmonious life in and around their households. Two Dads and a Dog exists to promote long-lasting relationships with pets and to make a difference in dogs lives.


Certified Dog Trainer


Michael Cunningham, CPDT-KA

Michael is a lifelong animal lover & true pet professional with the experience to back it up. In addition to being Pet First Aid/CPR certified, Michael is also a dog training instructor for Animal Friends University where he regularly teaches Puppy Manners, Adult Dog Manners, & TheraPets classes. Michael is committed to continuing his knowledge & education in dog training & maintains membership to the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.


Michael regularly attends industry conferences & has an extensive list of professional programs he has attended & accreditations including:

  • AKC Evaluator for STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine & Urban Canine Good Citizen

  • APDT National Conference 2018

  • APDT Dog Training 101

  • Pat Miller Level 1 Academy Intern

  • Suzanne Clothier Workshop - Foundations in Pet Therapy

  • Ian Dunbar Workshop - Simple Science Dog Training


Certified Dog Trainer

Luis Rosa, CPDT-KA

Luis is a concept dog trainer and his specialty has been working with dogs who are dealing with behavior challenges. As an ultimate optimist, he always takes an integrative approach to dog training and develops behavior plans that are fun, easy to implement, and yield results. He regularly participates in pet industry conferences and dog training workshops.


Because we think an excited dog is friendly and happy, we tend to give them too much excitement. That's a problem because later we don't want them jumping on people or over-reacting to the environment. A quick formula for healthy dog-human relationships is: (1) less excitability, less fear in our dogs, and (3) more calmness." - Luis

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