Meet The Trainers 

Max Machon: Co-Owner


Certified Fear Free Professional

Max has been working with and training dogs for over 6 years. He is dedicated to strengthening the bond between dogs and their humans. Max is a graduate and Certified Training Partner of Karen Pryor Academy is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, is a Certified Fear Free Professional and has completed Michael Shikashlo's Aggression in Dogs Master Course.

When not training clients dogs, Max enjoys going on walks and hikes with his two dogs Clover and Remmy.  Practicing Rally Obedience and doing husbandry training. Max loves the outdoors and enjoys backpacking and hiking throughout the U.S. He also enjoys playing the guitar.

Cory Cripe: Co-Owner

KPA Student,

Certified Fear Free Professional

Cory has been working and training dogs for over 3 years. His passion is helping people and dogs learn to communicate with each other and live together in understanding and compassion. Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, student at the Karen Pryor Academy and a Certified Fear Free Professional, he believes education and learning is the basis for us to better engage ourselves with our animals.


When Cory is not helping people and dogs communicate, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Mechelle and his dog Coda. He has two turtles and takes great pride in decorating their tank with different themes. Enjoys backcountry backpacking, landscaping and tying knots in paracord.

Full List of our Credentials 


  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer: Knowledge Assessed 

  • Certified Fear Free Trainer

  • Karen Pryor Academy Student

  • Board Member of Toledo Animal Rescue 

  • Puppy Start Right Instructor

  • Fear Free Shelters Graduate 

  • A.K.C Canine Good Citizen Evaluator 

  • Karen Pryor Academy Better Vet Visits

  • A.P.D.T. Member


  • Karen Pryor Academy: Certified Training Partner

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer: Knowledge Assessed  

  • Aggression in Dogs Master Course

  • Certified Fear Free Trainer

  • Certified Fear Free Groomer

  • Puppy Start Right Instructor

  • A.K.C Canine Good Citizen Evaluator 

  • A.P.D.T. Member

  • Comparative Psychology and Cognition Course

  • Fear Free Shelters Graduate

  • Helping Aging Dogs Thrive 6 week course


Phone: 419-283-6149:Max


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