About Michael


Houston dog trainer Michael Baugh specializes in canine behavior related to fear and aggression. He’s been a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant since 1999 when he founded North Coast Dogs in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael is a contributing author to the book The Dog Trainer’s Resource and has been honored by the National Dog Writers Association.

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Over the years Michael has worked with thousands of dogs of all breeds.  His passion is counseling people who have dogs with serious behavior problems.  Michael has successfully handled cases of aggression in dogs, extreme timidity and fear, separation anxiety, unruliness and hyperactivity, destructiveness, compulsive barking, and even a case of canine “grief” and depressed behavior.  In addition to those complex issues, Michael enjoys coaching people through the normal developmental stages of puppy-hood and canine adolescence.

Michael is a certified professional dog trainer and a certified dog behavior consultant. He’s also an honors graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers. Michael studied community counseling at the graduate school of John Carroll University. He has a degree in Communications with a secondary concentration in Psychology from Loyola University of New Orleans. He is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.