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Meet John

John Lucido has been training dogs on the Monterey Peninsula in California for 13 years, and recently relocated to Bryan, TX in the beginning of 2021. He is a Multi-Certified Dog Trainer with a membership in both the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.


His family consists of five wonderful dogs: Mia, an Australian Shepherd, Zeke, a Border Collie, Quinn, another Australian Shepherd, and two Siberian Huskies, Jupiter and Juno! Over the years he has taught basic to advanced obedience training, tricks and canine conditioning, confidence boosting for shy dogs, and has worked with many owners to help find solutions for destructive and reactive behaviors. He uses behavioral modification, positive reinforcement, and management techniques to train dogs battling reactive/aggressive tendencies to be better members of our dogs community! For more info on his training philosophies, please check out the Behavior Modification page and the FAQ section!

John has some pretty talented dogs. Mia is an amazing trick dog, Zeke is a master with the Frisbee, and Quinn is an up-and-coming Agility dog! Jupiter and Juno are... well... Huskies, ha. Honestly though, their general obedience skills are advanced, and they are overall two very well behaved Huskies. Additionally, Mia holds a world record of balancing 55 dog treats on her nose! Check out the video at the bottom of the page to see!


Here are the certifications John has achieved over his 12 year career:

IAACB Certification - (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants)

CBCC-KA - (Certified Behavior Consultant Canine-Knowledge Assessed)
CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed)

CTDI (Certified Trick Dog Instructor)

AKC-CGC Evaluator (American Kennel Club - Canine Good Citizen Evaluator)

PetSmart Accredited Dog Trainer

He is also a member of these professional dog training organizations:

APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers)

NADOI (National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors)

His business in all aspects is fully insured through the Business Insurers of the Carolinas.

We have the world record for most treats balanced by a dog

Check out Mia balancing 55 treats!

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