|Occupation||Professional, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant|
|Location||Red Bank, NJ, United States|
|Introduction||Drayton Michaels has been working with dogs professionally for over a decade. He honed his dog training chops while working as dog walker in both NYC and Seattle. In May of 2007, Drayton received his certification in dog training and behavior consulting from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, directed by award-winning author and dog expert, Jean Donaldson. He owns and operates Urban Dawgs and Pit Bull Guru with his wife Vyolet, also a graduate of the Academy. Drayton frequently attends continuing education seminars and continues to study dog training and behavior independently. Upon graduating from the Academy, Drayton started a specialty subsidiary of Urban Dawgs called Pit Bull Guru to offer modern, reward-based training and behavior consulting for Pit Bulls of all ages. Drayton has devoted the past 7 years to documenting the current state of Pit Bulls in America; interviewing world-renowned trainers and behavior specialists to debunk common myths about pit bulls and educate the public on basic care and training needs for pit bull dogs.|
|Interests||Dog Behavior & Training, Music of all kinds, Critical Thinking, Documentary Film Making, Pit Bull Advocacy, Ridding the world of pain training for dogs Ending BSL|
|Favorite Music||Too much to list! See www.myspace.com/draytonmichaels and myspace.com/highalertstatus|
|Favorite Books||Henry Miller - Walker Percy -Kurt Vonnegut - Rilke - Jean Donaldson - Diane Jessup -|
Do dogs have intellectual morality? No.