Professional Canine Behavior and Training Master Instructor
Michael Litzky trains dogs in the areas of aggression management, puppy development, basic through advanced behavior modification and obedience, breed selection, breed knowledge, severe trauma based behavioral rehabilitation, companion dog instructor, dogs with special needs and/or physical impairments, rescue behavioral rehabilitation and others. Michael is a graduate of the Atlanta Dog Trainer Academy and is a certified behavioral and training specialist by the State of Georgia.
Michael Litzky has always been an avid animal lover and can all too often be found rolling around on the ground with any dog he can find. Michael’s path to dog training initially took a detour in the legal world for eight years. After receiving his J.D. at New York University School of Law, Michael Litzky passed the Georgia Bar and began working as a civil litigation trial attorney. During that time as an attorney, he gained vital experience communicating one-on-one with clients and breaking down detailed concepts for different people with a myriad of backgrounds. Prior to law school, Michael obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Georgia with much of the curriculum focusing on general animal behaviorism and other extremely relevant topics for dog training and dog behavior.
At Atlanta Dog Trainer, Michael Litzky is a Puppy Class instructor, a Group Obedience Class instructor and conducts private training as well as in-home training. He also is one of the Board and Train trainers as well as a Day School trainer.
He adopted his own pup from the Atlanta Humane Society in Alpharetta almost two years ago. Her name is Hazel (pictured above) and though she started out as a two month old, eight pound ball of cuteness, she is now nearly fifty pounds of solid muscle and energy. Diligent research into her genetic lineage has concluded that she is some kind of terrier mix with a blend of hound, pointer, beagle and what can only be assumed is Tasmanian devil.