We have helped thousands of dog owners to successfully train their dogs to become well mannered family pets. Our training methods utilize lots of praise and positive reinforcement as well as leash guidance and correction that is designed to encourage socially appropriate canine behavior in a variety of settings. You and your family will learn effective training techniques so you can properly communicate with your dog to get desired behaviors.

We are committed to helping you build a strong, life long relationship with your dog by using positive, balanced training and communication. We provide you with imaginative, understandable, effective results oriented dog training. We bring to Long Island over 25 years of dog training experience and look forward to helping you successfully train your dog to become a well- mannered family pet.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • We specialize in all things puppy!

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • CPDT-KA, AKC CGC Evaluator, Dog Trainer ; Pet Behaviorist at North Shore Animal League America
  • Certified Dog Trainer CCPDT, Professional Member IACP

Serviced Areas

  • northeastern Queens, Nassau and Western Suffolk County, Long Island, New York

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Person Michelle LaMarca Knapp
  City Bethpage, NY
  Zip Code 11714
  Address 84 Caffrey Ave
  Phone Number (614) 546-9915

Business Representative

Michelle LaMarca Knapp

Owner/ Head Trainer

Training dogs and helping people is more than my profession, it is my passion

Michelle LaMarca Knapp is the owner and head trainer of Ain't Misbehavin' Canine Academy. Michelle has been training dogs for close to 30 years, having trained with some of the best trainers in the New York area. Five years ago she decided to go into business for herself and opened Ain't Misbehavin' Canine Academy. Michelle is a certified dog trainer through Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, professional member of International Assoc of Canine ProfessionalsAKC CGC evaluator and an active board member of Long Island Labrador Retriever Rescue.

Products & Services

Private Training in Your Home - All Breeds, All Ages.

Specializing in: Obedience, Manners, Puppy Training, Housebreaking, play biting, jumping, Behavior Problems, Wild behavior, separation anxiety, etc.

Customer Testimonials

My husband and I adopted our mixed breed puppy, Kona, in August. Knowing that she was going to be bigger than any dog we had ever owned, we decided some formal training would be helpful. After speaking with many trainers who we felt were looking for the "quick solution" to training or simply relying on a shock collar, we were put in touch with Michelle and Ain't Misbehavin' Canine Academy. Immediately, we felt that Michelle would be the right match for Kona and us. Her philosophy of balanced, positive reinforcement training and teaching us to work correctly with Kona were exactly what we were looking for. We began training when Kona was three months and over the course of seven lessons, she learned many useful commands- including "come", "sit", "stay" and "place." More importantly, Kona learned good leash manners, including not pulling out of the door and walking by our side. Each week, Michelle came prepared to teach Kona a new skill and also address any behavioral concerns we were having. Kona enjoyed her time working with Michelle and we were amazed at the progress she made and the skills she learned. Michelle is truly a talented trainer who helped us every step of the way, was available to answer any questions that came up and helped us have a well-behaved puppy. We highly recommend Ain't Misbehavin' Canine Academy to anyone who is looking for a skilled, dedicated, patient trainer. Thank you, Michelle!

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Ain't Misbehavin' Canine Academy is proud to offer a variety of training programs that fit your individual needs and budget. Our aim is to teach your dog or new pup how to become a well-behaved member of your pack. All our packages are customized to fit the individual needs of your dog. Once your dog has mastered the basics we will begin working with more outdoor distractions. You also have the option of working on behavioral problems your dog may be experiencing such as fear, lunging at other dogs, door aggression, etc. for 8 lessons, or a combination of behavioral problem solving and basic obedience work.