My wife and I both have known Vladae for 14 years, since he won the "Best Dog Trainer in the State of Michigan Award' which was presented to him by the MI Governor and featured on all of the MI media (TV, radio, newspapers, etc.). Vladae trained our four dogs (3 Bichons and one Maltese) and did a truly amazing job. Simply put, we believe that Vladae is the best dog trainer in the US. He has also proven himself to be the top ranked dog trainer in Russia and has won all the major national awards there. We LOVE Vladae ( and his lovely wife Antonina). He is so kind and extremely patient with both the dogs and the owners. He is also so very FUNNY (see the YouTube of him "training" David Letterman when he was a guest on David's TV show in New York City!!! He can train and correct all problems on any type of dog from a Maltese puppy to an "aggressive" Pit Bull. He does this with firm but very gentle kindness to the dogs (and to their "owners", who usually need more "training" than the dog!). This was the case with my wife ( an educator) and I (a pediatric surgeon). He PATIENTLY taught us "DOG-LISH"", a term he coined. This allows humans to communicate with dogs using a hybrid combination of dog language and English. He is truly brilliant! He is the grandson of the world famous Pavlov, a pioneer in learning dog behavior. He is the BEST OF THE BEST dog trainer and we could not love and respect him more. We had never met him before he trained our four dogs. Once trained, he invited our dogs on FOX TV to demonstrate the superb job that he did training them. Please give him a try for any of your dogs' needs, issues, or problems. You will be so very glad that you did. We give him the highest recommendation and praise possible! I am certain that you will be as pleased with his expertise and results as we are. You will be blessed to have him train you and your dogs. He is the BEST!!!