Dave McMahon’s Dog Training Academy

Dave owns and operates Niagara’s top dog training academy. “I love what I do every day of my life, I have made my passion my profession. I help people and their dogs, I know that I make a difference in their lives.”

Originator of the “First Command Response Training Theory and Methods” that are used by graduate student trainers worldwide, Dave McMahon is also a consultant to rescue groups on the assessment and temperament of dogs that are adopted.


  • Author of “Obedience Training For the Family Dog”
  • Author of “Don’t Get Bit” A Dog Bite Prevention Book For Children


  • Proprietor/Operator of McMahon’s Dog Training Academy
  • Professional dog trainer and behavior specialist
  • Owns and operates the largest dog training school in the Niagara region of Ontario
  • Instructor of All Breed dog obedience classes
  • Voted “Best Dog Training School – Dave McMahon’s Dog Academy” by Readers Choice Awards
  • 26 years experience evaluating and temperament testing dogs
  • Training in personal protection estate and corporate security
  • Instructor at Niagara College in Welland Continuing education since 1990
  • Trains K-9 body guards to protect their handlers
  • Therapy dog trainer and handler, actively visiting retirement and nursing homes in the Niagara region.

Past work:

  • Listed in the 2004 & 2005 Blueline Law Enforcement Supplies and Services GuideListed in the 2004
  • Dogs Annual under the Ontario Trainer Directory
  • Trained Humane Society Staff on the “Proper use of Training Collars” & Humane Training Methods
  • Listed in “Dogs In Canada Annual 2005” & “Dogs U.S.A. Annual 2005”
  • Provided 1st Therapy Dog and Handler to the Tender Wishes Foundation of Canada
  • Provides presentations at public schools “Safety for Kids”.
  • Volunteers frequently to give talks to children on safety around dogs, and dog bite prevention.

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A funny and informative call in show with professional dog trainer, Dave McMahon. Tune in for dog related news and call / text Dave during the show for the answers to all of your canine questions.
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