Aimee Bench

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First Name: 
Aimee
Last Name: 
Bench
Summary: 

Aimee Bench is the owner of MI-T Dogs, a pet-training business offering in-home private training for clients on Long Island and in the greater NYC area. MI-T Dogs also conducts Pet Therapy Preparation classes and Pet Partner Evaluations. We offer one-on-one training in addition to group training.

Services offered include basic-obedience training, advanced-obedience training, assistance-dog skills, and behavior modification (separation anxiety, barking, etc.) in a private-coaching or day-training format. MI-T Dogs offers Animal Assisted Therapy Preparation Classes, Pet Partner Evaluations, and CGC Preparation Classes and Evaluations. Aimee uses positive reinforcement methods to help you and your pets achieve your goals.

Bio: 

Aimee Bench, LCSW, KPA CTP, is the founder and lead trainer of Long Island-based Mid Island Therapy Dogs (“MI-T Dogs”). MI-T Dogs is a private dog-training practice specializing in obedience, therapy, and assistance-dog training. 

While she was working as a Clinical Social Worker, Aimee utilized animals to improve the therapeutic process. She recognized the incredible power of the human/animal bond, which led to her studying animal behavior and dog training. 

Before founding MI-T Dogs, Aimee worked as a Coordinator and Trainer for the Good Dog Foundation, and as the Coordinator of the Pet-Assisted Therapy Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. In these roles, Aimee recruited, assessed, and trained volunteers and their dogs for visits with patients. She identified appropriate patients and matched them to a specially trained pet team. Through the use of positive, motivational techniques, Aimee maintained a playful and fun environment for the dogs, their partners, and the patients.

Aimee has received various awards and accolades and has been featured in the media, including a televised segment at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. She is affiliated with Karen Pryor Academy, Pet Partners, American Kennel Club, and Bideawee Animal Shelter, and has been training dogs for nearly two decades.

Aimee and her dog Puffles enjoy romping in the park, playing fetch, and meeting/greeting new people and dogs at stores throughout Long Island.

Services Offered: 

MI-T Dogs is a pet-training business offering personalized in-home pet training for clients on Long Island and in the greater NYC area. MI-T Dogs offers group-training programs at several locations. Services offered include basic-obedience training, advanced-obedience training, assistance-dog skills, and behavior modification (separation anxiety, barking, etc.) in a private-coaching or day-training format. In addition, MI-T Dogs offers Animal Assisted Therapy Preparation Classes, Pet Partner Evaluations, and CGC Preparation Classes and Evaluations.

Classes: CGC, Animal Assisted Therapy, Treats & Tricks

Private Training: In-home training and day training for life skills and behavior issues, adult-dog foundation skills, kids and dogs consultations, training for grooming and husbandry behaviors, enrichment training, re-training for elderly/geriatric dogs, and veterinary referrals

Services Offered Summary: 
MI-T Dogs is a pet-training business offering personalized in-home pet training for clients on Long Island and in the greater NYC area. MI-T Dogs offers group-training programs at several locations. * Classes: CGC, Animal Assisted Therapy, Treats & Tricks * Private Training: In-home training and day training for life skills and behavior issues
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
+1 (917) 597-5513
Location: 
Garden City , NY

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