DISH ON DOGS

With Mike, Jackie and Ashly from Hounds Town USA

Mondays 8:00pm – 9:00pm

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Michael Gould is a founding member of the NYPD canine unit, retired US Navy veteran, detection dog trainer, and former Commanding Officer of the Nassau County Canine Unit.

Michael began his canine career in 1982 when as a New York City Police Officer he was selected from hundreds of candidates to become one of the first members of the Department’s elite Canine Unit.

In 1986, Michael joined the Nassau County Police Department. In 1992, he was promoted to Police Sergeant and appointed to the position of Commanding Officer of the Department’s Canine Unit. He was directly responsible for the training, selection and deployment of the unit’s K-9 teams. In that capacity, he planned and supervised security details for foreign dignitaries, high-ranking political figures including, but not limited to, the President of the United States.

Michael’s private scent-detection dog company provided were utilized at “Ground Zero,” the site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Post “911,” as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves, Michael was deployed to Naples, Italy, where he spent 9 months training and supervising the military working dog (MWD) program.

In 2001, Michael founded Hounds Town USA, a fully interactive pet care facility with 14 locations across 5 states. Since its inception, Hounds Town has cared for more than 1 million canine visitors. He currently serves as an expert witness in dog bite cases, and offers private dog training to clients.

Visit Hounds Town USA’s website here.