Who we are

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We started Five Rings Dog Training a few years ago as a family business. Our goal was to have a part time second job that our family could do together.  After a few years we were able to expand and offer boarding and day care at Five Rings Pet Resort. A few years later we expanded again opening Five Rings Daycare in Hanover. Though we have grown our mission remains the same, offer quality pet care and training ​at a fair price. We treat each animal as an individual. Every dog has there own strengths, weaknesses and needs. When your dog is with us they are treated like family.

About Us

MICHAEL MACCURTAIN Head Trainer

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Michael works full time as a Fire Fighter Paramedic for the town of Whitman. When not working his primary job he runs the training program at Five Rings K-9 Services. Michael is a graduate of Animal Behavior Colleges school for dog trainers and has served as a mentor trainer for new students. He has taken classes in k-9 scent work, temperament testing and dog sport competition. He is a pet first aid and cpr instructor and is a certified A.K.C good citizen evaluator. Michael's focus is working with shelter dogs and dogs with behavioral issues. He has taken several shelter dogs and earned multiple A.K.C titles with them. Currently he is working on adding titles to his two working dogs Bear and Cassidy

STEPHANIE MULLIGAN Assistant Trainer

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Stephanie started out as the assistant manager of our daycare while finishing her schooling for dog training. Having years of experience training horses she became hooked on dog training after taking her oldest dog Bailey to obedience classes. Stephanie's primary interest is in k-9 sports. She has taken classes in k-9 nose work and agility. She teaches obedience and runs our agility classe

ANNISA CATINO Assistant Trainer

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Anissa has been working with dogs for 4 years and works full time in the daycare as a manager. Her and her dog Bliss have been through our basic obedience program as well as our agility and rally classes. She is currently teaching basic obedience, beginners agility and working towards her certification to be an AKC Rally instructor.