Title: Owner and Training Director
Company: K9 Connection Training, Daycare and Grooming INC.
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States
Tyler G. Muto, Owner and Training Director at K9 Connection Training, Daycare and Grooming INC., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in canine behavior services.
After earning a BA in philosophy from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2006, Mr. Muto discovered his passion for working with animals while serving as an apprentice with Positive K9, Inc., where he assisted dog-training staff with the in-board training program for all breeds of dogs. Upon the realization that he could pave a career path in which he could serve others by working with dogs, Mr. Muto chose to fully pursue canine behavior services and became a certified dog trainer by the Animal Behavior College. In 2007, he became the owner and training director of K9 Connection Training, Daycare and Grooming INC., where he specializes in rehabilitating dogs with behavioral problems. Additionally, in 2019, Mr. Muto spearheaded Consider the Dog, a digital media production and distribution company that makes educational videos about canine behavior. In 2020, he was inducted into The Hall of Fame from The International Association of Canine Professional.
For his exceptional success in his business endeavors, Mr. Muto has been regularly asked to teach dog training seminars and speak at conferences domestically and internationally, coaching professionals on how to help elevate quality training provided on an industry level. To attest to his passion for service, Mr. Muto collaborates with various nonprofit animal rescues and shelters and guides them with the training and rehabilitation of dogs who are at risk for euthanasia due to behavior concerns. For his outstanding contributions to his field, Mr. Muto was the recipient of the President’s Award from the International Association of Canine Professionals in 2014. Additionally, in 2012, he was the recipient of the Young Entrepreneur Award from the Buffalo Chapter of the Small Business Association.
Mr. Muto holds membership with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the International Association of Canine Professionals, of which he previously served as president, vice president, chairman of the legislation committee, and sat on the board of directors. Looking ahead in his career, Mr. Muto hopes to continue to focus on influencing the canine industry as a whole and doing so in a way that maximizes his time with his family. He attributes much of his success to the constant support of his family, especially his wife, who stood by him during the development and setbacks that came with spearheading his businesses. Mr. Muto also gives thanks to Bart Bellon, Michael Ellis, and Aimee Sadler for their motivation and uplifting positivity. From the lessons he has learned over the past few years, Mr. Muto’s advice to those aspiring to break into his profession is to not make assumptions, learn to ask the right questions and put all ego and pride aside.
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