David Muriello is the founder of CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, a national school for dog lovers who seek to study professional dog training and behavior with the guidance of experienced pros. Since 2011, the CATCH program has developed a passionate community of students and mentor trainers working together across 48 states. David and the CATCH team also teach 5 intensive weeklong workshops per year at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. At these workshops, students work hands-on with shelter dogs every day in order to hone their skills and benefit the dogs.
David is a Cornell University graduate who began his training career in New York City. He founded and led a multi-location dog training business for Biscuits & Bath, a Manhattan based full-service facility for dogs, now with 13 NYC locations. David has appeared as a dog expert on ABC-TV’s Rachael Ray Show and in Dog Fancy Magazine. He was also the annual emcee for the NYC Central Park “Best in Park” Dog Show, and a national speaker for the Petco Foundation's Adoption Options educational events. David currently lives in NJ with his wife Lauren and their two kids and two dogs who have all been raised with tons of positive reinforcement! The two family dogs both work as therapy dogs at Lauren’s psychotherapy practice.