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Dog Bites

Expert Witness Profile

Michael S. Gould is a court-qualified expert in dog bite analysis and canine aggression with more than 35 years of experience training, supervising, and deploying canine teams for private and government agencies. He was a founding member of the NYPD canine unit and later moved to the Nassau County Police Department, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant and was appointed to the position of Commanding Officer of the Department's Canine Unit. As a New York State certified canine trainer and examiner, Michael has evaluated canine teams for law enforcement agencies and has extensive experience identifying and evaluating dog behavior. His canine scent detection company (Canine Consultants International) was one of the first private companies to deploy canine teams at Ground Zero after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attack. Michael now owns and operates a pet care business (Hounds Town Inc.), and regularly evaluates the temperaments of dogs for their suitability as pets and their ability to interact non-aggressively in pack environments for his business and private clients. He regularly supervises and studies canine pack behaviors and has significant experience providing court-qualified expert testimony in dog bites and animal aggression. Michael is a 1998 graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Education & Licenses

* New York State Bureau of Municipal Police
* Certified Canine Trainer and Examiner of Police Patrol, Tracking and Scent Detection Dogs [Retired]
* New York State Bureau of Municipal Police Certified Instructor [Retired]
* United States Navy Law Enforcement Instructor certification [Retired]
* New York State Certified Law Enforcement Instructor [Retired]
* Professional memberships F.B.I. National Academy, FBNIA United States Naval Reserve, USNR [Retired]
* American Society for Industrial Security, ASIS Nassau County Superior Officers Assoc. NCSOA
* United States Police Canine Assoc., Associate Member [Retired]
* Port Jefferson Station, Chamber of Commerce
* Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce
* American Kennel and Boarding Association