photo of dog and person walking on grass

Michelle, CVT, CPDT-KA

Hello! I have been a certified veterinary technician since 2009, and began work in behavioral training in 2017. In 2021, I launched Pawsitive Relationship Training to help clients and their humans achieve training success. In 2023, I became a certified dog trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

I’ve been an animal lover since birth (I’m told) and had my first dog, a German Shorthair Pointer, at the age of 6. This dog, Cindy, was my first experience training and working closely with animals, and inspired my lifelong passion for helping animals. In college, I found my calling as a veterinary technician. As I continued my career, I found that my true passion was in seeing pets thrive in their homes. I found a renewed calling in helping people have the best possible relationships with their animals, making it less likely for an animal to be rehomed. From this drive to see pets thrive came Pawsitive Relationship Training.

I currently live in Coon Rapids, MN with my husband, our two human kids, our cat Kiwi, our dog Qwerty, and our Bearded Dragon Sergeant Pickles.