Training Philosophies
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Working with both dog and human to build the best individual relationship
  • Focus on real life training solutions tailored to individual families



  • Globe University 2008
    • Associates Degree Veterinary Technology
  • Karen Pryor Clicker Expo January 2021
  • Lemonade Dog Behavior Conference 2022
  • Beginning Behavior Consulting online Mentorship with Sarah Filipiak, CDBC, BSJ (IAABC) February – March 2022
  • Canine Impulsivity and Fear online Mentorship with Dr. Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB
  • Hippie Dog Trainer Mentorship with Inga From, CDBC, CPDT-KSA, November 2022

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Michelle has a unique understanding of how to make training work for each individual dog and human. I feel more bonded with my puppy and have been so pleased with her progress!

Puppy Kindergarten Graduate, 2022

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Your dog training classes have so helped turn Ruby from a wild and rowdy pup to a calmer well behaved lab. Your knowledge, insights, and experiences with dogs is much appreciated.

Continuing Foundations Graduate, 2022

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I took a puppy class with Michelle in September 2021 with my new lab puppy. We had the best time meeting and playing with the other puppies. She learned so many social skills so we continued with more classes. As she grew, she kept gaining her confidence and learning how to stay around distractions i.e. other puppies. Michelle has all the knowledge to help new owners work with their dogs. If she doesn’t know the answer to a question, she will do her research and share her answer with the class the next session. I’m so excited to see where this journey takes her and all the dogs/owners she will be helping.

Focused Manners Graduate, 2021

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Michelle is great to work with and very knowledgeable. Will be looking forward to [the] next set of training classes!

Puppy Kindergarten Graduate, 2022

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Michelle is very knowledgeable and kind. She gives lots of practical, useful, and consistent, advice. I’m confident that this [Puppy Kindergarten class] will help build great foundations moving forward.


Puppy Kindergarten Graduate, 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Thank you for helping us train her [Rosie] and also for letting us know that we will make it through the ‘teenage years’.  She is settling down into a very nice and usually well-behaved little girl.  Thanks for all of your help and encouragement, as you trained us to train her!  

Toni and Rick 

(Continuing Foundations Graduate, 2023)