ABOUT ME

With over 17 years of experience working with dogs, a degree in Psychology, many hours of continuing education and my method of Positive Behavioral Reinforcement, I feel that I am uniquely qualified to handle many issues that arise with seemingly hard to train dogs.  The dogs that I have had the pleasure of working with usually fall into two categories:  work for food or work for love.  Consistency, positive reinforcement and a true love for my babies are what produce results.  I consciously stay away from the word "No", except for one command and for safety issues.  That way, the dog understands that "No" actually does mean "STOP".   I also make every session a combination of work and fun.  
 
When I begin working with a baby, they become a member of the Michelle's House family and the parents do as well.  We are growing by leaps and bounds!
 

 
Gone, but never forgotten:  my precious Lady Bella who was responsible for starting me on my journey to this lovely career working with dogs.