Understanding Your Animals
ABOUT YOUR NEXT FAVORITE DOG TRAINER
Hi, my name is Wendy Michelsen and I have grown up with many dogs throughout my lifetime - from St. Bernards to Bassett Hounds. I now have four wonderful dogs rescued from a local shelter. One of them I have trained to be a Therapy Dog, and he clearly loves his job. My family often asked me, in the past, why was I working in insurance instead of working with dogs. With their support and encouragement, I finally made the leap and got the training and certification required for my career as a dog trainer. Each dog and owner is unique, and we work together to address particular behavioral issues. The work is very rewarding as the dogs and owners experience success. I have trained dogs using an E-Collar, but find leash training is very important in keeping control of your dog. The E-Collar works well, for example, if you are a hiker and want to feel a little bit more in control while letting your dog run. I have come to learn that the "Four P's" are essential in dog training: Patience, Perseverance, staying Positive and Practice (lots of Practice!). I believe all dogs can be taught, it’s the owners I worry about! As much as I love working with the dogs, I also enjoy working with their owners.
Helping You Help Your Pet
It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, and I believe it’s never too late to train any pet. My services are designed with you and your pet in mind, and I believe in working as much with you as with your dog.
Encouraging the behaviors you want,
Discouaging the ones that you don't...
Laying the groundwork for Your continued Success...!
Please contact me and we can go over all that is offered!