Michelle has that natural special sauce many folks work to train for. Not only is she one of the most kind-hearted, compassionate gals I know, but she's also got exceptional instincts. Especially when it comes to working with animals. This is a gift no one can teach... it just is. Anyone who works with Michelle will be in for a treat, as she really gets what it takes to create and solidify relationship (the hallmark of any successful training program), and sherpa their way to greater heights and understanding with their dog. Virginia Beach is a very, very lucky area.
Kimberly Artley, PackFit
Michelle came to our home for three sessions with our schnauzer. The results were far better than the many weeks we went to another trainer. She is passionate about her work and is a pleasure to work with. We are thankful to have found her and highly recommend her.
Dave & Jeannie Y.
Michelle is knowledgable, passionate, confident, and really understands animals. We are so appreciative of how much she has given to our dog. Highly recommend!
Michelle came to our home and in a 2 hour session with our very hyper, anxious, one year old "bugg", Lilly. She was very thorough and effective. In a very short amount of time, I'm amazed at the amount of training we got in. Michelle is very personable, friendly, and her training techniques were taught in a way I felt my husband and I could continue to work on. I will be singing her praises to everyone!
Michelle was wonderful working with our anxiety-ridden rescue "pit mix". She helped us figure out ways to work with her and our English Mastiff so that I could take both dogs (and a baby) on walks... by myself. She was so patient and understanding of the issues I face alone with 2 dogs and a baby while my husband is off working. She had my best interests in mind when coming up with ways to make the journey easy on us. I will continue to recommend her to anyone needing help understanding their dogs.
Michelle is a very responsible, hard working, and honest individual. She also exhibits a high level of skill, passion, and commitment in her work as an animal trainer and behaviorist. Any animal, human included, would be fortunate to have her experience and patience to guide them. Thank you, Michelle, for all you have done, and how much you have meant to me and my pack!
I loved working with Michelle and accomplished exactly what I wanted with my dog, Milo! My objective was to have more control and confidence with my dog on walks. He would pull the whole walk no matter if it was 15 minutes or 1 hour. Within two sessions with Michelle, Milo was staying by my side with zero pulling and relaxed. Now it's fun to go on walks. In addition to achieving our goals with Milo, Michelle is a joy to work with and I benefitted from her patience, confidence, and passion for dog training.