Born & raised in Minnesota, Michelle always knew she would be a trainer from a very early age. Taking care of, training and showing animals was simply a way of life. Michelle has been competing and showing animals for over 40 years.
As a lot of young girls, Michelle has a love for horses. This passion grew into multiple ribbons and trophies, as well as a career as a professional show groom and apprentice trainer for some of Minnesota's top stables.
For over 25 years Michelle's training and showing has been dedicated to her dogs. She has earned over 100 titles in obedience, agility, herding, tracking and Schutzhund---earning two of her dogs a Versatility Excellent titles--the first for the state of Minnesota for their breed! This title is awarded only through successfully earning multiple advanced level titles in a variety of dog sports.
Michelle has been instructing training classes and private lessons for over 20 years. Continual education, passion and drive to improve oneself, is key with anyone wanting to excel. It has been through working with the best coaches, as well as attending additional seminars throughout the nation with educators worldwide, that Michelle's training techniques are among the best you can get. This is evidence by the multiple awards her dogs have won!
Everyday analogies mixed with humor and years of experience, enable Michelle to teach her students to understand their dogs and the dogs to achieve new levels of harmony with their owners.
Michelle's current dogs:
PACH C-ATCH Hottie vom Waldbach "Pilot" AX, AXJ, MXP4, MJP4, MXPB, MJPB