If you were to ask anybody who knows me to finish this sentence: "Melissa loves _______.", I can guarantee you they will say "dogs". For as long as I can remember I've had love for all animals but a special soft spot for dogs. I got my first dog when I was 10 years old and that was the beginning of my admiration for these most wonderful companions.
I am a chronic knowledge seeker, which has led me through computer programming, yoga teacher training, industrial sales, pet nutrition, and more. But nothing satisfies my soul as much as helping dogs with issues learn to cope and be happy in our chaotic world. This is why I pursued a career in dog training.
I have years of experience in rescue, dealing with difficult dogs, and even inherited my own "un-adoptable" foster fail. He was the catalyst in my dog training education, and though he passed in August, 2018, he will forever remain my heart dog, my best teacher, and best friend.
Some of my training includes:
I believe that my own previous experience fostering, adopting, and living with dogs with severe behavioural issues has given me a strong advantage in helping other people going through the same struggles that I've already personally dealt with.
I understand the stress and frustration, and ultimately the love you have for your dog, which is why you're reaching out for training help now.
Please reach out today, and we can discuss how I can help you find balance in your home so you and your canine companion can enjoy each other to your fullest.
I look forward to hearing from you!