Melissa Milbury - Owner / Head Trainer
Melissa has enjoyed the companionship of dogs since she was 10 years old, and has been working one-on-one with difficult dogs since 2011 when she founded an animal rescue.
Her experience in rescue inspired and drove her to address the issue of over crowded shelters at it's root: Relationship and communication breakdown.
Dogs are surrendered to shelters and rescues on a daily basis, most often due to a lack of understanding of what drives the dog's behaviour, and a communication breakdown between dog and human. This breakdown very quickly leads to frustration for both human AND dog.
Melissa specializes in dog-human relationship training, and helping clients establish clear communication and a healthy cooperative relationship with their dog.
Melissa has had extensive training on all sides of the dog training spectrum, and has thoroughly enjoyed combining all of what she has learned into a humane, fair, and enjoyable way to live with, and communicate with our dogs. She can empathize with her clients and their situations, as she has personally worked through the rehabilitation process with rescued dogs of her own. She understands how challenging it can be, and works to find a training plan and solution that suits her clients personalities and lifestyles.
In addition to the certification, apprenticeship, and mentorship programs Melissa has already done, she is committed to continuing education and attends workshops and training programs as often as possible. She believes that the more "tools" she has in her training toolbox, the better able she will be to help her clients with their unique and specific needs.