Michelle’s Client Reviews

Denise, wearing red pants and t-shirt, sits in a chair and smiles while holding up a graduation certificate for her black Australian Shepherd, Lexi.

Denise and Lexi

“Michelle is a great trainer! She covered the material very well and broke it down so everyone could understand. She made sure to work with everyone and offer assistance when needed. Michelle rocks!” -Denise K. and their Australian Shepherd Lexi, reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Michelle Daiss

“Small class size and researched based understanding of dog behavior” – Vicki B. and their Airedale Terrier Dolly, reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Michelle Daiss

“Great introduction for puppies and their families.. absolutely loved the class that covered how to introduce dogs on leashes! Keep up the great work that you all do!” -Kritica A. and their Labrador Retriever Aurum, reviewing their Puppy Class with Michelle Daiss

“The trainer was friendly, well spoken, knowledgeable, and confident with the information she was teaching. Her demeanor raised our confidence in the sessions and allowed us to trust the process as she was always our biggest cheerleader!” – Bre S. with Indiana Bones reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Michelle Daiss

“Michelle is a true dog person, her passion for dogs comes through in her classes and this was very helpful.” – Marie-Christine A. with Chloe reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Michelle Daiss


“The information in the handouts that went along with each class were invaluable! Also the in-person training was easy to follow and imitate and the trainer was extremely knowledgeable and relatable. It was highly enjoyable one-on-one time that I got to have with my dog once a week and we both had a great time at every class.” – Katie D. and their dog, Trudi, reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Michelle Daiss

“The resources were thorough and very helpful! We’ve been able to take some of the foundational skills we learned in this class and apply them to other situations with our dog, which has been wonderful for training and keeping him (and us) happy! 🙂 Thank you for a great class!” – Jessie J. with Willy reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Michelle Daiss and Kerry Todd.

“[Megan, Michelle, and Tara] showed me ways to work with Doug. Doug and I had a good time being around other dogs.” – Mark T. with Doug reviewing their Puppy Class with Megan Cogswell, Michelle Daiss, and Tara Post.

“Michelle is a great trainer. She was very organized and focused. She did an excellent job of answering questions/concerns and tailoring to the needs of the dog and trainer. I really enjoyed working with her.” – Ali N. and her Golden Retriever, Bear, reviewing their Intermediate Obedience class with Michelle Daiss

“Michelle is an awesome trainer!! She is patient and kind. She understood that we were learning along with our puppies and helped us to do it right. Michelle read one of my posts on the Facebook page and helped me understand and start to change Gladys’s behavior after having a problem in public with her. Thanks Michelle!!” – Sarah W. and her West Highland/Bichon mix, Gladys, reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Michelle

“I had a great experience. My dog really enjoyed our trainer and she was very helpful and knowledgeable.” – Sara B. and her Boxer, Krombacher, reviewing their Canine Good Citizen Prep Course with Michelle

“I went [to Puppy Class] on Thursdays and Saturdays. The classes were organized and I liked that the instructors ran the class slightly differently, to their own unique style. We received a lot of great tips! You helped me not let any stress I had affect my puppy. Everyone I met there was wonderful; staff and puppy owners and their families. :)” – Kristine K. and her Dachshund, George, reviewing their Puppy Class with Michelle and Tara

“Was a great experience for Tory and the rest of my family. I liked how my kids were welcome too.” – Casey R. and her German Shepherd Dog, Tory, reviewing their Puppy Class with Michelle

“I wasn’t sure what to expect because this is my first dog and first training class. I was very impressed and already have seen an improvement in my dog reacting to other animals. I loved that in the reactive class, it’s not just about getting your (dog) to not react to their trigger, but also using relaxation and distraction.
I really like Tara. She was easy to talk to, ask questions, or voice any concerns. For example, I wasn’t sure my dog would be able to do the relaxation protocol because she is SO food motivated. Tara suggested using a pet as a reward and that works for us.” – Larissa C. and her Australian Shepherd, Bella, reviewing their Beginning Reactive Dog Rehab class with Tara and Michelle

Tamara & Chewie

“I think the instructors did very well tailoring homework and class activities to our specific needs. The dogs in the class were all very young, so much of the class was focused on how to teach young puppies how to relax.” -Tamara D. and her Brittany Chewie, reviewing their Beginning Focus & Control class with Tara & Michelle

“I really end up enjoying the class. I wasn’t use to the slow pace of this class at first but it picked up during week three. Very patient instructors. Great job. I know this was Michelle’s first time assisting with this class but she worked well with Tara and this kept the class on task. Nice small class, which is great. Love the newsletters and emails too. You do a great job listening to our goals, working with different personalities, and individual plans for the dogs.” -Jean M. and her German Shepherd Chili B. Lewis, reviewing their Beginning Focus & Control class with Tara and Michelle

“Kapp, Julia, and Michelle are great instructors. They are very knowledgeable and made the class fun and educational. Jade and I are really enjoying K9 Nose Work!” -Denise K. and her Australian Shepherd Jade, reviewing their Beginning K9 Nose Work class with Kapp, Michelle, and Julia

“Sara and Michelle were very helpful with any questions I had about training or any additional questions I had about training. Very helpful in showing us how to do each training exercise and also gave us enough time to work on the exercise so if we need help they were able to help us.” -Sarah J. with her Cavapoo Maizie reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Sara and Michelle


“You went above and beyond! How fortunate we are that you exist! I really appreciated all that the trainers kindly offered to both me and Earl. You had very thorough handouts and instruction from trainers. It was fun and Earl was ready to work! I miss going to Camp.” – Ann B. and her foster puppy, Hound Earl, reviewing their Puppy Head Start Day Camp program (with trainers Kera, Katie, and Michelle)

“Michelle was incredibly patient with me and my pup. She was very responsive to emails and questions I had about my dog’s behavior. Nori is very nervous and I was afraid that this training would be a disaster. Michelle made certain it was a great experience for both me and Nori and that Nori learned! She recognized Nori’s anxiety and helped me work with her so that she’d do well — and she did!” – Laurie Y and her Shiba Inu Nori Kitsune, reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Michelle

“Michelle was very knowledgeable and helpful! Could not have asked for more!” -Kathy S. and her German Shepherd Dog Louise, reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Michelle