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Shelly makes it fun to train with our giant pup. She was great at teaching my 9yr too how to handle our dog. Very clear instructions and thorough. Can't wait to work with her again!Mar 17, 2020VerifiedHair of The Dog That Bit Ya's reply
I needed help with my two small dogs. After getting the new puppy who refused to potty train, my older dog started to revert. She was able to work with all of us, give suggestions and now both dogs are doing much better.Dec 15, 2019Verified
We really enjoy working with Michelle. She is ready to go to work as soon as she arrives. Michelle has really helped us tame our GSDs attitude. She is very thorough and makes sure both you and your dog are happy before leaving. If you're looking for that one on one attention and training, Michelle is your go to trainer!!!!Dec 11, 2019Verified
Michelle has done a great job with helping us to have a better way of communicating and bonding with our newly adopted boxer/pit mix. We had taken him to a ''rescue ' training class, which emphasized solely using positive reinforcement, which worked up to a point but our dog needed more, as he is still very much a goofy pup who probably didn't receive a lot of input on what are acceptable boundaries from his previous care givers. In just one session with Michelle, we saw immediate improvement and gave us hope that with work, he will become a better behaved and more confident dog. She also is a great people trainer too! :-)Oct 3, 2017VerifiedHair of The Dog That Bit Ya's reply
Thankyou so much
Michelle is awesome! Not only has she helped train our new (rescue) dog, 2 year old Walter, who is a BIG boy, she has helped trained US in the right way to do it, so that we can remain consistent. She happily included our 16 year old daughter in the training, and in just two sessions, Walter's manners have improved dramatically. I can't speak highly enough of her and her methods.Apr 5, 2017VerifiedHair of The Dog That Bit Ya's reply
Thankyou so much ♥️
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$75 to $80 an hour for one dog , $80 for two . This is depending on location. Please contact me for more information on pricing.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I start with basic obedience, this consists of 1 hour each to teach the dog to heal and sit with repetition. The same with downs and comes.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?1994 Certified in Animal Science and Zoology. See my diploma on this site. I received my training from Tops in dog training in 1994 in Grayslake Illinois