Melissa's Muttz n Mongrels, LLC
Melissa's Muttz n Mongrels, LLC

Melissa's Muttz n Mongrels, LLC

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Introduction: NOTE: I'm getting a lot of requests for private lessons in the Cincinnati area. Unfortunately, I don't travel this far for private lessons. I can arrange to meet halfway IF I have other clients in the area. Otherwise, it cuts too much of my time and I can't get everyone in. I'm happy to take board and trains. If you'd like to discuss further, please send me an email. Thanks for reading! I grew up in Kettering, Ohio around plenty of furry friends! I rode horses competitively in high school and college, deemed myself the neighborhood dog walker, and schooled my first dog love, a golden retriever named Max, in agility. ​ When I decided to get a dog as an adult, I set my sights on a very independent and intelligent breed of dog, the Beauceron. He was a far cry from my gentle and fluffy golden retriever. I wasn't even sure he'd make it to adulthood! I had done extensive research before getting this dog. I had read multiple training books, watched umpteen episodes of "The Dog Whisperer", but nothing prepared me for this bratty, rambunctious, 80 pound destructive puppy that wanted everything HIS WAY. But with patience, perseverance, and lots of treats, two years later I had a wonderful companion I was able to take with me everywhere.  When my friends, who had stopped coming over when he was a pup, started bragging about my dog to everyone they met, I decided to take my success a step farther- to share it with others. I decided to get certified through Animal Behavior College, a well established school that focuses on positive motivational training. Hundreds of dogs later, I'm still so proud of my very first- Montague Beaumont Dahl Cuore.
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Hired 90 times

1 employee

9 years in business

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2018

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Sara G.
Sep 26, 2021
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Our rambunctious little guy, Fuzzy, responded to Melissa's training very well. We were amazed at his behavior after just 2 weeks. Melissa gave us a very detailed evaluation on Fuzzy as well as pointers for us to keep the training going at home. She demonstrated the various commands and hand signals that were taught and the importance of being consistent. Melissa welcomed any questions we might have after we got home and she followed up a week later to see how things were going. We are so happy with the training results and would highly recommend Monty's Muttz n Mongrels to anyone seeking dog training.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Therapy or service dog training • At the pro’s location

Melissa's Muttz n Mongrels, LLC's reply
Thank you so much, Sara! Fuzzy is a very special little guy and he was so much fun to work with!
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Chris C.
May 17, 2020
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We have had dogs all our life and have worked with other trainers. Melissa is by far more knowledgeable, honest and capable than any individual we have worked with. Melissa's belief that dogs respond best to positive rewards is a style that works. We have a 6 month old Airedale Terrier that was impossible to walk and rarely listened. But after spending 2 weeks with Melissa, she is a different dog. She walks on a leash without pulling and knows the following commands, sit, down, come, heel, stay, place, wait and leave it. We are thrilled. Upon completion, Melissa provides you with a written summary of her observations including areas of strength and weakness. I highly recommend Melissa for training your dog.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • General obedience training • Leash pulling • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Gary M.
Aug 7, 2017
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Melissa did a great job with our dog.He is still a work in process,but she gave us many guidelines to use with our dog .I would recommend Melissa to anyone who wants their dog trained .
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Tim G.
Jun 9, 2017
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We took our ten month old lab to Melissa and she corrected everything we asked. This greatly exceeded our expectations! We are now working on repetition and everything is going extremely well. I would highly recommend Melissa's Mutt's and Mongrel's to anyone needing help with dog training.
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Patrick B.
Apr 17, 2017
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I have a dog with high anxiety and needed socialization with other dogs in a non-aggressive manner. Melissa has been excellent in working with her and continues to do so. Flexible schedule, she shows me how to train her and gives me the directions, great rates and highly recommended.
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FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I evaluate the dog's temperament and help teach the owner to train the dog.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a certified obedience instructor through Animal Behavior College. I have also taken two dogs through obedience classes, and I work with shelter animals to help them overcome fear or aggression issues and become wonderful adoptable pets.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I became interested in dog training when I committed to adopting a rare and very strong- willed breed of dog- a Beauceron. I was determined to give my dog a fulfilling and rewarding life. I started studying different training regimens and researching as many issues as I could. It was still a terrific challenge, but I learned as much about myself as my dog learned about me.

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