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Introduction: 🥇Winner of BEST DOG TRAINER 2021 by Philadelphia Magazine🥇 Hello! Michelle, Founder & Head Trainer is excited to empower you to be the best dog guardian possible. Best Board & Train Program in town. VSA-CDT Certified. Continuing Education in Canine Nutrition & Fitness. Positive Reinforcement Training + Scientific Based Methodology. Woman owned. Dog Reactivity is our speciality. Whether you’ve welcomed a new family member into the home and/or experiencing problematic behaviors,⚡️THUNDERDOGZ⚡️is here to help! Within the first session together you’ll feel at ease, more confident and ready to rock this training journey. Implementing enrichment and scientific based training is why ⚡️THUNDERDOGZ⚡️ is one of the most progressive and trusted places for your pup to learn and grow. Special professional photoshoot for all dogs enrolled in the Board & Train Program upon Request. Common Behavior Modifications - Chewing & Destruction - Loose Leash Walking - Jumping - Door Issues - Barking - Pulling - Humping - Potty Training Advanced Dog Training - Identifying Excitement vs. Stress - Fear & Stress - Separation Anxiety - Reactivity - Aggression Learn more about our programs within our first consultation together. Professional Dog Training Student from the Victoria Stilwell Dog Training Academy. Instagram @trainwiththunderdogz ** Over 5 years of dog handling and care experience + 15 years of horse handling & care experience. **

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Sarah B.
Oct 5, 2021

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We have only had 1 session but I can’t express how wonderful Michelle is. Having 2 “aggressive” dog breeds that are skeptical of people (they get it from me) , I always have to tell people when meeting the dogs to “not touch” and “don’t pet on the head”. When introducing herself to me , she immediately said “we are gunna do a walk by to make the greeting less stressful”. MUSIC TO MY EARS!!! We went walking and she talked with me casually while observing our pups walking and showing me tips on how to make it easier. Our girl was in PetSmart training for a month and a half and I honestly got better results in just the one session with Michelle. Like seriously, voo doo magic. I seriously love that I can shoot her a message with a question and boom she not only has an answer but RECOMMENDATIONS WITH LINKS?!?!?! Love love love can’t stress it enough. <3

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Extra large (70+ lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Destructive behavior • At the pro’s location

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Julia K.
Mar 3, 2021

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Michelle is an exceptional dog trainer and person. From the minute we met her, she helped ease my dog, Charlie’s (and my) anxiety about training. I never thought my dog would be described as “noticeably calmer,” until meeting Michelle. If you are seeking a force-free trainer for all of your dog’s behavioral issues, and want to learn how you can help your dog, look no further. Michelle is your go-to girl!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Barking • Destructive behavior • Chewing • At the pro’s location

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Brittany F.
Dec 7, 2020

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Amazing. Michelle truly is an amazing person and an even more amazing dog trainer. I was lucky enough to find Michelle on Thumbtack and she responded to my initial message right away. I had never had a trainer for my dog before and was very worried that I would find a dog trainer who was expensive and ineffective. I had neither of those problems working with Michelle. My dog made a lot of progress in the 4 weeks training with Michelle. She did a great job of getting me involved with the training so that I would be able to continue training my dog even when she wasn’t around. Michelle’s love for dogs was clear to see, especially when my very unfriendly dog took to her within minutes of meeting, something I didn’t think was possible! I am so greatful that I was able to find someone as awesome as Michelle to help me with training my dog. I will continue to work with Michelle and recommend her to absolutely anyone who is in need of a dog trainer!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • Biting • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Brittany!! It is a gift to know you. And it’s another gift to be your trainer. Thank you so much for your love and support!
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Melissa S.
Jun 15, 2020

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Where do I even begin... Michelle was outstanding! I knew from the moment I spoke to her on the phone that she would be a great fit to train my puppy Charlie. Michelle is beyond accommodating and thinks of every detail. She came to personally pick up Charlie, gave daily training updates (videos, texts, pictures), and dropped Charlie off after the 10 days were up. She also made a training binder as an additional resource to help me keep the momentum going with Charlie's training that had information specific to Charlie. And even taught my kids how to support Charlie's training by showing them her techniques. You can tell Michelle is not only truly passionate about animals but also extremely knowledgable and have seen so much growth in Charlie. I also LOVE how she is a force free and fear free trainer--- as that was very important to me. I 100% recommend Michelle for all puppy and dog training. Your fur baby will definitely be in great hands!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Puppy training • House training • Crate training • Leash pulling • Chewing • Biting • Barking • At the pro’s location

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William H.
May 8, 2019

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We love Michelle! She has made such a difference in our home after just 2 weeks of boarding our new puppies. Before her training, they were going to the bathroom in the house constantly. We were desperate. Now they are MUCH better behaved, and most importantly, they know to go to the bathroom outside. They even happily get into their crate when it’s time for that. Michelle uses only positive reinforcement, no punishment. She has a genuine love for animals and a passion for training. Fortunately she also offers dog-sitting in her house, so our puppies will get to see her if she has openings when we go on vacation or away for the weekend. She’s fantastic, and we’re so happy we hired her! - Bill and Annie Hill

Details: 1 dog • 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Board and train programs at a facility • Puppy training • House training • Crate training • The dog trainer travels to me

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Michelle Megill


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing is based upon level of behavior modification. The Initial Consultation is $175.00. Packages are sold at a discounted rate.

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

    First a phone or video consultation. We then move on to a scheduled Initial Consultation in person. This varies for our Board & Train Programs.

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

    Bloosmburg University Bachelors in Communication Studies and Dance. Student from the Victoria Stilwell Dog Training and Behavior Academy.

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