CDBC, CPDT-KSA, KPA-CTP
Behavior Consultant and Trainer
Though not an employee, Michelle works closely enough with Dr. Learn that she might as well be!
Owner and Director of Training at Honest To Dog in Richmond, Virginia, Michelle has been training animals for 17 years. All of her work has the same objective—developing long, enriching relationships between pets and their people through evidence based, humane, effective training and behavior modification. She is a guest lecturer at Ohio State University and the University of Tennessee as well as a frequent speaker at training, behavior, and veterinary conferences. She is a mentor for the IAABC Principles and Practice course.
Michelle offers private, in-home training, and behavior consulting. She loves working closely with veterinary professionals to ensure you have a pet care team to help bring out the best in your pet.
Her Special Interests:
Puppy and Kitten socialization and training
Fear-Free training of multiple species for cooperative veterinary and grooming care
Behavior modification for dogs with fear, reactivity and aggression
Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, IAABC
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Professional Trainer
ear Free Certified Professional, Animal Trainer, Elite and Course Contributor
Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge and Skills Assessed
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Vice President (2018-present)
Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Professional Member
Jinks - Catahoula Mix
Callisto - Golden Retriever