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Christine Michaud, CTC, CPDT-KA, PMCT

Senior Trainer

Special Interests:

  • Prevention and early intervention to help puppies and their people get off to the best start possible.

  • Working with families and children to set up and maintain safe, fun and healthy interactions for everyone.

  • Teaching about dog body language and helping people build better relationships with their pets through cooperation, trust and communication.


Her Pets:

  • Gemma - Husky mix

  • Ms.Kitty - Domestic short-hair (although she doesn’t consider herself to be domesticated AT ALL)

Christine has enjoyed living with dogs and cats most of her life. She got bit by the training bug when she adopted a dog from a local rescue in 2009, which drove her to pursue an education in the science of animal learning and behavior modification. 


In 2014, she opened a private dog training and behavior consulting business in Fairfax, Virginia, which she successfully ran until joining the Animal Behavior Wellness Center team in 2019.


As a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator, Christine enjoys working with dog guardians who are expecting a baby, or already have an infant, toddler or preschooler in the home. She also has a passion for working with puppies, and helping new puppy parents navigate the challenges of life with their new best friend.


Christine is married and has 2 adult children. She also shares her home with her husky mix and a sweet kitty. In her free time, she loves being outdoors and especially loves hiking in the mountains.


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