Christine Michaud, CTC, CPDT-KA, PMCT
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.
Working with fearful dogs to build confidence.
Gemma - Husky mix
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, has two adult children, and is proud Mama to her beloved husky mix, Gemma. In her free time, she loves being outdoors and especially loves hiking in the mountains.