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Michele started training dogs over 20 some years ago with her first heart dog, Sam. Training dogs back then was much different than what it is now, as science hadn’t really entered into the picture yet. Friends and family recognized that she kinda had a knack for communicating with dogs, and would occasionally as her for help with theirs. She never really intended to become a full time dog trainer, as she holds a MBA and historically has worked in the marketing field. Michele’s training philosophy is “First, Do No Harm”. She is always researching and learning new methods and tools, so one should not be surprised if she suddenly changes the way she is training your dog on you! It just means she learned a new and better way! She does not believe in ever using things like e-collars, choke chains or prong collars. She does believe in using the prolific use of Nudges (her treat of preference and commonly known as “doggie crack” by her clients), lots of love and toys. Michele is also a recognized Behavioral Consultant for Dogs and Working Dogs by the International Association of Animal Behavioral Consultants. When Michele isn’t training, she is probably spending time with her two children, Keaton and Autumn, her husband Brent and his son, Carson. She also enjoys reading, writing the occasional blog, drinking lots of coffee and Coke, and just sitting outside with her own three dogs.

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Jen Fulton comes to us with years of marketing, public relations and event planning experience. When not busy at her shop, Buggy Whip Cake Studio, she is actively planning our next move, meeting with donors, and working on marketing campaigns.

As you may notice, Jen’s profile is the only one of a cat. She has 2 dogs, Brian and Gary, but also has cats, and generally walks around with this expression when Michele says “Hey Jen!” Between all of that and her husband, she stays amazingly busy!

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Kimberly…what does one say about Kim?  Kimberly is a lover of coffee, dogs, and dog hair.  A little bit of a bird of a different color from the rest of us, she prefers the numbers over the people.  In addition to her full time day job, Kimberly keeps Michele on her toes constantly with reminders, lists and general notifications about things within the company, sometimes even throwing in perplexing questions about her dogs.

Kim has four pugs at home, all rescues-Rocksy, Pugsley, Poppi(her service dog), and Pablo (Therapy dog in training), and a husband, Rob.  You can often find her taking care of other’s dogs on the weekend through her Rover.com dog sitting business, and playing with her niece and nephew when not catching Pokemon.



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