How I Can Help

How I Can Help

Experience That Works for You

All training is customized to fit the needs of you and your dog, and more experience means I have more resources to help you reach your goals in ways that work for you.

I started training in 2004 and became a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with the Certification Council of Pet Dog Trainers in 2007. I recently earned two advanced certifications becoming a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants as well as a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine (CBCC) with the CCPDT.  I am happy to join the ranks of trainers with extensive education and experience in solving advanced behavior problems. There are only about two dozen of us in total who hold one of these certifications in the entire state of North Carolina!

From Basics to Behavior Consulting

Tired of your dog not listening? Need help with your recently adopted a dog or new puppy? I help them put their best paw forward by teaching a foundation for good behavior with basic obedience, socialization, and manners Training when your puppy is young is one of the best investments you can make in having a happy life together!

Experiencing reactivity, aggression, or separation anxiety issues with your dog? I can help you address behavior problems, big or small I specialize in fearful, anxious, aggressive and rescue dogs and can help teach your dog appropriate behaviors while eliminating undesirable ones so you can live together happily.

The number of sessions needed varies based on your goals. Not sure how much training you need? Contact Melissa at (984) 584-2275 or

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