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Michelle Knevelbaard

Michelle Knevelbaard is a Certified Dog Trainer.

Since 1996, Michelle has worked with more than 5,000 dogs and their people. She has personal hands on experience with over 100 breeds of dogs from all the AKC groups. She has continued her education by attending seminars on dog aggression and behavior modification, obedience compettion and more. Michelle has attended lectures and classes on the latest methods and training tools available. Her experience in dog training includes puppy training & socialization, house training, basic manners, agility, advanced obedience training, behavior modification, aggression, problem solving, AKC obedience and conformation. 

-1996 Michelle became a Certified Dog Trainer after studying with a professional dog trainer and passing 3 written tests.

-1998 Michelle became a AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator (#1925)

-2003 Michelle joined the Petsmart team and furthered her education to became an Accredited Dog Trainer.  During her stay at Petsmart she trained and certified many dog trainers in the Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma areas. 

-In 2004, Michelle was endorsed by National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors the most prestigious dog trainers group in world

-2004 Michelle was certified by Animal Behavior College as a Mentor Trainer. 

- 2005, Michelle became a Level III Veterinary Nutritional Advocate.

Michelle is active in several dog-related organizations both locally and nationally.
Amarillo Chapter Leader for Love on a Leash Pet Therapy.  

-Member Amarillo Obedience Training Club Past board member, Treasurer and Obedience committe 

-Volunteer A-Place-For-Us-Greyhounds. in Albuquerque, NM. and  National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue.

-Past member Association of Pet Dog Trainers

-Past member of the Lone Star Bernese Club and  American Dog Owners Association.

Michelle brings her life-long love of dogs together with proven training techniques that both you and your dog will enjoy. Her sensitivity to your dog's personality and temperament, coupled with effective training tools, will help you and your dog live happily and obediently together!


Thanks for visiting my web site.  I am happy to answer any questions you have.

Please call 806-331-PETS

 or send an e-mail to Dobermangrl@aol.com


Thank you! 

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