Melinda has always loved dogs. Growing up, she tried teaching her dogs agility using outdoor furniture and sticks. The first dog book she read was How to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks. Melinda decided to turn a love and a hobby into a “job” and became a Certified Dog Trainer in December 2014.
Melinda currently has two personal dogs of her own, Merlin, a young adult Paillon, and Guinevere, a young adult Carolina Dog mix. She says her dogs have taught her as much as she has taught them. She can tell a lot about a new dog by the way her own dogs respond to them. Dogs talk to each other better than we do so she takes cues from her own dogs on how best to work with her trainees.