Dana, Nick and Kona C

March 14, 2017

Dana, Nick and Kona C

My husband and I adopted our mixed breed puppy, Kona, in August. Knowing that she was going to be bigger than any dog we had ever owned, we decided some formal training would be helpful. After speaking with many trainers who we felt were looking for the “quick solution” to training or simply relying on a shock collar, we were put in touch with Michelle and Ain’t Misbehavin’ Canine Academy. Immediately, we felt that Michelle would be the right match for Kona and us. Her philosophy of balanced, positive reinforcement training and teaching us to work correctly with Kona were exactly what we were looking for. We began training when Kona was three months and over the course of seven lessons, she learned many useful commands- including “come”, “sit”, “stay” and “place.” More importantly, Kona learned good leash manners, including not pulling out of the door and walking by our side. Each week, Michelle came prepared to teach Kona a new skill and also address any behavioral concerns we were having. Kona enjoyed her time working with Michelle and we were amazed at the progress she made and the skills she learned. Michelle is truly a talented trainer who helped us every step of the way, was available to answer any questions that came up and helped us have a well-behaved puppy. We highly recommend Ain’t Misbehavin’ Canine Academy to anyone who is looking for a skilled, dedicated, patient trainer. Thank you, Michelle!