Shelby Semel is a graduate of the Animal Behavior College (ABC) and went on to be mentored by veteran Kate Perry. She is Certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and is always keeping up on new developments regarding training and the psychology of dog behavior.
Shelby is a positive-reinforcement trainer. The goal of Positive Reinforcement Dog Training is to make your dog want to work with you using a marker signal (the word "yes" or a clicker).
Her technique is flexible since no two dogs are exactly the same; Each training session is unique and tailored to suit both owner and dog capabilities. This training is user-friendly and fun for the whole family to participate in - even young children!
From the time I was a young girl, I always had a passion for dogs. Our household always had one German Shepherd as well as rescue strays that my father would find and bring home to rehabilitate and keep.
After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2007 with a BA in History, I decided to follow my dreams and devote myself to working with animals. I feel so fortunate to be doing what I love day-in and day-out, and getting to share my knowledge with my clients has proven extremely rewarding.
Training a dog takes time and dedication and is not always easy. I am here to help make it as fun and rewarding for you as it is for me! I want to leave after a session and have you feel comfortable and excited to work with your dog. Each and every one of my clients is extremely important to me and will get the personal attention that they need!My goal is to work side by side with you and your dog until you receive your desired results.