Melissa has worked as a Certified Service Dog Trainer, teaching dogs highly-specialized skills to assist people with disabilities. She currently teaches and certifies Therapy Dog volunteer teams in NYC and Westchester. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in Psychology. She is currently working to obtain her CPDT-KA certification.
Although she has trained dogs to do serious jobs, Melissa believes dog training should be fun! “Dogs know how to enjoy life! That’s why we love them so much.” She lives with her rescued Pitbull-Ridgeback mix, Tino, and big orange cat named Jaxie. “They make me laugh every single day.”