AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator Certification as of 2012

Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) as of 2010

9+ years of experience as a Professional Dog Trainer

I have loved dogs my entire life. My interest in dog training started when I was doing volunteer shelter work and fell in love with Timmy a 4 month old pointer mix. Timmy was a handful and full of energy. To keep him busy I started trick training as well as obedience. While working with Timmy everyday I realized my true calling. Since then I have been professionally training dogs in group classes, trick classes, leash reactives, and aggression issues. I'm a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers A.P.D.T as well as a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. Timmy has been in USA Weekend

for his fetch me a drink trick and in Chicago Now for his various other tricks. Now I'm the owner and head trainer of Pawsome Dogs dog training.

Check out my Pawsome Pups!



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 Melissa Arteaga