Meet the Staff
Owner and certified professional dog trainer
Michelle spent almost two decades in the medical field working as a respiratory therapist and EMT. The knowledge and skills she gained in her profession cross over to the care she gives her dogs. She also attended UW-Stevens Point where she majored in Biology and learned about canine behavior. She uses that knowledge everyday when she is working with the dogs.
Michelle loves training dogs and earned her certification as a professional dog trainer in 2021. She continues to pursue ongoing education and specializes in behavior modification. She knows each animal is different and will work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. Whether you’re thinking about getting an animal, have a new pet, or already own a pet with behavioral problems, Michelle is here to help.
Michelle is a balanced trainer with a heavy emphasis on positive reinforcement. She has a quiet approach that the dogs respond well to. Her current clients will tell you that she is like The Dog Whisperer.
Puppy training expert
Tiffany has been training under Michelle for about a year and currently manages the puppy program. She has the natural gift of earning a dog's trust and respect and this makes her the perfect fit for working with the puppies. Puppies can sometimes be shy and fearful, but Tiffany always manages to make them feel at ease so they can start learning.
Tiffany also has knowledge of the service dog world and has successfully trained her own dog, Nita, who is a perfectly balanced and sweet-natured Rottweiler.
Like Michelle, Tiffany is a balanced trainer with a heavy emphasis on positive reinforcement. Her training style makes her the perfect fit as a Ruff Ranch trainer. Her current clients will tell you that she has a no nonsense approach coupled with a very soft heart.