Mikkel comes highly recommended by Karen from A Family Dog.
Mikkel has been teaching classes and helping individuals with great success. She is a proponent of positive training and uses clicker training to bring about the best results. There is a rumor that she might have the first class in Coeur d’Alene that focuses on mothers, children and dogs!
Here is PetConnection.com’s biography on Mikkel:
“Mikkel Becker Shannon is a professonal dog trainer and author, and host with her father of “The Pet Doctor With Dr. Marty Becker” for ABC News.
A graduate of Washington State University with a degree in international communications, Mikkel completed with honors the rigorous program of the Academy for Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA. The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation uses Mikkel as their canine evaluator for Washington State, where she tours shelters looking for dogs who can be trained to serve as search and rescue dogs. She has also been involved with training shelter dogs and has served as the education coordinator for the Whitman County Humane Society.
Mikkel has written for Parade magazine, Knight Ridder newspapers, House and Home and Cat Fancy. She coauthors a pet feature with her father for Scholastic magazine, and is a coauthor of the four books in the Ultimate Pet Lover series.
Mikkel and her husband, Pat, live in eastern Washington with their daughter, Reagan Avelle, and their two pugs, Willy and Bruce. She enjoys volunteer work with Willy, a certified therapy dog and frequent flyer.”
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