Dog Training by Mikkel Becker of Coeur d’Alene is coming to Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry

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’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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3 thoughts on “Dog Training by Mikkel Becker of Coeur d’Alene is coming to Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry”

  1. Therapy Certification classes in Sandpoint? Have Rx for dog for mobility and psychological issues. I want to take her on the train but she needs more training – basic obedience okay but distractible and overly friendly. Also, she is protective of toys, balls, sticks etc. with most dogs. Can you recommend a trainer in Sandpoint?

  2. Mikkel will be doing a Canine Good Citizen class with tests afterward to certify your dog on Wednesday October 27 at North Idaho Animal Hospital. This would be a great class to help your dog unless she would be too distracted by other dogs to concentrate on training. If you are looking for private lessons Mikkel is available in Sandpoint on Wednesdays and I am available most afternoons and on some weekends. Both of us would be able to help you!

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