Building healthy relationships through leadership

A good dog starts at the front of the leash. My goal is to educate pet owners on their dog’s needs, communication, and living with their dog in a healthy and constructive way. Understanding how a dog thinks is key to building trust and progress.

For new boarders and daycare dogs, please fill out a pre-approval request form!

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Puppy Classes

Private Lessons



Phone Consults

About Me

My name is Michaela. I have experience working at dog kennels and competing with my personal dogs, Marzipan and Rama, in dog training sports (SDA, IPO) and family obedience. I love dogs so much that I am opening my house to friends, family, and referrals who need an extra hand with their furry friends! My German Shepherd, Rama, sadly passed away summer of 2023 from cancer at the age of 8. My two remaining dogs are Marzipan (13), and Posy (6), both Australian Cattle Dogs. I’ve owned each of my dogs since they were weeks old and have trained them personally for family or sport.

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Puppy Intro Class

Welcoming a new furry friend into your family life? I offer an hour long introductory course to show you the ropes on dog care and training basics. We’ll cover things such as how to shape and encourage good behaviors, troubleshooting bad behaviors, training equipment, engagement and play with your dog, grooming basics, and what to expect at the vet. This class will be most productive at you home where the dog will be living. I will leave you with an informational sheet that goes over some of the terminology used.

Private Lessons

| ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS: $60/hour. FREE first lesson.
I offer hourly, one-on-one lessons with you and your dog to troubleshoot specific issues. The first lesson is free and will be a slower-paced observation time for myself as I watch the dog and your relationship in your home environment. This initial session is important to set the stage for a future curriculum. We can schedule subsequent lessons on a schedule that works best for you, whether weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly, etc.

| PHONE CONSULTS: $15/15 minutes
For established training clients only. We can chat over the phone or via video call to troubleshoot issues you may be experiencing with your dog in real time.


| BOARDING: $35/day for 1st dog. $20/day per additional dog
For pre-approved dogs only. I offer boarding at my home with my other dogs and a fenced-in backyard. Your dog will have its own kennel, food & water bowls, bedding, and toys. All items are cleaned routinely. I ask personal items be left at home to avoid damage or loss (dogs will be dogs!). If your dog is dropped off after 6pm, or picked up before 7am, that day will not be counted for boarding. Special needs dogs add $5/day. Currently not accepting non-potty-trained dogs. All dogs must be leashed when arriving or leaving the house. Please fill out a pre-approval request form prior to booking in order to get pre-approved.


  • UTD on shots. Vet records needed 48hrs prior to visit.

  • UTD on flea & tick preventative

  • UTD on heartworm and dewormer recommended
  • Emergency contact(s), including vet info

  • Provide own food, measuring cup, and meds

  • Feeding/medication instructions

  • A secure leash and collar for walking the dog
  • Microchipped or ID tag on collar
  • List of allergies or “black list” items

New around here? Please take a moment to fill out a Pre-Approval Request form so we can make sure your dog’s a good fit to stay at my home!

Board & Train

| DAY TRAINING: $75/day (drop-off before 8am)
Drop off your dog at my home while you’re at work for (2) 30-minute training sessions and playtime with other dogs per day. We’ll continue working on training progress while you’re hard at work. Outings possible depending on the dog’s progress.

| BOARD & TRAIN: $75/day, or $500/week
Leaving for a vacation and still want too upkeep training with your dog? Leave your furry friend with me at my home and I’ll train the dog during your absence. I’ll communicate with you on the specific areas you’d like focus on. Just bring kibble! Outings possible depending on the dog’s progress.

Boarding Add-Ons

Treat your dog to some extra goodies during their stay! Note how many days you wish to add on each service when booking.

  • 30 minute walk: $15/day

  • 60 minute nature walk: $30/day

  • Frozen peanut butter treat: $3/day

  • Bath: $30 short-hair, $50 long-hair
  • DiamaGroove™ nail trim detailing $10


Pre-approved dogs only. Drop off your dog for a day of fun! No training, just playtime with other dogs at my home and in my fenced-in backyard. Great for those with busy work schedules to allow safe socialization with other dogs and to let out some energy! $20 / day, or $80 for a work week (5 days). Drop-off time is before 8am and pickup must be before 6pm. Does not include meals or medication administration. Please fill out a pre-approval request form if you’re new to my home!

Phone Consults

For established clients only. Need a quick consult or instant feedback on a training issue? Schedule a voice or video call to troubleshoot what you’re working on, ask advice, or get feedback on training. Book in 15 minute increments at $15/15 minutes.

Pre-Approval Request for Services

I’m thrilled you’re interested in boarding and training services with me! For services that are performed at my house, I require some initial information about your dog to make sure they’ll be a good fit in my home environment. After receiving your information, I’ll follow up with you and schedule a meet-and-greet with your dog.

Owner's Information

Is your phone number a textable number? *

Dog's Information

Please submit a new form for each dog in your household.

Does your dog do well with other dogs? *
Does your dog do well with adults and kids? *
Does your dog mark in the house / others' house? *
Is your dog potty trained? *
Is your dog crate trained? *
Does your dog come back when called? *
Is your dog an escape artist? If Yes, please explain *
Has your dog ever been... *
What services are you interested in for your dog? *

Thank you for your interest! I'll review your information and reach out to schedule a meet and greet soon!