Dog & Puppy Training
For Women

Empowerment ∗ Accountability ∗ Community

Are you a city dog mama with a young dog (under 2 yrs) or a puppy, and things just seem HARDER than they should be?

My name is Michelle. I’m an expert dog trainer and behaviorist with over 15 years of experience in the field. I empower city dog mamas with tools, support, community, and accountability to raise the well-behaved and well-adjusted Savvy City Dog of their dreams!


No need to lug your dog halfway across town after a long day at work! We’re here when you need us!

Already know some stuff? Great! Save time and skip that section!

Trying to figure out something that is more challenging for your dog? That’s where we excel – pause, rewind, reread, fast foward, and bring it up at the LIVE chats. We’ll get you the help you need!

We have individual behaviors, training plans, and ready-to-implement toubleshooting guides, all at your fingertips!


Dog training is more fun with friends!

Savvy City Dog provides a community experience through exclusive access to our private community.

Our members support each other and make dog training more fun!

From puppy raising to working with your reactive dog, chances are we have other members who are going through, or who have gone through similar experiences.

Share your progress, receive and give encouragement, get and give new ideas, and form friendships to make your training journey even more amazing.

Expert Guidance

You’re Not Alone. We’re Here to Help!

Enjoy the peace of mind that your instructor has worked 15+ years as a professional dog trainer! Michelle has worked with all breeds, ages, and temperaments, and she can help you!

Not only does she have the hands-on experience, she has the credentials to back it up. Here are a few – Certified Behavior Consultant Canine, Certified Professional Dog Training, ProMember Association of Professional Dog Trainers, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator, and Certified Trick Dog Instructor.

We are extremely pleased with the professional support we have received from Michelle — and can’t imagine having made it through the first month of our life as new puppy owners without her. To start, she really knows what she is doing, and seems to have a quick and straightforward approach in response to every challenge we raise. This has included lots of basics, from getting our puppy into her crate and pen, to name recognition, basic commands, leash biting, “leave it” and much much more. She instills confidence in us, reinforced by her excellent followup emails that summarize all we’ve covered in each session and include handouts to guide us in our ongoing training efforts. Beyond this, our puppy adores her and would do anything she wants her to do!


My wife and I recently adopted a rescue pitbull (8 months old). While he’s a sweet dog, I don’t think he ever had much in the way of training, and he was getting very excited and hard to control at times. Michelle has been working with him and us, and the transformation has been like night and day! She has shown us a lot of wonderful techniques for getting him to walk calmly next to us on the leash (which it is amazing to see given how bad he used to be), to play appropriately in the house, and many others. Michelle has a wealth of knowledge and a great manner with both dog owners and their dogs. I strongly recommend her to anybody who is looking for a trainer.


Michelle identified my dog’s motivations and behaviors in such a short time! Her insight has helped my manage me dog’s reactive (could be called aggressive) actions towards other dogs. Thanks so much! This dog used to be almost beyond my ability to walk. Now we are happy campers strolling the neighborhood. THANK YOU MICHELLE!


Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

What Should I Sign Up For?

That’s a great question!

Here are some ideas:

  • Young Puppy – Annual Membership (since you will be doing so much training in the first year!)
  • Young Puppy Budget Friendly – We do offer our Puppy K as a class only, this is a great budget-friendly option!
  • Young Puppy Specific Issue or Jumpstart – Private Sessions, potentially followed by Annual Membership to solidfy training
  • Young Dog (Under 2 yrs) – Annual Membership (since you have so much training to do in the early years!)
  • Adult Dog (Over 2 yrs) – Monthly or Annual Membership depending on how much training you want to do
  • Dog With A Specific Challenge or Jumpstart – Private Sessions
  • Aggression, Anxiety, or Fear – Private Sessions and/or Annual Membership
  • Behavioral Evaluation – Private Sessions


What Training Methods Are Used?

You won’t find any quackery or yank-and-crank, old-school dog training here. Everything is science-based, effective and humane.

We have the hands-on experince that is so critical in this field. And, we have the education to back it up.

We’ve read hundreds of dog training books, watched hundreds if not thousands of videos, gone to dozens of dog training seminars, conferences, and workshops by world-class trainers, behaviorists, and veterinarians.

Then we’ve taken all of that information and applied it… over and over again.

What we bring to you is all of that experience and knowledge distilled into one highly effective program.

How Much Will This Cost Me?

Pricing depends on which service you sign up for. We try to offer several different price points, as we know we are all working within different budgets.

We also try to be as transparent about our pricing as possible.

Use the menu tabs at the top of your window to navigate to the service you are interested, most of our pricing is located near the bottom of each page.

Let’s Get Started!

We’d love to get started with you asap! Click below and access dog training right away!


Savvy City Dog
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Washington, DC, New York City, LA, Chicago, Seattle, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Dallas, San Fransisco, Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Raleigh



Michelle Yue is a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a CGC evaluator, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, a member of APDT, and a C.L.A.S.S. evaluator.


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