Our Trainer

Michelle Yue

Certified Behavior Consultant Canine

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Over a Decade of Experience

My Story

I’ve been training dogs professionally for the past 12 years in Washington, DC. During that 12 years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with it all:

  • Puppies, seniors, and everything in between
  • New rescues
  • Common issues like house training, destruction, barking, and jumping
  • Babies and dogs
  • Kids and dogs
  • Leash aggression (aka leash reactivity)
  • Separation anxiety
  • Dog aggression
  • Human aggression
  • Trauma survivors like hoarding cases, puppy mill dogs, street dogs, and dogs used for cosmetic testing

I love sharing my knowledge with others in a way that is practical and straight-forward. It never ceases to give me goosebumps when I see frazzled dogs and stressed-out owners transform into a confident, joyful team. That’s the power of an effective training program!

I hope you’ll join me. I’d love to be part of your dog training journey, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for your and your dog!

Michelle is 100% dedicated to her clients. It’s great to have someone in your corner, cheering you on.

My journey started with a little dog that I found on the streets of Paris, outside of the Jardin du Luxembourg. I named her Iry and brought her back to the US with me.

It turned out she has some pretty significant dog aggression and guarding issues.

Teaching her was a joy. She helped me find my calling. I’ve never looked back!

Popular Programs

Baby Puppy Program

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Real Dogs. Real Results.

Michelle has trained thousands of dogs over the past decade plus. She has helped owners with eight-week-old puppies, and owners with 80lb human-aggressive dogs. Her programs will take you step-by-step.

How long have you been training?

I started training in 2006. So, 13 years, as of 2019!

How many dogs do you own?

I own two dogs. A German Shepherd named Max and a small mixed breed dog named Iry.

Do you have kids?

Yep! I have two kids. So, I know firsthand the challenges of preparing your dog for a new baby, as well as training a family dog.

What are your favorite types of dogs to train?

I really love training brand new puppies. There is so much potential there! I also love my aggression behavior cases as well. There is nothing better than being able to help a dog with aggression issues to relax and enjoy life.

What is the hardest breed of dog to train?

I don’t think there are any “hardest” breeds necessarily. It is more a challenge of finding each individual dog’s motivation. Dogs who are not highly motivated by much of anything, or dogs whose primary motivators are difficult to control (say freedom) can be more challenging than, say your average Labrador who would do anything for a dog biscuit.

Can you rehab any dog?

99.99%! Or more honestly… There are very few dogs who can’t improve with a dedicated owner. Those that can’t often have significant, abnormal impairments to learning.

How can I get started right away?

Check out my free dog training articles. You can do a lot with just the free content on this site!


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Training dogs in all major metropolitan areas: 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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