Michelle Yue

Certified Behavior Consultant Canine & Certified Professional Dog Trainer

My Story

I started out at George Washington University as an International Affairs Major.

When visiting Paris as a student, I ended up unexpectedly adopting a homeless puppy. When I got her back to the US, I realized she had several issues, including dog aggression, resource guarding, and anxiety.

Helping her made me realize that dog training is what I wanted to do!

After that, I never looked back and I’ve been training dogs professionally since 2006. During that 13 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!


My Approach

I’m going to give you the tools that I know work. I’m not going to tell you to do anything that I wouldn’t do with my personal dogs, or that I haven’t done hundreds of times.

Everything I do is rooted in practical solutions.

My focus is on striking the right balance for a training program that is human-friendly and dog-friendly.


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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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