All of my professional dog walking ends up with a better trained dog. In the same token, all of my dog training involves walks, so it's a bit of a package deal.
Some people call me a "dog whisperer" and I do talk dog. Dogs are my people. (I have also trained horses in the past and cared for rabbits, turtles, birds and cats.) Although I love many different animals, dogs usually drawn to me and respect me as a pack leader, including out and about on the streets.
I have 7 years experience as a professional house sitter and pet sitter in Melbourne, although new to Mad Paws, so plenty of references available.
As a lifelong animal lover, I was the kid at school that knew the local RSPCA's phone number by heart and arranged the class school trips from a young age. As an adult I voluntarily trained RSPCA dogs who were up for adoption to increase their chances of finding a home.
I'm an experienced dog trainer in competitive circles in both dog obedience and agility, and have competed at national level in New Zealand.
I have also assisted in training classes of 20 people and 20 dogs for local canine training clubs in New Zealand and was at the club 5 days a week and competed around the country every weekend. I also sat on the committee of the Otago Canine Training Club, although most of my dog training jobs currently are more domestic and behavioural in nature....
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 7 days before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
Pet Sitting - Mar 9, 2021
Michelle Was amazing!!!! I had lots of photos and Updates about my fur babies while we were away and she even trained my pups for me to stop jumping on the couch! Michelle was warm and welcoming and very professional and my pets loved her!!! I would highly recommend will definitely be booking her again 😊🐶🐶🐶😻😻…
Raymond and Summer took to Michelle so quickly.
We received many photo updates and it was so nice to see my furbabies happy and relaxed.
10/10 recommend and will 100% book Michelle for all future pet sitting…