Author Archives: Michelle Mullins

Our Customers are My Passion

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP As a professional dog trainer most of my clients have some training issues they are working through with their pet. I love being able to teach them foundation behaviors, like sit, touch a target and … Continue reading

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Household Items to Keep Away From Pets

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP One of the most important things we do for our beloved pets is to keep them safe. While there are many dangers both outside and inside the home, one of the most dangerous is household … Continue reading

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Indoor Training Tips for Winter

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP Brrrrr! It’s winter here in Virginia, and the coldest one we have had in quite some time. If you’re like us, you are in a deep freeze that keeps everyone stuck indoors watching movies, playing … Continue reading


Healthy Winter Walking

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP So yet again I have made a health related New Year’s resolution. Considering 80% of resolutions are history by January 31st, I decided to try a different approach this year. My resolution involves the health … Continue reading

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Make the Holidays Rewarding

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP Once again the time has flown by and the holiday season is upon us. I always look forward to spending time with special friends and family, including my wonderful pets. I’ve written many holiday blogs … Continue reading


Fright Night for Fido

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA  Like about 70% of Americans, my family will celebrate Halloween this year. We love the treats, the decorations and the costumes! We dress up and hand out candy to all the trick-or-treaters and there is usually … Continue reading

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Surviving the Fireworks

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, PetSafe Training & Behavior Education Manager The sky is falling! No, it’s just Independence Day. I love fireworks! It doesn’t matter when or why I will be instantly transfixed on the splash of colors and sparkle … Continue reading

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Sink or Swim: Pet Water Safety

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, PetSafe Training and Behavior Manager As summer temperatures heat up many of start heading to the waterside to cool off. Dogs often enjoy a swim or splash as well. While many dogs have an instinctual ability … Continue reading

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How to Hug Your Cat, Maybe?

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT – KA, PetSafe Training & Behavior Education Manager There are approximately 86 million pet cats in the U.S. so clearly cats are well loved by many. I’ve been very fortunate to be owned by some amazing … Continue reading

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