Michelle (Shelly) was born and raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Her first dogs were Cody, a German Shepherd/ Chow Chow mix and Trapper, a Doberman Pinscher. She knew ever since graduating from high school that she liked teaching, and interned at an elementary school in Rolling Meadows (and loved it). As an adult, she fell in love with a boxer named Leelu, who she ended up training on her own with a great deal of success. The fun she had training Leelu inspired her to consider dog training as a career. After doing research on becoming a dog trainer, she discovered CanineLink, where she learned not only about training techniques, but about dog behavior as well. She’s very excited to join the AnimalSense family and looks forward to becoming a skilled and accomplished trainer.