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About Me

I’m Michelle and dogs have been my passion for as long as I can remember!

As a child I worked in boarding kennels, volunteered at the local vet and zoo, and then studied Zoology and Behaviour at University.

After graduation I qualified as an Early Years Teacher (of humans!), and also volunteered at my local Animal Rescue at weekends and holidays and brought home a few of the dogs to join our family. One in particular had some very challenging quirks, and led me on a journey of courses, workshops, consultations and learning that started my second career as a Dog Trainer and Behaviourist.

After a period working in the Behaviour Team at a local rescue, I moved to Bristol and started Cleary Canines and Puppy School Bristol.

Now, after many years of working with dogs of all ages, I’m once again returning to Early Years, but puppies not children!

As with children, I believe learning should be fun, ideally through play, and should never involve any form of force or punishment.

We have just completed the basic puppy training course with Michelle and it has been fantastic. As well as learning the basics, Charlie now has a fantastic recall when we’re out and has really developed his loose lead walking. Michelle is an excellent trainer. She has endless patience, is lovely with the puppies (and parents!) and is always happy to answer any question. Her advice has been spot-on and we’re looking forward to the follow-on classes.

Louise and Charlie

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