Michelle Douglas

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Michelle Douglas, CPDT-KA, CDBC formed THE REFINED CANINE, LLC and began training dogs and their people in 1997.  The Refined Canine, LLC utilizes positive training methods, which are family and dog friendly, FUN and proven to work.  Michelle offers group classes, private lessons and behavior consultations. Michelle Douglas is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA # 3010110) and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC # 308), and a past president of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).  She is also a licensed presenter for the Dogs & Storks™ and the Dog And Baby Connection programs, an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (#28046) and a Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College.  Michelle has published several articles on various aspects of owning and training dogs, and is featured in the books Top Tips from Top Trainers (©2010 TFH Publications) and The Dog Trainer's Resource, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog Collection (©2006 Dogwise). The Refined Canine, LLC has been featured in The New Haven Register and The Connecticut Post newspapers, and Michelle is a recurring guest on the Chaz and AJ morning show on 99.1 FM WPLR, and has also been a guest on Pet Talk on Southern Connecticut Cablevision's channel 12, as well as the My Doggie Says radio show out of Phoenix AZ.