melissa wallace

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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Dog Agility Training
  • Dog Obedience Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
  • American Kennel Club Temperament Test (ATT) Certified
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA / CPDT-KSA)
  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)

Proud member of...

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 24 hours notice required

Without pet parents, Petmasters wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)

Discount on evaluation visit.

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Gulf Coast in Louisiana from New Orleans eastward through Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida to Pensacola.

What year did you begin serving pets?


How did you hone your craft?

I apprenticed with an AKC training club, began training independently, lots of reading on various dog training and ethology topics, became a judge and evaluator for several dog sport organizations, took certification examination. Lots of experiential knowledge and competition experience.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Give dogs a choice in their training. Your dog will learn to trust you and gain tremendous confidence.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I have a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge. I am easy going and happy.