ExpertiseCanine Behaviorist,Shelter Volunteer
Certifications and Awards
- Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC): International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
- Canine Good Citizen Evaluator: American Kennel Club
Affiliations and Memberships
- Sioux Empire Kennel Club
Dog, Cat, Small Animal, Reptile and Equine Behavior and Care
Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC has a long history working as both staff and a volunteer for various shelters and rescues in Los Angeles, Pennsylvania and Las Vegas. She had her own dog and cat behavior consulting business for about ten years, where she taught group and individual obedience and worked in clients' homes to help resolve behavior issues. She also ran programs at shelters to train dogs to help them become more adoptable. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
Mychelle is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the American Kennel Club. She has been a regular writer for several websites on dog and cat behavior and training. She also served for many years as editor for both the IAABC and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She also previously worked as the Web News Content Editor and Web/Social Media Coordinator for the United States Dog Agility Association. She served as the Technical Course Manager for IAABC's online education program and was the website designer for their award-winning journal.
Mychelle also has experience handling and caring for companion animals such as birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, "pocket pets" and reptiles as well as farm animals such as chickens, goats and horses through her work at several shelters. She currently is a member of the Sioux Empire Kennel Club and her dogs Jack and Kaylee, seahorses, betta fish and their many fresh water tank mates are regularly featured on her Instagram channel.