Michelle Hill Dog Training Academy

The Language of Dogs It has been said that a dog will talk to those who know how to listen, and this is true.  A dog will tell you everything they intend to do with their body language.  Knowing what our dogs are trying to tell us allows us toRead More…

Just as any other field dog training has several subsets within it such as dog sports, behavior consulting, aggression, protection, nose work, & service dog training just to name a few. Any good trainer is going to focus on one or two but not try to cover them all. It takes years of study and practice to get good enough to not work with problem behaviors but to TEACH others as well. Read More…

Corgi in a Dress

After Aspen’s appointment, I took a group of Therapy Dogs in Training to visit our friends at one of our local nursing homes. We have been going to visit these wonderful women and men for almost 3 years now and they love seeing us come in. We have a set schedule of when we visit and we have pups that dress up and pups that do tricks and pups that just love to snuggle and make people smile. Read More…

Nov, 14 2019 It’s been quite a busy week so far.  Monday was a cold and wet day so I stayed inside with the Doodle Bug Puppies.  While working to teach them to walk on a leash, I tripped over a rug and fell.  So I was very sore butRead More…

Australian Cattle Dog - Loki

As a trainer, my mind started swimming as to what caused it to happen? Was he going after Ian to herd him, or what… The more I think about it now I believe he saw a car and was going after the car and Ian got in his way. No matter what caused the problem we had a major problem.Read More…

A post from Oct of 2018 One of the things I’ve always tried to do is to be totally transparent with my training.  I’ve shared with you all the struggles I have had training my own dogs and in my own life.  It’s one of the things I have alwaysRead More…

corgi puppy

I don’t know about you but my life is very hectic. I have a 17-year-old stepson (Connor), a 4-year-old son (Ian), & year old Corgi pup (Yadi). Between our jobs, housework, laundry… oh my word at the laundry… trying to find 30 minutes a day to train my puppy is just insanityRead More…