Mikayla’s dog training journey started on her 11th birthday with a bundle of love disguised as a Golden Retriever puppy named Penny. Penny was Mikayla’s first introduction to the world of canine behavior, training, and competitive obedience, and was a loving adventure buddy for many years. After graduating from college, Mikayla decided to rejoin the dog community and adopted an Australian Cattle Dog rescue named Miracle. What was supposed to be a smooth entry back into the dog world quickly turned in to a crash course in aggression rehabilitation and behavior modification. Seeing the changes and improvements in Mira’s quality of life was incredibly rewarding, and inspired Mikayla to continue learning and developing her training skills. It wasn’t long before friends, family, and neighbors began asking for training advice with their dogs, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Mikayla is passionate about helping dogs and their owners develop healthy relationships through clear communication, consistency, and confidence building (for both dog and owner!). When she’s not working with clients, Mikayla can be found spending time with her personal dogs (Mira, Moose, and Das), volunteering for multiple dog rescues, and honing her decoy skills.