Very patient trainer with lots of knowledge to share. I brought her an easy learner and an uninterested terrier, she has done wonderfully with both!
— Jess Banks (Maisie the JRT and Angel the Boston Terrier)

Positive Reinforcement!


I thought my dog, Bonnie, would NEVER go in her crate easily.  With just a few lessons, Merissa had her flying into her crate.  Thank you, Merissa.

— Laurie Shuren (Bonnie the Australian Shepherd)

Woof!  Woof woof!!!

— Kate the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Although I had already had my borzoi to two other trainers, it was Merissa who helped me finish his education to get first his CGC and then his certification with Therapy Dogs International. Merissa made the training experience fun, productive, and tailored to the needs of my dog and myself.  I will continue to bring Mischa to Merissa's classes to prepare for upcoming shows (conformation and rally), fine tune minor obedience skills, and now to earn his Trick Dog titles.

— Carol Stockton (Mischa the Borzoi)

Silas the Weimeraner (and his human, Julie Poston)

I just wanted to sat happy thanksgiving.  Bailey did great today with my brother's dog, behaved in the house while we ate, and did not chase the cats.  She laid down while we were at the table.  I attribute that to you and your patience and training with us.  Thank you.

— Michelle Fults (Bailey the Standard Poodle)

Thank you for instructing us in the art of clicker training and for answering all my questions.  I think this will be a big help for reaching my Rusty (Stirrups) goal this year.  I can't wait to try it out this week.  I really enjoyed the class.

— Debbie Caldwell Bader (and her horse!)