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"You can teach an old dog a new trick with positive reinforcement!"

Trainer Bio

Tessa Kelly, ABCDT

Professional Qualifications

Certifications, Memberships & Experience

  • Certified dog trainer by Animal Behavior College in spring 2022
  • Mentored under Alex Chadokowski with Busy Paws Dog Training and Judi Hales of Trust and Obey Dog Training
  • Assisted Judi Hales in group classes 
  • Trained dogs at Ingham County Animal Shelter before their adoption


  • Animal Behavior College Dog Obedience program
  • Michigan State University Animal Science program
  • Certified Fear Free trainer
  • Pet CPR certified

Personal Notes

I have worked with dogs since I was 13, my first job being at a kennel/ boarding facility until I was 20. There my love for training bloomed! I have 2 Beagles, Holly and Sally. They are almost 13 years old and still keeping me active!

Tessa, Holly, and Sally