ABOUT THE TRAINER
The information contained on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute the guidance or face-to-face instruction of a professional trainer or behaviorist. Aunt T's Paws does not guarantee that your dog's behavior issues will be resolved within any set period of time. Dog training is not without risk. Veterinary professionals and/or certified trainers or behaviorists should be consulted for medical and/or behavioral issues.
Angie Mueller is a Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior. Since 2011, she has been part of the Michigan Humane Society Pawsitive Start program as a volunteer canine trainer. There, she teaches basic obedience to adoptable shelter dogs and has done behavior modification with dogs in need of extra help. In addition to private, in-home training, Angie teaches group obedience classes on Monday evenings at Canine College in Farmington Hills.
Angie's love for shelter dogs, as well as living with her MHS rescue -- a high-energy and reactive Dutch Shepherd mix named Sophie* -- led her to pursue an education and certification as a dog trainer. (For more information on KPA CTP trainers, visit the Karen Pryor Academy website.)
Angie believes education in canine behavior is a life-long process. She attends seminars and workshops to further her understanding of canine behavior and welfare, and is continuing her studies at the Ethology Institute of Cambridge for Animal Behavior and Learning and The Dunbar Academy.
Angie uses rewards-based training techniques based on proven scientific methods for behavior modification. She believes in the power of positive reinforcement and pledges to train without the use of shock collars, prong collars, pain or intimidation.
*Sophie is pictured on the home page sporting one of her most prized possessions -- a rubber Frisbee.