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Jenn Michaelis, CPDT-KA

Musical Freestyle & Parkour

Jenn Michaelis is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen program, and an Executive Board Member for the Musical Dog Sport Association. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the National Association of Canine Scent Work, and Rally Freestyle Elements. 

Jenn has been training professionally since 2003 and is committed to training dogs with force-free positive-reinforcement training techniques that are fun, effective, and easy to learn. She enjoys empowering and educating dog guardians to create a well-behaved and cherished family member. Owner of SassyT Canine Academy, she serves a variety of private training clients throughout Westchester County, NY, and teaches group lessons at Port Chester Obedience Training Club where she serves as the Family Manners Training Director.

Jenn’s specialty is teaching Tricks, Canine Musical Freestyle, and Rally-FrEe, where she prepares her students for competition with the Musical Dog Sport Association and Rally Freestyle Elements. She also enjoys teaching K9 Games, Dog Fitness, and Dog Parkour.

Her current dogs compete in Rally-FrEe, Musical Freestyle, and Canine Nosework. Her Cane Corso, Terra, is the first dog in MDSA history to earn a Premier title and the first dog in RFE history to earn a Musical Freestyle Grand Champion Title. Her rescue Chinese Crested, Ringo, recently earned his Entry and Novice Freestyle Titles, and also enjoys demoing in her classes and at public events. 

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