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Michelle Walker MSc 
Owner and Founder

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Michelle has acquired a number of canine related qualifications over the last 25 years, including:

- BTEC National Diploma in Animal Care 

- BSc Hons in Animal Behaviour (Anglia Ruskin University)

- City & Guilds in Work-Related Animal Management

- NOCN Certificate in The Practical Aspects of Teaching People and Training Dogs 

- MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour (University of Lincoln)

- International Dog Parkour Association - Instructor and Evaluator Certification

- Trick Trainer UK - Instructor Certification

- Uk Sniffer Dogs Bronze Instructor Certification

Michelle has just completed studies and passed her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at Lincoln University and is awaiting graduation.

She is also a Provisional Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC). 

Provisional members have demonstrated that they have the appropriate level of Knowledge and understanding for the professional role of Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB). They are now gaining the practical experience necessary to be assessed as a CAB and therefore become a Full member of the APBC. The APBC supports its Provisional members undertaking behaviour consultations.

 

Michelle is a Canine Rehabilitation Trainer at Control The Meerkat (www.controlthemeerkat.com) and has also recently taken on the role of On-Set Animal Handler with Animal Direction.

This includes tv and commercial work with her own dogs as well as training and managing clients from the animal modelling and casting agency when on location (www.animaldirection.com)

Michelle has provided a number of public speaking events and runs her annual dog show at the local carnival each year. 

Michelle specialises in bull breeds and is an advocate for their plight in society, having owned them for over 15 years. Not only that, she has fostered many different breeds during her time as a kennel assistant at Manchester Dogs Home.

Practical and Professional Experience includes...

- Health and Safety at Work Certificate

- Human First Aid Certificate

- Canine First Aid Certificate 

- Manchester Dogs Home - 4 Years

- Dog-E-Dayz Daycare - 2 Years

- Licks N Clicks Dog Walking and Training Services - 1 Year

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Ellie
Dog Walker and Pet-Sitter

Ellie is Michelle's niece and has been with MCC for 3 years, learning the skills needed to become a gold standard dog walker. Ellie will be taking her driving lessons this year so that she can start to become more involved in the day to day running of the business. 

Ellie is Oakley's favourite person and gets very excited to see her. She has a great relationship with all the mooch crew members and has that affinity with the canine species that seems to run in the family.

Ellie has interests that stretch beyond the dog world however, which includes taking her motorbike out at the weekends and going for hikes with Auntie Shell! 

Ellie has stepped into the role of Pet-sitter for the company very well, providing holiday relief for pet owners Manchester-wide!

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