Testimonials for All Paws on Deck

I absolutely loved having Michelle help me with Orzo. She was so good at reading his quirky personality, his eagerness to play and please, and giving me the best tips on how to manage his excitement for life. I wanted a trainer that would help me calm my own emotions when dealing with Orzo’s overzealous response to life. She gave me the tools to succeed. Knowing what my escape plan is, and helping him stay calm in new situations. It’s made the last 7 months with my rescue so much calmer. I credit Michelle for a lot of that.

<3 Olga and Orzo 

We had a wonderful experience with Michelle and All Paws on Deck Training! We are first-time puppy owners and we knew it was important to get started on the right foot but were overwhelmed and uncertain how best to do it. To the rescue came Michelle who was amazing and helped us along every step of the way!

She truly went above and beyond in her training and all extra help and advice she gave us along the way. The training sessions themselves were fantastic and highly enjoyable, and we saw incredible progress each week in our puppy. We know we are still just beginning the journey of having a dog but with Michelle’s help we now feel like we have the tools and knowledge to shape our puppy into the best dog that we can.

We are so glad that we went with All Paws on Deck Training and would highly recommend them! If you are looking for dog training, look no further!

<3 Derek, Ester and Toby

As the owner of a dog walking company if clients inquire about training we always refer them to Michelle at All Paws on Deck. Michelle is passionate, committed and extremely qualified at what she does. Many people can claim to be dog trainers these days but have little to no qualifications. This is not the case with Michelle as she has gone through training in both Canada and the US through reputable programs and is always furthering her education. She is not only great at working with the dogs but is fantastic at equipping the owners to feel confident they can work on things with their pup between training sessions. If you are looking for a trainer who goes above and beyond for her clients look no further!

<3 Marissa at Lower Mainland Dog Walker

You will not regret your decision to use Michelle to work with your dogs!!

I was so frustrated before meeting Michelle. I had an amazing puppy that had so much love to give but she was anxious when I left the house. We were at the point that she was chewing the drywall and put a big hole by the front door. With Michelle’s care and patience, we were able to redirect my pup’s excitability into more appropriate ways. My goldendoodle was no longer a 60 lbs bulldozer knocking you over with hugs and kisses. And even after our sessions with Michelle ended, she still was always readily available to be there when we needed her, whether it be a phone call or home visit. Michelle goes above and beyond for her clients and you can tell that she truly loves what she does.

<3 Alyssa and Charlie

Michelle is a very kind, and knowledgeable trainer. We’re first time dog owners and were having some issues with our almost 2 years old lab.

She helped us understand the real issues behind his behaviour with her knowledge and sharing extra materials with us.
It was the best investment I could do for our family.

– <3 Juliana and Gravy

We are absolutely amazed by Michelle’s training skills when it comes to our dog. We have seen such a marked improvement, and it is due in no small part to her expertise. Not only did she provide us with the necessary guidance during our sessions with her, but she also gave us the information and tools we needed to continue the training at home. We are so grateful for her help, and it has been a true blessing to have her assistance.


– Janelle, Andy, and Shiloh

We’re so glad we chose All Paws on Deck to support us in training our puppy. Michelle was wonderful to work with and we enjoyed each of our weekly sessions with her! Michelle took the time to get to know us and listen to our needs and went out of her way to make sure we felt supported and successful throughout the program. Our puppy also loved Michelle and was excited to see her arrive each week. We would highly recommend All Paws on Deck! 🙂

– <3 Shelby, Tanner, and Maple

Michelle was an incredible trainer to work with. Our rescue pup Nova is a bit nervous around strangers but with quickly warmed up to her. She is kind, caring, knowledgeable and really enjoys her work. I instantly saw the connection between Nova and Michelle. We learned so many new skills and tips on training our dog. More importantly learned the importance of establishing the trust and respect in our relationship with our pup. I look forward to working with Michelle again in the future and would recommend her to our all family and friends. 🙂

– <3 Aman, Sunny, and Nova

Michelle helped me with my 10 year old mini american eskimo with reactivity issues. She taught me how to navigate through various situations and most importantly taught me how to support my dog through these situations too. I can now spot his change in behaviour and act accordingly when before I did not see. Consistency is key! Thank you again for all your help!

– <3 Michelle and Loki

Working with Michelle was so amazing. Her patience is incredible. We reached out as we had just rescued our Saluki, Jack, and while he is the sweetest boy on earth has some reactivity issues that we needed to get on top of. Michelle explained things and the process very clearly. She answered all of our questions and then some. She went above and beyond and was always a text message away. For our first few sessions Michelle came right to our apartment, then we gradually moved to outdoor sessions. We saw such an incredible change in Jack in just our 7 sessions. And we still have some follow up sessions as well. If you are looking for a positive reinforcement trainer– hire Michelle.

– <3 Morgan, Brandon, and Jack Jack

I brought my dog Cleo to Michelle at “All Paws on Deck” in the spring of 2022. Cleo is a Rottweiler Shepard cross. We got Cleo at 8 weeks old during Covid-19 in the fall of 2019. She is high energy and extremely sensitive to everything around her. For the first year of her life, other than going to the dog park, she was only exposed to the members of my family and was extremely timid around other people.

My goal was to be able to get Cleo’s attention on command and maintain it when we are out and around other dogs and people. She is very strong and when she reacts, its particularly difficult for my wife to keep Cleo in check. Michelle’s techniques of engaging with dogs and using positive rewards worked real well for Cleo. Cleo was very attentive to Michelle’s style. To my amazement, Michelle chose Cleo to demonstrate a number of times. Cleo did real well. I learned a lot from Michelle’s knowledge and her laidback mannerism; this was perfect for Cleo. Cleo was attentive and not the least bit anxious around Michelle. The classes definitely improved my relationship with Cleo. I learned so much about the consistent mannerism needed to train and walk Cleo in crowded places

After the program ended I called Michelle and asked advice on a specific behaviour. Michelle knew exactly what I was asking about. She immediately shared a video she made for another client. This video was amazing and provided me exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you Michelle, your program which took Cleo’s training to the next level.

– <3 Tony and Cleo