Michelle Douglas, CPDT-KA, CDBC is the owner of The Refined Canine, LLC, providing dog training and behavior consulting services in Southern CT since 1997. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC). Michelle is a past president of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the largest professional organization for pet dog trainers worldwide. She is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, an endorsed presenter for the Dogs & Storks™ and the Dog And Baby Connection™ programs, an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College. Michelle has published several articles on various aspects of owning and training dogs, and is featured in the books Top Tips from Top Trainers (©2010 TFH Publications) and The Dog Trainer's Resource, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog Collection (©2006 Dogwise). Michelle is also a regular blogger on DogStarDaily.com, the website of Ian and Kelly Dunbar. Michelle is a recurring guest on the Chaz and AJ morning show on 99.1 FM WPLR, and has also been a guest on Pet Talk on Southern Connecticut Cablevision's channel 12, as well as the My Doggie Says radio show out of Phoenix AZ.