Meet the Trainer


Michelle Belio (CPDT-KA, Fear Free Certified Trainer, BA Psychology, MA Animal Behavior and Conservation 2020) is a certified professional dog trainer and the founder of Pawsitively Waggin’ Academy. This company was formed in order to help those in need of a professional for their dog problems in the comfort of their own home. Our company uses force free, positive reinforcement dog training techniques, which is the only training style that is backed up by science to help your dog in a safe effective manner. Michelle will be conducting her graduate studies at Hunter College’s Animal Behavior and Conservation MA program this Fall 2018.

Michelle’s journey towards becoming a dog trainer started at a young age. Growing up, Michelle had an abundance of different pets whom all made a mark in her life. Lizards, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, frogs, toads, you name it, she has owned it. She always found it fun to clicker train her pets that weren’t traditionally clicker trained to do cute tricks. Between agility training rabbits, clicker training lizards to move in different sequences, and teaching guinea pigs how to “high five” an itch to become a trainer grew.


We at Pawsitively Waggin’ Academy are here to help you with your fur baby with scientifically based, force free methods. We offer in home dog training classes, and group lessons for puppies and adults. We train dogs to be obedient because they choose to be, not because they are punished to be so.

We are looking forward to working with you and your fur baby!

Michelle Elea Belio, BA Psychology, CPDT-KA, AKC CGC Evaluator
Pawsitively Waggin’ Academy, LLC
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