ABOUT US

Training is a process that requires participation, practice and patience. Commitment, consistency, and knowledge equals success!

 

Michele Ryan is the owner of Train Pawsitive, Animal Modeling & Actor and Pure Energy Dance Center.  She is a graduate of Companion Animal Sciences Institute, graduate Psychology/Business degree, Business and Animal Behavior College Level – 2 Trainer.  Michele is an  AKC Evaluator, My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S  Instructor and Certified Trick Dog Trainer. Michele Ryan has been featured on Fox 4 News, eBella, I Love Dogs, Coastal Life Magazine, Southwest Florida Parent & Child, Dance Teacher Magazine, Pet Pages and Dance Studio Life. Michele is also certified Dance Masters and Dance Educators of America Dance Instructor, Choreographer and Judge (dance and dog  judge) since 1983.  Michele is also trainer on set for theatre, print ads, commercials, infomercials and performances. Train Pawsitive is Veterinarian Recommended! 

 

With over 35 years of teaching experience and  a business owner since 1990, she brings experience and leadership to her field. She has organized and coordinated many events and fundraisers in many states for animal shelters,  rescue groups and non profit organizations. Michele is the recipient of numerous awards for her business and personal accomplishments including Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals. She firmly believes that continuing education is the key to growth and competency as an individual and educator. 

 

“Both myself and my assistants have a strong passion for animals and their well being. We enjoy making a difference in your life.  We teach you how to set your pet up for success. I had the pleasure of training with excellent trainers in Pennsylvania, Canada, Las Vegas, New York City, Georgia and Florida. I attend professional workshops and seminars throughout the year to give my students the best! 

 

 

Education

• Companion Animal Sciences Institute Canine Behaviour (CDT)
• LJC – Arts / Psychology
• Keystone College –  Science / Business Management
• Association of Pet Dog Trainers
• The SPCA Of Luzerne County
• Lackawanna Humane Society
• The Dog House Dancers 
• Dogs Can Dance – Judy Gamet
• Broadway Dance Center – New York City
• Julliard Summer Intensive – New York City
• Chatham County Animal Services (Trainer / Rescue)
• South West Florida Professional Dog Trainers Alliance
• Continuing Animal Training Seminars and Certifications with renowned trainers

 

Outstanding Awards and Honors

• National Dance Teacher Magazine
• National Dance Studio Life Magazine (Dance & Dogs)
• SPCA of Luzerne County
• Humane Society of Lackawanna County
• National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professional
• Women Entrepreneur Merit Award
• Outstanding Choreographer Award (Dance & Dogs)
• Saint Jude’s Dance Award
• Fred Astaire Dance Award
• Best Teacher Award
• Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy
• Fundraiser for Make a Wish Foundation
• Fundraiser for Toys for Tots
• Fundraiser for Collier County, Chatham County, Lackawanna and Luzerne County.

 

 

Certifications / Professional Affiliations

• Companion Animal Sciences Institute (CDT / CASI)
• AKC Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
• Certified Dance Masters of America
• Canine Freestyle Federation, Inc.
• Musical Dog Sport Association
• World Canine Freestyle
• Certified Dance Educators of America
• Certified Pet CPR and First Aid
• Association of Pet Dog Trainers Full Member
• AABP Association of Animal Behavior Professionals 
•  Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)
• Dr. Ian Dunbar The SIRIUS Puppy Training (CPT)
• Truly Dog Friendly
• Certified Animal Behavior College – Level 2 Trainer (ABC-Level 2)

 

Community Performance/ Instructor /Trainer

• Dance Educator for National Dance Week
• Anheuser-Busch print ad on set – St. Petersburg, Florida 
• Fundraiser coordinator, SPCA of Luzerne County
• Fundraiser coordinator, Humane Society of Lackawanna County
• Director of Holiday Shows for Retirement Homes with service dogs
• Fundraiser coordinator for World Wild Life
• Luzerne County Chamber Women’s Network
• Educator for various groups and schools on puppy/dog training
• Dog Trainer / volunteer for various rescue groups
• Fundraiser coordinator, Domestic Animal Services.
• Canine Freestyle – The Dog House Dancers, Pennsylvania
• Canine Freestyle – Professional Dog Trainers Alliance, Florida
• Performances for NASCAR events (Dog handler)
• Theatrical Productions – (Dog handler)
• Character Assessment – Savannah Chatham County Animal Control
• Dog Trainer / volunteer Savannah Chatham County Animal Control
• Dog Trainer / volunteer Collier County Domestic Animal Services