Author. Professional Dog Trainer. Presenter.


Melissa will not be taking private clients from December, 2018 – March 2019. Contact her directly for responsible, reputable recommendations for dog training and behavior consulting. 

Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA is the author of  Considerations for the City Dog, blogger for Car Talk’s F.I.D.O  and is the Co-Training Director of the New England Dog Training Club, the oldest AKC obedience club in the country. Additionally, Melissa is one of the only disc dog instructors in Massachusetts.

Melissa is also currently presenting around the Northeast (Tufts University and MIT) and online (Pet Professional Guild and Raising Canine) about the reputable acquisition of pets, regardless if they come from breeders or rescue.

If you are interested in having Melissa train your dog, help you address behavior concerns using science-based, positive reinforcement or if you’d like her to present to your group regarding responsible rescue, urban dog issues, dog safety education programs or canine sports, you can contact her here. She also particularly enjoys giving dog safety presentations at elementary schools and “what can dogs do” demonstrations pretty much anywhere!

Please be patient while Melissa moves everything, including her MuttStuff blog and her parenting writing over to this new website.

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