Melissa has always had a strong love for dogs. She grew up in Westchester and graduated with a degree in teaching from Florida State University. When living in Westchester, she volunteered at a local Animal shelter.
After working with Sephora for almost a decade, she decided to pursue her dream of working with dogs. In Melissa’s downtime, she loves to play beach volleyball and ski. She now lives in Fairfield with her fiancé Cameron and dog Oscar. They plan to adopt a sibling for Oscar soon!
Important Questions for Melissa
Why should you trust me with your dog?
What do you enjoy about working at Active Dog?
What did you do before you worked at Active Dog and why did you decide to work with dogs?
Recent Posts from The Daily Dog Report
Here’s a look at what’s happening on our nature hikes. We post photos and videos for every hike.
Lots of different types of weather today but we enjoyed them all! ☀️🌧🐾
Billy, Brady, Coco, Dazzle, Franky, Hank, Jack, Lenny, Milo, Monch, Sammy, Sandy, Sierra, Sprinkles, and Stewie! ... See MoreSee Less
🌦💧 This little pack is making big strides! 🥾🍃 Daisy, Rosie, Rocket, & Panda 🐼🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
☔️💦 These happy hounds don’t mind the rain one bit! 🐕 Jane, Rosie, Dakota, Stella, Joey, Heidi, & Ovi! 🌦✨ ... See MoreSee Less
Terrific Thursday hike with Dooner, Lucy, Bucky, Edgar, Hudson, Jack, Louie, Ollie, Toby, Wembley, and Wilbur! 🌞⛈☔️🐾🐕 ... See MoreSee Less
A little rain won’t stop this crew!☔️ Halle, Truffles, Chase, Bucky, Bailey, Strider, Naxos, Blue, Bodie, Bubba, Bodhi and Ajax🥾⛰🌿🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday explorers ￼⛰🍃🐛 Lulu, Orbit, Ivy, Snacks, Thistle, Jasper, Ceaser, Wally, Dexter, Georgie, Duncan, Woody, and Boomer! 🌿🍂🍁 ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday adventures with Annie, Coco, Dakota, Ella, Bear, Bodhi, Cash, Duke, Moose, Peter, Sunny, Theo and friends
🦋🐾🥾🌲⛰🌦 ... See MoreSee Less
Terrific Thursday hike!
Doggie pack —> Clover, Maddie, Maple, Roo, Rosie-D, Cooper, Harvey, Oslo, Raven, Theo, and Timber! ⚡️🐾💥 ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday adventuring with Emmie, Georgie, Lily, Luna, Mabel, Bosun, Charlie, Finn, Griffin, Jaxon, Pluto and Waylon!!! 🐾⛰🥾🌿 ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday fun with Bree, CloverJ, Emme, GingerV, Lillie, Mabel, Oreo, Sumshine and Trixie 🐕🐶✨ ... See MoreSee Less
Penny is training ✨for✨ situations instead of ✨in✨ them!
Training your dog can be counterintuitive sometimes. If your dog is exhibiting unwanted behaviors in certain situations, it makes sense to train in those situations. However, we want our dogs to be exposed to triggers in a way that ✨doesn’t✨ cause them to react, which often involves taking them out of the situation.
Penny can be reactive to other dogs on leash in her neighborhood. Today, we took her out of that environment and into a new one! This way, we were able to reinforce the behavior that we like, all while giving her the experience of seeing other dogs ✨without✨ reacting.
Great job, Penny! ❤️🐾 #dogtraining ... See MoreSee Less
Despite the crazy weather today we had a blast out here with our pals Bailey, Dasher, Lucie Loo, Lily, Bo, Daisy, Driver, Jack, Buzz, Bruno, Canelo, Cosmo and Riggins!! #AMB 🌧🐾🐶🌲🥾🐕🦺📸🍁🪵 ... See MoreSee Less
Super Thursday hiking adventure with Coco, Millie, Archie, Clarence, Harley, Jasper, Kodi, Rooster and Stewie! ... See MoreSee Less