Mikkel Becker, CPDT, KA, CTC, professional dog-trainer and training expert for vetstreet.com.
As the daughter of Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian," it was
pretty much a given that I would choose a career working
I am an honors graduate of the rigorous and prestigious Academy for
Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA, and a graduate of the
Purdue University DOGS! course and the Karen Pryor Academy.
I am a canine
evaluator for Washington State for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, where I tour shelters looking for
homeless dogs to turn into lifesaving search dogs. I am involved with
training shelter dogs and have served as the education coordinator for
the Whitman County Humane Society. I also provide private behavior
consultations and group classes for dog owners.
I am a resident pet expert for Scholastic Magazine and have been a contributing
author to Parade magazine, Knight-Ridder newspapers, House and Home and
Cat Fancy magazines. My work has also appeared in "Chicken Soup for the
Horse Lover's Soul II," and I have coauthored the four books in the
"Ultimate Pet Lover" series. I have also been active in the Quarter
Horse show circuit, and am a three-time Canadian National Champion
in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle. I have a degree in
intercultural communications from Washington State University