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Mikaela Gustafson

K9 Trainer, Certified CGC/AKC Trick and DMWYD Trick Evaluator

Mikaela has always had a passion for animals. That passion carried through in raising and training dogs! Training has always come naturally to her and she has been actively training and competing in dog sports for over 15 years. Mikaela has interests in many sports such as Agility, Disc, Mondioring, Dock Diving, Tricks and Obedience.

Mikaela has 2 Miniature Schnauzers named Angel and Chloe, a Border Collie named Flash and a Belgian Malinois named Veda! She has competed in agility with Angel and excelled every time they went on the field, earning multiple titles. Angel and Chloe both earned their Trick Dog Championship- the first miniature schnauzers in the United States to earn this title! Flash competed at the UpDog International Finals in April 2017! He is a 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 UpDog World's Qualifier and a 2017 Skyhoundz World's Qualifier. Veda is currently working on her sport foundation, she has qualified for Updog International Finals in 2018 and 2019. In May of 2019, she competed in her first mondioring (bitework) trial and earned her brevet!

Mikaela is an ambitious and dedicated trainer, constantly increasing her knowledge and experience in order to continually improve her abilities as a dog trainer.

Current Courses

  • Puppy 1 View
  • Puppy 2 View
  • Canine University- Off Campus View
  • Taste of Agility View
  • Agility – Beginner Handling View
  • Agility – Intermediate Handling View
  • Disc Dog Foundations View
  • Intro to Dog Tricks View
  • Reactive Remedy View

Pet parent of

TDCH Angel

Miniature Schnauzer

Angel is a Trick Dog Champion (the first Mini Schnauzer ever to earn this title). Angel is now retired to sleeping on the sofa at the age of 14, but still enjoys doing tricks at home!

TDCH Chloe

Miniature Schnauzer

Chloe is a Trick Dog Champion (the 2nd Mini Schnauzer ever to earn this title). Chloe is almost blind, so she has been retired, but still enjoys doing tricks at home!


Border Collie

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 UpDog World's Qualifier

2017 Skyhoundz World's Qualifier

Flash mainly participates in Disc, Agility, and Dock Diving. He also enjoys Competition Obedience, Rally, Lure Coursing and Herding.

Veda DM CGC TKI Brevet

Belgian Malinois

2018, 2019 UpDog World's Qualifier

Veda is mostly trained in Agility, Disc, Dock Diving, and Mondioring.

She also enjoys Competition Obedience, Rally, and Lure Coursing.

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