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Mikaela Gustafson

K9 Trainer

Born and raised in Minnesota, Mikaela has always had a passion for animals. That passion carried through in raising and training dogs. Mikaela has interests in many dog sports such as Agility, Disc, Mondioring, 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 has earned his Advanced Trick Dog title and is working on agility and disc for his sports career! He is a 2016 UpDog World's Qualifier and competed at the UpDog International Finals in April 2017! He is a 2017 UpDog World's Qualifier and a 2017 Skyhoundz World's Qualifier. Veda is currently working on her sport foundation.

Mikaela is very ambitious and dedicated to continuing her education by working to 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 UpDog World's Qualifier

2017 Skyhoundz World's Qualifier

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


Belgian Malinois

2018 UpDog World's Qualifier

She will focus her training in Agility, Disc, Dock Diving, and Mondioring.

She may also participate in Competition Obedience and Rally.

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