Find the Trainer for you

Trainer Options

Finding the Right Trainer for your Pup!

So you are looking for a trainer……..

The Grand Traverse Kennel Club does not endorce any trainer specifically. It is up to you to do your own research, but below is a list of known trainers in the area.


Trainer List 

Lisa Meleski  CNWI

AKC Scent Work Judge

AKC CGC Evaluator

Scent Work/Nose Work Instructor  Traverse City, MI
2 Dogs achieved
AKC Master Level & Detective



Alicia Howell

LVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA CTP

Barks and Rec. is the only Fear Free Training Facility in northern Michigan.  We work with anxious, reactive, or aggressive dogs using positive reinforcement, counter conditioning and Desensitization.  We also teach group puppy classes, obedience classes, nosework, agility, CGC, and fun classes like tricks for treats.



Cathy Winkler
Agility Instructor and Rally/Obediance
Traverse City, MI
Teaching agility for 15 years,
Rally for 45 years
Winkler K-9 on Facebook


Amedee DeCruydt
Basic Obedience and
Competitive Obedience
Puppy, Rally, and CGC
Traverse City, MI