Brand Ambassador And Behavior Buddies Certified Trainer-Michele Dakho

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMichele’s official title is “Brand Ambassador” but you’ll usually find her at the front desk during the early morning hours greeting your dog (and you) at check-in. If you’ve ever called Camp you’ve probably talked to her, or met her at an event or training class.

She is the one who does lots of writing for Camp: blogs, flyers and newsletters and social media posts.

Michele’s Background

She has a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Oakland University and after a string of office jobs in various fields, she met her husband and managed his gourmet market for a few years, until they sold the business. During this time she also put her obsession for Disney to use and became an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner (that means she specialize in planning Disney vacations). After they sold the business, they took advantage and made up for lost time, by traveling, a lot. They’ve taken 14 Disney Cruises and have been to the parks coast-to-coast more times than she can count.

Change of Course

When the economy put a damper on off-season travel she decided to change out of her pajamas and work outside the house as well to pay off her obsession for traveling. She decided she was going to do something that she loves, and she loves dogs. Michele emailed Camp Bow Wow, Saint Clair Shores inquiring about a position and has been working at Camp since April, 2013. She likes to sneak away from the front desk in the afternoon and dance and sing to the dogs in the play yard, which she thinks is completely normal behavior.

In January 2015, Michele graduated from the Behavior Buddies Training Program at our “Houndquarters” in Colorado. She’s been teaching level 1, level 2 and level 3 obedience classes since graduation and loves being able to help pet parents accomplish behavioral goals with positive training methods.

At Home

She shares her home with the joys of her life, Lucy and Lulu, her two-year old Shih-zu’s; oh yeah, and her husband and step-son too. Having grown up in a home that always had pets (dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and fish) she gets empty nest syndrome if her living room isn’t filled with squeaky dog toys.

Michele has always loved to write and run the blog and Facebook page for Camp and She also writes for various other Disney fan sites and she a moderator of the Disney Cruise Line Planning Your Cruise Voyage forum on the Passporter Boards.

She is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves to read and learn and there’s not much she can’t do with some paper and a glue gun. When she is not at work, she is working from home, binge watching various TV series, crafting, knitting and blogging.

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