It is our job to be advocates for our dog and I aim to show you how to do that!

-Melissa Graunke

A little about me!

My name is Melissa Graunke and I am the owner and head trainer of Paws and Reflect K9 Training!

All my life I’ve had an affinity with animals and a passion for working with them. My love for animals first turned into a career when I started working for a small local animal shelter. I worked there for 10 years working with dogs and cats with different backgrounds and temperaments. While I was working at the shelter I started school to become a vet tech. I graduated Argosy University in 2005 with my Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and acquired my certification shortly thereafter in 2006. After obtaining my degree and certification I worked for a few different veterinary clinics. My 13 years working in the veterinary field strengthened my passion for studying animal nutrition and behavior.

I have also been volunteering with Minnesota Pitbull Rescue for the last 7+ years. I have two dogs, Hiccup and Glitch, and two cats, Reginald and Clark. I truly enjoy helping animals and their families work and grow together which is what lead me into becoming a trainer!



Permanent Classes

Ongoing Monthly Agility
Basic Obedience
3d Progressive Obedience*
Canine Good Citizen*

*Dates Still Pending

Additional Services

In-home Training*
Drop Off Day Training*
Introduction to Nail Trimming
Nail Trims
Private Individual Training*

*Inquire for availability

Specialty Classes

Specialty/Task Focused Training
Leash Walking/manners
Go to Your Bed
Crate Games
Preparation for Veterinary Visits
Introduction to Agility Equipment

*Schedule permitting.





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