About Us

Michelle Brady, CPDT-KA

Michelle has a passion for all animals. Her family has included a dog for most of her life and she’s always trained them with compassion and love. In 2018 she took home Kai: a sweet 80lb 2.5 year old mixed breed with separation anxiety that his previous owner couldn’t solve. This led Michelle to do modern research on force-free training. She believes all companion animals can and should be trained without fear. Diamonds in the Ruff has the same training values, so when presented with the opportunity to assist with classes, Michelle saw a way to follow her passion, helping pet owners teach basic skills and make their lives easier.

Michelle has been a class assistant since Spring 2021 and became a full charge instructor in the Fall of 2022.  She and her Mini-Australian Cattledog/Jack Russell Wasabi have completed three Tricks titles, perform musical freestyle with Ruff Revue, and are looking forward to lots more fun in the years to come! 

Michelle met all of the requirements to sit for the CCPDT exam in March of 2023 to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed. She also offers private training lessons through her business Pawsitive Pups LLC since spring 2023.

Wasabi

Australian Cattle Dog/Jack Russel Terrier

Kai

Sheepdog/Poodle/Keeshond