Melissa A. Lynch
Melissa graduated from Postdam College in New York with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Health Science. After graduation, she went on to work in the psychiatric field for several years. During this time she was always involved in rescuing and fostering dogs in need. Soon after moving to the Seattle area Melissa made the decision to follow her dream of working with dogs full-time. She went to work at Kozy Kennels in Redmond, managing the kennel for more than five years. She then decided it was time to take the next step toward helping dogs and their human guardians and became a full-time trainer with Riverdog K9 Coaching, a large training facility in Issaquah.
Along with honing her skills at Riverdog, Melissa has traveled throughout the country learning from some of the most accomplished trainers in the field. Throughout her training career, Melissa has been able to focus on positive training techniques, working with many different breeds, sizes and temperaments in classroom and private in-home sessions. She found dogs and their guardians excelled with private in-home lessons and has made this the focus of Mountain High Dog Training.
During her free time Melissa enjoys spending time with her pack, husband Scott, dogs Zephyr, Tala, Teo and Naya as well as 7 cats. She also volunteers at Homeward Pet Adoption Center (a no-kill dog and cat shelter in Woodinville) and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She believes all dogs and their guardians have the ability to live a long, healthy, happy life together. Let her teach you how.