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DTC Intern – CE Trainer I, TC Trainer I, GC Assistant, Private Assistant

Melissa began interning with DTCUSA in November 2018. She heard about the team through German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions volunteers and liked the variety of offerings our company provides from outings to obedience, puppy classes, canine parkour, etc.  The team members' knowledge and love for dogs, as well as the support and the methodology used to train drew her to join our gang. 

Melissa has volunteered with German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions for around 10 years participating in transports, home visits, assessments, fostering and recently, adoption events. She has spent a lot of time reading about dogs, learning the different breeds, traits and behaviors. Melissa grew up with many different breeds of dogs from Chihuahuas and Yorkies to German Shepherds and Doberman Pinschers. Melissa doesn’t currently have any dogs of her own, but her goal is to adopt one soon! 

Melissa is located in Apex with her wonderful husband and amazing son. They currently live in an apartment with an abundant amount of green grass for playing or walking as well as a wonderful nature/walking trail steps away from the door. When not shadowing and learning the ins and outs of Dog Training Camp USA, Melissa enjoys learning more about dogs from reading and watching documentaries and videos. (She was the kid that went to the library over and over to read the "Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds") :-) She enjoys being outside, walking, following the weather, and traveling to explore new places.