About our trainer:
Rachel McMichael


Rachel’s passion for the animal world came very early in life. She grew up with Great Danes and was accustomed to dogs towering over her. Rachel recalls being very young when she felt a strong connection to animals. At 5 years old, Rachel would sneak dog biscuits and ask her Great Dane, Thor to “sit” and was amazed when he did it!

Rachel became heavily involved in rescue work and after helping with a very large HSUS case, decided to begin formal education in the animal care field by earning a degree as a Veterinary Technician. In her studies Rachel became passionate about animal behavior and began mentoring with local trainers and behavior consultants. Currently, the accreditations Rachel holds include: Catch Certified Dog Trainer, Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach, Stunt Dog Judge and Animal Actors Evaluator. She also is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (AKC-CGC) and S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator! Recently, Rachel has earned the title of Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA) which is one of the most prestigious titles for Canine Behavior Professionals. There are less than 350 of these professionals worldwide, less than 20 in the state of PA, and she is the only CBCC-KA in Butler County!

Rachel is extremely passionate about creating enriching, positive and lasting bonds between pets and their families and views training as an integral (and imperative) part of overall wellness for our pets. She truly believes that a great relationship with your dog is more important than any trick you could ever teach and you can teach your dog just about any trick if you have a great relationship!   

My Dog's Learning

Why not maximize your dog's visit by adding a 30-minute training session to his/her stay, play, or spa day? Rachel will work one on one with your dog on whatever you may need.
Some examples are jumping, pulling, manners, basic cues, etc.

Available Tuesdays
and Thursdays only.

Training Price:

Add-on Video Price:

Monthly Subscription

$183.75 / month
• 10% Savings on 5 My Dog's Learning Sessions
• 1 Short video of training
• Homework Handout to practice at home
• 5 Social media posts of training sessions
• Priority wait list on days My Dog's Learning schedule is full

Subscription terms:

Monthly subscriptions expire 1 month from initial billing date and will renew monthly on that same date via automatic billing of valid credit card on file. You must agree to a minimum of 2 months subscription at time of enrollment but will only be billed for one month at a time. Should you choose to cancel after the first 2 months we ask that you notify us no later than 7 days prior to the next billing date to avoid the next charge. Subscriptions are not valid with coupons, discounts, and are non-refundable/transferable. Only 1 subscription allowed per dog per month.

Group Class

We currently offer:

Canine Life and Social Skills
B.A. Basic Level

6-week, one-hour long class, for dogs 4 months and up. Classes cover the basics like Wait at the Door, Loose leash walking, Settle, and more.

Novice Trick Dog

6-week, one-hour long class, for dogs of all ages-covering tricks to help your dog earn their Novice Trick Dog Title! Pre-requisite of a basic class is required.

Canine Life and Social Skills
H.S. Beginner Level

6-week, one-hour long class, for puppies under 4 months. Classes cover the basics like Sit & Down, Come, as well as handling, Confidence building, and more.



Group Classes

• Group classes are 6:30pm - 7:30pm Evenings may vary
• Full payment required to secure spot in all training classes.
• Minimum 7 Day cancellation notice from class start date required for 50% refund.
• Class space is limited; first come first served basis
• We require Rabies, Distemper, Annual Bordetella Vaccines, and Annual Negative Fecal Report

My Dog's Learning: One on One Training

• Class space is limited; first come first served on Tuesdays and Thursdays Only
• My Dog's Learning must be added to grooming, boarding, or daycare appointments
• Valid credit card must be on file
• Minimum 48-hour notice required for cancellation of appointment. Failure to do so will result in either $40 fee charged to card on file or subscribers will forfeit one package use.
• We require Rabies, Distemper, Annual Bordetella Vaccines and Annual Negative Fecal Report

Daycare day has always been a favorite in our home. Saydie loves seeing her friends. The addition of Rachel has been amazing for all of us. In Saydie’s “My Dog Learning” sessions Rachel has addressed specific issues we’ve had with Saydie, and in a single session has shown us with videos and training tips how to address those issues. Turns out they weren’t Saydie’s issues but our communication with Saydie. Following Rachel’s tips, I’ve been amazed at how fast we’ve resolved the miscommunication. It has strengthened our bond with Saydie, and we are grateful!
- Nancy U.
Thank you so much for all you do for Charlie. I am seeing his tightly wound mind transitioning into a secure happy go lucky pup ever since I started bringing him there for doggie daycare.
- Bridgette M.
My Luna came home after 4 nights of boarding at my dog’s care center happy and healthy. She ate, drank, made lots of new friends and was challenged with amazing enrichment activities. She even got a bath before we took her home (thank you groomers). A superior staff with hearts of gold. Everyone loves their job and it shows. My Luna is loved and very well taken care of. She didn’t even miss us which is exactly what I want. She goes to day care once a week and loves it every time. She has a day care tote and when I take it out of the closet she gets so excited and runs to the car. She knows it is day care time at My Dog’s Care Center and she gets to play with all her friends. Thank you everyone for all your hard work.
- Christina H.
Advanced enrichment training with Rachel has been a very informative and rewarding experience. Our lab puppy has benefited from these services just as much as we have from the feedback and video we receive with her lessons. I would highly recommend anyone looking to improve on their dogs abilities to give this a try.
- Aaron R.

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Phone:(724) 473-0049
Location: 132 Perry Hwy, Harmony, PA 16037