Bam (Trainer: MICHELLE WELCH)
Jehoshaphat/Kanishka

Michelle is a certified veterinary technician and a certified pet dog trainer. She has worked as a professional animal trainer in the New England area for close to 20 years. As the owner of Turn Around Training, she provides classes and seminars to pet owners and professional organizations.

Michelle studied Canine Science at Mount Ida College. She spent 10 years with the Animal Rescue League of Boston as a shelter agent, veterinary technician, and dog trainer. Michelle then joined Paws With A Cause, working with service dogs and their people.

Michelle and Bam found each other in 2010. Bam didn’t make the cut as a service dog but has proven himself to be a real star on set.

Along with Bam, Michelle shares her home with her parrots, reptiles, two other forever dogs, a steady stream of foster dogs, two beautiful daughters, and one very understanding husband.