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About Micaela Young

I began my training career in high school when my mom decided she needed a hearing alert service dog. Through the process of working with her dog, Shadow, I began to get curious about training. I started dog sitting and training the animals I watched. In college at West Virginia University, I took a hands-on course in Service Dog Learning, training mobility assistance dogs. I completed an undergraduate internship at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, where I got experience with young, driven dogs. I've pursued mentorship in pet dog training from Dog Tags, LLC in Morgantown, WV and Thinking Dogs, LLC in Davis, CA. I now continue working with Thinking Dogs to offer group classes for big puppies while working toward training accreditation.


I graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and am licensed to practice in California.

For medical appointments, you can find me at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Vacaville, CA.


Happy Lead began out of my passion for helping owners one-on-one to develop creative training solutions to the problems that interfere with happy human-dog relationships. Currently I am focused on working with animals that need special help to receive medical care. I am happy to provide a referral to one of the many trainers in the Sacramento region whom I trust will teach your pets with kindness.

Contact me to start a training plan and schedule an appointment.


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