Talented, dedicated, creative, and thoughtful are all adjectives often used to describe Lindsey Sommer and her work with dogs. From a background of pet obedience, behavioral rehabilitation, shelter dog program development, and precision obedience, Lindsey has emerged as one of the top young training talents in dogs today. A natural intuition and clear, calm approach to training help her produce dogs which are confident, stable, and enthusiastic in their work. Her path crossed with Michael Ellis’ at one of his seminars three years ago; that path has not wandered since. Lindsey earned a B.S. in Zoology from UC Santa Barbara and is the first student to have completed Michael’s complete course load. She eventually became his apprentice, and now assists in teaching classes at the school. Along with her teaching duties and coaching at Michael’s school, Lindsey is heavily sought after for the strong and dynamic foundation work she does with young dogs. Lindsey believes strongly in the value of training dogs to be both outstanding performers on the trial field as well as functional family members. Students who have the opportunity to work with Lindsey will be amazed by her patience and ability. She truly is an indispensible member of our team.