Lishelle “Elle”- Canine Behavior Consultant

Elle joined the Blue Prints team in 2017 as a trainer and behavior consultant, a class instructor, and an instructor for Blue Print’s Puppy Socialization Program. She is a board-certified CPDT-KA, APDT member, and AKC CGC evaluator. Overall, Lishelle has 15 years of experience as a trainer and behavior consultant. She has collaborated with many other trainers and worked with all breeds and temperaments. She is a Veteran and has fostered for Clearpath for Veteran’s Canine to Vets Program as well as several independent rescues, she has volunteered with The Humane Society of N.Y., and currently consults and trains for the CNY SPCA. Her professional focus is helping dogs with fear, reactivity, and behavior concerns.
Elle grew up in Albany, NY. After leaving the U.S. Air Force in 2005, she got her first dog (a corgi named Kiki) for companionship. Teaching Kiki and learning to improve her communication skills sparked her passion for teaching and training. It became her full-time career in 2006 and is a large part of her private and professional life.
After moving to Syracuse in 2006 and finding the city lacking for women’s sports, Elle founded the Assault City Roller Derby in 2007. Elle currently resides in Marcellus, N.Y. with her children Jett and Asher, her husband Zach, their two German Shepherds (Scarlett and Violet), beagle (Mojo), and chihuahua (Miro). Zach shares Elle’s love of animals and is a board member of the Saratoga SPCA. Helping pet families and dogs reach their training goals continues to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for her.