Amy’s Biography

Amy Weeks, M.A. is the owner and operator of Amy’s Canine Kindergarten.

Her Certifications at a glance:
  • Certified Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog Training Team
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • CAP 1 (Clicker Trainer)
  • Fear Free Certified
  • Family Pet Parent Educator

Amy has been training dogs for over 20 years. Along with her certifications, she is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and Fear Free Animal Trainer Program. She is committed to educating the public on positive training methods in lieu of force training. Along with her experience as a dog trainer for the public, she has worked as an instructor for Florida Guide Dogs for the Deaf and Therapetics Service Dogs of Oklahoma.

Amy is featured monthly on Tampa’s Fox 13 news program, “Good Day Tampa Bay”, published in Bella Dog Magazine and numerous newspapers throughout the country, as well as in "ADPT'“ Tips from Top Trainers”. She is currently a contributor for the Victoria Stilwell blog and newsletter. Amy continues her education by attending seminars and conferences. Amy is experienced in everything from canine aggression cases to basic behavioral issues. She is referred by veterinarians, humane societies, rescue groups, and doggie daycares.

Amy Weeks

Michaela Stephenson has been working with animals in a professional capacity for over 25 years. In 2019, she began to focus on dog training full-time and became a graduate of the Victoria Stillwell Academy. Dedicated to spreading the message of positive dog training, Michaela’s goal is to build a stronger bond between humans and dogs through positive reinforcement that emphasizes playful interactions. Michaela is passionate about continuing her education in the latest dog training research to ensure the most optimal outcomes for her clients. Michaela lives in South Tampa and competes in agility in her free time with her two dogs.

Michaela Stephenson
Victoria Stillwell Positively Dog Training Certified Behavior Consultant Canine - Knowledge Assessed Pet Professional Guild Association of Professional Dog Trainers American Kennel Club S.T.A.R. Puppy American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Fear Free Certified Professional Cooperative Paws Service Dog Coach Family Paws