Small Terrier

About Me

Make the Dog House a Thing of the Past!

Melissa lives in Grand Bay, Alabama enjoying her retirement from her first career. She is the owner of Ultimutt Dog Sports, providing classes in a variety of dog sports and hosting Sanctioned Teacup Dog Agility Association trials. She has been training dogs and handlers for over 15 years working with all ages of handlers and all types of dogs. Melissa teaches a variety of classes/private lessons and workshops/seminars for both the competitor and non-competitor.


Melissa’s credentials:

Certified Professional Dog Trainer - KA

TDAA Regional Master Judge

NADAC Judge SP1

AKC Agility Course Test Evaluator

Certified American Treibball Judge and Trainer

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator - All Levels

AKC and DMWYD Tricks Evaluator

Stunt Dog Evaluator

AKC ATT Evaluator

AKC VHM Evaluator

She is currently a board member of the American Treibball Association and serves on the Competition and Virtual Run Committiees. Melissa has been a member of several performance dog clubs and served as a Board Member and Co-Director of Training for one of these clubs. She is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). She brings her extensive experience as a judge and competitor, as well as continuing education, to all her endeavors.


Melissa trains her own Chihuahuas in agility, teacup agility, treibball, tracking, rally, obedience, nosework, barn hunt, parkour, tricks, and stunt dog. She is a frequent competitor in several of these sports in multiple venues and often travels around the country to compete.