Turn Around Training


Michelle Welch CVT, CPDT-KA
Owner and operator of
Turn Around Training, Est 2012

Michelle is a certified veterinary technician and a certified professional dog trainer with over 15 years of professional experience.  Michelle started her career at the Norwood Animal Hospital while studying Canine Science at Mount Ida College. She then spent 10 years with the Animal Rescue League of Boston as a shelter agent, veterinary technician and dog trainer.  Michelle left The Animal Rescue League in 2010 to work as a field representative for Paws With a Cause, working with service dogs and their people. She shares her home with her parrots, reptiles, three forever dogs, a steady stream of foster dogs, two beautiful daughters and one very understanding husband.

Michelle is a member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, The Massachusetts Veterinary Technicians Associations, The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and is an AKC Canine Good Citizen approved evaluator.

Carol Ahearn CPDT-KA
Class instructor

Carol is an AKC CGC evaluator and a C.L.A.S.S. evaluator. Carol assists with special adoptions, teaching shelter dog classes, and behavior modification programs at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Carol also helps the Northeast All Retriever Rescue (NEARR) with evaluations for surrender dogs and dog training for fosters. Carol has conducted several Canine Education Training workshops in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, coaching students to become dog trainers and instructors. She has done volunteer work for the National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) in Princeton, Massachusetts, and participated in the Prison Pup Partnership Program at various correction institutions.

Laney Nee CPDT-KA
Class instructor

Laney Nee joins our team as a certified professional dog trainer for the past 13 years with several years of dog training experience.  She is an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Laney has spent most of her time helping the Animal Rescue League of Bostons' behavior team disseminating the training and behavior programs for shelter dogs.  Laney offers private lessons and enjoys teaching group puppy and adult dog training classes.  Laney resides in Dedham and enjoys enjoys spending time with her husband and their canine kids in her spare time!

Aidan Wilkie CPDT-KA
Class instructor

After working in special education for over 15 years, Aidan decided to put her extensive experience in behavior modification to use with dogs instead of humans! She was inspired to make this change by her own sweet and timid furry companion, Zoe, whose anxious behavior constantly keeps her on her toes.

Cindy Egan

Cindy has been grooming for over 20 years.  She loves her job and takes great pride in having your pets look the best while having a positive experience.  She is gentle and extremely patient with  pups who maybe a little nervous. She has a ton of experience with senior dogs or dogs that may need special attention.  We are thrilled to have Cindy as part of the Turn Around Training team!