Forrest Micke is a professional dog trainer located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a midwest native who began his career working with shelter and rescue organizations in the areas of behavior modification and lifestyle obedience. He now conducts workshops in competitive obedience and protection sport for private and public groups across the country.
Forrest is an American dog-training and behavior educator, wellness advocate, and public speaker. His international seminar work and popular online educational classes have influenced thousands of students globally.
From 2007 – ‘10 Forrest gained national recognition for his development of training and rehabilitation programs for difficult dogs within shelter and rescue programs. His training and management programs have helped hundreds of ‘last chance’ rescue dogs and owners gain the skills and aptitude necessary to assimilate into homes and lifestyles across the country.
His popular seminar series on ‘The Everyday Working Dog’ has been presented over 60 times in 5 different countries, over the past 3 years. His current interest is ‘Neurological Proclivity: The integration of inherent (breed-specific) motor patterns to fuel positive reinforcement-based working dog programs.’
Forrest is known for his innovative, relationship-centered training approach and his passionate and personalized teaching style. He’s been called inspiring, genuine, motivating, and outside the box.
Forrest lives in the San Francisco Bay area of California with his Border Collie, Amos, and his two Belgian Malinois, Endy and Elzer.