Michele has had poodles in her life since she was 6 years old and currently has two standards, Taj and Stella. Michele and Taj were awarded CBS Team of the Year in 2013 and have a Canine Life and Social Skills (CLASS) program PhD title.
Michele is both an instructor with CBS and a student with Taj in the Diamond class. She has a Bachelor of Education, a Certificate II in Animal Studies and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia. She is the Registrar of a Court and spends her spare time as a CBS volunteer and in training with Taj.