Michelle Steigmeyer


Michelle Steigmeyer is the owner of the Indiana K9 Learning Center. She spends her time with the training team evaluating puppies for service work, networking with dog breeders, and searching for dogs that can better her breeding program. She also runs the Better Dog Rescue where she evaluates shelter and rescue dogs for drug and bomb detection potential.


Christina McLachlan

Head Trainer

Christina is our Head Trainer at Indiana K9 Learning Center. Before coming to work here, she owned a successful dog training business and recently she has attended several different training seminars to broaden her knowledge on training dogs. Christina has always had a passion for training dogs, as a child she was using balanced training on her dogs before she even knew there were different training methods. With a passion for training Diabetic Alert Dogs, as well as helping families be able to enjoy their dogs and not just coexist with them, Christina has found a special way of connecting with people to help them with their dog training needs. She loves all the dogs like her own, and each person that works with her becomes an extension of her family. In her spare time she volunteers for the local 4h Dog club, watches "how to" videos on training dogs and enjoys listing to live music. Christina has a daughter and is a proud owner of a beautiful Wheaten Terrier.

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Nicholas Watkins

Operations Manager | Assistant Trainer

Nick left a twelve year career in the restaurant industry to become Indiana K9 Learning Center's facility manager. He spends his days making sure the facility is running smoothly so the training team can concentrate on the dogs and clients. Nick also shadowed the training team at Solid K9 Training in Providence, RI, where he became a confident, capable trainer so he can assist if needed.