Our specialty is training and breeding top tier service and detection dogs

We have several part time employees and volunteers that are very important to our success, however The Team is the core of how things get done at the Learning Center every day. Here we are!


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 and detection work, networking with dog breeders, and searching for dogs that can better her breeding program. She says her “sole purpose” for getting up every day is to breed and raise top tier service and detection dogs.


Christina McLachlan

Head Trainer

Christina is our Head Trainer at Top Notch Service Dogs. Before coming to work here she owned a successful dog training business. She frequently attends seminars in order to hone her skills as a service dog trainer.


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.