Micki has written numerous articles and blog posts on the subject of dogs, dog training, dog breeds, dog showing and choosing the right dog. Her parents started a hobby/show kennel and she has taken over many aspects of the day to day of that kennel. Throughout the years Micki has trained with professional handlers Val Smith and Jimmy Moses, and is constantly learning more and more about the various breeds and general canine health and behavior. She is active in dog show competitions ranging from conformation to obedience to rally and is familiar with AKC, ACA, IABCA, UKC and FCI rules and regulations regarding breeding and showing. Micki has been showing dogs since 1996. She has been training dogs in obedience, herding and conformation since 1994.