Devene Godau, CPDT-KA
Certified Dog Trainer/Writer
Devene obtained a BA in Journalism from Michigan State University and spent several years working in marketing. However, when she adopted her first greyhound (who came with some behavior challenges), she began researching ways to modify her problem behavior and found help with a local dog trainer. She became a volunteer assistant to learn more, and eventually started teaching classes and conducting private lessons.
She currently works full time with puppies that are in training to become scent detection dogs.
Devene lives in Michigan with her husband and kids, as well as 4 dogs, 2 cats and a tortoise.
Writer and Dog Owner
Morgan Messick is a content creator for Dog Training Newbie, a website that is all about dog training tips, techniques, news, and more. Morgan has two dogs, three cats, and a lovely wife who support her passion for writing. Morgan loves reading murder mystery novels and listening to true crime podcasts in her spare time. She is also passionate about supporting small businesses by creating dynamic content that customers want to see.
Growing up with golden retrievers, several cats, a chameleon, and a couple birds, site founder and researcher Nikki learned at a young age the importance of effective pet training. Today, she enjoys researching dog training solutions to behavioral issues and working with dog training writers to bring the most useful tips to dog training "newbies".
She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband and 2 cats.