About Michelle

Michelle & Amati

The Purple Puppy K9 Academy was started by Michelle Persian in the summer of 2011.  Michelle has had dogs all her life but got serious about training when she got her English Springer Spaniel "Noodle" in 2002.  She started out training obedience, but quickly found her way to agility.  Puppy and agility training is her passion.  Michelle graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's of Music in Music Education.  She has been teaching for over 20 years and enjoys every moment.  It doesn't matter if it's 2 leggers or 4 leggers! 

She is the artistic director of the Eden Prairie String Academy as well as owner of the Purple Puppy K9 Academy.  Michelle lives in Eden Prairie, MN  with her 4 dogs: Popper, Noodle, Bria and Amati.

Dog Accomplishments:
MACH4 Lakeside Snicker Noodle - "Noodle"
English Springer Spaniel
 

2005 - #3 Agility English Springer Spaniel
2006 -  AKC Nationals – Top 16” Springer
2006 - #4 AKC Agility English Springer Spaniel
2006 – AKC Invitational – Top 16” English Springer
2007 AKC Nationals – Top 16” Springer
2007 AKC Invitational – 14th overall 16” division

 

MACH2 Sagehill All That and More - "Bria"
Border Collie

 2012 - Cynosports World Games
Performance Speed Jumping - 5th Place

2011 - Cynosport World Games
Team Gamblers - 1st Place
Team Jumpers - 3rd Place

 

2010 AKC World Team Tryouts - St. Paul, MN
Round 1
Round 2 

2010 AKC Nationals - Tulsa, OK
Round 1 - 6th Place
Hybrid - 3rd Place
Challengers - 3rd Place
Nationals Videos from Bow-Wow Video

2009 AKC World Team Tryouts - Hopkins, MN
Demo Dog
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5

2009 AKC Nationals - Concord, NC
Round 2 - 1st Place
Hybrid - 3rd Place
Nationals Videos from Bow-Wow Video 

MACH - January 17, 2009
STD
JWW

 

Dreamweaver's Fancy Fiddler - "Amati"
Border Collie in Training

 

PJ al Natural NA, OAJ - "Popper"
Cocker Spaniel

 

 

Teaching Experience 

Summer 2007 - Present – Purple Puppy K9 Academy - Private Agility Lessons in Eden Prairie
March 2008 - March 2011 - ABCTC, LLC - Eau Claire, WI - Taught Agility Seminars and Lessons
February 2005 – July 2007 - Dogworks – Eden Prairie – Taught Agility Classes
May 1998 – Present – Music Director Eden Prairie String Academy
September 1993 – Present – Private Violin/Viola Studio
September 2003 – May 2006 – Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestra Conductor
January 2002 – May 2003 – Crown College Faculty – String Ensemble, String Techniques, Private Lessons
Summers 2000 -2003 – International Music Camp Faculty
December 1994 – May 2000 – Eden Prairie Schools Orchestra Director Grades 5-6

© Michelle Persian 2012