Mychelle Blake

Mychelle Blake

Mychelle Blake is a freelance writer, web designer, social media consultant and content creator. She a particular focus on the companion animal behavior field. Mychelle has had her work published on several websites and magazines on subjects including web design, social media, online technology and dog, cat small animal and reptile health and behavior.

Web Design

Mychelle Blake runs her own web design company with a focus on small businesses, non-profits and animal behavior consultants. She approaches web design with an eye towards online solutions that fits each of her clients' unique needs. Mychelle walks all of her clients through the web design process, starting with determining goals and target market, user design, and content creation. She is passionate about helping the "web intimidated" to develop sites that grow their business or mission and increase their ROI. She also has a specialty in helping individuals develop online course platforms, whether it's on their own website or using pre-configured learning management systems. She has studied web design and internet technology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and was one of the very first students of the Las Vegas campus of the Iron Yard Front End Engineering program. To learn more, please visit her website and Facebook page.

Social Media

Working as a Communications Director for several years, Mychelle is fluent in the use of social media. She loves the ability of groups to reach out to a larger world with social media in ways they may not have been able to before due to their budgets, such as small non-profits and micro-businesses. She teaches her clients how to create a social media strategy that's practical for them, how to choose the best platform for your message, and how to deal with the "dark side" of social media (i.e. negative comments, bad reviews). She also helps provide education on the more "technical" aspects of social media outreach, such as how to properly film video for your YouTube or other channels. Writing content for websites to best display a business or organization's services or mission is also one of her specialties. To learn more, please visit her website.

Freelance Writing

Mychelle Blake works as a freelance writer for several online websites. She has had her worked published in both online and print publications She also provides content creation and editing services for websites, blogs and marketing materials as part of her regular digital service business

Dog, Cat, Small Animal and Reptile Behavior and Care

Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC has a long history working as both staff and a volunteer for various shelters and rescues in Los Angeles, Pennsylvania and Las Vegas. She had her own dog and cat behavior consulting business for about ten years where she taught group and individual obedience and worked in clients' homes to help resolve behavior issues. She also ran programs at shelters to train dogs to help them become more adoptable. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She has been a regular writer for several websites on dog and cat behavior and training. She also served for many years as editor for both the IAABC and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She also previously worked as the Web News Content Editor and Web/Social Media Coordinator for the United States Dog Agility Association. Currently she serves as the Technical Course Manager for IAABC's online education program. She also has experience handling and caring for small animals and reptiles through her work at shelters and as and owner. She currently is a member of the Sioux Empire Kennel Club and her dogs and Betta fish are regularly featured on Instagram.

Other Interests, Hobbies and Background

Mychelle has a Masters of Social Welfare from UCLA with a specialty in community organizing, development and planning and a Bachelors in Political Science from New York University. She has an eclectic professional background that includes social welfare, non-profit management and communications, animal welfare and sheltering, dog and cat behavior and web design and development. Mychelle lives with her dogs Kaylee, a Sharpei/Am Staff mix and Jack, an American Pit Bull Terrier and her Betta fish Ornstein, Smough and Kalameet in Sioux Falls, SD. She is an avid science fiction, horror and fantasy book, movie and TV fan. She is also a passionate video and board gamer all the way back to owning both original Atari 2600 gaming console and Dungeons & Dragons sets as a child.

Most Recent Contributions by Mychelle Blake

Guinea Pig vs. Hamster as Pets

If you're looking for a small, furry pet that doesn't take up a lot of room, Guinea pigs and hamsters are two obvious choices. Each has thei ... Read More

How Can You Tell the Age of a Kitten?

Bringing home a kitten doesn't always mean you'll know the kitten's birth date. Sometimes kittens that are adopted from shelters, found as s ... Read More

How to Train a Rabbit to Do Tricks

Most people don't think of rabbits when it comes to training because they don't think it's possible. However, if you understand how animals ... Read More

Siamese Cat Personality and Behavior

Siamese cats are distinctive not only for their beautiful coloring but also for their strong personalities. Anyone who's owned a Siamese cat ... Read More

What Is a Dog's Pedigree?

Not every dog has a pedigree or even needs one. For people involved in breeding and dog shows, a pedigree is a crucial part of their work wi ... Read More

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