Passionate. Patient. Positive. Pet-lover.
My name is Ashley, and I am a positive based Dog Trainer in Hutchinson, KS.
I don't have your typical Dog Trainer story, as in I grew up with dogs and have always trained them, loved them, etc.
Don't get me wrong I have always loved dogs. The very first thing I remember saving my money up for as a child was an AKC breed book. My Grandmother had dogs and that's how I got my "fix".
When I became an adult, I still had a love for dogs and other animals. I volunteered at the Portland Zoo (Oregon), until I moved to Arizona where I worked at a Wildlife Sanctuary then became a Veterinary Technician and a Dog Trainer Apprentice. Once I moved to Kansas I followed both paths, until deciding finally to stay with Dog Training. I am now the only CPDT-KA certified Dog Trainer in Hutchinson, KS.
I love finding ways to help dogs learn our human ways, and help their humans understand how their dog thinks.
Kai & Kita
Kai & Kita are my two personal dogs. Both are Border Collies, and I will often refer to them in lessons, to let you know that you're not alone.
My dogs are great, but not perfect! What you want and expect from your dog may not be the same thing I expect from mine. Always remember that, and be optimistic. One day you'll look back and think of how far you two have become - I know I do with my pups!
You may or may not ever meet my dogs. They are my "demo" dogs and will be seen whenever you join a trick class, CGC or other possible classes in the future.
Every once in awhile, you might see them at Bark Place playing in the daycare as well!
Follow their adventures on social media!