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Ashley is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but has lived all over at this point. She has been training dogs for almost a decade now, originally getting started by working with psychiatric and medical alert & response service dogs. Ashley is a graduate of the Tarheel Canine School for Dog Trainers, where she had the privilege of working with and learning from the top trainers in the industry. She obtained her Master Dog Trainer certification with concentration in the areas of obedience/behavior modification, detection, tracking, and patrol. There she was able to have hands-on experience with military and police working dogs, personal protection dogs, and severe behavior modification cases within the pet program. She still works closely with local police departments, as well as with the MWD’s on JBLM. She is also certified as a Pet Nutrition Coach through the North American Veterinary Community.

Her favorite part about dog training is teaching owner’s how to effectively communicate with their dogs and seeing the relief that comes from breaking through behavioral issues. She loves seeing dogs thrive and being able to live their lives to the fullest after training. Ashley has experience working with potty training, excessive fearfulness, leash reactivity, human and dog aggression, and everything in between.

Ashley competes in PSA (Protection Sports Association) and American Schutzhund, with her Malinois, Ronan. He has his PSA 1 and AS-BT, going for his PSA 2 title this year. Ronan is also trained in narcotics detection and human odor tracking. Outside of dogs, Ashley is a bodybuilder competing in the NPC Figure division.