Meet Katelyn, the newest addition to Athens Dog Training.  Katelyn is a well-rounded certified dog trainer who has worked with close to 100 different breeds of dogs all ages, and sizes.  She spends her spare time working with rescue dogs to give them a better chance to find the perfect family.  At a young age, Katelyn strived to educate herself about animals by enlisting in numerous programs to contribute her share to decrease to amount of homeless dogs.  Katelyn has always surrounded herself with the love from a wide range of animals in her household, especially dogs.  Her recent companion that she rescued goes by the name of Monty.  Monty is a shy Border Collie mix who was most likely neglected at a puppy.  Working with Monty to overcome his fears and training him to be a well behaved member of society has not only helped fulfill her passion to help other dogs, but given her firsthand experience as to what many people go through.  Katelyn’s ability to keep calm in turbulent environments enables her to handle, train, and manage dogs with different demeanors.  Katelyn’s desires is to train dogs to live in harmony with people and to educate the public on how rewarding a canine in your household can be with a little work and a lot of love!

Our Trainer; Danny is a certified Animal Behavior College dog trainer, with a lifetime of experience and love around dogs.  Before life as a dog trainer Danny was a paratrooper in the U.S. ARMY.  After service Dan, spent many years teaching and competing in martial arts, he has held several small tournament titles.  Your trainer Danny brings the discipline, focus and professionalism that these occupations required to the profession of companion animal training.  Daniel believes in training your K9 companions should be fun, rewarding experience centered in positive reinforcement.  He believes that true dog obedience/training happens through bonding with our pets.  He specializes in pet tricks like role over, leg weaving, Frisbee retrieving and everyone’s favorite play dead.  These fun tricks help build the bond, but you cannot get to tricks without basic obedience.  Daniel has designed fun easy beginner classes that every dog and owner needs.  Your trainer has a special place in his heart for shelter dogs due to experiences as a volunteer at Berkeley Humane Society.  Daniel has helped in rehabilitating many shelter dogs and has the know how to help you with the many common misunderstanding/problems that can happen between you and your four legged friend. 

Meet Andrea, our Group Class Manager and Head Dog Trainer! Andrea has alwats had a deep love for all animals, especially dogs, since she was a little girl. Growing up, she had many pets including dogs, cats, and even a bunny and a hamster. After graduating high school, like many young people, Andrea went to college and enjoyed everything she learned,but never quite found the one thing that she was truly passionate about. When living out on her own for the first time, Andrea decided that she needed a furry four-legged companion to complete her new home and she ended up coming back with two puppy Queensland Heelers, Thorin and Sabaka. Having her two new pups and going through the process of raising them and training them not only filled her heart with joy, but also made her realize what her true calling had been all along – caring for and training animals. That is when Andrea embarked on her journey to become a Certified Dog Trainer. and studied the craft at  Animal Behavior College while at the same time, starting an apprenticeship here at Athens. She began to eagerly soak up everything there is to learn about being a professional trainer, and has grown into her current position with skill beyond her years of experience. She also has a certification in Animal Psychology, and is still enrolled in school to further expand her expertise.  Andrea is here to help both you and your canine companion succeed in every level of training; from the very basics that every puppy needs to be a good boy or girl, to learning some fun and fancy tricks that will have your dog trending in no time!