Obedience & Working Dog Trainer
K-9 handler and North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) Master Trainer, Doug Wannemacher boasts more than 6,500 total hours in dog training and 15 years in law enforcement. He has been involved in K-9 since early 2001 and has been a K-9 trainer for local law enforcement since 2006. He and his K-9 partner, Roscoe, worked as a team from 2002 until 2011. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, scuba diving, and of course – playing with dogs.
Director of Training Classes & Obedience Trainer
Sandy has been a full-time dog trainer since 2007. From an early age she had a passion for dogs, especially the German Shepherd breed. She currently owns two German Shepherds, Heidi and Silas, and a sweet senior Beagle mix, Maggie. She and Heidi frequently visit hospitals and schools and Heidi providing obedience demonstrations and showing off her tricks such as counting, peek-a-boo, wave bye-bye, etc. Several dogs Sandy has trained have gone on to become therapy dogs. Sandy says she enjoys her job because it makes her feel good to know she can help people enjoy their pets.
Ali has been training obedience since 2014. Animals have always played a major role in her life since she was a child and she loves getting to spend her time doing what she loves. She enjoys helping owners create their dream dog and a lasting member of their family. Ali loves spending time with her family and teaching her own dogs new skills. Ali is pictured above with Bailey who visited Astro Kennels for boot camp training.
Obedience & Trick Trainer
Danielle was raised in a family that knew the value of highly trained dogs. She loves all aspects of dog training, but enjoys teaching tricks the most. With her balanced training methods that combine both positive and negative reinforcement, she and her current dog, Rabbit (pictured above), have earned a combined nine titles in Canine Good Citizenship and tricks.
Dog Sports Instructor
Stephanie's passion for dog training was discovered very early on in life. She completed the AKC CGC Certification with her first dog at age 12, ran her first AKC Agility Trial when she was 14, and raised and trained Border Collies for several years. She has held many positions in the animal care field since then and is happiest when fulfilling her training career! Stephanie enjoys mentally and physically stimulating dog sports that create stronger bonds between people and their pets. She has experience in Obedience, Agility, Herding, Tricks and Nose-Work. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and her two dogs.