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.
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.
Daniel began his professional dog training career in 2014 while living in Atlanta. His passion for dog training grew after working through intra-pack aggression issues in his home. He especially enjoys working with senior and rescue dogs from his extensive time volunteering with Greenville Humane Society, Greenville County Animal Care, and serving as the volunteer coordinator for Mostly Mutts Atlanta.
Daniel is an advocate for the power of hard work, consistency, and patience. These values have seen him through two deployments in Iraq with the Marine Corps 2nd Tank Battalion, and play a key role in his dog training philosophy. In his free time, Daniel stays active outdoors, practices yoga, and is a huge hockey fan. His proudest recent accomplishment: hiking the 76.2 mile Foothills Trail with Finnegan, his best friend/senior plott hound mix (pictured above).