Jill Haley Rose, a nationally certified professional dog trainer, has been working as a full time professional dog trainer and behavior consultant for the past fifteen years. Jill is a graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers out of the San Francisco SPCA where she also completed an internship on dog to dog aggression, with honors. She is a professional member of the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, a licensed Dogs & Storks presenter through Family Paws Parent Education, and a regular guest dog training expert for the local morning TV show Mass Appeal.
She ran her own dog training and behavior consulting business, Paws of Nature, in San Francisco, CA and most recently out of Westfield, MA and has worked with over nine hundred clients doing private instruction and in-home behavioral consultations. From 2010 to 2015 she was the Training Programs Coordinator and canine behavior specialist for the Dakin Humane Society in Springfield, MA. Jill was in charge of designing, organizing, and running Dakin’s dog training classes and behavior workshops held in three locations in Western, MA. She also has done temperament and behavior evaluations on thousands of dogs for Dakin Humane Society, worked with countless adopters post adoption to resolve behavioral challenges, and has instructed hundreds of group dog training classes and workshops for Dakin Humane Society.
Jill receives most of her new client referrals from veterinarians, humane societies and shelters, animal control officers, animal rescue organizations, pet sitters & dog walkers, dog groomers, other dog training professionals, as well as her own current base of happy and satisfied clients. Jill continues to expand her expertise in training & behavior by participating in educational seminars and workshops held throughout the United States by recognized leaders in the animal training and behavior field.
Ashley Loehn has been involved in the animal care and welfare field for her entire life. As a young teen she was involved in rescuing wildlife in distress, as well as reuniting lost dogs and cats with their homes. She has also raised thousands of dollars for horse rescue organizations in New England and was recognized by the MSPCA for her efforts.
Ashley started in a volunteer animal care position for the Dakin Humane Society in Springfield, MA and eventually took a staff position as an Adoption Counselor. Working with animals and people in situations of stress and sometimes sadness, she has learned to channel her compassion into finding satisfactory resolutions for all parties. Some of her many responsibilities included; counseling clients who may need to surrender their animal due to a financial or personal hardship, assisting clients in finding the right animal for their family and lifestyle, assisting and taking part in behavior evaluations of cats and dogs, assisting with medical needs and care for a wide variety of animal species, and working with fearful and sometimes aggressive animals. After 8 years on the job, Ashley assumed the role as a senior Adoption Counselor and was in charge of training all new adoption counselors into the position at Dakin Humane Society.
Most recently, Ashley has been working with therapeutic riding horses, enabling people of all ages and abilities to experience the life changing friendship of an animal relationship.
Ashley is currently working towards getting certified as a professional dog trainer, and is also excited to work with clients who may have challenges with cats as well as dogs.