Ashley was hired full time as a Dog & Cat Handling Specialist for Paws of Nature Dog & Cat Behavior & Training Services in January 2018 and moved into the position as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer after earning her CPDT-KA designation in April 2019. Ashley had been working as a full time apprentice with Jill Haley Rose and has accrued hundreds of hours training many different breeds of dogs with various behavioral and training needs. In May of 2020 Ashley was certified as a Fear Free Animal Trainer, specializing on Cooperative Care with both cats and dogs. Not only does this help with at home basic care, but will also make veterinary procedures easier and less stressful for both animals and their people.
Ashley Loehn has been involved in the animal care and welfare field for most of her life. Ashley started in a volunteer animal care position for the Dakin Humane Society in Springfield, MA and quickly took a staff position as an Adoption Counselor. Some of her many responsibilities included; assisting the behavior department in canine and feline behavior evaluations, working with fearful and sometimes aggressive animals, counseling clients who are struggling with cat behavior problems, counseling clients in finding the right animal for their family and lifestyle, and assisting with medical needs and care for a wide variety of animal species. During her 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. Ashley continues to volunteer her time at Dakin working with both cats and dogs. Ashley also spent 1 year working as a veterinary technician for an animal hospital on Martha's Vineyard.
Ashley’s other interests include horsemanship. She has worked with therapeutic riding horses, enabling people of all ages and abilities to experience the life changing friendship of an animal relationship.