TIFFANY COPLEY

OWNER & TRAINER

Tiffany has spent her whole life working with dogs. As a small child, she trained the family dogs, and started working at the local animal shelter as a teen. At age 16, she started teaching dog obedience classes, and has helped people and dogs improve their relationships for over 20 years now. She has titled several dogs in obedience, agility, rally, and conformation, including the first Anatolian Shepherd to have both conformation championship and rally titles. She has a special love for the “difficult breeds” and puppies of all types. Tiffany shares her life with her husband, Alex, and daughter Ravenna and their dogs, cats, and reptiles.

ASHLEY HICKMAN

TRAINER

Ashley is a positive reinforcement dog trainer with over 10 years of experience. She is an AKC certified trainer, STAR Puppy instructor, CGC and Trick dog evaluator, and also an ABC certified dog trainer and mentor.

She loves teaching classes to help dogs learn manners, and to be better companions for their people. She loves helping humans learn how to better bond with their dogs. Training should be a fun experience, on both ends of the leash.

She has 3 dogs herself:  Zoey Bear, Ruby Mae, and Bongo Bongo. Her favorite thing to do is to take group walks together around town, and play in the woods. She also has 2 cats, Bubbles and Jiji, as well as 10 turtles. Yes, ten.

TAYLOR SPAULDING

TRAINER

From childhood, Taylor exhibited a passion for dogs. She grew up in Colorado taking her own dogs to obedience classes. In 2016 she decided to begin her journey as a professional, positive reinforcement-based trainer. Before moving to Ohio, Taylor spent two years training service dogs for veterans and children with disabilities.

She has a passion for “difficult” dog breeds and senior dogs. Taylor currently has six dogs: three Chihuahuas, a Husky mix, a Labrador mix, and a German Shepherd. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys exploring hiking trails with her dogs.

HEATHER RAMBO

TRAINER

Heather is a life-long animal lover and has been privately or professionally training dogs for seven years. During her time as a dog trainer and shelter volunteer she has gone out of her way to seek out two varieties of dogs; small dogs (less than fifteen pounds) and animal/human aggressive dogs. Over her years of animal care she’s cared for every shape and size. In addition to her multiple Animal Science degrees, she has attended CATCH Canine Trainers Academy.

Heather enthusiastically utilizes force free training practices to teach owners to train their dogs to become the best versions of themselves. Heather lives with her husband, two chihuahua mixes, and a very vocal kitty cat.

 

 

SAM SHORT

TRAINER

Sam is a trainer with 6 years of professional experience, as well as many years of hobby training. He enjoys working with a wide variety of dogs, from basic manners to serious behavior cases. In addition to private and group lessons with pet owners, Sam has provided training to companies in the pet industry and worked with inmates in the prison dog training program. He is currently attending the Karen Pryor Academy to continue his education. In his free time, Sam practices jiuJitsu and yoga, and enjoys spending time with his family.

ABI ANSPAUGH

TRAINER

Abi has spent the past seven years working in shelter medicine and behavior. She also fosters dogs, and is on the board of a local rescue group. Needless to say, she’s got a soft spot for those “second hand dogs!” She’s currently attending CATCH Trainers Academy to round out her education. Abi’s menagerie at home consists of five dogs, three cats, a hedgehog, and a husband.  

SUE MEIGS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Sue enjoys morning walks and daily training with her German Shepherd as they continue to hone the skills they learned in our Feisty Fido class several years ago. They also share their home with a naughty cat.

 Until recently, she was the proprietor of a pet supply store in German Village for twenty two years, where she took great pride in offering a more holistic approach with her selection of products. She now is pursuing other passions like fiber and graphic arts creations.