DOG TRAININGwith Ashley
Meet our trainer...
Ashley Haddon has been training dogs for more than half of her life! She started off training her family's Coonhounds for hunting. She then got her first Labrador Retriever, Abby, from the breeder whom her family also got her Coonhounds from approximately 20 years ago. She trained Abby, got two more Labradors which she trained and began a successful breeding program with and established Robbins Swamp Kennels. Robbins Swamp Kennels is still operating to this day. Ashley has bred and trained field Labs and expanded to training dogs for other people about 10 years ago. Ashley describes herself as a balanced trainer, meaning she believes that all dogs need both praise and correction. She believes that you cannot have one without the other. Ashley utilizes e-collars for her training as they are a clear means of communication between you and your dog. She guarantees off-leash freedom for all dogs that she trains as she does not believe any dog should live it's life confined to a leash.
Along with training and breeding, Ashley has also participated/competed in many dog sports over the years; Dock Diving, Barn Hunt and Agility, earning many titles with her Labrador Retrievers. She has also participated in hunting trials as well as sport pheasant hunting.
Ashley has been a familiar face at Ultimate Dog Spa & Boutique, LLC for the past 7 years, where she has worked as part of our team as a bather/groomer's assistant. She has also expanded her knowledge through her skin care classes with Iv San Bernard as well as taking canine nutrition classes and many other continuing education classes through the years.
Ashley's training services have become sought out by many over the years. We are now happy to be able offer Ashley's services full-time here at Ultimate Dog Spa & Boutique, LLC!
What we offer...
BASIC OBEDIENCE GROUP CLASS: This class is for puppies/beginners with no prior formal obedience instruction. Your dog will learn all basic obedience, good manners and will also work on stopping bad behaviors. This class will be run on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am at Ultimate Dog Spa & Boutique, LLC and are 1 hour long. The class will run for 6 weeks at a time, but be offered and ongoing throughout the year. This class will be limited to 6 dogs at a time. Scheduling an initial assessment/lesson is recommended prior to the start of class and a training supply package (that will contain all the necessary training tools) is required to be purchased at an additional cost. Classes can be paid for at each class or you may purchase the six week course all together ahead of time at a discounted price.
ADVANCED OBEDIENCE GROUP CLASS: This class is for dogs who have completed either Basic Obedience class, Day Trains or prior Private Training. You and your dog will work on all behaviors and manners learned in Basic Obedience class and will work off site around real world distractions (stores, in town, hiking trails, etc.) You will begin to learn and work with remote collar training and will focus on off-leash work. The class will run for 6 weeks at a time, but be offered and ongoing throughout the year. Class will be held on Saturday mornings at 10:30 and run for 1 hour. The instructor will advise of the training site for that day ahead of time. A training supply package (that will contain all the necessary training tools) is required to be purchased at an additional cost. Classes can be paid for at each class or you may purchase the six week course all together ahead of time at a discounted price.
DAY TRAIN: Leave your dog with us for part of the day to be trained! This is a great alternative to a board and train where you can drop your dog off to us and our instructor will train your dog while here. However, with our Day Train, you don't have to leave your dog with the trainer for weeks at a time, you can take your dog home with you at night! You will begin with a private assessment/session and then schedule as many days per week that you would like throughout the week. (The more days per week you come, the quicker the training goes!) Morning or afternoon sessions are available Tuesdays-Fridays. You will drop your dog off with us at your scheduled time, our instructor will work one on one with your dog in 20 minute intervals with rest time in between (as to not overstimulate/overwhelm your dog). At your scheduled pick-up time, the instructor will review what was taught throughout the day and give you "homework" to work on at home in between day trains. A training supply package (that will contain all the necessary training tools) is required to be purchased at an additional cost.
PRIVATE LESSONS: If you are interested in private, one on one training with our trainer, we can accommodate that as well! Whether you have a dog that has extra needs, may not do well with other dogs in a group setting or would just like the one on one attention, we can work with you privately to address whatever your needs may be. Private lessons are 1 hour long.
IN-HOME LESSON: Our trainer will travel to your home (within a 10 mile radius of Ultimate Dog) and do a private 1 hour lesson with you and your dog and go over any issues you would like to address.