Before I became a groomer in 2016, I was a veterinary technician for 3 years. I have worked with dogs and cats for many years now. I have a degree in Zoology and am AKC S.A.F.E. certified. I specialize in grooming the more difficult dogs safely. My favorite dogs to groom are Schnauzer's, Poodle's, Doodle's and Shih Tzu's, but of course I love them all! Contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you. - Holly
Ashley Crocker, CPDT-KA
My name is Ashley, and I am a nationally certified positive based Dog Trainer in Hutchinson, KS.
I don't have your typical Dog Trainer story, as in I grew up with dogs and have always trained them, loved them, etc.
Don't get me wrong I have always loved dogs. The very first thing I remember saving my money up for as a child was an AKC breed book. My Grandmother had dogs and that's how I got my "fix".
When I became an adult, I still had a love for dogs and other animals. I volunteered at the Portland Zoo (Oregon), until I moved to Arizona where I worked at a Wildlife Sanctuary then became a Veterinary Technician and a Dog Trainer Apprentice. Once I moved to Kansas I followed both paths, until deciding finally to stay with Dog Training.
I love finding ways to help dogs learn our human ways, and help their humans understand how their dog thinks.
*2020 update: Ashley is now an AKC CGC, S.T.A.R. Puppy and Trick Dog Evaluator