Aaron

Kaylei Bergeron

VSA-CDT online

That bond and connection you feel when your dog looks deep into your eyes is an amazing thing.

I have always had a fascination with animal behavior, which led me to get a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Maine, but it took me some time to make it to the dog training world. After a summer internship at a zoo, and working in a shelter for a year after graduating, I found myself in vet med as an assistant. Being in vet med for five and a half years I have learned a lot about the medical side of dogs and cats along with the technical skills to help them with injections, blood draws, taking radiographs, prepping for surgeries, and more. During this time I adopted my dog, Kangaroo. She introduced me to the world of dog training and behavior, and allowed me to discover my passion for this world and a whole new way to help. I was hooked when I started training her, and we both have a lot of fun with it! When she started to show some fear with strangers, it re-opened my passion to learn more about animal behavior, especially to be able to find ways to help her as much as possible. With positive reinforcement methods, she is not only overcoming her fear of people, but we also have this amazing bond from working together.

I want to help others also overcome obstacles that may feel overwhelming and difficult, and help them understand their dogs better so they can have the best relationship possible. One of the ways I want to do this is by combining my two worlds of vet med and training. I want to help people and their dogs have less stressful vet visits and at home care, which we call cooperative care. I am excited to be there for you to support you and your dog and watch you transform together as you deepen that bond and grow together as a team!

Ashley Orcutt
Ashley Orcutt
Ashley Orcutt

Meet My Dogs

megan shevlin, assistant dog trainer and Leo

Kangaroo (AKA Roo):

American Staffordshire Terrier mix

When I rescued Kangaroo it was love at first cuddle: when her foster brought her to my home for a meet and greet, I bent down to let her greet me. Kangaroo walked over to me and melted right into my lap. At that moment I knew I had to adopt her. Rescuing her at 2 years old, what the rescue and I don’t know though is her history. Roo can sometimes be scared of some people, but it’s been a wonderful and heart warming journey to watch her confidence and trust in me grow as we work together to navigate this crazy world.

Hobbies: Hiking, sun bathing, shredding toys, sniffing for critters, cuddling, training”