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ABOUT THE ANIMAL MAVEN

You get a Certified Dog Trainer and Graduate of the prestigious Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior

The Animal Maven helps dedicated dog parents just like you every day.  You are not alone.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Your dog CAN be well behaved.  You just need a little help to train your dog for the behaviors you desire. My force-free, science-based techniques have helped dog owners across The Villages area train dogs just like yours!

TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS
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Victoria Stilwell Academy Certified Dog Trainer
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Pet Professional Guild Member
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PetTech CPR & First Aid Certified
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IAABC Member
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PetCare Business Insurance
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Ashley Young, VSA-CDT
  • Victoria Stilwell Academy Certified Dog Trainer

  • JKL Certified Professional Dog & Cat Groomer

  • PSI Certified Dog-Care Specialist

  • PSI Certified Cat-Care Specialist

  • PSI Certified Bird-Care Specialist

  • Pet CPR & First Aid Certified

I am passionate about animals!  They are my forte, hence my business name!  I grew up in the country on a farm, this is where my love for animals began.  I attended NCSU for a Bachelor's in Animal Science with the intention of becoming a Veterinarian, but life had other plans for me, and I started my own dog training business. Over the last decade, I have acquired numerous certifications and continued my education through courses and attending conferences.

 

I will train your dog just like I'd train my own. Training should be fun and positive, which is why I am a firm believer in Positive Reinforcement Training.  Positive reinforcement means reinforcing behaviors you like.  The more a behavior is reinforced, the more likely it is to be repeated.  I utilize treats, toys, and praise as reinforcement.  With positive reinforcement, consistency and repetition, your dog will be better equipped to understand and perform the behaviors you desire.

  • Pet Professional Guild Member

  • IAABC Member

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers Member

What Clients Say

"Ashley did a great job leading me to teach my dog Maggie.  It was so easy and Maggie caught on very quick. She even gave me info on different treats I could try when training her. Maggie had fun with training and I would definitely use Ashley again."
~ Ally & Maggie
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CORE VALUES
#1. EDUCATION

We are committed to continuing our education every year to provide you with the latest science-based training techniques.

#2 HONESTY

We maintain honesty with ourselves and our customers.  We expect and value openness.

#3 PASSION

We are passionate about dogs and everything we do.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD A BETTER LIFE WITH YOUR DOG.

BOOK A CONSULTATION TODAY

No pressure or obligation. :)