I am extremely excited to add Andrea to our program. She is currently teaching all of our group Flex Obedience Classes.
Andrea Ashbaugh CPDT-KA has been training dogs and helping others to train dogs for over 25 years. She has competed in obedience, rally, agility, flyball, dock diving, lure coursing, racing, Jack Russell Terrier and versatile field dog trails, and has achieved multiple titles on the variety of breeds, in multiple venues.
She holds a bachelors degree from Ohio State University in zoology with a specialization in animal behavior. She was a Senior Trainer at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA for over a decade, and was responsible for the training and behavior modification of the dogs in the adoption program. She developed public class curricula and taught all levels from puppy socialization to dog sports. She also helped develop, teach, and support the volunteer dog training program.
Andrea is also versed in the use of pure essential oils for people and pets. She is a licensed master class falconer, with 15 years experience training, condition, and free flying raptors.
She is currently owned by two dogs: Dart, FD NAVHDA Natural Ability Price 1, an English setter; and Gale, a whippet puppy getting started in flyball, racing, and dock diving.