AT CLEVER PAWS, WE TEACH YOU TO TRAIN YOUR DOG FORCE AND FEAR FREE!

(208) 340-6674

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MEET THE OWNER & Trainer

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Allison Ashey, KPA-CTP

Welcome! Clever Paws Dog Training  is owned by Allison Ashey a certified trainer . 

Clever Paws' studio is located at 4202 W. Overland Rd. in Boise, ID.   


Allison is a Certified Training Partner (CTP) of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior where she graduated with honors from the Karen Pryor Academy.  


Her mission is to bring science based training (Force & Fear Free) to as many lives as she can.  Force & Fear Free training is proven to be the most humane and is an effective form of training along with a relationship builder for you and your pet. Allison specializes in private & small class training for a low student-teacher ratio to provide more individual time for you and your dog.  

​Allison attends yearly continuing education for CEU's to keep her professional certification and to continue to provide quality training with new science based training processes.   

Allison is married to Brandon Ashey and they have four pups. Their oldest Alta a German Shorthair Pointer, Vail a rescued Yellow Lab, Boomer a rescued Lab/Chow and their newest, Kenobi a English Springer Spaniel.   


Allison is an Air Force Veteran, she graduated with her Bachelors in Technical Communication and a Master of Elementary Education. Prior to becoming a professional and certified dog trainer she was a pre-school and elementary school teacher.   

Allison is now a full-time certified dog trainer and owner of Clever Paws Dog Training.  Clever Paws was nominated for the Best of the Treasure Valley in 2018. Allison is a volunteer trainer for Helping Idaho Dogs, a therapy dog organization.  Allison is a mentor training for the Catch Canine Trainers Academy. 

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Meet the guest trainers

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Ariel Agenbroad

Ariel Agenbroad

Ariel Agenbroad

A professional educator in my day job, I have been working and playing with all kinds of dogs for over a decade, and I train and compete in multiple companion dog events successfully with my own dogs. 

I am an approved CGC Evaluator for the American Kennel Club and can provide training and testing for Puppy S.T.A.R., Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine (the Advanced CGC Title), Urban CGC and the AKC Trick Dog program.

I am an active member of the Idaho Capital City Kennel Club, the Lizard Butte Kennel Club, and Boise Agility Runners and Climbers (BARC), and I regularly volunteer with each of these organizations. I have held several board and officer positions with BARC. I frequently serve as Trial Chair for local AKC, USDAA and NADAC agility trials through these clubs. I have judged agility and obedience for 4-H youth across the Treasure Valley, and currently serve as the co-superintendent for the Canyon County Fair dog show. 

I live with Shetland Sheepdogs, a small herding breed known for their lovable, loyal natures and their aptitude for numerous performance events. From the beginning, I have embraced training that focuses on positive reinforcement and reward-based methods that are mutually enjoyable for dogs and humans. I enjoy working to foster great communication, better understanding, and fantastic teamwork between dogs and their people!

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Robyn Walters

Ariel Agenbroad

Ariel Agenbroad

Life time pet owner and experience working with multiple dog breeds, types and sizes, Robyn draws upon her knowledge and skills to facilitate new pet owners in teaching their pets good-dog-manners and to achieve successful bonding. Using positive methods and reinforcement techniques owners help their dogs learn new behaviors and actions. Robyn's training classes are a fun and rewarding learning experience for both the owner and their dog. Robyn’s currently lives with three dogs. She has raised several deaf dogs. She communicates through both verbal and hand signals and offers this knowledge and skill to new pet owners.

Robyn is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, as well as, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She is a prior mentor for the Animal Behavior College and the Victoria Stillwell Academy. She continually updates her education and frequently researches better ways for communicating and training dogs to improve techniques of helping pet owners work with their dogs. She likes to work with different species of animals to help make her a better dog trainer. She is a volunteer for the Idaho Humane Society and foster parent for dogs with special needs.



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Brittni Heywood

Ariel Agenbroad

Brittni Heywood

Brittni Heywood is a certified Dog Trainer through the Victoria Stilwell Dog Training Academy. She was born and raised in Idaho where she currently lives with her husband and three dogs. She continues to educate herself by attending conferences featuring renowned speakers on several topics including behavior work, dog fitness and play group dynamics. She loves working out how to help dog owners help their furry family members.

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