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

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Love - Laugh - Learn Together

Love - Laugh - Learn Together

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MEET THE OWNER & Lead Trainer

Allison Ashey, KPA-CTP

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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 positive reinforcement training to as many lives as she can. True positive reinforcement (force and 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 Clever Paws TRAINERS

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Brittni Heywood, VSC-CDT

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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Daniel Cahue, CCDT

Daniel started his journey as a dog trainer in dog daycares where he learned to care for dogs and be vigilante of their social interactions in a high energy environment for 5 years. Through his work, he began learning first hand about dog body language and dog social cues. After many dog owners expressed problems the dogs were having at home, it peaked his interest in dog behavior as a study and went through schooling at the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy going on to receive the honor of graduating student of the month for his understanding of the canine mind when his studies were finished. Danny is a certified CCDT (CATCH Certified Dog Trainer) and continues to update his education to continue to grow and learn in order to teach his clients how to listen to their dogs as well as teaching dogs to listen to their loving owners.  Danny rescued his dog Willow when he realized how great an opportunity it would be to help an adult dog learn to love life and understand her special needs of anxiety through training. Willow is Daniel's greatest challenge, achievement, and companion. 

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Robyn Walters, KPA-CTP

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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Linda Crawford, ABCDT

  

Linda is a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College.  She has also completed the Puppy Start Right Instructor program through the Karen Pryor Academy.  Linda is a volunteer and foster parent at the Idaho Humane Society.  It is while working with her foster dogs that Linda became interested in dog training, behavior modification and socialization as she worked with the dogs to help them develop their potential as family companions.  Linda has worked with many different dog breeds as well as deaf and blind dogs.  She is committed to helping families and their dog companions develop a positive, lifetime relationship through understanding and positive communication. 

Meet the guest trainers

Ariel Agenbroad

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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!

Robyn Walters

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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.



Brittni Heywood

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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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