Our Trainer

Our Trainer 2016-11-17T10:32:32+00:00

Our Come-Play-Stay! Trainer

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Ashley Foster, B.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

Ms. Foster is a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine and Certified Pet Dog Trainer-Knowledge Accessed. She has been training dogs professionally since 1994 – a time when most training was completed using forceful and negative methods.  She could never commit to those methods because she knew…”how are they to trust you if you might cause them harm.”  Hence, she began her quest to find a different way. Ashley Foster began by defining her own personal relationship with dogs.  She knew that they were enriching, brought joy, and provided unconditional love.  Seeing how much these special creatures brought to her life, she knew she wanted to reciprocate.  In order to do so she needed to expand her knowledge of canine behavior to better understand them.

Ashley’s eternal quest for canine knowledge and understanding progressed through; completion of a Bachelors of Science in Zoology, endless seminars, reading hundreds of books, observing every dog in her line of vision, and working hands-on with every dog that she could.  Her never-ending quest has lead Ms. Foster to become a solely positive, reward-based trainer who loves learning something from every dog. She loves watching relationships between a person and their dog evolve and flourish through positive training methods utilized at Come-Play-Stay!

Ms. Foster teaches a full-range of innovative group classes at Come-Play-Stay! that focus on teaching dogs how to be a joy to live with and also offer in-home training and behavior consultation services addressing a full spectrum of behavior concerns.