Our master trainer, Jake Skillett, began training animals at 11 years old while volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary. As he got older he refined his trade and turned his focus to the dog world.
He first certified a bloodhound for search and rescue when he was 20 years old. He later received his master trainer certification through an internship in Indiana which expanded his training to multiple disciplines.
His experience has taken him across the globe. From training bomb dogs in Iraq for security, to protection dog training in Slovakia, and training civilian dogs for clients across the USA.
In his free time Jake enjoys spending time with his family (Shelby and daughter Kaylee), hanging out with his animals, fishing, working on projects around the house.
Shelby has a bachelor's degree in animal science from Kansas State University and has always enjoyed working with animals.
She runs the office, helps with training, manages our social media and correspondence, and offers baths and nail trims by appointments.
Additionally she offers pet photography. Call or text for a quote!
In her free time she enjoys having fun with her family (Jake and daughter Kaylee), going to the zoo, working on scrapbooks and puzzles, and hanging out with her large array of pets.
Hello, I'm Liz! Like most dog enthusiasts, I grew up in a family full of dogs. Before finishing school, I was helping groom and show our family dogs. As an adult, I've worked with various breeds, from Chihuahuas to Akitas to Irish Wolfhounds. Each breed has its own unique traits, and I understand the importance of adjusting my approach for each one.
After exploring different career paths, my passion for dogs brought me back, motivating me to establish my grooming sanctuary.
Currently, my husband Chris, my son Joel, and I share our home with our young Cane Corso, Yeager. Our entire family, including Yeager, enjoys the outdoors, particularly places with water.