Lindsay is a professional dog trainer with a BA in Anthrozoology (Human-Animal Studies) from Carroll College in Helena, MT. Lindsay has been training and placing service dogs since 2007. Through positive reinforcement training she has trained highly successful service dogs for individuals with various disabilities.
Kelly has always had a passion for animals and began raising and training service dogs in 2005. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southern Oregon University and now lives in San Luis Obispo, CA. Kelly joined the Healing Hounds trainer team in August, 2016. After a long day of dog training, Kelly enjoys taking her dogs on long hikes in the hills above her house.
When she isn't training dogs for us, Kelly spends her time rock climbing and backpacking throughout the West Coast with her pit bull, Princess Mango.
Mary Shimel is an avid animal lover, and growing up she had a variety of animals. Mary was introduced to service dog training in 2006 through Autism Service Dogs of America, and found her passion. She loves seeing how these service dogs change the lives of the recipients. Mary became an Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer in 2012. We welcomed Mary as one of our Healing Hounds trainers in January 2017.
When not training service dogs, Mary enjoys gardening, hanging out with the family pets, going on hikes, and living the country life.
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