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Skiplyn Kennels

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Our Staff

Taylor - Trainer & Administrator

I'm Taylor and I am the owner of four of the most wonderful dogs. I first met Tammy at a Dog Sled Fun Race in Markstay in 2014. I enrolled at Skiplyn Kennels Dog Training in 2016 and I am very honoured to have started as an instructor here in 2018, and full time in 2020.

My dogs have brought me so much joy and adventure.  We enjoy training and competing in various dog sports, such as Disc, Rally Obedience, Agility, Dock Diving, Scent Detection and dog sledding!

Since becoming a Trainer at Skiplyn Kennels, I have had the opportunity to gain so much knowledge.  I love being a part of such a great group of dog trainers who are able to enrich so many pet owners lives.

Brianna - Trainer

Hello, i’m Brianna! I was first introduced to the dog training world with my Cane Corso Chester when i met Tammy for a private and have been hooked ever since! 

Since then, i am a proud owner of two Cane Corso’s and one Eurohound. We enjoy hiking, swimming, frisbee and agility! 

Diving into dog training has made me find a passion and i am so grateful to be a part of changing dogs & dog owners lives!

Michele - Group Class Instructor & Puppy Camp Counsellor 

My name is Michelle and I own a beautiful 10 year old Husky/German Shepherd mix named Nakoma. Nakoma and I started training with Skiplyn in 2012 and in 2015 I started as an instructor! In our free time Nakoma and I enjoy some of our favourite things like canoeing, kayaking, hiking and spending time at camp. 

Skiplyn has make our life with Nakoma fun. I believe all dogs are like therapy dogs in some way or another and I encourage everyone to let us help you have the dog you deserve.

Shanon - Group Class Instructor 

My name is Shanon and I have been a registered veterinary technician (RVT) for more than 2 decades, and I have been working in the veterinary profession for close to 3 decades. My role as an RVT doesn't allow much chance to work with dog behaviour and training, so being at Skiplyn Kennels is contributing to my overall understanding of dogs. I have been a dog owner to 3 awesome dogs in the past and am currently the owner of the Havoc, the crazy Belgian Malinois.  I joined the Skiplyn team in 2015 and you'll often see Havoc and I working in various classes at Skiplyn Kennels - we both love obedience work! 

Julia - Group Class Instructor 

My name is Julia and I have two English Setters.  Molly is a 6 year old female and Cinder is a male.  I enjoy hiking, camping, traveling and riding my bike with my dogs.  Our hope is to begin bird hunting with the dogs in the fall.

I started as a student at Skiplyn Kennels in 2016 when we first adopted Molly.  She came with a list of challenges and I quickly developed an understanding of the balanced approach to training.  I was successful implementing it with my own dogs.  I was excited when Tammy invited me to learn this method further and instruct under her supervision.  I often say that Tammy taught me how to really SEE my dogs - who they are and what they need.  I've been a trainer at Skiplyn Kennels since 2018.

Kim - Group Class Instructor 

Hi my name is Kim and I am a dogoholic. I started training with Tammy in 2006. You will often hear me say it took me 6 years to master intermediate obedience, so I know what it's like when you feel like you're going nowhere with your dog! My 3 labs enjoyed doggie school training in obedience and agility. In the spring of 2017 I gladly joined Tammy's team, I love to see all the dogs and handlers improve. I am currently the proud owner of Breeze, Brooke and Caesar (all Labradors) and recently got a new Labrador puppy, Cleo, as well.

Brenda - Group Class Instructor 

Hi, my name is Brenda! I’m that person who prefers to be running around in the bush with my dogs, any weather, day or night. I own healthy energetic black dogs; some from rescues and some from ‘oops’ litters. As with anything in life, I believe that if you continuously put in the hard work, you’ll get good results. 

 I’ve been a student at Skiplyn since 2008, enrolling in various obedience, E-Collar and Agility classes. Tammy has consistently given me the tools to have a great relationship with all my canines over the years. I am elated to be a piece of the instructor team so that I can also teach you how to be a calm strong leader of your pack.

Susa - Group Class Instructor

My name is Susa! I started training with Skiplyn Kennels with my Shepherd/Mastiff mix "Luzie" in 2015. We have completed all levels of Obedience Class and tried ourselves at Agility as well. 

I now own 2 more dogs. "Zuzu", a little husky mix with a big attitude and lust for life and "Billy" a Eurohound, who steels hearts and runs like the wind. All 3 dogs and I love dog sledding, skijoring and bikejoring. I am passionate about anything "dog" and am super excited to be part of the Skiplyn team!