Mitch - Owner and Training Director
From "purely positive reinforcement" training for Animal Planet to a decade studying under one of the most high level Military Working dog breeders and trainers in the world, Mitch has seen a thing or two when it comes to dogs.
With an underlying obsession of helping people to enjoy life; and a real life story of doing what you love as a "job", Mitch has created an environment built on respect, kindness, education, continual growth and hard work. Being a life long student of the craft he still continues his education by seeking out world class trainers and tirelessly studying best practices to then share with his team, his clients and anyone who will listen.
Sammy - Training Manager & Social Media Specialist
Sammy graduated from Shepherd University in 2017 with a BFA in Photography and Computer Imagery. Upon graduation she began working at the local animal shelter as an animal care technician, and immediately fell in love with the field. For 4 years she worked in various shelters and rescues, helping cats and dogs find their perfect home. However, after an unexpected, life changing turn of events, Sammy ended up in Salisbury and soon landed a position with K9 Heeling as a kennel technician. With her passion for animals and extensive leadership skills, she quickly rose to management and led the Kennel for 9 months, while absorbing everything she could about dog training. In January 2022, she began training full time, and now leads all Board and Train programs. She uses her photography skills to run our social media accounts, and continues to support shelter animals by organizing Pack Walks to raise money for local shelters. She has two black cats; Bruce and Selina, and a Mini Goldendoodle named Corby. She aspires to one day open her own facility and continue to help dogs and their owners reach their fullest potential.
Zoe - Lead Groomer
Zoe was born and raised in Maryland's Agricultural Reserve and grew up around animals her whole life. As a child she worked at a stable grooming horses. Her affinity for grooming really flourished at age eight when she began helping her Dad with bathing and eventually grooming their family’s three Standard Poodles. Zoe has been a certified Pet Stylist/Groomer since 2017. She completed her training in Seaford, DE at PetCo. Adding to her experience, she also worked as a vet technician.
Her former clientele have followed her here because she is so awesome but NOW she is ready and available to each of you for all of your grooming needs and we are so excited to be able to extend her wonderful talents to you and your pups.