Katie has always had a passion and love for helping animals. She graduated from Oxford Brookes in 2012 with a Degree in Animal Behavior and Welfare. Katie has been fostering and working with dogs for the past 15 years. In 2019, Katie apprenticed with Life Changing Dog Training™ and became certified in the Communicative LeashWork process.™ After completing this program, she recognized how valuable it is that dog owners are empowered with the right tools and education to ensure they have a great life with their dogs. She has continued her learning from online classes and attending dog seminars learning from well-known trainers such as, Larry Khron, Jay Jack and Ivan Balabanov. Katie started her business The Fluff House at the beginning of 2019 as a place to provide the best care for dogs, and especially those with behavioral issues such as anxiety, fear aggression and dog aggression. She began offering dog sitting, walks and doggy day care, and began taking on training clients towards the end of 2019. In 2023 The Fluff house underwent a rebranding and evolved into Wildling dog Training. Katie owns 3 dogs, Almond Peanut and Kovu.
Lily has been an animal lover and advocate her entire life. She was born and raised in Colombia where she graduated from Veterinary school in 2003. Lily has been a volunteer for a local rescue since 2015. She helps with intakes, meet and greets/dog intros, events, counseling and most recently with training and fostering dogs that have behavioral issues. Lily realized that she was ready to help dogs and their families on a different level and in 2021 apprenticed with Life Changing Dog Training™ and became certified in the Communicative LeashWork process.™ She had the opportunity to shadow and learn from Katie, head trainer of Wildling Dog Training, and other local trainers. Lily has continued her learning from other online classes and attending dog seminars learning from well-known trainers such as, Larry Khron, Jay Jack and Ivan Balabanov. Lily owns a boarding and daycare facility called Canine Field of Dreams. Lily lives with her husband, dog Kiwi and two cats, Socks and Mittens.
Nicholas has loved and fought for animals and their rights his entire life. He has always had a huge passion to help them, along with a burning desire to make sure they are treated with kindness and respect. He was born in Colombia and moved to the United States as a young boy. In 2013 he completed training to become a pet groomer.
Nicholas moved to Denver in 2015, he started working at a dog daycare, pool and boarding facility where he quickly became the boarding supervisor, caring for hundreds of dogs daily. During this time he closely studied the behavior, and body language of dogs in both social and isolated settings. Later on he went back in to grooming, specializing in senior, reactive and special needs dogs and cats; while simultaneously working for Rover doing dog walking, house sitting, daycare and boarding at his personal home.
In 2022 he moved to Nebraska with his fiancé and became the Kennel manager at Town and Country humane society, a no kill, no time limit shelter, where he helped save and find homes for a myriad of dogs. While at Town and Country he completed an internship with Wildling Dog Training, in order to further his understanding of dog behavior.
Nicholas has worked with dogs on all ends of the spectrum. He has helped shy, anxious, fearful, and or aggressive dogs. Dogs with people and or animal reactivity; dogs that were once strays, overly confident dogs, and overly excitable playful dogs.
He is currently enrolled at UNOmaha studying biology, chemistry and environmental sciences and he continues to frequently volunteer at the shelter; helping with training, walks, socialization, intakes, vaccinations, microchipping, nail trimming and conducting meet and greets with potential adopters. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks a bit of French so he can absolutely accommodate for a language barrier.