Robin Khasse, Level 1 Instructor   “ I created Butthead Dogs and started out in dog training like most trainers do - because of a problem dog. Trotter, my dog, was finally diagnosed with thyroid disease. Because it took over 1.5 years to get sorted out, I was left with a ton of bad learned behavior. The journey to teach Trotter a better way led me to Jay Jack of Next Level Dogs and his seminar “Play As The Way”. This is where I first met Ashley and learned about drag work as well as other play to build relationship, train better behaviors, and biologically fulfill a dog’s needs. I fell in love with drag work that day and as Ashley has unrolled her Canine Resistance Training Program (CRT), I couldn’t wait to get started with it.  My training style revolves around the least amount of conflict with the dog. Not managing behavior; instead, helping dogs feel at peace in their environment. CRT aligns perfectly with that. I want my dogs to be happy, healthy members of the family for their lifetime. Just like people, dogs need their bodies and minds cared for to make that happen. CRT is that tool for all dog breeds to physically work out in a safe and structured way. You’ll watch confidence and joy overflow from your dog while spending quality time working together WITH you. A deeper partnership is formed, and your relationship goes to a whole new level. The journey I’ve had with my two dogs during the certification process for CRT Level 1 has been incredible. It has inspired me to go further into the CRT program, so I can help as many people/dogs as possible. I have also started a GRC DogSports club called Dogs Fit For Life in Pennsauken, NJ. This is another great way to spend time doing activities with your dog. One of the sports is weight pull and I’m going to be so honored to be able to assist so many in getting their dogs ready to compete in the weight pull by taking them through the foundational program of CRT to ensure they are fit both mentally and physically to compete safely and do their very best.”    To get in touch with Robin, please send her an email to  buttheaddogs@gmail.com .

Robin Khasse, Level 1 Instructor

“ I created Butthead Dogs and started out in dog training like most trainers do - because of a problem dog. Trotter, my dog, was finally diagnosed with thyroid disease. Because it took over 1.5 years to get sorted out, I was left with a ton of bad learned behavior. The journey to teach Trotter a better way led me to Jay Jack of Next Level Dogs and his seminar “Play As The Way”. This is where I first met Ashley and learned about drag work as well as other play to build relationship, train better behaviors, and biologically fulfill a dog’s needs. I fell in love with drag work that day and as Ashley has unrolled her Canine Resistance Training Program (CRT), I couldn’t wait to get started with it.

My training style revolves around the least amount of conflict with the dog. Not managing behavior; instead, helping dogs feel at peace in their environment. CRT aligns perfectly with that. I want my dogs to be happy, healthy members of the family for their lifetime. Just like people, dogs need their bodies and minds cared for to make that happen. CRT is that tool for all dog breeds to physically work out in a safe and structured way. You’ll watch confidence and joy overflow from your dog while spending quality time working together WITH you. A deeper partnership is formed, and your relationship goes to a whole new level. The journey I’ve had with my two dogs during the certification process for CRT Level 1 has been incredible. It has inspired me to go further into the CRT program, so I can help as many people/dogs as possible. I have also started a GRC DogSports club called Dogs Fit For Life in Pennsauken, NJ. This is another great way to spend time doing activities with your dog. One of the sports is weight pull and I’m going to be so honored to be able to assist so many in getting their dogs ready to compete in the weight pull by taking them through the foundational program of CRT to ensure they are fit both mentally and physically to compete safely and do their very best.”

To get in touch with Robin, please send her an email to buttheaddogs@gmail.com.

Carla Scramstad, Level 1 Instructor   “As a self-proclaimed dog nerd, I am always striving to learn more about dogs and how we can improve the quality of their lives and our relationships with them. I came across CRT when looking for a healthy outlet for my personal dog. Gibson’s strong love of conflict and what I ultimately found, was so much more than I ever expected. While he built muscles, he also built mental toughness, confidence, endurance, and trust. What surprised me the most were the changes I experienced during our CRT sessions. My perspective shifted, my training goals reevaluated, and within just weeks our relationship improved significantly because of it he became the more content and our bond stronger than ever. As a trainer I see the value in CRT for all dogs but it is the dogs titled difficult, aggressive, fearful or reactive that I know can benefit the most. These dogs and their humans are often isolated, frustrated and stressed. I know those feeling well because I have been there to. Being able to open up the world for them is an incredible thing. That is one of the many reasons I love CRT. No matter what your goals are, behavioural, physiological or relationship-based there is a spot for you here and I bet you will gain much more than you expect. I'm Carla Scramstad a dog trainer from Lockport, Manitoba, Canada. I am a Professional member of IACP, a lifetime GRC member, Certified in Canine First Aid, a Level1 Certified CRT instructor, and I am excited to help guide you on your CRT journey!”  To get in touch with Carla, visit the following website:  https://allaycanine.wordpress.com/

Carla Scramstad, Level 1 Instructor

“As a self-proclaimed dog nerd, I am always striving to learn more about dogs and how we can improve the quality of their lives and our relationships with them. I came across CRT when looking for a healthy outlet for my personal dog. Gibson’s strong love of conflict and what I ultimately found, was so much more than I ever expected. While he built muscles, he also built mental toughness, confidence, endurance, and trust. What surprised me the most were the changes I experienced during our CRT sessions. My perspective shifted, my training goals reevaluated, and within just weeks our relationship improved significantly because of it he became the more content and our bond stronger than ever. As a trainer I see the value in CRT for all dogs but it is the dogs titled difficult, aggressive, fearful or reactive that I know can benefit the most. These dogs and their humans are often isolated, frustrated and stressed. I know those feeling well because I have been there to. Being able to open up the world for them is an incredible thing. That is one of the many reasons I love CRT. No matter what your goals are, behavioural, physiological or relationship-based there is a spot for you here and I bet you will gain much more than you expect. I'm Carla Scramstad a dog trainer from Lockport, Manitoba, Canada. I am a Professional member of IACP, a lifetime GRC member, Certified in Canine First Aid, a Level1 Certified CRT instructor, and I am excited to help guide you on your CRT journey!”

To get in touch with Carla, visit the following website:

https://allaycanine.wordpress.com/

Heather Maio Allen, Level 1 Instructor   "I live in the Rochester, NY area with my husband and our misfit band of dogs. I have always had a passion for dogs, and was a Foster Coordinator for a local rescue for many years. One reason I got into CRT was because I was very interested in the way it could work in conjunction with rehabilitation, as well as just being a preventative to injuries. In my “past life” I owned and operated a Pilates studio where my focus was on post-rehab, spinal realignment and muscular re-education. I was drawn to the similarities. The other reason I got into CRT, is because I knew there had to be a safer way to condition and train a dog for competition. I have competed with one of my dogs in the past, and if I knew then, what I know now, it would have been a game changer. After going through the Level I certification, I have not lost the want to get back into competition with my one dog, but I realized that this work is deep. It is about you being with your dog, and actually forming a team. My dog Arlo, who went through the certification with me, is not a dog for competition. He is a buddy dog, who got stronger physically, but mentally as well. The value in the conditioning is amazing, but the value in the bonding, and trust built between dog and handler has no limits. CRT is not just for the tough, strong dog that needs something to do, but it is suited to work in tandem with rehab, can potentially help a dog avoid surgery, but can also help an older dog maintain some muscle mass. CRT has brought a lot of joy into my life, and has rekindled my passion."

Heather Maio Allen, Level 1 Instructor

"I live in the Rochester, NY area with my husband and our misfit band of dogs. I have always had a passion for dogs, and was a Foster Coordinator for a local rescue for many years. One reason I got into CRT was because I was very interested in the way it could work in conjunction with rehabilitation, as well as just being a preventative to injuries. In my “past life” I owned and operated a Pilates studio where my focus was on post-rehab, spinal realignment and muscular re-education. I was drawn to the similarities. The other reason I got into CRT, is because I knew there had to be a safer way to condition and train a dog for competition. I have competed with one of my dogs in the past, and if I knew then, what I know now, it would have been a game changer. After going through the Level I certification, I have not lost the want to get back into competition with my one dog, but I realized that this work is deep. It is about you being with your dog, and actually forming a team. My dog Arlo, who went through the certification with me, is not a dog for competition. He is a buddy dog, who got stronger physically, but mentally as well. The value in the conditioning is amazing, but the value in the bonding, and trust built between dog and handler has no limits. CRT is not just for the tough, strong dog that needs something to do, but it is suited to work in tandem with rehab, can potentially help a dog avoid surgery, but can also help an older dog maintain some muscle mass. CRT has brought a lot of joy into my life, and has rekindled my passion."

Jay Jack, Master Instructor (Level 1, 2,3)

Jay Jack, Master Instructor (Level 1, 2,3)

Katie Gallagher, Level 1 Instructor    “I have always had a love of animals from a very young age. My mom tells me at the moment I could walk I used to go up to every stray dog I saw! As soon as I lived on my own I had 2 dogs within 4 months and I couldn't ever imagine my life without at least 2 :) I started my journey of dog training 9 years ago. After my certification I worked at a local animal shelter, then moved on to work under a master trainer. After that I was given the opportunity to run a new doggy daycare and just in the last year I decided to become my own boss and start my training and walking business Kate's K-9's. I have never liked school, but my passion for dogs and learning as much as I can on how to help them has me traveling all over for workshops. Last year I attended Ashley's Canine Resistance Training Workshop and fell in love!! Let me back up by saying at the time I attended the workshop I was teaching a Weight Pull Class and realized how much better I could make things for the dogs and when I got back I completely revamped my program. My 'special' girl Hope is who I took through Ashley's program as part of my certification. I say 'special' because she was highly reactive with high anxiety. After taking her through the Building Blocks program, she has become calmer, less reactive and our bond has grown considerably. I also started my girl Gypsy in the program, after she was diagnosed with congenital double hip dysplasia and neurological damage to her spine that caused her back end to wobble. Within 2 months of CRT she has built up 4cm of muscle on both back legs and stopped wobbling!! I just recently started my old boy in the program who was diagnosed with Bridging Spondylosis and I cant wait to see the results! My journey through CRT started just wanting to make my class better and has evolved into an intense passion of mine! I am starting a club through a local daycare and plan on getting CRT into our local shelter. I feel incredibly privileged to be part of the CRT team and I am looking forward to Digging Deeper into my training and learning even more!

Katie Gallagher, Level 1 Instructor

“I have always had a love of animals from a very young age. My mom tells me at the moment I could walk I used to go up to every stray dog I saw! As soon as I lived on my own I had 2 dogs within 4 months and I couldn't ever imagine my life without at least 2 :) I started my journey of dog training 9 years ago. After my certification I worked at a local animal shelter, then moved on to work under a master trainer. After that I was given the opportunity to run a new doggy daycare and just in the last year I decided to become my own boss and start my training and walking business Kate's K-9's. I have never liked school, but my passion for dogs and learning as much as I can on how to help them has me traveling all over for workshops. Last year I attended Ashley's Canine Resistance Training Workshop and fell in love!! Let me back up by saying at the time I attended the workshop I was teaching a Weight Pull Class and realized how much better I could make things for the dogs and when I got back I completely revamped my program. My 'special' girl Hope is who I took through Ashley's program as part of my certification. I say 'special' because she was highly reactive with high anxiety. After taking her through the Building Blocks program, she has become calmer, less reactive and our bond has grown considerably. I also started my girl Gypsy in the program, after she was diagnosed with congenital double hip dysplasia and neurological damage to her spine that caused her back end to wobble. Within 2 months of CRT she has built up 4cm of muscle on both back legs and stopped wobbling!! I just recently started my old boy in the program who was diagnosed with Bridging Spondylosis and I cant wait to see the results! My journey through CRT started just wanting to make my class better and has evolved into an intense passion of mine! I am starting a club through a local daycare and plan on getting CRT into our local shelter. I feel incredibly privileged to be part of the CRT team and I am looking forward to Digging Deeper into my training and learning even more!