Ashley Young (Owner / Manager / Groomer) Ashley has been caring for dogs (with them in turn caring for her) from a very young age. Her mother Gloria Garneau was the founder of Wintermist Kennels which naturally led to her growing up, grooming, showing and training purebred, registered Samoyeds with the Canadian Kennel Club. She went on to work professionally with dogs and has worked in the doggy daycare/overnight boarding industry since the age of 17 years. She has a love and compassion for all breeds and is a Certified All-breed Groomer. Ashley enthusiastically participates in dog sports including agility, obedience, and conformation shows.
Dawn Dittmann (Owner / Manager / Obedience Instructor) Dawn has been instructing Dog Obedience Classes from Puppy Kindergarten to Competition Level classes continually since 1994. She is a Qualified Pet Training Instructor, a member of the Canadian Kennel Club since 2000, and is an avid obedience competitor at the highest level with her own dogs, obtaining Obedience Trial Championships on all of them. Dawn regularly participates in Obedience, Agility, and Retriever Sports but more importantly, her dogs are family. Dawn successfully managed her own business for 8 years in the extremely competitive pet training industry. Prior to that, Dawn worked at a breeding and boarding kennel as well as working full-time for 10 years in banking. Dawn understands the value of well-trained and well-socialized dogs in our society and our lives. She has a great passion for helping people with all breeds and sizes of dogs and has dedicated her life to the business of dog management and training.
When we were searching for dog daycare and overnight boarding for our own dogs, we were disappointed to find most facilities were either unclean, left the dogs alone for 12 or more hours in their kennels messing up house training routines, or had very inexperienced staff. WE ARE DIFFERENT!
We will care for your pet like he/she was ours. We'll keep the facility as clean and odor-free as possible. We will never leave your pet alone in a kennel - we even stay overnight! We will maintain a level of safety that exceeds your expectations and your pet will be happy and content when you pick them up!
Ashley Lynn (Pet Training Instructor) Ashley is certified in Canine Behaviour and Training Methodology and a member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance. She has been actively involved in animal rescue in Edmonton and area for over 15 years; previously volunteering at the Edmonton Humane Society and an active volunteer and foster with Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society since 2018. Ashley’s connections in animal rescue led her to attend a force-free training seminar in 2018. This is where her passion for science-based, force-free training methods and teaching really flourished. She completed the CBTM program with K9 Misfits in 2019 and has been training private clients and teaching group classes ever since. Ashley strives to educate both humans and canines in her training style. Her approach is to provide human clients with the tools they need to successfully work with their dogs, in a manner that fosters choice, confidence and companionship.