Meet the Trainers

Husband and wife dog trainers Bryce and Ahmia Black have both dedicated their lives to helping animals and have always had a passion for them. Both Bryce and Ahmia have worked professionally with dogs for over 10 years. 

Ahmia is CPDT-KA Certified (Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed), Fear Free Certified, Canine CPR certified, and an AKC Evaluator. In addition Ahmia has earned over 27 performance titles on dogs. 

After graduating from college with a degree in equine management, Ahmia did an internship under Petr Spurny with Colorado Canine Specialist and 3 other performance trainers. In 2012 Ahmia accepted the position as the Behavior and Training Manager for the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley. While heading that department, she developed the training program teaching shelter dogs skills to be more adoptable, helping to keep them in their forever homes. After starting the behavior program, return rates of adopted shelter dogs decreased by 31% in the first 3 months. 

Bryce is an AKC Evaluator, Fear Free Certified, CAACO certified and NACA Certified(National Animal Control Officer Association).  Bryce also enjoys putting AKC titles on dogs of various breeds from Rottweilers to Poodles. 

Bryce has worked in animal welfare and sheltering for over 10 years. While working in animal welfare, Bryce enjoyed training as a hobby. Bryce has done behavior assessments on hundreds of shelter dogs in his former career. Knowing his training skills could help these dogs become successful in their forever home, he decided to make the move from helping dogs after their owners have given up on them, to giving the owner and dogs the skills to be a happy member of the family. 

Kentucky Canine Coach was created because Bryce and Ahmia both have a huge passion for seeing animals staying in the home.  It broke their hearts seeing dogs get surrendered to animal shelters for behavioral problems they knew could be solved. These were oftentimes easy, solvable problems that had brought owners to the devastating choice to give up their family dogs. They knew they could give owners the skills they needed to teach their dogs to be the dog they had always dreamed of owning.

Through early preventive training and socialization they knew they could help owners prevent behavior issues from ever occurring in the first place. At Kentucky Canine Coach, we follow the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s position statement on early socialization. Bryce and Ahmia Black are constantly investing in continuing education to ensure that their clients are receiving the most current, comprehensive and up-to-date puppy curriculum around.  

At Kentucky Canine Coach, we provide in-home dog training, giving you and your dog the best one-one attention. We offer puppy classes, adolescent dog classes, adult dog classes, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Urban CGC, AKC Trick Dog, AKC Community Canine and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Training/Testing. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your dog!

Bryce with Foxy and Ahmia with Rocket
Bryce and Dobro passing the AKC Canine Good Citizen
German Shepherd with Titles
Buck, with his trick titles.