Meet the Trainer

I’m Ahmia and I am the owner and trainer of Kentucky Canine Coach LLC.  My husband, two-year-old son and myself live in Walton, Kentucky. We recently lost our German Shepherd, but I have a cat and a whole bunch of chickens.  Not owning a dog of my own allows me to offer fostering and focus soley on board and trains, but we are on a waitlist for a new puppy in the future.  Helping owners teach their dogs to be the dog they have always dreamed of owning is my passion.

In 2006 I began training animal on a professional level.  While helping at a shelter in Littleton, Colorado, I saw dogs being relinquished for behavior problems that I knew were fixable.  In my heart, I knew that if owners had access to the right tools they wouldn’t be standing in the lobby of a shelter making the heartbreaking decision to give up their family dog.  In 2012, I became the Behavior and Training Manager for The Humane Society of the South Platte Valley in Colorado.  I have brought my passion for animal welfare and my passion for training dogs to my clients here in Kentucky.

Continued education is extremely important to me.  This is because I strive to provide the most current and up to date information to my clients.  While staying up-to-date I have completed the testing to be a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed).  With my own dogs I have earned well over 30 titles in different dog sports such as freestyle heeling, rally, tricks, shutzhund and various other sports.  Seeing my students reach for goals like the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test or Trick titles is one of the most rewarding part of my job. I also have handled client dogs for performance titles.

In addition to being a CPDT-KA certified dog trainer I also hold certifications such as Canine CPR, American Kennel Clubs-Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, American Kennel Club-Trick Title Evaluator, Fear Free Certified, Certification in National Animal Control Association and an associate degree in Equine Management.

I can’t wait for you to join the Kentucky Canine Coach family.

We are currently expecting to add another human baby in September 2024. This means we will not be accepting new clients or board and trains until November 2024. You may email to get on a waiting list or more information!

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.