Our Staff

Jake Read, Head Trainer

jake readJake has been training dogs for 10 years, beginning with behavior modification at animals rescues like La Mancha and To Love a Canine in Pennsylvania. From an early age, it was clear that Jake was a natural with dog’s and more so their obedience. Jake has trained for several years and has completed extensive hours with Police K9s to earn his Master Trainer certification. Jake truly loves dogs especially when they are bearing down on him with teeth showing as he has caught some of the top dogs as a Decoy. Despite that very sophisticated work, Jake is also our resident puppy training expert.

Heather Read, ESMT, CCMT

Heather Read, ESMT, CCMT is certified by Equissage, Inc. in equine and canine massage therapy and in AromaTouch® Technique from DoTerra® essential oils. Heather has more than 30 years of equine experience focusing in the study of french classical dressage and biomechanics. Heather has also been involved with canine rescue for more than 10 years as a volunteer, a foster home, and a former Executive Director of an animal welfare nonprofit that funded medical grants to small rescue groups around the country.