Meet The Team

Bridging the communication gap between humans and their canines

About

Take the Lead Dog Training teaches owners how to effectively use their relationship to effect change in their dogs behavior while considering the nature of the dog.

Cheryl Ross

C.P.T - Founder

Certifications

Cheryl had a strong love for dogs even as a child. In her teen years she enjoyed training and competing with her first dog in the sport of A.K.C. Agility with the Chuckanut Dog Training Association. That experience is what sparked her career as a professional dog trainer. She became a certified dog trainer after graduating the Master Trainer course at National K9 School for Dog Trainers, in Columbus, OH. 

Cheryl loves to learn all she can about these amazing animals, and how she can help dogs and owners to truly enjoy each other to the fullest! Cheryl believes that a great trainer is never done learning!

Education

CHRInstitute

Level 1: Relationship Based Behavior Modification
Level 2: Trainer Instruction
Level 3: Human Psychology and Canine Medial
Level 4: Trainers Course

Mango Dogs

2 Week Shadow Program

Dream Come True K9

Real World Obedience

National K9

Master Trainer

Pack to Basics

Dogmanship
Large Group Socialization

IACP

Member

Kaytlyn Tate

C.P.T - Lead Trainer

Certifications

Kaytlyn has always had a huge passion for training and working with dogs and people alike. She knew from a young age joining 4-H with her Doberman mix that she wanted to follow her passion as far as she could. This led her to go to the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers in Santa Rosa California. There she was certified in, Obedience, management, proper use of an e-collar and behavior modification. 

Today she has a Belgian Malinois, named Silas, which she competes in agility and lure coursing with as well as a hope to move onto nose work. 
Some of Kaytlyn’s favorite things to coach people on are, puppy raising, getting a really reliable recall and how to become a great leader in your home.

Education

The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

Behavior Modification
Obedience Intensive
Management
Proper Use of the E-Collar

CHRInstitute

Level 1: Relationship Based Behavior Modification

IACP

Member

Dream Come True K9

Real World Obedience

Zoe Westbrooke

Office Assistant

Zoe had the experience of growing up with rescued track greyhounds. She now has a beautiful German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix named Revan. Zoe sought out training help with Take the Lead Dog Training after Revan presented with anxiety and reactivity issues after she was rescued. Through training she was able to become the pack leader Revan needed her to be, and Revan is a happy, healthy and spazzy dog now!

Zoe has experience in customer service and office administrator positions, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Take the Lead Dog Training team!

Why Us?

Get In touch

(425)243-7792

25225 Witte Rd SE, Maple Valley W

info@TakeTheLeadDogTraining.com