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Volunteer Professional Dog Trainer


Clare Reece-Gore YAYdog (Durham, N.C.)


Clare is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI #201401). She also attends workshops with dog experts like Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Sophia Yin (1966-2014), Jenn Shryock, and Kyra Sundance. 


Clare is the public access test administrator and a volunteer professional dog trainer for VTVUI.

Clare blends her insights from corporate training with those she's gained through years of experience with dogs, horses, and cats. Clare's approach draws from a broad range of experience including her work with a veterinary clinic. She has also volunteered extensively at shelters, rescues, and service dog organizations like Vets To Vets United, Inc. A lifelong equestrian, Clare regularly attends natural horsemanship clinics, which shapes her dog training insights in surprising and effective ways.


Volunteer Professional Dog Trainer


Elaine Chavelier  Able Dog Training  (Wake Forest, N.C.)


Elaine Chevalier of Able Dog is a certified Service Dog Coach (SDC) and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) who works with people to train their own pet dog to assist them as a service dog if the dog has the appropriate temperament and behavior for this type of work and the owner is dedicated to the effort.


She is a volunteer trainer for Vets to Vets United, Inc and has attended numerous workshops and seminars for psychiatric service dogs.

She is also passionate about puppy training that leads to lifelong happiness for both owners and dogs. She uses AKC training guidelines and the ethical principles of positive training for all her family dog training clients.


Volunteer Professional Dog Trainer


Raechel Longo Carolina Canine Advisor (Clayton, N.C.)


Carolina Canine Advisor is owned and managed by Raechel Longo. She has loved all animals since she was a little girl. When she was 5 years old, she started by reading dog breed encyclopedias. Raechel has over 10 years' experience in the pet industry ranging from doggy daycare, training, boarding to working in a veterinary hospital.

Raechel was a Kennel Manager for a pet resort in the Chicagoland area for 4 years where she was responsible for the care of up to 400 dogs. She specializes in dog behavior and aggression, as well as special needs dogs. Creating strong relationships with dogs is what she does.

Her goal is to rehabilitate all dogs that need help. She also provides basic obedience and works with all breeds and all ages.

She wants nothing more than for you and your dog to be able to trust her and feel completely happy while your pups are in her care.


Volunteer Professional Dog Trainer


Linda Tilley Falls Lake Kennels (Creedmor, N.C.) 


Linda is the owner of Falls Lake Kennels - Boarding and Obedience Training.


Volunteer Professional Dog Trainer


Tracie Ham  


Tracie moved to the Trangle are from Columbia, S.C. and previously worked as a canine trainer at 

Highland Canine Training, LLC. She is a dedicated volunteer at Vets To Vets United, Inc. 

Volunteer Professional Dog Trainer


Linda Lebron Magster Trainers (Raleigh, N.C.) 


Linda is the owner of Magster Trainers.

At Magster Dog Training they will teach you that language so that you can better communicate with your dog. Using reward-based training (treats, toys, affection) they communicate with your dog in a way that he understands. THey will show you how patience and consistency are of the utmost importance to create a bond where you and your dog will enjoy the training process.


Volunteer Professional Dog Massage Therapist


Melanie Hampton Serenity Pet Massage

Melanie is a Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT)  and teaches our veterans how to use a gentle calming touch to relax their pups and themselves through massage therapy.

Melanie has always been passionate about helping animals which led her to pursue a degree in the Veterinary field. She obtained a degree in Veterinary Medical Technology and has  over 30 years experience in the field of Veterinary Medicine as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). 

Melanie provides massage/reiki sessions to pets in the Triangle area. She is passionate about the positive benefits that massage, and reiki provide to both animals and humans.

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