Haley joined Especially for Pets in Canton in 2014 while attending college full time. After finishing school, she was promoted to lead associate and shortly after, was promoted to assistant manager and obedience assistant. She is often referred to as the “cat lady” because her three cats, Damon, Marla and Binx have helped her learn a great deal about feline nutrition and behavior over the years. Haley is always willing to do research to help her customers find exactly what food, supplements, or supplies best suit their pets’ needs. Her favorite part of the job is getting positive feedback from customers she has helped and building a rapport with them.
In her spare time, Haley enjoys reading and outdoor activities such as camping and canoeing. She is also very passionate about wildlife and ocean conservation.
Katie has worked in the animal care field since she was 15 years old. She studied animal science at Essex Agricultural High School and then attended North Shore Community College; she graduated with a degree as an Animal Care Specialist. Katie has been a professional dog groomer since 2000 and has been a dog trainer since 2011. She is an AKC approved CGC and S.T.A.R. evaluator and is certified in canine CPR and first aid by the Red Cross. She is also in the breeding and dog show world as she has two show boxers that she adores. She also has a terrier mix and tabby cat with whom she shares her love. Katie is a Day School instructor in Sudbury and also teaches group classes in Wayland.
As an apprentice trainer at our Day School in Sudbury, Heather has been an impressive student on all fronts. She offers her students the right balance of skills, knowledge and compassion and has a bright future ahead as a confident and well-rounded trainer. Heather grew up around animals and has always had a love and appreciation for them; she is especially drawn to dogs and training. She is open to all training techniques, loves to collaborate with her mentors and believes every dog has his own way of learning. Heather is currently the lead associate in Sudbury and assistant registrar at the Training Academy. When she is not working at Especially for Pets, Heather is a volunteer dog walker at Baypath Humane Society. She also enjoys spending time with and training her own dogs, a Yorkshire Terrier, a Pit Bull, and a Doberman Pinscher.
Jaye's approach to training is a uniquely behavior-based method with a deep understanding of canine psychology and an extensive knowledge and love of how people learn. She approaches every class looking for ways to tailor techniques so they work best at both ends of the leash. Jaye is currently studying for her second bachelor’s degree, one in animal behavior. She has been teaching people professionally her entire life. Her passion finally found a home with dogs and their humans—a good fit as she has worked with dogs in many professional capacities including daycare, dog walking, shelters, and hands-on study with different trainers and behaviorists. She has also worked as a veterinary technician in small animal practice and college-level scientific coursework. Jaye and her Cardigan Welsh Corgi, “Kerbal" (CGCA) teach classes together and compete in various dog sports. Jaye is an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator and serves on the board of the Charles River Dog Training Club, one of the oldest obedience clubs in the country.