Meet the Trainers

 

International Association of Canine Professionals
Certification Council For Professional Dog Trainers
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Service Dog Coach
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Ally Locklin

Owner   –   Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Ally is certified by the CCPDT and has spent thousands of hours training family dogs and shelter dogs. Her most important role is to provide you – the client – with professional, effective & humane training for your dog. Training that makes your life easier, by bringing harmony back into your life. After starting her dog training journey over 12 years ago, she has had the pleasure of working with countless families and has trained a staff that embodies the ZenDog mission of safe, quality training and care. She is grateful to be growing her team to continue to service all of the pups in Acadiana! Ally has four dogs at home – Louie, Jagger, Mack & Moo, a cat – Apollo, and does it all with her #1 fans – her daughter Sydney and life partner Alyssa. 

Professional Accomplishments

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
  • American Kennel Club – Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Cooperative Paws- Service Dog Coach (SDC)
  • Professional Member, International Association of Canine Professionals- IACP
  • Professional Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers – APDT
  • Professional Member, International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants – IAABC
  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor- DMWYD CTDI
  • Fear Free Certified Trainer
  • Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College & Catch Canine Academy

Amy Dennis

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Originally from Houma, Amy previously lived in Texas where she worked at a dog daycare, boarding, and training facility as their main trainer. She is certified through the CCPDT and is always working on continuing education to bring her clients the most up to date positive training techniques. She now lives in Youngsville with her husband, three children, and three dogs.

Kristin Lyons

Professional Dog Trainer

Kristin started with ZenDog in 2022 and continues to build her knowledge of dog training and behavior as one of our trainers on staff. She has experience with working dogs and enjoys working with high drive dogs. Kristin’s style is geared towards the breed and what the dog needs to be successful. She is currently studying for her CPDT-KA exam and is always working to continue her education. She spends her days outside of work taking care of her farm, her four children, and her pup Kaiya! 

  • American Kennel Club – Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Paige Trahan

Assistant Trainer

Paige started her journey with ZenDog as a client and took multiple classes with her dog Oakley. Their bond was strong and after his unexpected passing, she decided to leave her corporate job to pursue a career in dog behavior. Her and her husband, Austin, have since rescued two pups- Gracie Lou and Lane. She has a strong belief in ZenDog’s mission of bring positive training and exceptional dog care to Acadiana. Oakley, Gracie, and Lane are her inspiration and her kind, patient personality is such a valuable asset for our team. She has a passion for helping dogs struggling with anxiety, fear, and social skill deficiencies. As assistant trainer, she specifically cares for our special needs pups and ensures they get the attention and training they need.

    Alyssa Marks

    Facility Manager & Assistant Trainer

    With experience in a variety of industries, Alyssa “Lyss”, quickly learned the ropes at ZenDog and enjoys fostering relationships with the clients and their dogs. She has worked to continue her education in dog behavior and assists daily with the trainers and training sessions. Her detail oriented mindset is perfect to ensure our clients always get the best care for their pups. She is a rockstar at work and at home, working together with Ally to make ZenDog the best it can be!

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