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Since the age of 9, Ashley has been actively involved with purebred dogs through the Canadian Kennel Club conformation shows, obedience, grooming, and her own breeding program. Ashley has handled and shown numerous dogs of all different breeds while competing all over North America. Ashley competed heavily as a junior handler for 9 years where she ranked as a top junior across Canada. She obtained the title of Top Junior Handler in Canada and represented Canada at the World Dog Show in Birmingham, England, where she made it to the final 12.
Ashley has had the privilege to be mentored by some of North America’s top professional handlers which allowed her to gain a vast knowledge of many breeds' behavioural needs. Throughout her years working with dogs, Ashley developed a special interest in canine behaviour. Over the past few years, she has attended numerous courses and workshops on behavioural issues which has allowed her to expand her knowledge and skills in this area.
Ashley started her career in the veterinary field in 2009 when she took her high school co-op placement in a veterinary clinic. Ashley’s love for the veterinary field was apparent and shortly after starting her placement, she was offered a full-time position.
As someone who has dedicated her life to working with animals, working in a veterinary clinic provides Ashley with many different challenges on a daily basis such as ongoing patient care as well as managing different behavioural issues. Seeing patients come into the hospital with various ailments and leaving in better health is extremely fulfilling and rewarding to her.
In 2018 Ashley made the decision to leave the busy city life and build her dream home and kennel in the Muskoka area. Ashley officially made the move to Huntsville in 2020 where she joined Huntsville Animal Hospital to continue working in the veterinary field.
Ashley shares her home with her Norwegian Buhunds, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Anatolian Shepherd, and 3 cats. In Ashley’s spare time you will find her working with her dogs, hiking, and gardening.