The Owner

Kayla has a passion for animals even at a young age, constantly bringing home stray dogs and then finding them homes. Her career began with dogs at 16 when she got her first job as a Kennel Technician at a local dog kennel. From there Kayla got into training with her own personal dogs, including competing in Agility. Since then Kayla has worked at the Knoxville Zoo as an animal trainer, at a veterinary clinic as a veterinary technician, as an animal control officer and then onto to being a K9 Deputy with her Malinois, Xander. Kayla’s many different jobs with dogs gives her a wide range of experience with all different types of dogs. Kayla also graduated Animal Behavior College as a Dog Obedience Instructor in 2009 and continues to expand her knowledge by going to training seminars and conferences each year.

She lives with her husband, Gavin, and their 3 children and all the dogs! They have Moose the bloodhound, who is a retired search and rescue K9, Xander the Belgian Malinois, who is a retired Dual Purpose K9, Nyx the Belgian Malinois, Marshall the dalmatian, Rio the beauceron, and two labrador retrievers, Duke and Della!

the owner