Meet Kim, the owner and lead trainer at Chasing The Wild LLC. With almost 20 years of experience in the dog industry, Kim has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in helping people build healthy relationships with their dogs. Her early career in veterinary medicine launched her desire to help dog owners understand and connect with their pets on a deeper level.
Kim worked as a vet tech for 14 years, where she gained valuable experience and a passion for holistic wellness. At Chasing The Wild, she strives to bring people and dogs closer to nature, helping to create a balanced and harmonious relationship between them. Kim’s passion for adventure and travel extends to her work, as she takes clients and their dogs on some amazing adventures, from paddleboarding to off-leash hikes in the forest.
Meet Ryan, a valued member of the Chasing The Wild team who has been working alongside Kim for 7 years. With years of hands-on experience working with dogs in a variety of different settings, Ryan has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of dog training.
Ryan is an integral part of the team and is involved in all aspects of the business. He helps with pack outings, handles reactive dogs, supports clients during events, manages the backend of the business, and supports the family and business in every way. Ryan’s dedication and commitment to the company and its clients make him an invaluable member of the Chasing The Wild team.
With his years of experience and passion for dogs, Ryan is a valuable asset to the Chasing The Wild team and is always ready to help clients and their furry friends in any way possible.
Meet Caleb, our talented and enthusiastic dog training apprentice at Chasing The Wild. Caleb is passionate about dogs and their welfare, and he is always eager to learn new skills and techniques to help our clients and their furry friends.
You will often find Caleb on the trails with the pack, helping to train and socialize dogs in a variety of different environments. He also drives the dog van around town, ensuring that our furry friends get to their adventures safely and comfortably.
As an apprentice, Caleb is committed to learning from our experienced team of trainers and gaining the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful dog trainer. His passion for dogs and his dedication to the job make him a valuable asset to the Chasing The Wild team.
With Caleb’s help, we are better equipped to provide our clients with the best possible service and ensure that their furry friends are happy, healthy, and well-trained.
Both Kim & Ryan are dedicated to lifelong learning and continuously reinvest back into their education. Here’s a list of continued education they have done.
- DMACC Vet Tech Program: 2004-2006
- Iowa State University Animal Ecology : 2010-2012
- Dog business coaching: 2018-2019
- Training Between The Ears Course: 2020
- Dog Naturally Raw Feeding Course: 2020
- Consider The Dog Courses: 2020-present
- Cesar Milan Training Cesars Way Fundamentals 1 Workshop: 2021
- Larry Krohn/Joel Silverman/Jay Jack Workshop: 2022
- Oregon Tails Online Membership: 2022-present
- Pack Life LA Membership: 2022
- Linn Boyke Pressure Matrix: 2022
- Brian Agnew Drives Workshop: 2023
- Women Empowerment Workshop with Deserving Dogs & Oregon Tails: 2023
Ryan attended his first dog training workshop in 2023 with Brian Agnew but has learned all methods directly from Kim.