ABOUT US

The Well-Trained Dog & Pet Care prides itself on offering full-service pet care and dog training services that revolve around one-to-one personalized care. I train the dogs exclusively in clients' homes so you can participate in the training and so your dog can have undivided attention.  Our pet care team also does pet sitting 100% in clients' homes, giving you peace of mind that your pets' routines won't be disrupted and that the pets and the house will be safe while your gone. We value the significance that routine and familar environments have on your pets. This allows them to continue to thrive, even while you're away.

 

We serve the areas of Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, Vinton, Daleville, Troutville, Fincastle, Blue Ridge, Goodview, and more!

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MEET THE OWNER

BEVERLY AMSLER

I grew up around animals and am now following my true passion as a dog trainer and pet sitter.

While living in Salt Lake City, I volunteered for Furburbia, one of the first pet adoption centers to be located inside a mall. I was also a member of Intermountain Therapy Animals which pioneered the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program. Through their innovative use of therapy dogs, the READ program assisted many children struggling with literacy.

After moving to Roanoke, VA., I volunteered as a dog trainer and photographer for the Roanoke Valley SPCA.  After my time at the SPCA, I became involved as a puppy raiser, puppy sitter, and handler for St. Francis Service Dogs which trains dogs for the disabled.  I enjoy working with the dogs as they go through the program and ultimately to their partner.

Since 2009, I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah twice a year to work in Dogtown. I have helped train some of the dogs saved from Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring, also known as the “Vicktory Dogs”.  The caregivers look forward to my visits and request my help with some of the dogs in their area.

In 2011, I was contacted by Botetourt County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jill Deegan about a court case she was prosecuting.  She asked me to train nine Beagle puppies that were being held at Angels of Assisi as evidence. They puppies were in desperate need of training and socialization. I worked with them two or three times per week for about six weeks, teaching them basic commands and introducing them to new sights and sounds outside of the shelter.  After the trial, all of the puppies were ready to be adopted and are now living happily in their forever homes.

I’m also a member of the Roanoke Valley CART (Community Animal Resource Team).  We were activated during the 2012 derecho and Hurricane Florence and provided assistance for animals whose owners were staying at the shelter set up at the Roanoke Civic Center.

In addition to my hands-on training, I have taken Perception Modification and Cycles courses, completed Foundation Skills for Working With Dogs at Best Friends Animal Society, and am a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Foundations.  I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).  I am also certified in pet CPR and First Aid.

I have now decided to make it my life's mission to work with animals and help families resolve behavioral issues with their dogs.

MEET OUR TEAM

Lily

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Debbie

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Lorrie

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Tracie

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Are you interested in joining our team?
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BUSINESS HOURS

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Monday - Saturday​

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Serving the following areas: Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, Vinton, Daleville, Troutville, Fincastle, Blue Ridge, Goodview, and more!

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