Ayesha Guzali is a CCPDT certified dog trainer who has dedicated her time to working with and training dogs since 2003. Dogs are her passion! She joined Ruby’s Daycare for Dogs in 2012 and when the opportunity to take ownership arose, Ayesha was happy to take the reins in doing what she loves all day, everyday. She takes great pride in serving the Portland area and continuing the high standard of reputation and distinction that goes with being the first dog daycare in Portland, one which has always been run by professional dog trainers. Ayesha is adding on the title Dog Kingdom to bring a little bit of her United Kingdom home to Portland.
Tessa Thomas, CBCC-KA, SAMP
Tessa has been a professional dog trainer since 2007, working with private clients, teaching group classes and assisting classes at Happy-Go-Lucky Dog Training. As the more complex behavioral problems took her attention, she became a Certified Behavior Consultant through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers in 2015. She is also certified in small animal massage.
She has two dogs; Remy who shows in Obedience and Rally, and Salishan who works with her as a Therapy Dog and also shows in Rally.
Madeline was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and dove head first into the dog world in 2006, where she worked as a daycare attendant and training assistant for Happy Go Lucky.
In 2007 she took over the daycare and ran it with her husband Martin until 2016. She developed a great passion for working with fearful and special needs dogs, and was able to apply her skills both on the daycare floor and during socialization sessions. Eventually the demand for socialization appointments became so great that she decided to step down from running the daycare to focus entirely on these sessions.
She was lucky enough to have her fellow team member and dear friend Ayesha to pass the daycare off to. In addition to conducting one-on-one appointments specializing in dog to dog socialization, leash reactivity, and fear issues, she still gets to spend time with her beloved daycare dogs. She owes much of her success to her partner Tinga Taco, the beautiful husky shepherd who has been by her side since 2008 and has helped countless dogs break out of their shell with her gentle demeanor and excellent work ethic.
John first started falling in love with dogs as a volunteer dog walker at the MSPCA in Boston circa 2007. He fell in love specifically with a tall, dark and handsome retired racing greyhound named Wiki Wiki Wally, promptly moved to a different apartment that allowed dogs, and adopted him 4 days after he signed the new lease. Wanting to know as much as possible about his new best friend and improve communication across the species divide, John read many of the animal behavior texts that are now the foundation of his new career as a fledgling dog trainer.
John believes that dogs make humans better, or at least he think that holds true of himself.