Our Training Staff
Trip Barnett, AKC Certified Evaluator
Head of Training Department
Trip has worked at Bolton Veterinary Hospital for over seven years; he has a real passion for working with owners and their dogs. He has gained knowledge by working alongside some top trainers in our local area. Trip is an active member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and he is working towards certification as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.
Trip is also the Assistant Director of Healers with Halos Therapy Dog Group as well as being a team leader. He is also an evaluator for Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs (the certifying agency for Healers with Halos), as well as an AKC Certified Evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen and Star Puppy testing.
Gail Davis, AKC Certified Evaluator
Gail has been a member of Healers with Halos Therapy Dogs since its inception in 2004. She is the current Program Director for Healers with Halos. Gail has been an Assistant Trainer for all levels of dog training for several years. She is a Certified Evaluator for Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs (the certifying agency for Healers with Halos); she is also a AKC Certified Evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen and STAR Puppy testing. When not training, Gail can be found out visiting with her four therapy dogs.
Ryan has lived with a menagerie of animals since early childhood and has worked with them professionally since 2007, when he secured a job as a veterinary assistant. Eventually he began working with and training exotic animals but that took a backseat as he discovered a passion for improving the bond between companion animals and the people that love them.
After training with Faithful Friends Service Dog Foundation and volunteering as a trainer for Healers with Halos Therapy Dog Group, Ryan became a trainer here at Bolton. Every dog-handler relationship is different and Ryan’s classes reflect his commitment to building that bond through personal attention and respect to each student’s needs.
In his time off he can often be found aiming for greater heights in the dog agility field with his partner, a Flat-Coat Retriever mix named Aero.