Our Training Staff

fullsizerenderTrip 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 a member of Healers with Halos Therapy Dog Group. 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.

Cheri Wood, AKC Certified Evaluator

Trainer & Certified Evaluator

Cheri has always had a passion for working with canines and can often be found roaming the forests with her three beagles. She has been a member of Healers with Halos since 2008 and has had two therapy dogs. She is now the Director of Healers with Halos with the training and testing of therapy dog classes. Cheri has also been a team leader with Healers with Halos since 2014.

Cheri completed a rigorous training course of study at Animal Behavior College, and has passed and been certified as a Professional Dog Trainer.

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Gail Davis, AKC Certified Evaluator

Assistant Trainer

Gail has been a member of Healers with Halos Therapy Dogs since its inception in 2004. 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.