Ursula Founder & Owner
In 2004, Ursula decided to leave Corporate America and follow her dream of a life working with dogs. Moving from the Seattle area to Olympia, Ursula has pursued that dream with passion becoming one of the preeminent dog trainers in the Puget Sound. She greatly enjoys finding creative ways to work with dogs using a positive methods. Karen Pryor Academy certified and committed to positive training methodology, Ursula can help you and your dog live a better life together.



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Our Trainers

CeceTraining Manager / Trainer
Cece has a lifetime of passion for all things dog and has 10+ years of professional dog training experience. She got her start training basic obedience to dogs headed into the Service Dog world. She then spent the next 8 years in the doggy daycare industry studying and learning dog body language. Cece is currently working on her CPDT certification through the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy and TAGteach Level 1 certification through TAGteach International. She lives with 3 spunky Italian greyhounds and a pitbull.
Kristina has experience working as a Veterinary technician/assistant and has studied over 40 books on dog training, dog behavior, and various breeds. She has had 8 years of hands on experience, primarily in loose leash walking, tricks, and coming up with a personalized plan for you and your pooch. Kristina’s personal dog was trained as a puppy and now knows 24+ cues as well as scent work and shed antler hunting. Dog training has been a passion of hers from a very young age and she cannot wait to meet you and your furry (or not furry!) friend.


Rae attended college at Washington State University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Zoology. She has worked with dogs for years in various settings, including boarding, grooming, volunteering at shelters, and positive-reinforcement training since graduating in 2019. Rae rescued her first dog from the shelter at which she volunteered during high school, a corgi-mix named Wilbur. He has been her best friend since the day she brought him home. The other two members of Rae’s pack are a Husky mix named Kuzco and a Pembroke Corgi puppy named Dudley.


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  • TAGteach Level 1

Kennel Managers

kayla and her pup wren
KaylaKennel Manager
Kayla has had experience in many fields from welding to care giving, but caring for animals has been most rewarding. Working on a sheep farm for 10 years she learned a lot about hard work, and how to care for 80 + animals.
Kayla and her pup Wren look forward to helping you and your dog find a place for them to come and stay, or to get started on training to better you and your dog’s relationship!
Aaryn and her dogs Harvey and Cornelius
AarynKennel Manager
Aaryn has 25 years of retail customer service and management experience. Combined with her life long love of animals, she hopes to help you and your dog have the most enriching experience possible with Lead Me On.

Aaryn has two dogs: Harvey, a spicy pomchi, and Cornelius, a dopey Golden Labradoodle. They keep her on her toes. She is currently studying for her Tagteach Level One certification. Her goal is to become a Dog Trainer for Lead Me On.

Kennel Attendants

Aaryn and her dogs Harvey and Cornelius
AlexisKennel Attendant
From her early years growing up in New Mexico, Alexis developed a deep-seated passion for dogs, particularly those in her reservation. Her extensive background in childcare has nurtured in her qualities of patience, empathy, and attentiveness that translate well to her interactions with dogs. Alexis has a unique gift for establishing strong bonds with these animals and is adept at catering to their individual needs. She places the well-being of your furry friends at the heart of everything she does and looks forward to creating happy memories with countless wagging tails in the future!
Aaryn and her dogs Harvey and Cornelius
AmberKennel Attendant
Amber has spent her life surrounded by animals of all kinds. She grew up on a farm filled with dogs, horses, cattle, and chickens. Amber learned a lot from her father who trained Siberian husky’s for his own sled dog team. She was a part of taking care of the animals on the farm and the huskies from when she was as young as 4 years old. Amber has previous experience working to train and correct the behaviors of aggressive dogs, and teaching basic obedience. Amber has a 4 year old German shepherd named Champ and was able to use her experience and knowledge to personally train Champ for her daughter as a service dog. Amber has also worked as a veterinarian technician assistant and has well over 15 years of experience learning animal and dog behavior and body language and working in a boarding/ kennel environment. Amber looks forward to meeting you and your pooch!
Aaryn and her dogs Harvey and Cornelius
LibertyKennel Attendant
Liberty is new to the animal care profession, but always had a desire to work with animals. After working in food service for 3 years, she wanted a change of environment and took the opportunity to work as a kennel attendant. She has become friends with many of our regulars so far, including a sweet pit bull named Olive, the bright bernedoodle Sunny, and lovely little chihuahua Coco. Liberty currently has no pets, but is actively searching for her fur-ever friend to accompany her on hikes, camping trips, or a snuggle on the couch.

Liberty is looking forward to getting to know you and your dog during their stay with us!

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