Meet the Team2018-12-19T20:24:57+00:00
Ursula PettyjohnFounder & 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.

Our Trainers

Celeste RodriguezTrainer/Teacher
Celeste joined Lead Me On as an apprentice under Ursula in 2016 and since has become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Fear Free Certified Professional. Ask her about this the next time you visit Lead Me On. In 2014, Celeste learned about clicker training, and has been hooked ever since. Wanting to become more serious in positive reinforcement training, she brought home Mikko, an Aussie pup who today loves agility, frisbee, and is a Trick Dog Champion. Mikko is also a Reactive Rover. Celeste also has a trick trained chinchilla named Aapo (yes that is a rodent not a dog).
Sara WilkersonTrainer/Teacher
Starting in 2007 with her first obedience and show companion Bailey, Sara’s love for competing and training dogs began. Since then Sara has mentored a 4-H club in Grants Pass, Oregon and has continued her show career with Australian Shepherds. Sara has competed in rally, obedience, junior handling, as well as the breed ring in both AKC and ASCA. She has had many honors and achievements with her dog Addy and looks forward to what is to come with her young Aussie Rylee. She would love to help you attain your goals with you beloved house companion or help you achieve your dreams of competing.

Kennel Attendants

Amanda – Dacia –  Julia – Sabrina – Jeremy