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Dog Training Services in Salt Lake City, Utah
Info@BarkAndBiscuitPets.com | (801)231-7311

About Us

Bark & Biscuit is a full dog service training and behavior company serving the Salt Lake City area. We specialize in puppy training, behavior modification, aggressive dog training, and solutions for minor or major behavioral problems. We also offer exclusive in-home dog boarding and pet sitting, day camp as well as private dog walks. Owned by a highly qualified dog trainer, B&B can take care of all of your dog's needs. Our goal is to create and maintain a mutually respectful relationship between you and your dog. We are here to train and care for your pets when you can't, or to give you guidance and help when you can, but just aren't sure how. We accept all ages, sizes and breeds. Look no further, B&B is all that you'll ever need!

Ashley Wolf

 

   Hello, my name is Ashley Wolf, founder and owner of Bark & Biscuit, Inc. I founded Bark & Biscuit with a specific goal in mind.  I wanted to provide dog owners with the help they desperately need. In doing so, I would provide the answers and results they longed for, along with the personalized care, compassion, and understanding that they and their pets deserve. All my life I have had a love for animals, but dogs have always held a special place in my heart. Many years ago, I had a dog who had some serious behavioral issues, so I know first hand what it's like to feel frustrated and hopeless. I'm here to tell you there is hope!

Trainer Ashley Wolf with The Dog Whisperer's Cesar Millan

 

 

  My mission is to create well balanced, well behaved dogs and happy, highly satisfied owners. I achieve this goal through training, exercise, structure, fun, and one of a kind care. You don't just become my client, you become a part of Wolf's Pack. So if you are ready to transform your dog and your life, we are here to help!

  With over 25 years of pet ownership under my belt, I understand the importance of being able to find someone you can really trust and rely on to take care of your dog. After all, they are part of your family! I know that for my clients there is a need for something different than the traditional dog care available around every corner. In enters, Bark & Biscuit. 

 

   My Commitment is to become the best trainer I can be and provide the best possible service to my clients. I attend seminars and workshops every chance I get to become more knowledgeable and to learn the latest techniques. I have had the honor of learning from some of the best trainers in the country like Marc Goldberg, Kacey Cover and Heather Beck. I graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Science in Anthropology, making me an expert on humans and dogs alike! I spent around five years volunteering for Salt Lake County Animal Shelter, as well as for various other rescue groups and causes. I also foster dogs in my home to help free up valuable kennels in the shelters, or help train the more aggressive ones, to shape them into adoptable, family pets. I love the warm, gooey feeling I get from helping a dog find its forever home.
Ashley and Chicago Dog Trainer's Marc Goldberg

 

Cesar Millan checking out the trainers and the pack socials at K9 Lifeline
   I am a dog lover first, and a dog trainer second. I know from first-hand experience the difference dog training makes in the relationship between a dog and their human. In severe cases, training can even save a dog's life. Without professional training, your relationship with your dog can sometimes be frustrating and exhausting. Investment in good training and you can watch a wonderful transformation occur between you and your dog!
  I am engaged to Ryan Heidt and we just had a beautiful baby boy, Grayson. Our personal pack consists of a 5 pound chihuahua named Rosalie, a chihuahua mix named Daisy, a fluffy Rottweiler mix, Rainy, a doberman named Hobbes and a Russian Blue cat named Sensi all of whom help with training and our other services.

 

 

Ryan Heidt

When I was a kid, our family adopted a dog named Freckles, a chocolate lab/dalmation mix. We loved Freckles, but we quickly realized that she had some behavioral issues that we did not have the tools to fix. She was very protective of my brother and would even sometimes lash out at others when we came near him. She obsessed over every space in the house, and sometimes it was a little scary for me to even try to get on my own bed if she was there. I spent most of my childhood around dogs and other animals, but this time, it was different. I grew up wondering exactly what went wrong in her life, and I always wanted to learn how to fix it. Years later I was laid off from my professional office job. I suddenly had a lot of free time to decide what I wanted out of life. My mind always wandered back to Freckles, wondering if I was capable of training dogs like her and giving them and their owners a better life. I began reading every book I could get my hands on, watching every video I could find and listening to every podcast my google searches rendered. I studied and developed my own ideas about dog training over the course of about 2 1/2 years and then flew out to Los Angeles to shadow Tanya Yarborough and attend her Pack Leadership seminar. Shortly after, I began to work with dogs independently but I was still seeking a mentor and a job with a company that shared my ideology. In 2016, I interviewed with Ashley at Bark & Biscuit and I was immediately impressed with the care and ideas she had about her clients and their pets. Since starting here, I have had the opportunity to run hundreds of off leash hikes, train many clients and their dogs and learn from some of the greatest trainers in the world. This year I was able to attend the International Association of Canine Professionals Conference and have been focused on expanding my knowledge even further as a trainer. I aspire to be the best trainer that I can and to build life long relationships with our clients and their dogs. 

Kennel Techs and Managers

 

Deana Matiyasic, Office Manager

 

Hi, I am Deana. I have grown up with dogs since I was 2 years old. I have worked professionally with dogs for over 5 years. I have 2 dogs, Lola and Dexter and just had a human baby, Benjamin. I love working with dogs but I also love the 'paper' side of things. Talking to clients about their dogs is so much fun. I love hearing the issues and the transformations that happen after training. I am so glad to be a part of Bark & Biscuit! 

Jenika, Hiker/Trainer Assistant


Hello, my name is Jenika! I have wanted to work with Animals since I was a kid. I started my first official job with animals as a dog walker in January 2018, then in May was hired on to the Bark and Biscuit team! I have always loved animals, even more so I have always wanted to understand them. I am a lover of science and try and incorporate this passion with my work! When I was a kid, I always knew I was going to work with animals when I grew up. My dream job was to become a dolphin trainer at Sea World. Things have changed a little bit since then, but I feel incredibly lucky to have found my place with dogs! When I was 19 I decided it was time to get a dog of my own, a blue heeler named Uncle Iroh. He is my everything, and helped me in the beginning of my struggle with mental health. So when he started to show reactive behaviors at around a year and a half, I was absolutely devastated.  I spent the next 2 years trying to figure out why he was now reactive. I Took him to a trainer that told me “some dogs have a wild gene and can’t be helped” I was crushed but refused to give up on him. Many hours on YouTube and google I was trying so many different techniques to help him, but nothing seemed to help, until I interviewed for a job with Ashley and Ryan. I told them about Iroh and in the first interview for the job they said they could help. Ryan and Ashley truly understand dogs, and took the time to help me understand my dog and start my path to become a dog trainer. I never thought Iroh would be where he is today. I am at the beginning of my journey to become a dog trainer, and I am so grateful Ashley and Ryan to let me start this journey with them. I feel very lucky to be learning from two of the best dog trainers in SLC and can’t wait to be one myself!

Heather, Hiker/Kennel Tech


Training Assistants

Daisy

This little chihuahua mix started out as a foster with her mother Rosalie. Daisy was adopted by a little family and about a year later was returned. This ended up being such a blessing and we just wouldn't be the same with out this little girl. Daisy is so patient with all dogs and isn't afraid to tell a dog they are being too pushy or energetic. When there isn't too much snow or it isn't too cold out, Daisy hikes right along with the big dogs. She also is a very big asset in helping us evaluate dogs. 

 

Rosalie aka Rose


Rosalie, or more commonly known as Rose was Ashley's first "foster failure". Ashley began fostering Rose and her daughter Daisy at the same time through K9 Lifeline and just feel in love with her. You won't see much of this little chihuahua in the winter unless it's by the heater or fireplace. Otherwise she is curled up in a little nest she has made. Rose is amazing at helping other little dogs come out of their shell and seems to get along with them all. She also has a soft spot for all the big male dogs. Rose is very good at teaching dogs about respecting space and boundaries.


Rainy


Rainy was adopted from Rescue Rovers rescue when she was old enough to leave her litter. Her mom was a Rottweiler who was rescued from a kill shelter in New Mexico and brought to Utah. Her dad is a mystery. Rainy loves playing with some of the more energetic dogs and hiking with the packs. Oh and when Ashley sings Prince's Purple Rain to her, her stubby tail wags non stop!


Hobbes


 Hobbes is a young Red Doberman with a goofy personity and a zest for life. He and Rain have grown up together playing and hiking with Ryan, Ashley and other staff members. Hobbes is particularly fond of trips to the coffee shop where he gets special attention from baristas and customers and one on one time with Ryan. He loves making new friends with the B&B dogs!

Sensi


Sensi is a 17 year old Russian Blue who helps our Dream Dog and Calm Canine dogs practice their manners with cats. Living around many, many dogs for most of his life he has a special talent for knowing if and when a dog is ready to test itself with his approach.

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