Meet the Wiggle Butt Team

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Alexis Middleton

Alexis was born and raised in Killeen, Texas and has always had a love for animals. She always had a family dog but knew she wanted her own as an adult. Alexis graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science in Zoology in May of 2021. She started in dog training in 2019 as a volunteer for a service dog organization as a puppy raiser. She volunteered with Patriot Paws for 2 years before talking with the founder to start her training career after earning my degree. While there, she worked with Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Poodles and mixes of the three ranging in ages of 8 weeks to 3 years old.

 

This experience built her passion for dog training. Alexis adopted a labradoodle from the service dog organization - she started puppy raising him in December of 2020 and it took no time to fall in love with his goofiness. When he was released from training, she was first in line to make sure he came home.

 

Alexis also owns a cat named Sandra Rose. These two keep Alexis on her toes and her life exciting. She enjoys bringing  awareness to the most current and humane ways to care for your pets to give them the best lives possible. 

Alexis is a Fear Free Certified Professional.

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We align with the Fear Free mission. We choose to minimize fear, anxiety and stress whenever possible. This includes using techniques or tools like e/shock collars, prong collars, etc. Completing the Fear Free Program allows trainers to work in partnership with families and veterinary teams to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress and improve an animal’s emotional wellbeing during veterinary care and home care. This certification program is designed to give qualified animal trainers the knowledge and tools required to begin implementing Fear Free techniques with their clients’ pets at the veterinary hospital, through in-clinic training classes for puppies and kittens, and in day-to-day training of animals in the home.

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We offer The Family Dog Private Training Program for families with dogs & kids. This customized program is designed to get everyone involved, on board and on the same team. 

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We are dedicated to excellence in every aspect of our business. We achieve this through education and execution of best practices. To obtain the CPPS credential, professionals must pass the CPPS Exam, adhere to quality standards and a Member Code of Conduct and Ethics and complete 30 CEUs each renewal cycle.