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It takes a team to ensure that your dogs have the best care when they are here with us at U.S. Canine. Whether you need training, overnight boarding, or daycare these are the staff members that make it happen.  

Angie Woods Angie Woods, Owner Canine behavior expert Angie Woods has operated U.S. Canine in the Atlanta area since 2004. Specializing as a canine problem solver Angie has helped thousands of dogs overcome their fears, phobias, and aggressive behaviors. Angie has been covered by the Atlanta JournalConstitution and other local newspapers, magazines and even Dog World Japan as well as affiliates for CBS, ABC, and Fox. She has also been the guest on several radio programs. Angie holds many workshops and seminars nationally and also books informational and empowerment speaking engagements with her company Dog Psychology 101. Learn more about Angie here...


bd9f6ad43ba6ecaaf440185fc9db5a95Josh Woods, Lead Behavior Specialist

Meet Josh Woods - Angie's right-hand man and son. Josh has been working with Angie since he was a high school student where he began working in the kennel at the vet clinic Angie was with at the time. Josh also possesses a very natural and instinctual way of working with dogs; he is truly Angie's son. He has extensive skills in educating the humans along the way.

Betty picBetty Ireland, Office Manager

"Hi, I'm Betty Ireland.  I'm the office manager here at U.S. Canine so I deal mostly with paper and figures. When I do get the opportunity to be with our canine clients, it is amazing to see the dedication and love for these pups, from both their families and the staff here. My favorite canine friend is my dog Buster. Buster is a 13-year-old adorable black lab who brings a great deal of joy to me and my family."


Damian picDamian Schmidt, Behavior Specialist "Hi, I'm Damian and I'm a trainer here at U.S. Canine. I love having such a hands on job with dogs. I work closely with both Angie and Josh to ensure that your dogs get the best care and training possible. I looking forward to working with your dogs!"

DSC_0475Branden Woods, Specialist

"Hi, I'm Branden. Being Angie's son I've been surrounded by animals my whole life. Here at U.S. Canine, I enjoy the hands-on atmosphere of my workplace and meeting people with similar interests. I'm also a Criminal Justice major with future plans for law enforcement/military."

DSC_0218Joey Conlow, Specialist

Hey everyone, I’m Joey. It’s been my dream to be a great dog trainer. With the help of Angie, Josh, and the rest of the staff here at U.S. Canine those dreams are coming true. I love working with our pack and taking dogs for runs.  It’s important to me that our furry friends get the care, attention, and leadership they deserve."

"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt

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Tara Matthews, Kennel Assistant

“Tara here! I am so glad I have had the opportunity to work here at U.S. Canine. Animals are my life and to be able to work with them is such a pleasure! I look forward to working with your sweet pup. Never forget to shower your baby with love, always!”


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Vincente Fernandez, Kennel Assistant/Specialist-in-training

"My name is Vincente. I was born in the Bronx and currently live in Lilburn. From a young age, I've loved all animals including dogs. However, I could never own one of my own due to my family's allergies. After high school, I received my first job in the veterinary field as a vet assistant where I was exposed to all types of dogs. Using my experience with veterinarians, trainers, and knowledgeable pet parents, I hope to make your dogs time at U.S. Canine as pleasant as possible."

Erica Calloway, Kennel Assistant/Specialist-in-training

“Hello, my name is Erica. I’ve worked around animals my whole life. You could say their part of my calling. Besides horses, dogs are my passion. Being able to do what I do every day is a blessing. Angie has taught and guided me to truly understand the dynamics of dog psychology. Working here with her and the trainers has definitely been the most fun-filled educational experience of my life. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies.”

Tim picTim Eiss, Kennel Assistant

"Hi. I'm Tim. Ever since I was little, I have had a passion for animals. I grew up with cats and dogs and  I have always been looking after and taking care of animals. Working at U.S. Canine provides me with the opportunity to work with all kinds of dogs and form special bonds with them as well. I cannot wait to meet you and your dog."


Behavior Problems

• Aggression
• Phobias
• Hyperactivity
• Excessive Barking
• Bad Manners

See amazing results as you learn about the "pack behavior" approach.

Many people seek obedience training before establishing pack leadership without knowing that this is backwards approach. Obedience training should be the follow-up after all behavior problems have been addressed.

U.S. Canine focuses on training people to be good pack leaders and dogs to be good followers!

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