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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 Angie Woods, Canine Behavior Expert, 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 Journal Constitution 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 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. 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 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, Behavior Specialist

"Hi, my name is Branden. Being Angie's son I've been surrounded by animals my whole life. 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, Behavior 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 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

Holly Baxter, Kennel Assistant

“Hi, I'm Holly and I am so excited to be working here at U.S. Canine! I've always had dogs growing up, so it wasn't hard to decide to work with such wonderful animals. I look forward to growing here and helping people and their pets.”


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Vincente Fernandez, Kennel Manager/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 dog's time at U.S. Canine as pleasant as possible."


Dominique Humphrey, Kennel Assistant

“Hi, I’m Dominique, and I’ve worked with dogs for the past 8 years. It’s a great pleasure to be a part of U.S. Canine. Taking care of the dogs and watching the pack interact has been a great learning experience thus far. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to meet your dog and continue my growth & learning with them.”


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Tara Matthews, Receptionist

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

Audrey Polak, Kennel Assistant


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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