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Meet Our Staff

It takes a special 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 – Owner/Founder

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. She is also a cofounder of the dog personality test, Dogenality.

Behavior Specialists

Josh Woods – Lead Behavior Specialist 

Meet Josh – 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 and their families along the way.

Damian Schmidt – Behavior Specialist 

“Hey there, I’m Damian and I’m a trainer at U.S. Canine. I love having such a hands on job with dogs and having the opportunity to make such positive changes to their lives. I work closely with both Angie and Josh to ensure that your dogs get the best care and training possible. I look forward to working with your dogs!”

Branden 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.”

Joey 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

Office Crew

Betty 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.”

Tara Matthews – Client Liaison

“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!”

Kennel Assistants

Vincente Fernandez – Kennel Manager

“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.”

Holly Baxter – Kennel Assistant 

“Hi there, my name is 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. Most of my work takes place in the hands-on environment of the kennel. I look forward to growing here and helping people and their dogs.”

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.”

Grace Marsicano – Kennel Assistant 

“Hey, it’s Grace! I’m so thankful to be working here! I’ve met so many great dogs and people, and I’m just so excited everyday to come in to work. I’ve been wanting to work with dogs for years and now that I got the chance here, I never want to lose it. I look forward to meeting your dogs and bonding with each and every one of them.”

Max Anderson – Kennel Assistant

“Hi, my name is Maxwell and I love working at U.S. Canine! I’ve always had a special interest in animals, even going to college for a while to study captive wildlife care and education. I worked in Maine at an animal shelter for several years and have lots of experience working with animals in general. I’m excited to be a part of the team here, and I couldn’t ask for a more rewarding opportunity!”

Interested in joining our team?

Our team is always growing and we are on the lookout for people who are self-motivated and share our vision. If you feel like you would be a good addition to our team, please send your resume to info@uscanine.com


U.S. Canine

4190 Sudderth Road

Buford, GA 30518