Meet The Team

HANNAH

Founder & Head Trainer

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Hannah is a CCPDT certified dog trainer, CPDT-KA, and rescue advocate from Wilmington, North Carolina.

 

Hannah became involved in animal advocacy at the age of 10 volunteering at local rescues. As the years continued, her passion for rescue and love of helping dogs only grew stronger. She continued to volunteer and support rescues while living in New York, where she began her training education.

 

Now residing in Los Angeles with her wife, Jane, and their three Wags and Walks rescues, Lilah, Finn and Grey, Hannah serves as Lead Trainer of Pack Potential. 

 

Hannah continues to hone her training and rehabilitation skillset utilizing science based practices to create deeper connections between handler and dog.

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JANE
Head of Operations & Assistant Trainer

Jane is Head of Operations and an Assistant Trainer from New York City.

Having grown up with an AKC Breeder dog, Jane had very little understanding or exposure to rescue until meeting Hannah in 2016.

Through hands-on volunteering and immersive exposure to animal rescue over the last 4 years, Jane has seen firsthand the misinformation and misconceptions about rescue animals, fostering, and adoption.

Continuing to build experience as an Assistant Trainer, Jane looks to build Pack Potential's business to produce every opportunity to strengthen the bond between owner and dog.

LOUISE
Trainer

Louise became interested in dog training and psychology in an effort to better understand the needs of her rescue pup, Azula.

Louise started volunteering with rescues and worked as a Kennel Tech and Daycare Attendant at a training facility in Los Angeles to learn from as many dogs and experienced trainers as possible.
 
Louise joined Pack Potential in July of 2021 to continue her training education and grow her hands-on experience. Louise is especially passionate about providing recent rescues with a nurturing foundation rooted in trust and respect to set them up for success in a new home.

Our Pack

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FINNLEY
The Goodest of Good Boys

Finnley was our second Wags & Walks foster fail adopted in August 2018!

 

We've had this big brindle boy since he was just a wee babe and he has grown into a smart, athletic, happy go-lucky good boy.
 

As a member of our pack who is more interested in the laid back life rather than working as an assistant, we embrace Finn as he is and support him being the best canine companion and pet he can be.

If Finn isn't enjoying some quality time sunbathing, he loves a good frisbee session, pack walks with his siblings, swimming, is a big fan of Starbucks puppaccinos and family time in front of the tv.  

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GREY
The Middle Child

Grey was adopted from Wags and Walks in November of 2020. 

Grey came to us as a foster after being surrendered to Victorville Animal Shelter. 

Shut down but full of love and compassion, Grey stole our hearts from day one. Her depth and complexity is where she got her name as she is so many different shades of Grey.

 

Grey LOVES to train and is happiest when on a treadmill or working with different handlers. Otherwise Grey has an incredible goofy personality and contrary to popular belief, she is in fact not a Malinois!  
 

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MALCOLM
The Baby of the Pack

Malcolm is our FOURTH Wags & Walks foster fail adopted November 2021. 

 

Malcolm was surrendered to a West LA shelter alone as a ~5-week old puppy likely due to his double "cherry eye" condition. Malcolm integrated into our pack almost immediately and roughly 3 days into fostering he was here to stay.

Malcolm is an incredibly smart and hardworking dog and is already earning his stripes as a budding helper dog. Assisting our trainers, educating fosters and client dogs you may meet Malcom at your next session.

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Marilyn
The Matriarch

Marilyn joined our pack in July 2022 as yet another foster fail from Wags & Walks. 

Marilyn was a stray prior to arriving at Downey Animal Shelter. Marilyn's health was poor and a case of kennel cough worsened into pneumonia.

After a series of medical fosters, Marilyn came to us to continue to rest and recover and, like only a lady shepherd can, she stole our hearts and we knew she was here to stay.

 

You might meet Marilyn at a training session held at our property otherwise you can find her tending to her ever growing stuffie collection.

 Welcome to the Pack, Marilyn!