Our Trainers

Jennifer Wilmes - CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, ABCDT, Fear Free Certified Professional, APDT CLASS Evaluator, AKC CGC Evaluator

Jennifer is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Certified Behavior Consultant Canine and an Animal Behavior Certified Dog Trainer. As the owner of Unleashed Behavior and Training Services, she is dedicated to handlers building a fun and trusting relationship with their dogs.  Her background includes a B.S. in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and is always continuing her education in Behavior Modification through classes and seminars.  Jennifer is a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and a Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.  Specialties include aggression, anxiety and reactivity in canines.  She also enjoys helping families with children set up for a safe and successful relationship.  

DEB WINKELMAN - Canine Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator, Fear Free Certified Professional

Learning, teaching, and relationships are only a few of Deb's passions shared and transferred to her clients and canines.  As a longtime teacher, coupled with her B.S. Degree in Communications, Deb has had years of experience in the field of training and development.  Building trusting, loving, and compassionate relationships between every client and their canine has become a personal goal.  Deb has spent years studying behavior modification, is a Certified Evaluator with AKC CGC, a Fear Free Certified Professional; and is a Professional Member of APDT.  With her continued passion of learning and teaching, Deb is actively pursuing her CPDT-KA certification.  Children are also strongly encouraged to be active participants in the training and development of their families canine relationship.  Deb looks forward to working with you whether in a group class or private lesson.  

Brian Munro - Canine Trainer, APDT CLASS Evaluator

Brian has years of hands-on experience working with various canine behavior issues. His background is in animal sheltering where he served as the assistant director for a local animal welfare organization. It is these experiences that have inspired him to turn his passion for canine behavior and training into a career. Brian is currently working toward his knowledge-assessed certification (CPDT-KA), and continues his unending quest to stay current with positive methods and scientific research. He seeks to help humans in building trust and better communication to strengthen the relationship with their canine companions. With three rescue dogs of his own, Brian specializes in managing multi-dog households, as well as behavior modification, counter-conditioning, basic obedience, and more.

Holly Yahnke - Canine Trainer, Fear Free Certified Professional

Holly is a Fear Free Certified Professional. She made the change from dog enthusiast to dog professional after taking part in a training class with Unleashed. Her compassion for animals and desire to assist the humans on the other end of the leash is evident. Holly manages her own multi-dog household, has worked in pet care, and enjoys volunteering for rescues. She continues to pursue education in the science of dog training by attending classes and seminars. She looks forward to passing her knowledge on to her clients. Holly loves watching the relationship between dogs and their owners grow as she introduces the positive training techniques Unleashed has to offer. She finds it incredibly fulfilling when both owners and their dogs have fun training, and especially when owners learn that they can communicate with their K9 family members. Holly is also a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Charlie Simon - Canine Trainer

Charlie enjoys helping you use positive reinforcement techniques to strengthen your relationship with your dog. Her career in insurance came to a halt in 2001 and she was free to pursue her passion for working with dogs. She received her Pet Grooming certification through Paragon School of Pet Grooming& shortly thereafter started working at a local veterinary clinic. She has filled a variety of roles in the veterinary business including puppy training and pet grooming. Charlie is pursuing a well-rounded education of these glorious creatures. She has completed an Intro to Pet Massage and is studying Canine Anatomy and Physiology.  She’s always on the pursuit for more knowledge in canine behavior and force-free ways of motivating them. Charlie is looking forward to meeting you and your dog to help you build trust and improve communication with your best friend.