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Meet The Staff: Team Members


Co-Owner / Head of Behavior

My name is Tyler Parsons. I am a recent transplant to Colorado from Kansas and have lived in the area for almost two years. While growing up, I lived in a house with four German Shepherd dogs, which I helped to train as cadaver dogs.

Currently, I live with my wife and two dogs, a lab/shepherd mix named Karma and a miniature schnauzer named Stasia. While in Kansas, I was the lead trainer for the Kansas Humane Society, where I would lead classes such as puppy and basic manners. I also assisted with reactive dog classes and was a Canine Good Citizen evaluator during my time. After working for the Kansas Humane Society, I was the owner and lead trainer of Outside the Box Pet Solutions. I provided services such as private consultations and worked to find unique solutions for individuals who live with disabilities to build bonds with their pets.

Since moving to Colorado, I have worked as an adoption counselor at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and volunteered with their behavior team. I look forward to working with your whole family to help bridge the gap between family and pet.


Co Owner / Head Trainer

Kat has had a strong passion for dogs since she was a little girl. Before she could read, all she wanted were books with pictures of dogs. Kat loves to study dogs, their behaviors, and breeds. With the help of books, podcasts, videos, and her own dedication, she helped build up her pup's (Kyle's) confidence and now he's a wonderful little member of society. Her enthusiasm for training her own pup gave her the inspiration to help other dogs stay in their forever homes.

This NYC girl started her career with dog handling and dog walking and has been training Denver dogs for 3 years. Kat avidly pursues her ongoing continuing education and professional development by attending several seminars and keeping current on industry practices. Kat's favorite kind of pup to train is the one at the end of the leash!!

Prior to her career in training, Kat worked as an executive assistant, caring for clients' finances and homes. She uses that experience as our Pet Services Manager to give the best support to your home and your pets. Kat's mission is to not only help dogs cope with their new environments, but to teach dog owners how to communicate with their furry friend! "I teach people how to speak dog."

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Real-World Trainer

Amanda has always loved animals but found her place with dogs at a young age.

She since had worked to gain certifications in dog training, veterinary assistant, and is also K9 first and CPR trained.

While learning the medical aspect of dogs, she learned that there is value in learning the behavioral aspect and worked her way into dog training. 

Amanda has a passion for rescuing dogs and helping rehabilitate them to the point of having happy, successful, and fulfilling lives. She has learned so much from these dogs and translates it into her training.


Real-World Trainer

My name is Perry Campbell. I’ve always loved animals, from my pet ferret as a young child, Bandit, to a sweet King Charles Caviler Spaniel that I got to meet and live with in his old age, Gustav. I currently live with my wife and two charming rescue cats.
I have a passion for helping others, volunteering with local Search and Rescue while living in Seattle – and now having the opportunity to help not only the dogs that we get to work with at Padfoot but also the humans that welcome these furry friends into their lives.
Through a more difficult rescue experience, a large bloodhound, Huckleberry – I found a passion for learning dog behavior. I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn more about dogs. As a software engineer, I have a passion for small details, and as I learn more and more about dog behavior and training, I’m excited to find ways to share what I’m learning with others.
I don’t have any favorite breeds but I certainly have a soft spot for hounds. I also have a soft spot for deep-dish pizza, being originally from Chicago.
I’m grateful to be a part of the Padfoot team!

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