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The Who and the Where

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Chris Williams

Owner/Head Trainer

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Caleaha Fugelseth

Trainer

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Caite Williams

Operations Manager

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Andrew Weidenbach

Trainer

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Where We Work

Property/Facilities

Meet the Team

Chris Williams
Chris Williams

Owner/Head Trainer

Chris is a professional dog trainer and teacher that has achieved advanced certifications in both pet training and working dog training from various dog training schools around the country. Chris is a NePoPo® Gold Multiplicator that and certifies dog trainers from around the world in the NePoPo® system.

  • Runs well with dogs

  • Plays well in dirt

  • No, I don't train cats

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Understanding the path to working with dogs is a constant journey of knowledge gathering and growth, Chris is consistently enrolled in continuing education classes and travels around the country to collaborate and learn from fellow trainers as often as he can. 

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Additionally, Chris competes in the working dog sport PSA with his Dutch Shepherd, Oaken. RYP also founded and hosts Montana's only PSA club. Click HERE to find out more about the sport and visit www.dirtybandanaworkingdogs.com for updates on the club!

Chris' Pack
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Liesel Weapon

Liesel is a German Shepherd trained in tracking/trailing, bomb/firearm detection, shed hunting and advanced obedience. She is RYP's dynamo manhunting K9. 

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Oaken the Dutch

Oaken is a Dutch Shepherd trained in personal protection, wounded game tracking, scent detection and competition level obedience. Oaken competes in PSA and currently holds a PDC and PSA 1 title w/ Highest Protection distinction for trial.

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Chris Williams
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Caite Williams

Operations Manager

  • Law Dog (Lawyer)

  • Former yurt dweller

  • More Organized than Chris

Caite “as per my last email” Williams joined RYP as Operations Manager in January 2020 after working as a prosecutor for Missoula County. When she’s not shaking you down to sign a waiver or rewording the contracts for the millionth time, she’s running her own pack with Chris and their rambunctious kids.

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Oaken the Dutch

Oaken is a Dutch Shepherd trained in personal protection, wounded game tracking, scent detection and competition level obedience. Oaken competes in PSA and currently holds a PDC and PSA 1 title.  

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Caleaha
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Caleaha Fugelseth

Trainer

  • Gets bit for fun

  • Never wears matching socks

  • Yes, she trains cats

Caleaha started out as a client here at RYP with her Doberman Pincher, Reuben, back in 2019. An eager student wanting to learn more, Caleaha joined the RYP PSA club and began working part time here as an apprentice pet trainer. Interested in going on an adventure and immersing herself into school she then attended Tarheel Canine's

6 month Master Trainer course in North Carolina exposing her to all aspects of behavior modification, police K9 training, SAR and protection sports. She joined the RYP staff full time August 2021. Most recently Caleaha certified as a NePoPo® Gold School graduate. 

 

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Caleahas Pack

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Reuben

Reuben is a Doberman Pincher trained in advanced obedience and retrieve. He is Caleaha's go everywhere companion! 

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Boodah

Boodah aka boo, booyah, boothing is Caleaha's GSD working dog project. Boo is currently being trained in protection, tracking, and detection. He will also be her PSA competition dog. 

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Andrew Weidenbach
Andrew Weidenbach

Trainer

  • Pheasant hunts with GSD

  • Cookie connoisseur/Violinist

  • Yearns to be a space cowboy

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Andrew recently moved to Montana from Minnesota to join the RYP team (January 2022)! He is a graduate of the Tom Rose Dog Trainer School with years of experience in pet training, service dog training and bird dog training. Andrew, is currently working his GSD, Nisha, to compete in PSA and is an up and coming bite work decoy! Most recently Andrew certified as a NePoPo® Gold School graduate. 

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Andrew's Pack

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Nisha

Nisha is a GSD trained in advanced obedience personal protection, retrieve, tracking and pheasant hunting. Nisha currently holds a PSA PDC and is training for the PSA 1s. 

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'Tina' Fay

Fay is a border collie trained in advanced obedience with an emphasis on tricks and agility. She is also currently in training as a shed hunt dog. 

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Property
Quiet Wilderness Setting
- About 20 miles east of Missoula -
Temperature controlled kennel
Fenced in yard to romp and train off leash
Dog training in the round
Working K9s in a YURT
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