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 that has achieved advanced certifications in both pet training and working dog training from various dog training schools around the country. Most recently he graduated NePoPo® Gold School.

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Best Bud

Schuck Handsome was my best friend and sidekick for almost 10 years. He is the reason I got into training. I miss him dearly but appreciate him showing me just how amazing pack harmony can be.

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Fur Missile Incoming
Fur Missile Incoming

Catching a working k9 leaping through a window for a bite.

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Oaken The Dutch
Oaken The Dutch

My new project dog Oaken. Bite work, tracking, advanced obedience and scent detection.

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My pack 2017
My pack 2017

Back when we lived in the dojo full time :)

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The Suit
The Suit

Striking a pose in the RYP dojo rocking the new bite suit

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Oaken the Dutch
Oaken the Dutch

My personal protection K9 at 6 months old looking fierce.

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Bicep Target
Bicep Target

Teaching K9 Blytz to target biceps on bite.

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Colorado Tracking
Colorado Tracking

Search and Rescue drills in Colorado with Liesel Weapon

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Iditarod 2008
Iditarod 2008

Thats me on the second sled, yeah...the one with the long hair...

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Tracking Club
Tracking Club
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Found You!
Found You!

Liesel Weapon found POI hidden in a cave.

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Fur Missile
Fur Missile

Catching malinois fur missiles.

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Hang on
Hang on

Tracking with Liesel Weapon. When a dog learns to love the game of the hunt you better get ready to hang on because they will pull you hard to hunt for their 'prey.'

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A true professional
A true professional
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Man's Best Man
Man's Best Man

Schuck was titled Man's Best Man at my wedding and looked dashing in a tie.

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  • 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 the PACK FEED 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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Caite Williams

Operations Manager

  • Law Dog (Lawyer)

  • Former yurt dweller

  • More Organized than Chris

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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 Fugelseth

Trainer

  • Gets bit for fun

  • Never wears matching socks

  • Yes, she trains cats

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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.

 

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

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!

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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 is also in training to compete in PSA!

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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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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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Bite work, dog training missoula
Bite work, dog training missoula
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Day in the life
Day in the life

Client dogs work around each other while my daughter, Ember, hangs out in her play area :)

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Comfortable Dojo
Comfortable Dojo

While I geek out and talk about all things dog you will have a comfy couch to sit on :)

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Bite Work
Bite Work

Brinks works on drive building and bite work in the yurt.

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Tracking Club in the Dark
Tracking Club in the Dark

No matter whether it is dark, raining, snowing...tracking club goes out to work their dogs.

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Soaking the Sun
Soaking the Sun

Cooper soaks the sun while holding a down stay.

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Stoic Leo
Stoic Leo

Leo waiting intently to be released from command with yurt in the background.

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Shed Hunting
Shed Hunting

Peach works on shed hunting in the snow!

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