The Who and the Where

Chris Williams

Owner/Head Trainer

Caite Williams

Operations Manager

Kat Roos

Trainer

Matt Weaver

Bite Work Decoy

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 Top Tier K9 dog trainer school. He is also a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

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. 

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!

  • Runs well with dogs

  • Plays well in dirt

  • No, I don't train cats

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Chris' Pack

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Oaken the Dutch

Oaken is a Dutch Shepherd trained in personal protection, wounded game tracking, scent detection and advanced obedience. Oaken is also in training to compete in PSA and currently holds a PDC title.  

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Liesel Weapon

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

Rumble Mountain

Rumble is a family dog/exceptional property and wildlife guardian. She is trained in advanced obedience and is rarely far from her little human, Ember, pictured above.

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Schuck Handsome

April 2008 - September 2017

Rest now old friend. We will run in the mountains together again some day.

 
Caite Williams

Operations Manager

  • Law Dog (Lawyer)

  • Mother of two

  • More Organized than Chris

A fourth generation Montanan, Caite's family later moved to New England for her Middle School and High School years. Feeling the mountains call her back, she came back to MT to complete her undergraduate degree and Law degree at the University of Montana. Meeting Chris in 2010, they got marred in 2014 and it has been mountains and shepherds ever since. 
She completed law school while living off-grid in a yurt. Weeks after graduation she hiked out of the woods from the yurt while in labor and gave birth to their daughter, Ember. This was all done 3 weeks before taking (and passing) the bar exam. 
She was a Prosecutor for Missoula County for over 2 years. During that time Caite also played a pivotal roles helping Chris start and grow RYP. Recently, she gave birth to their second kiddo, Smith, and decided to leave her position with the County to stay home with the kids and play a bigger role as Operations Manager at RYP.

 
 
Kat Roos

Trainer

  • K9 Nutrition Yoda

  • Favorite Beer is Hamms

  • Tracks in Spanish Pants

A seasoned dog lover who's passion for K9 nutrition and care eventually led to the study of training and psychology while working with her own rescued PitCross 'Scout'. Kat spent years assisting RYP with tracking/trailing training before coming on board as one of our  rockstar obedience trainers. Kat is also currently training to compete in PSA with her GSD Bart -  A utility K9 trained in protection/bite work and tracking/trailing.  She's also a decoy in training (see video below...)  

SCOUT (PitX) : Scout is trained in advanced obedience and is a go everywhere family dog. 

BART (GSD) : Bart is a utility K9 trained in Manhunting and advanced obedience. Bart is also Kat's personal protection dog that is gearing up to compete in PSA. 

Kat is a certified pet trainer through

Top Tier K9 dog trainer school.

Kat's Pack
 
Matt Weaver

Bite Work Decoy

  • 2 Dachshunds and a Dutchie

  • PHD in Chemistry

  • Now a student of getting bit

He fishes, he hunts, he gets bit. After spending years working towards his PHD in chemistry, Matt has shifted his academic mind towards the art form of being a decoy. RYP is lucky to have such a dedicated and brave individual ready to assist with developing confident and stable bite dogs for both civilians and LE/Military. He also competes in PSA with his dutch shepherd, Fenrir. 

 

Tel: 406-880-7960

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- Serving the Missoula area and Western Montana -  

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