Meet Our Trainers
MEGAN VANDE HEI
Megan's animal experience began with wildlife here in NC. She is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator with the state and has been the head keeper at an exotic animal facility. Prior to being with Unleashed , she was the co-instructor for the vet-assistant course at CCCC. She is currently a student trainer and helps with education pet training , service dogs, and our therapy program.
CASPER VANDE HEI
Vande Hei has been training for almost 20 years now starting back in Wisconsin. Growing up, his whole family was involved in the dog world and still are to this day. He has volunteered thousands of hours as a dog trainer and has assisted in the adoptions of more than 500 dogs from shelters and rescues in the local communities. Casper also has put in vast amounts of volunteer time into training and certifying service dogs here in the local area at no charge for our wounded veterans. He is certified in areas of training such as obedience, agility, behavior modification, eliminating aggression, tracking, assistance dogs (service and therapy), etc.. In his years of training, Casper has worked with over 60,000 dogs, 500 service dogs, dealt with more than 5,000 aggression cases and over 9,000 one on one courses!
Kaitlyn is vastly known for getting involved with animal shelters and foster care programs in NC. She originally came to Unleashed as a client and realized her love for this profession and is now going through our Trainer Certification Program. She has won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in Obedience Competitions with her own personal dog. She has completed the Vet Assistant class through Coastal Carolina Community College. She discusses and goes over in the courses proper hygiene, grooming, nutrition, (etc) for dogs. She helps with the basic obedience training and service dog training.
We recognize that every dog has a personality of its own. We have many years of experience and will choose the most effective method of training to work with each individual client. Unleashed Dog Training is here to provide you with any assistance or questions, that you might have with regard to training that special member of your family.