We provide the following opportunities for enhanced growth between dogs and their people:

  • Group Lessons

  • Private training for Obedience Competition and Conformation Handling

  • Problem solving for all dogs

  • Educational Seminars and Events

    We have been dedicated to helping dogs raise their people since 1962


Meet The Team!

Kaye Ames



Kaye Ames has spent virtually a lifetime providing service to dogs and their people. Her grandmother Grace Cramer bred, boarded, and groomed dogs from the mid 40s to the late 60s, and Kaye was by her side from early on. In 1962 Kaye joined her grandmother in the kennel business and Kaye added dog training.  

A few of Kaye’s accomplishments included the following:
• Counseling and teaching dogs since 1962
• Veterinary assistant for 5 years
• Lecturer on canine behavior growth and development
• Guest on a variety of TV programs
• Dog show handler for over 32 different breeds of dogs
• Breeder and owner of top producing and top winning
  German Shorthaired Pointers and Rottweilers
• Member and officer of various dog-related organizations
• Dog groomer for 50 years
• Problem solver for top show dogs and pets through the United States

Kaye presently enjoys the company of her Cavaliers King Charles Spaniels Timothy, Zach, Justin, Sophie, BerBer, Sydney, Miss Lana, Clara, Hazel, a Boston Terrier Mr. Meeps, an English Toy Spaniel GusGus and her German Shorthaired Pointer Becca.


Andrea Farris

Instructor Extraordinaire

Andrea is a retired teacher and school administrator who has an avid interest in teaching people how to live with their dogs. In addition to competing in obedience, Andrea has taught everything from puppy beginner classes to competition classes for over 50 years. She has a beautiful sixth sense along with a sense of humor when it comes to teaching skills that are important to all dogs and their people. Having owned an Irish Setter, a German Shorthaired Pointer, a Springer Spaniel, a Westie and two Schnauzers, you can see that living with and teaching some of the more difficult breeds is a challenge she’s mastered. Andrea is presently owned by Disney, a 10 year of Schnauzer who still loves to show off in agility.

Andrea is a welcome addition to your dog’s family and to Kaye Ames People Training For Dogs!


Bobbi Dochat

Instructor Extraordinaire

Bobbi has spent over 50 years working with rescue dogs. She has experience in earning titles in rally obedience and competing in formal obedience. Bobbi also has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in agility, having studied under Mary Lou Strayer - a local competitor and teacher. Bobbi has taught all levels of training from puppy beginner classes to more advanced obedience. Most of her dogs have found her by straying onto her farm - she even managed to turn a shy, stray Coon Hound into one of the most social creatures! She’s helped fearful dogs come out of their shell and grow into complete entertainers. In addition to her other dogs, she currently has a rescued mini border collie, all of which have enhanced Bobbi’s life and helped her continue to learn.

We’re so thankful to have Bobbi as part of our Kaye Ames People Training For Dogs family and we know she can help you and your dog grow to your full potential!