TRACY OWEN, CSDT-KA

Tracy and Puppies

Tracy Owen has been professionally training dogs since 2016 with well over a hundred clients. She has had several service dogs certified and soon to be more

She was one of the very first inmates chosen for the Paws in Prison program in 2011-2014 while  at the Hawkins Women’s Unit. Her trainer was Carrie Kessler of Last Chance Arkansas.

Then 2014-2016 she went to Sheridan on a work release program to the dog pound located at the Sheriffs Dept which was a kill pound at the time. Upon Tracy’s arrival she immediately started to turn the unit around. In her 2 yrs there she found forever homes for over 360 dogs ending the need for euthanizing dogs every month. Not one dog was euthanized after she got there!

On 8/25/2016 she was paroled out to the Carrie Kessler with the”Last Chance Arkansas” dog rescue. On 8/26/2016 she got her 1st dog for training, a golden doodle and that started her new business “Dogsamust”.

Has started a new chapter in her life, coming full circle to train inmates through the Paws in Prison program. Currently she is training at Hawkins Women’s Unit, Randall Williams Facility, men’s maximum security unit at Tucker and soon to start a PIP program at McPherson Maximum Security Women’s Unit in Newport

Her business grows from references and word of mouth. She has been certified through Paws 4 Hope as service and public access trainer, also is a a canine good citizen evaluator.

Currently she is training at Hawkins Women’s Unit, Randall Williams Facility, Quachita River Unit and fill in as needed at Tucker Unit and the Maximum Tucker Unit.

Update: Tracy has also started a separate company partnering with Carrie Kessler called On The Nose Water Leak Detection Dogs. Together they have trained the very 1st water leak detection dog in the nation. www.onthenosedectectiondogs.com 

Vessels with vest detection dog
Vessel wearing her detection dog vest

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Email: dogsamust@icloud.com

Contact Phone: 501-804-3995

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Golden Retrievers
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS - A great breed for the first time dog owners, Golden Retrievers are the fourth smartest breed behind Border Collies, Poodles and German Shepherds. Their natural intelligence combined with an eagerness to please often lead them to finish at the top of their obedience class. Since Retrievers were historically a working dog, raised to retrieve waterfowl for their masters, they have naturally high energy and require a walk or two a day. Even beter than a walk is taking your retriever swimming since they have an innate love of water. They make great pets, they are often still employed as search and rescue dogs.
Bichon Frise
BICHON FRISE - First bred in the Canary Islands, the Bichon was a dog of the European, mostly French elite in the 13th century when the French Revolution left many of them homeless. Left to tend for themselves, street performers adopted them because of the ability to easily learn new tricks. In 1933 the breed was officially recognized in France as "Bichon a Poil Frise" - the Bichon of the curly hair. With its playful demeanor, and snow-white coat that has been admired for centuries, the Bichon makes a great family pet.
Rottweiler
ROTTWEILERS - Despite their reputation a well trained & socialized Rottweiler is a very loyal & compassionate companion. The breed's origin dates back to the Roman Empire where their predecessors were used to pull carts, herd cattle and act as guard dogs. As the empire expanded, the dogs eventually settled in a town that would become Rottweil, Germany from where the breed gets its name. Because of this history, they're a popular choice for police and guard dogs as well as pets. They are the 8th most popular breed in the U.S.
Shetland Sheepdogs
SHETLAND SHEEPDOGS - Shetland Sheepdogs or Shelties as they are affectionately called are a playful, active and athletic dog, makes a great family pet. One of the top performing obedience competitors. Be prepared to spend a lot of time brushing and grooming them as they shed their double coat twice a year. They will adapt well to apartment life as long as its treated to regular walks and exercise. Be sure to keep them on a leash as they were bred to herd and have a natural instinct to chase cars, bikes or any moving object.
Australian Shepherd
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS - This iconic farm dog was the breed of choice for ranchers during the California gold rush days. Very popular choice for working dogs, and often in movies, rodeos, horse shows and TV working along side a cowboy. They are herders and will try to herd anything from cars to kids. If you have one as a pet, expect it to keep you active as they are extremely energetic dogs that require lots of exercise. That, coupled with a propensity for mischief, can make living with an Aussie a challenging but rewarding experience.
Labrador Retrievers
LABRADOR RETRIEVERS - There are actually two different lines of Labrador Retrievers: the field line and the show line. The field line stays true to their roots as working dogs bred to retrieve waterfowl. These dogs are playful and extremely energetic requiring 40 minutes of vigorous exercise a day. The show line was bred to win in dog show competitions and can sometimes be on the lazy side as it enjoys lounging around a house. Both lines still have a keen mind, warm temperament and are extremely loyal to their owners. It's no wonder that Labrador Retrievers have been the most popular breed in America for nearly three decades.
Spanish Greyhound
SPANISH GREYHOUND - The Spanish Greyhound, or Galgo Espanol, is a breed of hunting dog that is rare outside of Europe. While similar in appearance to typical Greyhounds, Galgos are designed to run for longer distances instead of just for pure speed. They have a longer head and tail as well as a thicker coat that protects them while chasing animals through the brush. While the Galgo was once a dog of nobility, in recent years they have sadly become viewed as commodities in Spain, often being abandoned or disposed of when past their hunting prime. As a result, many organizations and shelters have arisen to care for and help retired Galgos find homes.
Boxer
BOXERS - The Boxer has an ancient history that spans as far back as 2000 B.C in the Assyrian Empire where their ancestors were used as war and hunting dogs. Today Boxers are no longer bred for aggression but thrive off human attention. In fact, they're know to energetically jump up in the air in semi-circles at the sight of their favorite people. Boxers are loyal, protective of their family and very good with children. They are intelligent and eager to please making them a joy to train. Because of this, Boxers make great service dogs and often used as guide dogs or even to assist people prone to seizures..
Welsh Corgi
PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI - An old Welsh tale tells how Corgis used to pull the carriages of faeries and elves then one day a couple of children found a pair in a field and took them home to raise as farm dogs. There are two breeds of Corgi: the Pembroke and Cardigan. This is a Pembroke which can be distinguished from the Cardigan as has a shorter docked tail & more pointed ears. While standing only a foot tall, Corgis are bold and fearless. This trait would have come in handy when they were used to herd cattle. Corgis are playful and energetic breed that adapts well to apartment living but they do have a tendency to bark a lot.
Newfoundland
NEWFOUNDLANDS - Newfoundland dogs love the water and were originally used by fishermen to help pull fishing lines and nets. They have webbed feet for swimming and an oily double coat meant to keep them warm and insulated in the frigid waters outside Newfoundland where they were first bred. Whle they are no longer hauling lines, their powerful swimming muscles have made Newfoundland dogs an ideal water rescue dog. As a family pet, they are calm and docile with a gentle disposition. However their large size means they need a significant amount of exercise which may sometimes go against their lazier inclinations.
Samoyed
SAMOYED - The Samoyed's (pronounced Sam-a-Yed) brilliant white coat is designed to survive the coldest temperatures on earth. The breed is named after the Samoyedic people of Siberia who raised the dogs initially to hunt and herd reindeer. Sammies served as sled dogs in the first arctic expeditions. Afterwards they made their way to England where they became very popular with breeders. If you have a Samoyed it is almost certainly a descendant of one of those dogs. Samoyeds have a very distinct (and adorable) smile that actually serves a functional purpose. The upward turn in their lips prevent drooling that could cause icicles to form on their mouths.
Siberian Husky
SIBERIAN HUSKY - According to the Chukchi, an indigenous people located along the Chukchi and Bering Seas, Huskies watch over the gates of heaven refusing admittance to anyone who has been cruel to a dog. If you ever met a Husky it's impossible to imagine how anyone could be anything but kind to them as you won't find a more loving or affectionate dog. They're gentle, well-mannered and great with both kids and other dogs. However they are not for the novice dog owner. Huskies require a lot of exercise and a sizable yard. Just make sure the yard is well secured as they are renowned escape artists who like to explore the neighborhood independently..
Yorkshire Terrier
YORKSHIRE TERRIER - Despite their small size, Yorkshire Terriers are a bold and feisty breed of dog. This shouldn't be surprising as, contrary to their reputation as an urban lapdog, their origins are in mills and mines clearing them of rats. It's the Yorkie's attitude though that has consistently made them one of the most popular breeds in North America and often number one in major cities. Yorkie's have a 'hypoallergenic' coat meaning that they do no trigger allergies as readily as other breeds do. However, since they don't shed they require regular haircuts. Without them a Yorkshire Terrier's hair can reach up to two feet long!