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 with over 5,000 hrs, 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 called On The Nose Detection Dogs. She has trained the very 1st water leak detection dog in the nation. www.onthenosedetectiondogs.com
Contact Phone: 501-804-3995