The Owners

Amanda joined Pack Tracks in March 2015.  She started out in the law enforcement field first with Meriden police explores then joining the Army right after high school.  Not long after Amanda  realized she wasn't happy.  She has loved  dogs since childhood and wanted to realize her dream of working with dogs.  Starting with no

experience she has learned so much working here and she continues to learn something everyday!  In the future she would love to become a professional trainer and continue to expand her knowledge about animal behavior.   

Amanda F

pursue a career in dog training; concentrating on psychology and behavior.  She would also like to run her own rescue.  Ally wants to save, train, & rehabilitate furry friends with the hope of giving them a second chance at life.  When Ally isn't working with animals she is a tattoo artist in Bristol.  She also does dog portraits through Pack Tracks for our clients.  Ally's true passion has always been dogs & art. 

The Staff

Only the best for your dog!

Ally C

Ally joined Pack Tracks in August of 2013.  She began working with dogs in 2008, at dog daycares & kennels.  After working with animals for six years and growing up with dogs, Ally has truly come to realize that animals are her passion & career choice.  Ally started apprenticing Wendy in March 2015.  She hopes to one day      

course.  Mary has been apprenticing Wendy since September 2014.  Her dream is to be a professional dog trainer and open her own sanctuary/rehabilitation center for hard to place breeds. 

Mary B

Mary joined Pack Tracks in June 2014.  Mary is our manager.  She previously worked at a rescue for five years, which is where she discovered her true passion for dogs.  During her time at the shelter Mary also completed a EMT

The Manager 

Wendy Shaw

Wendy feels she was truly meant to work with animals. Ever since she was young, Wendy was always found playing with animals; in fact she was bitten by a Doberman under her eye at 4. Now, at 37, Wendy is a renowned dog trainer and behaviorist. She specializes in dog psychology and aggression. Her love for animals grows stronger every day. Her passion drives her to want to educate animal owners. With over 20 years of experience in the animal field, Wendy strives for further education. She continually attends seminars and reads the latest materials. Wendy is also a nutrition consultant for canines & felines with over 10 years of experience. Her dream has always been to have her own store where she can educate consumers and provide the very best in quality. Wendy shares her home with her fiancĂ© Heather & her daughter Hannah.  They have 3 dogs (Timber a Bernese Mountain Dog, Cedar an Australian Shepherd & Loki an American Bully) and 6 cats (Ghost a Ragdoll, Rain a Bengal, Cashew a Maine Coon, Tessa a Cornish Rex, Nick a Domestic Short Hair, and Handsome a Domestic Short Hair).

Hours of operation:

Monday-Saturday 6:00am-7:00pm Sunday 10:00am-7:00pm

1177 West Street

Southington, CT 06489

860.863.5808 fax: 860.863.5809


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