2020 Staff Spotlight: Leigh

Name: Leigh               
Primary Location: ALL!

Q: When did you start?

A:  October 26th, 2015

Q: What made you apply for this this job?

A: I fell in love with dog training by taking classes with Avett, my own dog, when he was a puppy. I knew I could learn more with The Dog Den and help others.

Q: What is your favorite part of daycare?

A: When I worked in daycare, I loved forming relationships with the dogs and their people. 

Q: What is your favorite part of training?

A:  My favorite part of training is helping clients and their dogs form positive, lifelong relationships. It is all about the teamwork! 

Q: Favorite thing about your team?

A: My favorite part about the team, is that there are so many stories and so many different backgrounds, but we all come together to love the dogs and clients as our own family. 

Q: Favorite thing about the clients?

A:  I love getting to know the clients and their relationships with their dogs. I’m so grateful for the client friendships that I’ve made. 

Q: Favorite thing about the dogs?

A: The dogs can lift my spirit and fill my heart with love in such a special way. I also really love forming deep relationships with extra special dogs. 

Q: Something unique about you – not related to the dogs

A: My educational background is actually in chemistry and biochemistry and I was on the swim team for Butler University. 

Q: Something you’d never guess I’d do/peg me for

A:  My husband and I are fun. For whatever reason, acquaintances are always surprised when they see our casual side. 

Q: Which dog breed are you based on this quiz:

https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/what-dog-breed-are-you?utm_source=share-copy&utm_medium=referral

A:  Labrador 

You are a strong, fierce, intelligent person with a strong playful streak. You can be naughty and rambunctious, but your loyalty is until death. You are extremely social and gregarious and you love to swim and to run with your friends. You love to work hard at your job, and nothing makes you happier than a good snuggle with your boo. 

Q: Which breed did you grow up with? 

A:  Golden Retrievers-One in particular, Maui, was a teenage girl’s best confidant and pal

Q: Tell us about the pets that you live with now?

A: We have a six year old, English Cocker Spaniel named, Avett. He’s the one who brought me to dog training and The Dog Den. He loves people and tennis balls with a pretty intense passion. He’s also part of a local flyball team with us!  

Q: Favorite color

 A: Blue! I like all shades, but lighter blues and periwinkles best. 

Q: Share a boring fact about yourself

A: My husband and I share the same birthday including year. He’s approximately five hours older than me. 

Q: If you were a candle, what scent would you be?

A: Cider and Oak from Target. My sister just introduced me to it and it’s perfect. Warm, a little sweet, and earthy.  

Q; If you could have one super power, what would it be?

A:  As a mom to a human toddler, I would want to freeze time. I’d freeze time to lock in our best moments, but also so time stops for everyone else and I could catch up on things.

 Q: What weird collections do you have?  

A: Everything. I’m a bit of a sentimental hoarder. I keep just about everything if I can make a connection to a person, place, or event that’s special to me. My husband and I collect stickers from breweries we’ve visited and they decorate our mini fridge that holds drinks. 

Q; What ice cream are you?

A: All of them. Ice cream is one of my greatest “guilty” pleasures. If I had to pick just one to describe me, it’d probably be cookie dough.  

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