Meet the Pack
Meet The Pack
Allison Daack, CPDT-KA, Certified Fear Free Trainer, AKC CGC Approved Evaluator, LLA Graduate - is the founder of Daack Pack Dog Training, and has been working with and training dogs, along with other species since 2008. She is also a member of APTD, PPG, and IAABC. In the beginning of her career, Allison was a Kennel Technician working closely with a Veterinarian where she learned all about developmental periods of dogs, handling skills and how to prevent behavior issues. From there she spent several years working with exotic animals at numerous wildlife facilities and reserves, first in North Carolina, then California. She did everything from educating the public, rehabilitation, and using training to help animals cope with life in captivity, usually due to injury or illness. Her passion for behavior modification began with teaching cooperative care cues to a Black Vulture in the raptor / avian exhibits. Allison then had a long career with Petco, where she became a Dog Training Mentor. Not only did she train other dog trainers to be dog trainers, she taught group classes, and was an integral part of a corporate team that created continuing education materials for trainers, and updated Petco's dog training program. However, Petco does not take behavior modification clients, so on June 1, 2016, Allison founded Daack Pack Dog Training as a way to better support the needs of her clients whose dogs might struggle with fear, anxiety, or display aggression. Through this company she has been able to provide the community with custom, in-home training to support their specific needs and the needs of their pets.
Marie Turner-Bailie, CPDT-KA, LLA Graduate, comes to us with 15 years of industry experience both in training and trainer mentoring. In 2007 she was mentored by trainer Ruth Brown, and soon after started conducting her own classes at Petco in Roseville, CA. Along her path she’s volunteered with Placer County Animal shelter, and A New Hope Dog Rescue. Within 5 years, she became a Dog Training Mentor helping to build other dog trainers’ skill sets and confidence, and passing on her broad knowledge base. She looks forward to helping you with your training and behavioral goals.
Betsy Payne, CPDT-KA, CCFT, is a Fear Free Certified and LLA Graduate, (Pronouns She/Her)
Betsy comes to Daack Pack with a variety of prior experiences within the Dog Training Industry. Betsy’s passion for instruction and education was honed due to those experiences. She originally got involved with Dog Sports growing up in the youth program 4-H, almost 20 years ago. In her early 20’s, it turned from her hobby to her profession. In her 10+ years of group and individual instruction she’s fallen in love with the process of teaching and building up those she works with, coworkers and clientele alike. From working with inmates in a prison dog training program to volunteering with her local K9 Search and Rescue team to helping create and eventually leading a National Virtual Dog Training program for Petco.
Melissa-Lynn Stamm, CPDT-KA and AKC CGC Evaluator Approved. (Pronouns She/Her)
Melissa-Lynn Stamm is coming to Daack Pack Dog Training with 6 years of reinforcement-based dog training experience. She has worked with dogs in a variety of settings from managing a daycare and teaching classes to private training and behavior consulting. During this time she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor Deaf Studies from the University of South Florida. Some of the past work she's done in Florida includes Separation Anxiety, multi-animal households, baby prep and household management/interacting with children, resource guarding, aggression cases, service dog training.