Jeannette Kincaid – Head Trainer

Jeannette is personally and professionally committed to improving the lives of dogs and their relationships with their owners through positive and gentle training methods. Jeannette earned her  training certificate in 2008 and is devoted to continued education through reading, attending conferences, listening to podcasts and following the careers of her favorite animal behaviorists and dog trainers, such as Ian Dunbar, Emily Larlham, Deborah Wood, Emma Parsons, and many more.

Jeannette specializes in family dog training and is a presenter and educator with Family Paws/ Dogs and Storks. She is dedicated to helping and showing all growing families how to live safely and harmoniously with new children and/or dogs. Sharing her life with a shy dog, she has a special interest in helping other shy dogs blossom and overcome their fears. Jeannette has also loved and shared her life with many rescue and foster dogs. She is aware of the challenges they present as well as the deep connection and bond inherent in such relationships and she loves to see the changes and deep connections made through training.

Jeannette is committed to bringing her passion and knowledge of dog training to as many people and dogs as possible! She currently shares her life with her lively five-year old daughter, her husband, and their two dogs – Lydia, a ten year old Border Collie/Aussie mix and Pixie, a one year old Border Terrier/Shi Tsu mix.

Jeannette is about to have a baby and will be unavailable for private lessons and classes until mid-September.

Heather Clever – Senior Trainer

Heather has had a fascination with animal behavior for as long as she can remember. Though she trained her own assorted species of pets for many years, she became truly entrenched in dog training when her current dog, a Rottweiler named Antonio, came into her life over six years ago. He has taught her much about positive training and working with reactive and aggressive dogs. She understands the frustration and worry that can come with sharing one’s life with a reactive dog, and one of her passions is helping such dogs and their owners to learn to navigate and improve their situation.

Heather is certified through Animal Behavior College and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild. She is constantly updating her training knowledge through books, DVDs, conferences, and seminars.

Heather recently moved from Phoenix, AZ, where she ran her own training business and volunteered her training services to organizations such as Desert Harbor Doberman Rescue, Tough Love Pit Bull Rescue, and Arizona Animal Welfare League. Her experience helping the many dogs of these groups has been invaluable to her, and she plans to continue her volunteer work in Austin.

Bill Williamson – Owner

Williamson Dog Training LLC purchased Train My Dogs Austin from reknowned trainer Nancy Cusick-Finck (nancy@trainmydogs.com) in late 2013. ¬†While Bill is not a dog trainer yet (although he’s learning an immense amount daily from the talented staff at TMDA!) he sometimes works the overnight boarding shifts and helps checks dogs in and out of Day School. ¬†Bill has loved dogs all his life and can frequently be found throwing a ball for his beloved ten year old rescue, Samantha, at local parks around Austin.

Prior to owning Train My Dogs, Bill worked as an investment banker and nuclear submarine officer.  He attended the United States Naval Academy and earned an MBA at MIT Sloan.