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Abigail Witthauer is the most certified dog training in Birmingham and all of Alabama.

ABIGAIL WITTHAUER

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING & BEHAVIOR

Abigail is the owner of Roverchase and has been a professional dog trainer for 15 years. As one of the most certified dog trainers in the southeastern U.S., she is the only certified canine behavior consultant in Alabama, a certified professional dog trainer, and one of just 70 trainers worldwide selected by Victoria Stilwell to hold the prestigious title of Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog Trainer.

Abigail is also a member of the Pet Professionals Guild and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She previously has worked as a veterinary technician, professional groomer, and professional pet sitter. When Abigail is not at Roverchase, she is often touring the country attending & teaching at continuing education seminars and events.

Certifications/Degrees

  • Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog Trainer

  • Certified Canine Behavior Consultant
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer

  • Licensed Family Paws Parent Educator

  • Pet Professional Guild Member

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers

  • Pet Sitter International Professional

  • Pet Professional Guild Member

  • BA

Experience

  • 10 years as a Veterinary Technician

  • 16 years as a Professional Dog Behavior Expert

  • 5 years as a professional groomer

  • 19 years as a professional pet sitter

Publications

  • Expert writer for Positively.com

  • Expert writer for Animal Advocates of Alabama

  • Published regularly as an expert opinion writer in major canine publications

Megan is a certified dog trainer in Birmingham, AL. She and her dogs are also involved in dog sports.

MEGAN RAMIREZ

TRAINER

Megan is a certified professional dog trainer with a special interest in clicker training and feline behavior. At Roverchase, Megan can be found helping our new puppies and dogs learn good manners and some awesome tricks. Megan is one of 2 Karen Pryor Dog Training Academy graduates in Alabama and a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator.

Birmingham Alabama dog trainer April Shoe

APRIL SHOE

TRAINER

April is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator with a special interest in impulse control. At Roverchase, April can be found teaching our group class and day training clients how to be the best behaved dog in the neighborhood. She believes group classes are meant to be fun and rewarding for both humans and dogs.

As the mom of 3 humans and 4 dogs, April is passionate about building healthy relationships between dogs and children, as well as helping clients prepare to bring a new baby into a home with dogs.

Cat is one of doggy daycare and dog boarding managers in Pelham, AL.

CAT BIANCO

KENNEL MANAGER

Cat has spent the majority of her life within the animal care industry and has been a professional veterinary technician for 5+ years. While at Roverchase, she ensures that your dogs receive the interaction and individual a en on to detail you’ve come to expect from our facility. When she isn’t loving on all her furry friends at Roverchase, she works as a relief tech.

Eric is one of our favorite doggy daycare and boarding team members. Dogs love him!

ERIC THOMPSON

KENNEL MANAGER

Eric is one of Roverchase’s first employees, having worked here a little over four years. When Eric isn’t taking care of your pups, he oversees facility maintenance, making sure that Roverchase stays safe and comfortable for your companions at all times. Eric grew up in Texas on a farm and enjoys life in Birmingham with his son DJ and wife Misty.

Rachel is the best dog groomer in Pelham, AL. She loves giving dog baths and grooming your dogs - no matter what age, size, or breed.

RACHEL MCBRIDE

GROOMER

Rachel is an academy-trained, force-free dog groomer with 7+ years of experience. She has been with Roverchase since 4 months after we opened. Rachel specializes in poodle, doodle, and terrier cuts but is knowledgeable about grooming for all dog breeds. She works closely with the Roverchase training staff and Dr. Jenny Biehunko with dogs who are sick, elderly, or do not enjoy being groomed.