Ellie Wheeler, B.S.
Ellie is a former Elephant and Rhino Zookeeper and has an extensive training background with exotic animals and medical alert service dogs. During her time as a zookeeper, she attended multiple training conferences and workshops to hone her skills and further her education on animal behavior. Ellie is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree studying biology, zoology, ecology, and wildlife studies, with an additional certificate in Conservation Sciences. While in college Ellie trained her dog Picasso through the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program and trained multiple service dogs to detect seizures and blood sugar levels for children with Epilepsy or Diabetes.
Ellie’s friendly personality and love of working with both people and dogs make her a fun trainer to work with! She grew up in Houston, Texas, but now enjoys the full seasons that Kansas City’s weather has to offer. Her favorite things to do on her weekends usually involve exploring the outdoors with her fiancé or catching up on training with her rescue bunny, Rorschach