Our Trainers

Kaylee Bashaw, CPDT-KA 

Kaylee Bashaw is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Rhode Island College. She is also a writer for local skin-care company Soulita, and loves to make art in her spare time. Kaylee is extremely passionate about dogs, and has been her whole life. She is happiest when helping dogs to reach their full potential and live their happiest and healthiest lives. She is experienced in working with dogs of all ages, breeds, sizes and temperaments, with a special place in her heart for giant breeds, senior pups, and dogs with anxiety. She loves finding unique and individual ways of communicating with dogs. Kaylee has been working with dogs for over six years and looks forward to growing on her journey.

Kella Woodard, CDPT-KA, Fear FreeTM Certified Professional

As an undergrad at UMass Amherst and as a zookeeper at The Zoo in Forest Park in Springfield, MA, Kella has studied and worked with animals of all kinds.  Over the years, she has honed her interest in animal behavior to dogs and dog training. In addition to training with Willow’s Way, Kella is also a veterinary technician assistant at Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center in East Greenwich, RI where her understanding of animal behavior helps provide truly comprehensive care and training for dogs experiencing fear and stress at the vet. Kella in interested in how play can open up shy and fearful dogs and how a little patience can go a long way for connecting and communicating with dogs. She wants to help dogs and humans understand each other and live better lives together. Kella is the proud owner of Hoss, a reactive hound dog who teaches her new things every day.