Hi, my name is… Layne Kizler
My company and title is…. AZ Dog Sports, operating partner
A typical day in my life includes… Going into work around 10 a.m. with my three dogs after a nice morning walk in the park. My youngest dog participates in some our fun sport classes, like rally, scent work, or agility. I get to see all kinds of clients’ dogs of all ages and breeds training and having fun learning new skills.
My favorite thing about living/working in the dog training arena is… that everyone is pretty happy to be with us and it is a source of pride that we improve the lives of animals.
My favorite movie I could never get tired of watching and why… “Out of Africa.” I love the adventure and the beauty of baroness Karen Blixen’s world in Denmark and Africa on her coffee plantation.
My family… members are all dog crazy. My mother and brothers all have many rescue dogs. We topped out over 20 at one point I think.
The business lesson I learned the hard way is… You need to circulate with other business owners routinely to keep perspective on your own business.
One thing I cannot live without is… Travel and change. I love adventure, learning, and doing new things. I love escapes.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… a film maker or writer.
The song I would sing at karaoke night is… none. You would know why if you heard my voice. But I do like music and love hearing others do karaoke!
The one person who motivates me is… always someone highly original. I like creative business owners. Fearless initiative.
The last thing that made me laugh out loud was… a book called “the Coaster and Larry David” on “Curb your enthusiasm.”
The perfect day would be… a walk in Cambria on the ocean cliffs at Fiscalini Ranch with my husband and dogs, not seeing a soul! Wildlife and fog.
My first job was… a server at an ice cream parlor called the Dairy Cottage.
I’m currently working on… an academy for dog trainers and service dog training for veterans at low cost.
The best gift I’ve ever received was… luggage to travel after graduation and a car from my grandfather when I lived in Philadelphia.
The actor I would want to play me in a movie of my life is… Kristen Stewart.
My dream vacation would be to… Vietnam and then on to New Zealand.
Here’s how to reach us:
Our website is: www.azdogsports.com
Our Facebook page is: azdogsportsdogtraining
Our phone number is: 602.237.6775
Our email address is: [email protected]
Our address is: 12639 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032