About Us

OUR STORY

My name is Heather Watley and our Story begins back when my husband Wayne and I were living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wayne and I were volunteering with a rescue mission where we were fostering dogs while they were waiting to be adopted. Although I’ve always loved dogs and we had two dogs and a cat at the time, I knew that I wanted to work more closely with dogs. So many times, dogs are put up for adoption or discarded by their owners because of behavioral problems. I believe these things can easily be fixed so that owners don’t get frustrated and so dogs will not be de-homed.

Seeing all of these sweet dogs without a home broke my heart and I realized at that time that I needed to do something about it. I looked online as to how I could go about becoming a certified dog trainer and the rest is history!

Shortly after I completed school at Animal Behavior College, I started working at Pet Smart as a trainer and became Pet Smart certified as well. When I left Pet Smart, after several years, to work as a vet tech at a local animal hospital, my customers from Pet Smart would still recommend people to come and find me, personally, to train their fur babies.

It’s almost like this project was thrust upon me and we’re loving every minute of it.

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OUR DREAM

Is to be able to have the resources to establish a non-profit rescue for dogs, cats, horses, as well as farm animals being sent to slaughter. One of our end goals is to own a rescue farm animal sanctuary.

We want to have the capabilities to go to farm auctions and buy cows, pigs, chickens, lambs, goats, turkeys, etc. that are being purchased for slaughter and let them roam free on open acres for the remainder of their precious lives.

OUR SLOGAN

“Building Strong Bonds and Happy Tails!”

OUR MISSION

Is to unite dogs and their owners and set both up for a lifetime of love and companionship.

About Us

OUR STORY

My name is Heather Watley and our Story begins back when my husband Wayne and I were living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wayne and I were volunteering with a rescue mission where we were fostering dogs while they were waiting to be adopted. Although I’ve always loved dogs and we had two dogs and a cat at the time, I knew that I wanted to work more closely with dogs. So many times, dogs are put up for adoption or discarded by their owners because of behavioral problems. I believe these things can easily be fixed so that owners don’t get frustrated and so dogs will not be de-homed.

Seeing all of these sweet dogs without a home broke my heart and I realized at that time that I needed to do something about it. I looked online as to how I could go about becoming a certified dog trainer and the rest is history!

Shortly after I completed school at Animal Behavior College, I started working at Pet Smart as a trainer and became Pet Smart certified as well. When I left Pet Smart, after several years, to work as a vet tech at a local animal hospital, my customers from Pet Smart would still recommend people to come and find me, personally, to train their fur babies.

It’s almost like this project was thrust upon me and we’re loving every minute of it.

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ABOUT US

OUR DREAM

Is to be able to have the resources to establish a non-profit rescue for dogs, cats, horses, as well as farm animals being sent to slaughter. One of our end goals is to own a rescue farm animal sanctuary.

We want to have the capabilities to go to farm auctions and buy cows, pigs, chickens, lambs, goats, turkeys, etc. that are being purchased for slaughter and let them roam free on open acres for the remainder of their precious lives.

OUR SLOGAN

“Building Strong Bonds and Happy Tails!”

OUR MISSION

Is to unite dogs and their owners and set both up for a lifetime of love and companionship.

Our Staff

"No pet deserves to be abused, neglected, or left behind.”

Heather Watley
OWNER/DOG TRAINER

“No pet deserves to be abused,
neglected, or left behind.”
"No pet deserves to be abused, neglected, or left behind.”

Heather Watley
OWNER/DOG TRAINER

“No pet deserves to be abused,
neglected, or left behind.”

Heather is the co-owner and co-founder of Licks and Loves Dog Training Services. She has 6 dogs of her own with each having their own very distinct personalities! Licks and Loves was birthed out of Heather’s love and passion to see dogs and their families living together happily.

Hailing from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Heather married a Shreveport-Bossier native and has lived in this area since 2011. Her hobbies include traveling to new, fun places, theme parks, playing piano, and singing.

I’d rather do everything I can to help someone only to fail than to have never put forth the effort to help them in the first place.”

Wayne Watley
OWNER/ADMINISTRATOR

I’d rather do everything I can to help someone only to fail than to have never put forth the effort to help them in the first place.”
I’d rather do everything I can to help someone only to fail than to have never put forth the effort to help them in the first place.”

Wayne Watley
OWNER/ADMINISTRATOR

I’d rather do everything I can to help someone only to fail than to have never put forth the effort to help them in the first place.”

A Louisiana native, Wayne has deep roots in the Shreveport-Bossier area. Although he doesn’t know much about training dogs, he shares in his wife’s passion for animals. Any marketing, insurance, or business-related matters are handled by him.

If you are interested in inquiring about marketing, contact Wayne at (318) 505-3124. Wayne sells insurance currently and was a pastor for 14 years. He enjoys jazz music, playing bass guitar, road trips, and animals.