Meet Our Team

Canine Kindergarten at The Park is owned and operated by seasoned professionals with over 20 years of knowledge in dog care. Our experience shows; we are recommended by local veterinarians and proud to have won multiple “Best of Westchester” awards. Our owners and staff have combined talents in the areas of dog care, obedience training, veterinary medicine, animal welfare and business management.

Would you like to join our team?  Please email us at info@ckatthepark.com and we will contact you to discuss our employment opportunities.

Amy Hughes

Amy Hughes, Director of Operations, is a Certified Dog Trainer educated by the Animal Behavior College with almost 10 years’ experience.  She is a former dog handling volunteer with Danbury Animal Welfare Society in Connecticut and Started her career working with dogs doing private dog training and assisted with teaching group classes here and at other various locations until joining the team full time in April 2015. Amy is Pet CPR Certified.  Amy also has over 15 years’ experience in Management, customer service and sales.  Amy resides in New Fairfield CT with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 dogs.

Holly Santana

Holly Santana, Director of Training, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with over a decade of experience teaching group obedience classes, private training and behavioral consultations. She was educated by the Animal Behavior College and has extensive experience in shelter, dog daycare and group settings with dogs. Holly uses the most up to date positive reinforcement training methods; her passion for training keeps her current on new developments in the industry. She emphasizes bonding between owner and dog and is a proponent of the dog’s physical and mental well-being with an emphasis on reading dog body language. Holly attained her CPDT-KA certification, is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Holly and her husband, Caleb, share their Croton on Hudson home with Indiana, a hound/retriever mix, and Tessa the yellow lab.


“Timber loves going to Canine Kindergarten — he can’t jump out of the car fast enough! It makes us happy knowing he’s being well taken care of by the amazing staff during the day, getting plenty of exercise, and having tons of fun whether he’s playing with the other dogs, or splashing around in the dog pools outside. We’ve recommended Canine to all of our dog owner friends.”

– Fred & Ashley A.


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What Our Clients Are Saying

“CK at The Park has been an amazing adventure. Pepsi was the first pupster I brought to day care and I can't tell you how wonderful it has been. The professional, courteous and friendly staff are always on hand, ready and eager to interact with the pack or field any questions you might have. At first I'd check the webcam but almost instantly you know that he is in a safe, fun packed, friend filled environment and picking up a tired happy boy each visit confirms it. There are games to play, toys to chew and best of all for Pepsi, things he can climb on watch over the fun. I've recommended CK@the park to friends with dogs, friends who are thinking of getting a dog and friends with no dogs.. just because we think it's phenomenal. Kudos and keep up the good work.”
- Suzanne B.

“Timber loves going to Canine Kindergarten -- he can't jump out of the car fast enough! It makes us happy knowing he's being well taken care of by the amazing staff during the day, getting plenty of exercise, and having tons of fun whether he's playing with the other dogs, or splashing around in the dog pools outside. We've recommended Canine to all of our dog owner friends.”
- Fred & Ashley A.

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