Kayla was been born and raised with collies. When she was a kid about 2 or 3 years old whenever someone pulled in the driveway she would run to the window bark like a dog, that seemed normal to her living in a remote town of Calibogie Ontario. That is when everyone knew Kayla was going to be another crazy dog enthusiast.
Kayla McMann is now the owner of Kaymann Collies alongside her husband Jason, and has been involved with dogs her entire life. She grew up in a collie owned house hold of Glasgowhill collies (her parents Kennel) who moved the Kincardine area in 1994. Through Glasgowhill collies she has learnt a great deal of animal behavior and mannerisms, she had the opportunity to work alongside a lot of great mentors whether in the conformation ring, obedience ring, or in a grooming shop.
Kayla started grooming at a young age it was her duty to make sure the collies and other various breeds were bathed blow dried and ring ready for their weekend adventures on the road to attend events such as conformation. Her mom also owned “Sandi’s Pet Parlor” which she worked out of as a part time job from the time she was 12 until she left for college in St john’s Newfoundland.
During high school Kayla spent summers away at other kennel facilities to learn their practices of kennel management and grooming techniques including apprenticing at other grooming shops. On weekends she continued to work for Canada’s Top Professional Handlers (Elaine Paquette, Allison Alexander –Foley, John Glover, Lori Ross and Jodie O’Meara) where she was crafted into an excellent conformation enthusiast.
Her love for performance events came later on, once she moved home from college, Motion – a cute blue headed white collie was always “in motion” attended he first performance event in 2012 to attempt to get her Companion Dog (CD) title. Well, they got their first leg to their title in the very first time in the ring. Kayla and Motions nerves set in; they NQ’d the rest of the weekend but Kayla was hooked and completed Motions CD and CGN (Canine Good Neighbor) within a year. She had so much fun the sportsmanship and the amount of people that were willing to help you expand your knowledge further amazed Kayla. Kayla has attended many seminars and exhibitions to continue her learning of performance events as they are constantly growing and training techniques change / evolve.
Kayla has continued on with her and Jason’s next dog Thor in both performance and conformation and has been succeeding at everything they have put the time and effort into.
Kayla and Jason now lives in Underwood ON, with their 5 dogs:
Motion – Can CH Glasgowhill’s Shameless, CGN, CD (10 year old retired blue headed white collie female)
Thor – AM Mjd UCH Can GRCH Glasgowill’s Wrath of a God CGN, PCD, RN, HIC (3.5 year old sable merle rough collie male)
Rogue – Kaymann Mistress of Attraction, CGN (1 year old Sable merle smooth collie female)
Hydra – UCH Can CH Kaymann’s Madame Hydra, CGN (1 year old sable rough collie female)
Skye – UKC ptd, CAN ptd Feoras Angent Skye at Kaymann (Just under 1 year old blue rough collie female)
Kayla hopes to continue to grow with Unleash the Pawsitive and their great team. As well as bring more dog events to the area.