Courtney Gluchacki CDTK CTDI CCFC SDJ AACE

Owner & Head Trainer


Courtney with her German Shepherd, Ace.

Courtney entered the pet care industry the day she turned 16 years old. She knew from the time that she was 6 years old that this was the life-long career path for her and she has been growing and learning every day for the past decade. 

This career has its ups and its downs, but Courtney used these experiences to strengthen her desire to help owners and their canine companions through fun, positive and educational training! 


Courtney has worked as a Pet Care Specialist, Pet Nutritionist, Dog Groomer, Veterinary Assistant/Technician, Kennel Technician, Aquatics Specialist, Dog Handler and Dog Trainer throughout many of Rhode Island and Massachusetts pet care establishments.  

Courtney graduated the Petco Dog Training Instructor Program (DTIP) in 2013. She quickly realized the need for more personalized training programs and that is when she opened A.C.E. K9 Academy. Courtney is a Certified American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Instructor, a Professional Premium Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a Member of the National Association of Canine Scent Work, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Certified Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach, Animal Actor Certified Evaluator, AKC Temperament Test Evaluator and Licensed Stunt Dog Judge! Courtney recently Graduated from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy with her Certification in Dog Training Knowledge. Courtney currently holds the title of 4x All-Star Trick Dog Trainer of the Year and 2020 National Dog Trainer of the Year and was the 2018 runner-up for the National Dog Trainer Award.
Courtney is Certified in Pet First Aid & CPR.

Courtney currently trains full-time and when time allows, she loves attending dog shows and competitions with her friends and clients! Courtney has shown and titled multiple breeds in AKC and UKC such as German Shepherd Dogs, Golden Retrievers, Australian Shepherds, Irish Wolfhounds and Irish Setters. Courtney also actively competes in dog sports where she has titled dogs in Tricks (AKC & DMWYD), CGC, Coursing Ability, Fast CATS, Herding, Dock Diving, Rally Obedience, Nose Work, Stunt Dog and Fitness. She also runs the first AKC Recognized FIT DOG Club in New England!

Courtney's side hobby is the raising and breeding of quality German Shepherd Dogs. She is the founder of Karma Kennels. Courtney also specializes in training for special needs dogs and has had two of her own, Krypto & Kal!

Kaylee Correia

Certified Dog Tranier

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Kaylee has been with A.C.E. since June of 2021 and has quickly grown to become a valuable asset to our team! Kaylee graduated from the Petco Dog Training Instructor Certification Program in 2020 and she has a strong aspiration to grow and learn within the company!

Right now, Kaylee is one of our Academy Program Instructors and she teaches our STAR Puppy and Foundation Obedience Classes! She also handles some of our Private Lesson Packages and assists with our Board & Train students. 

Kaylee is the proud mom to 3 dogs (Kaia, Piper and Tucker), 2 birds (Peanut & Randy), a Rabbit named Quinn, a Leopard Gecko named Stripes and a Horse named Paris!

Her favorite part about training is helping owners build a strong and reliable bond with their canine companions. She hopes to begin competing in agility and herding as well as continuing her education!

Kaylee with her S.T.A.R. Puppy, Kaia!

Daniel Nunes

Dog Trainer Apprentice


Dan has been with us at A.C.E. since October of 2020 and has grown so much in his time here! Dan started out as one of our Academy Attendants and quickly earned himself the position of becoming one of our Trainer Apprentice's due to his ability to read the dogs that he is working with and his desire to learn how to train behaviors. 

Right now, Dan is working as one of our Puppy Academy Instructors and he really enjoys working with our adolescent dogs​ on how to become reliable family companions. 


Dan with one of his favorite students, Nala

Jessica S.

Academy Supervisor

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Ashley R.

Academy Attendant


Kylie C.

Academy Attendant