Owner Ben Allanson

Ben has been training dogs for over 10 years; his pitbull Steel got him started in training, traveling and educating himself on how to rehabilitate and manage difficult dogs. Seven years ago Ben ventured into the world of dog sport and started training and competing with his first Belgian Malinois, Hank. He has trained and competed with dogs in multiple venues, one of which is French Ring at a national level. He has traveled across the country competing, attending seminars, and decoying over 15 French Ring Trials including 4 Regional Events.  His passion for dogs keeps him continually searching for knowledge; training in high level dog sports has given him the experience to deal with all manner of dogs. 

Ben Allanson's three dogs Hank, Mama, and Junky.

Janelle Allanson

Janelle has owned and trained dogs for most of her life. Her experience is quite varied including years of veterinary experience attained while working at a large No-Kill Animal Shelter in Salem, MA. Her real world experience is what makes her such an asset to the team here at The Dog Lodge. When it comes to our furry friends she’s seen it all. In recent years she has begun developing her skills in high-level obedience and protection training; competing with her two dogs Narco and Raiden. 

The Dog Lodge Assistant Manager and her dogs Narco and Raiden.