In Stride Azawakh & Training was established in 2017 when Kayley brought home her first azawakh, Anubi, after doing years of research on the breed and breeders. Together, she and Anubi began competing in conformation, rally, agility, barn hunt, scentwork, coursing, and flyball, firsts for all of them. A year later Kayley brought home Amidi who quickly wiggled her way into hearts and her own place in the competitive dog sports world. She got into dog breeding to help preserve the wonderful azawakh breed. In Stride Azawakh's main goals will always be to provide education about a devoted, unique breed and to further Azawakh as performance dogs, which requires sound format and temperament.
Kayley had been working at a training facility as a senior trainer for several years. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, she started branching out on her own offering both online and in person private lessons.