Working with Laura has been like sending our husky/retriever puppy to finishing school. Her training and problem-solving techniques helped us navigate the usual growing pains with confidence, and she's been there to offer practical advice whenever a new phase of Klondike's development made us wonder, "Where did THAT come from??" The only drawback has been having to find a new excuse for extending a work deadline -- I can no longer say, "The dog ate my first draft."
I train animals in the entertainment industry and am often asked about private training. I always refer them to Laura because she is knowledgeable, experienced, and talented. I truly believe in her method and approach and know that the dogs I send to her will be in good hands. I myself often seek her advice for dogs I rescue from shelters that have behavioral issues.
Laura is not so much a dog trainer as a miracle worker. In record time, our three "hopeless" dogs were putty in her hands. From curbing excessive barking to teaching our nervous and jittery rescue dog how to use the stairs, no job was too big or too small. I don't so much recommend her as wonder how anyone could get along without her."
We were very lucky to have found Laura! We needed more help and guidance to deal with our dog's aggression and she showed us simple and effective ways to do this. We were amazed at how fast some of the techniques worked!! Laura not only helped us turn our pet into a more enjoyable dog, she reduced our frustration and anxiety, both of which mean a lot to us!!! Thanks, Laura!!
When we decided we would get 2 Scotty puppies, both female and sisters, we had no idea what was in store for us. We called Laura when they were 11 weeks old (we had had them 3 weeks) and we still rely on her today (the puppies will be 2 on March 2, 2002). She has been able to help us train them but more importantly, she has been able to train us to manage them. Instead of 2 bossy, unruly, territorial terriers, we have 2 loving, playful, companionable dogs who are a joy to have and who get along beautifully with other dogs. We are frequently complimented on our dogs' wonderful behavior and demeanor.