meet the team


Certified Professional Dog Trainer + Behavior Counselor

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Laura is a Behavior Counselor and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and Certified Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She specializes in advanced obedience, puppy training, and aggression prevention, teaching group classes as well as taking in-home cases. She has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Michigan State University. 


A lifelong learner, Laura is always reading at least one book on Canine Ethology and Training. She believes strongly in the intersection of training and science and has recently volunteered with the University of Michigan Conceptual Development Lab on a research study into whether dogs form emotional attachments to their toys.


Laura grew up with dogs and has worked as a Professional Dog Trainer since 2015. Her training focuses on relationship-building, effective communication, and the power of play. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge of canine behavior and helping dogs and humans live peacefully together.

Additional certifications/associations include: 

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

  • Professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers