Laura’s love for animals started as a child. Her family always had dogs, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, and a pigeon she rescued. She started competitive sports with horses in her hometown of Seattle WA where she joined 4-H and showed her horse at local 4-H shows and the county fair. She then worked her way up to purchasing and showing her Arabian horses in the “A” system circuit. (Riding Western, English, and showing conformation). Her love for showing dogs started in Chicago. Where she transferred for work. There she joined a training facility as a hobby and actively competed with her two German Shepherds, earning CDs and starting her CDX training.
She then relocated back to her hometown of Seattle WA 12 years later and joined her cousin (A breeder and competitor of Pembroke Welsh Corgis). Thus, starting her new love of Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Where, she trained and competed in conformation, obedience, and rally. (Many times, all at the same show). Laura has trained, handled, and shown Pembroke’s to many titles. Her versatility and high standards in dog training, have earned her the following titles and achievements; BOB, CH, GCH, CDX, CGC, and RE. Including first place double Qs and numerous scores of 100. She has also earned obedience “High in Trials” on each of her three Corgis.
After a move to Texas and the continued COVID restrictions on training. She is happily back to training and competing to title her Corgi’s in Rally “Masters” and “Utility.”
Laura joins us as our new Rally & Obedience instructor. She believes in keeping training positive and engaging while giving the dog boundaries and holding them accountable for their behavior. Flexibility and open mindedness, is important as every dog is different and requires different techniques to bring out the best in them. She also believes that staying current with training trends is very important. And she has attended numerous seminars and webinars. She is not afraid to reach out to successful trainers such as Janice Gunn, Michael Ellis, Terri Kaluza, and Connie Cleveland. She is now studying the techniques of renowned trainer Denise Fenzi.
For more information on Rally classes, see our Rally page HERE
If you are interested in taking any Rally/Obedience classes or lessons with Laura, please fill out the form below!