My name is Laura Waudby (she/they) and I reside just outside Minneapolis, MN.
I LOVE dog sports training. Creative problem solving is my jam!
I have dabbled in several sports including disc dog, dock diving, retriever training, and nosework. However, my main focus lies in preparing dogs for obedience, rally, and agility trials.
My passion for competitive obedience lies in the challenge of keeping training fun while also maintaining precision! I am intrigued by how to keep that attitude, energy, and accuracy in trials. Obedience doesn't need to be boring!
Due to Vito’s anxiety issues, I developed a special interest in helping dogs who tend to stress and worry in competitions. Trying to prepare our sensitive dogs for the ring can be tough and the journey can be lonely. It is my honor to help guide students through the extra training needed and be that support system. I want the world to see the amazing dog you know you have!
I currently offer online private coaching as well as teaching online classes for Fenzi Dog Sports Academy! Online coaching allows me to thoughtfully watch your videos and provide you with your next steps that you can keep referring back to again and again.
Tons of video examples and step by step instructions!
For 10 years I was also a trainer at the local ADI accredited service dog organization. My job ranged as the head trainer where I directly worked with the dogs in for final training and deciding what their “major” was (mobility assist, diabetic alert, hearing alert, seizure response, and autism assist), to then switching departments after the birth of my child in order to conduct classes, seminars, and lead the behavioral program for the foster families.
Because I have personally done the final training for well over 300 dogs from labradors to terriers, I have the experience to help you with problem solving! I love experimenting and finding creative solutions!