My name is Laura Waudby and I reside just outside Minneapolis, MN.
I teach online classes for the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy! Online classes are highly effective and I wholeheartedly recommend taking courses from me or any of my talented coworkers! Imagine having video examples and step by step instructions to read right in front of you!
I am also in my 10th year as a trainer for the local service dog organization. My job has ranged from directly working with the dogs in for final training and deciding what their “major” is from the 5 types of assistance dog roles we place (mobility assist, diabetic alert, hearing alert, seizure response, and autism assist) to more recently conducting classes and seminars for our fosters.
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!
My passion for competitive obedience lies with the challenge of keeping training fun while also maintaining precision! I am intrigued by how to keep that attitude, energy, and accuracy in trials.
Due to Vito’s anxiety issues, I have a special interest in helping dogs who tend to stress and worry in competitions. I want to help the world see the amazing dog you know you have!
In addition to obedience, I actively train for and compete in agility. I occasionally dabble in other sports including disc dog, dock diving, gundog, and nosework.
I occasionally blog in my online journal about daily life with the crew and their training. While it is more of a journal than a teaching blog, if you are interested in learning more about my philosophies check out The Dogs Are Really In Charge.