About Laura

My name is Laura Waudby (she/her) 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!

 

For 10 years I also have been a trainer at the local service dog organization.  My job has ranged as the head trainer, directly working with the dogs in for final training and deciding what their “major” is from the 5 types of assistance dog roles placed (mobility assist, diabetic alert, hearing alert, seizure response, and autism assist), to more recently conducting classes seminars, and leading the behavioral program for the 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 training for other sports including disc dog, dock diving, gundog, and nose work.

 

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.

 

Personal play with toller