Laurie is a very knowledgeable and experienced trainer. She does a wonderful job with both the dog and owner. She is easily approachable and genuinely wants to make sure you and your dog are getting the most out of her classes.
Working in the veterinary field has shown me how important positive reinforcement training for dogs is. When it came time to train my own dog, Quincy, Smart Dog University was my choice for training. Laurie is a calm force and true dog lover! Two years later I am still using positive reinforcement clicker training to reinforce good behavior and deter unwanted behavior. Almost anytime I have my Quincy out, people comment on how well behaved he is-a true testament of Laurie’s training methods!
Our family used Laurie Luck and Smart Dog University for training both of our very active labs. Laurie was amazing at helping our entire family learn to train and work with the dogs. The most helpful thing for us about both the group classes and in-home training was Laurie’s ability to make the training techniques work in real life situations. Thank you so much Laurie!
Gracie participated in two classes. Laurie is very knowledgable about dog training, very patient with owners and clearly loves her work. I especially remember the lesson about the settle mat. Laurie kept telling me to “wait, wait, she will figure it out.” Sure enough, Gracie figured it out and scooted her little butt backwards to the mat. Click, treat!!! I was so tickled at my baby dog!!! I would highly recommend puppy classes with Laurie.
The knowledge SDU provided is invaluable. Laurie’s willingness to share her calm logic and vast knowledge and patience about how to raise a happy dog (and happy dog people) has created harmony we did not have before. A big thanks to my sister who discovered this gem in the RUFF!