The Laughing Tail, LLC

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  • Michele W.

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    We contacted Laura soon after we adopted a new "rescue" dog. Our new little girl was timid, shy, and terrified of new experiences. Trying to take her for a walk was challenging, as she startled at every movement and noise and was fearful of other dogs and strangers. Although we are experienced dog owners, we knew we needed special help for this challenging situation. We first hired Laura for private training consultation in our home and then started day care in her home, when our dog seemed ready for it. Laura's skills and confidence were so impressive and her gentle patience and use of positive training helped transform our pup from a cowering girl in the corner to a curious, playful, enthusiastic companion. We are so grateful to Laura and recommend her services without reservation!

    Oct 9, 2014
  • Jan P.

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    We were really happy with Laura's job of watching our goats and chickens. It was a relief to know they were well taken care of as they are pets to us. We even received pictures! We're very thankful to know we now have someone we can trust to watch the animals while we are away from home. Great job!

    Aug 23, 2014Verified

About this pro

Private training and board and train are set up to be tailored to your needs and goals as apposed to group classes where some dogs have a difficult time learning in that environment. I do the training and you learn to maintain it. In addition, my doggie daycare incorporates lessons in self-control by waiting at doors, sitting politely, and playing politely. Dogs are special gifts in our lives. I am passionate about reward-based training method which is completely humane and proven effective. I am grateful to be able to do what I love and empower people to transform their relationship with their dogs through trust and understanding.

Years in business

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

6

Number of employees

1

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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      My pricing is very simple: Doggie Daycare $25 per dog per day Dog Walking $20 for 30 minutes Comprehensive Evaluation $95 - includes a written plan of action Board N' Train is $500 per week Walk N' Train package $450 (three times a week for three weeks with an additional two lessons to help owner maintain the new skills.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      Yes, I train through the Jean Donaldson's Academy for Dog Trainers, which is an ongoing education program with weekly webinars. I've attended several Clicker Expos and APDT conferences. I have trained and competed for years in agility and rally. I also have an opportunity for ongoing training through dog*tec.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      I have a profound love for animals and have spent the last two decades training, rescuing, competing in dog sports, and understanding how dogs learn and communicate. I finally, decided last year to make my passion into a reality by starting my own business. I am happy and grateful for this amazing adventure!
    Coverage Area for The Laughing Tail, LLC is about 10+ miles of Vancouver, WA.