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Canine Training

Our Trainers

​​Such A Good Dog owner, Laurel Rose, has been working with dogs and their owners since 2001 and has 2 obedience training certifications; her ABCDT from Animal Behavior College, and CPDT-KA from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Laurel is also a Certified Mentor Trainer to Animal Behavior College students. Her interest in training began as a puppy raiser and volunteer coordinator for Canine Companions for Independence.  She's a published author of training articles on examiner.com and has been the "Ask the Expert" on WAAY TV.

Kim Roach has over 15 years experience working with a variety of animals.  She began her experience as an apprentice under a professional conformation handler in 1998 where she began competing in AKC Obedience.  She has worked as a professional Pet Training Instructor and has trained approximately 5000 dogs and their owners in obedience and home manners.  Kim has trained in numerous dog activities including obedience, Canine Good Citizen, tracking, agility, canine freestyle, disc sports, and Schutzhund.  She has continued her education by attending seminars given by leading experts such as Michelle Pouliot (canine freestyle), Kathy Cascade (TTouch), Pam Martin (freestyle and disc sports), Gary Shockley (Disc “Bama Air Dogs”), and Pete Kovach (Schutzhund).

Chelsea Warner has been working with animals for over 10 years. She began her experience when she started volunteering for a veterinary clinic in 2002. She later began to work as a dog trainer in 2008. Chelsea is a member of the SARTEC K-9 unit (a volunteer search and rescue team) and is an AARS (Alabama Association of Rescue Squads) member. Chelsea is also an approved Canine Good Citizen evaluator, recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Callie Loyd has a M.A. in Psychology. She has over six years experience working with rescue dogs and is a long time rescue dog foster and is a current member, and Alabama state Coordinator, for Bullies 2 the Rescue. 


Most people just want to be able to walk their dog without being pulled down the street, or have their dog greet people nicely without jumping, or just have their dog listen to them.

Our training philosophy is based on the fact that dogs will respond to positive, rewarding situations and clear communication. We specialize in helping you learn to read your dog's body language so you can better communicate with them, and with small class sizes you'll get all the attention you need. 

Whether you're starting classes with a puppy, need help with your 'wild child', have behavioral issues with your dog, or just want to have some fun and keep your dog's skills sharp, there is a class for you.  

We train indoors and outdoors, on field trips and special events.  We offer in-home training, private sessions, group classes (maximum 4 dogs per class so you get lots of attention), one topic single session classes, and seminars.

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