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About Canine Centric & Lea

Canine Centric was created in 2013. My intention behind Canine Centric is to help owners and dogs understand each other to live together in harmony.

 

I want to empower dog owners to be the best owners that they can be for their dogs. Canine Centric is a great option for retraining, to help correct problems with your adult dog or help with the new puppy. Over the years I have developed a method of dog training that is not about force or fear but is fun for all, and thoroughly modern and innovative. 

Lea has always had love and a natural talent with dogs growing up. She began working with dogs in 2006 as a dog handler and began observing and assisting with training dogs & classes in 2009. In 2013 she attained a certificate in training and behavior from the Dog Training Internship Academy created by Janis Bradley. A 6-month course that focused on positive reinforcement dog training, dog behavior and professional client consultation. She also has her CPDT-KA Certification from the The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

 

Lea is also AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator, a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and teaches class through Sirius Puppy & Dog Training founded by Ian Dunbar. Lea's passion for dog training can be seen through her work. She loves teaching students “how to speak dog” and how to better connect with their canine companions. When not hiking with dogs, doing training sessions with clients or with her personal dogs, she is continuing her dog education through continuous hands on experience, seminars, conferences, webinars and books. Lea shares her life with an awesome husband and her canine companions, Chevy Iroc-Z the Doberman and Gambit the Belgian Malinois.