Meet the Team

Liz MacHaffie

MS, CPDT-KA

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  • My goal is to bring you and your dog more joy and less stress!
     

  • My education level means you're getting top-notch, humane help. I've earned a Master's degree in dog and cat behavior. (And a Bachelor's in Animal Behavior.) This is what I've wanted to do since I was 12, and I wanted the best education I could get.
     

  • I love dogs AND people! You deserve compassion and understanding just as much as your dog does. (No judgements here on what training you've tried before or what you did when you got stressed. You're human, and so am I!)
     

  • My dogs and I have earned Canine Good Citizen certificates, a therapy dog certification, AKC Trick Dog titles, and a Cooperative Care Certificate!
     

  • Get to know me better through FB, YouTube, or Instagram!

Why Train With Me?

Masters in
Clinical Animal Behavior

A behaviorist & trainer in one! Highly qualified to help you with puppy development, aggression, anxiety, & more! 

BA in Animal
Behavior

Understand your dog better so you can be an even better pet parent. Learn from a well-educated behavior nerd who makes it simple.

CPDT-KA

Up-to-date, positive training methods from a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.

Over 14 Years'
Experience

You'll get solutions that work to maximize your unique dog's potential.

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Whitney Tutor

CPDT-KA, MAT

  • I love helping dogs and humans create a harmonious and happy relationship and seeing that bond grow!
     

  • I have a background in dog sports and I strive to bring that same team relationship to all clients and their dogs. It's amazing what our dogs can achieve when we set them up for success! 
     

  • My dog Luna and I have earned titles in Rally Obedience, Agility, Barn Hunt, Trick Dog and her Canine Good Citizen. Last summer we became a certified therapy dog team and we look forward to starting visits soon!
     

  • My puppy, Saga, is a rising star in Agility and has already tried out several sports before her 2nd birthday including Conformation, Barn Hunt, Fast CAT and lure coursing and earned her Novice Trick Dog. She earned her CGC at 6 months old.
     

  • Our rescue dog Nanook taught me a lot about having a dog with anxiety and has overcome his reactivity to compete and earn titles in Rally Obedience, Agility, and Fast CAT! 
     

Why Train With Me?

Masters of Arts in Teaching

You get a trainer who really understands how adults and kids learn, and can help your family in the way that best fits you! Your lesson plans feel organized and thoughtful.

CPDT-KA

Up-to-date, positive training methods from a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.

5 Years' Experience in Dog Sports

Sports can be a FUN and effective way to help with your dog's behaviors and daily exercise needs. Learn which sport(s) might be a great fit for your dog and get started with a knowledgeable trainer.

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Amy Crouch

  • My goal is to set you and your dog up for success and to provide you with the most fulfilling relationship possible.
     

  • I’m currently attending Karen Pryor Academy to earn my KPA CDT certification. This is a rigorous training program designed to complement my hands-on experience training for hundreds of hours with dozens of different breeds. I also plan to get my CPDT-KA certificate in 2022.
     

  • I especially love helping dogs with fears, frustrations and reactivity find healthy ways to get their needs met. I bring creativity and empathy into our problem solving.
     

  • Bully breeds hold a special place in my heart. I’m passionate about working with bully owners in order to help these tenacious and sweet souls find joy and blossom into confident, loving members of their families. 
     

  • Both my dogs have earned Canine Good Citizen titles and are working on Trick Dog titles. I love to hike with my Bernese Mountain Dog, Sam, and bully, Gibbs, and can often be found daydreaming about the mountains of NC.

Why Train With Me?

Karen Pryor
Student

A fantastic, positive education means I can bring you some of the best training methods out there.

Creative Problem Solving

No two dogs or people are the same, and I can help you choose the steps that feel best for you and your dog.

 Human Kid Mom

Do you have kids? Me too! I understand the unique struggles that can face the lives of busy families. I can help every member of your household can live their best life.