Laurie is our Certified K9 Nose Work instructor. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and was one of the first 139 Nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainers in the country. She is also a member of the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior, an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, an AKC Rally Obedience Judge and an AKC Nose Work Judge.
At Kokopelli Dog Training we look at the whole dog; mind, body and spirit. We work with you to help build a healthy relationship between you and your dog for years of fun and pleasure. Training is the key to a happy, healthy relationship. A dog who uses their mind and body is a happy, fullfilled dog, and a dog who looks to you, as their leader and friend.
Let us help you form that lasting bond through training…from basic obedience to tricks and games to dog sports.
Melinda Harvey, CPDT-KA has been training dogs since 1995, when she was asked to help teach an agility class. She realized that to be successful as a team, the handler had to have a close and trusting relationship with their dog. That started a journey of learning that continues to this day, continually striving to gain ever more information and insights into the canine/human relationship. Melinda is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed, through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. She is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, APDT and an AKC Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R Puppy Evaluator. She is also an approved mentor/trainer for Animal Behavioral College and CATCH internship Dog Trainer programs.