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About the Trainer

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Lauren Coates is a certified, professional dog trainer who graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior in 2022. She is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers as well as a professional member of the Alliance of Modern Pet Professionals of Pittsburgh. Lauren has been working with dogs for the majority of her life in many different ways including shelter work, dog sitting, agility, and training. She has a passion for dogs and a passion for helping owners find simple and humane solutions for their dogs.

Lauren puts a lot of emphasis on continued education and strives to continually educate herself on the latest studies and research being done on dog training methodology and canine behavior. She regularly attends various seminars, webinars, conferences, and online classes to ensure that her methods stay up-to-date so she can continue offering quality training services.

Lauren shares her life with three dogs: Rosie, Charlie, and Everest. All three dogs have earned titles in AKC Trick Dog. Rosie has also been highly successful in agility and has earned numerous titles competing in AKC agility trials. Lauren loves to spend quality time with her dogs through training, hiking, and going on long walks.

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