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A Well-Mannered Pup, LLC is dedicated to strengthening the understanding and bond between people and dogs through positive reinforcement training.  Our methods are based on the best that science and research have to tell us about how dogs (and people!) learn. Our training plans are individually tailored to address both the strengths and challenges in a dog and their human.  We are also passionate about assisting homeless dogs find homes and preventing dogs from being surrendered to shelters.

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About Your Next Favorite Dog Trainer

Understanding Your Animals

Laurie Buckley has degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and is certified through the Certification Council fro Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT-KA).  She is currently working on a certification in Behavior Consultation.  One of her earliest memories was collecting money door-to-door in her neighborhood for the local animal shelter.  She has pursued that passion into more than 20-years experience working with animals.  Ten of those years were in various roles in animal shelters.  She owned A Passion for Pooches Pet Spa, in Fernandina Beach, FL, offering grooming, training and massage until 2018.  She currently resides in Saluda, NC with her 3 dogs, Trixie a 12-year old Shih Tzu, Zelda, a 6-year old Border Collie mix and Ned, a 4 -year old Lab mix.

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Basic Obedience

The Building Blocks

Basic obedience is the essential foundation by which all well-mannered pups are built.  Knowledge of basic obedience commands not only creates a dog that everybody enjoys being around.  It also keeps dogs safe and happy in their homes. We offer training sessions in your home, as well as board and train options.

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Behavior Problem-Solving

No Bad Dogs

Even dogs that know some basic obedience can have behavioral challenges, such as jumping, leash pulling, barking and separation and anxiety issues.  Building on your relationship with your dog, we will develop a balanced and holistic training approach that reinforces the behaviors that you do want and eliminates the behaviors you don’t.

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It's True!  A Tired God is a Good Dog!

A very popular service for every busy dog owner!  Also very useful to those, who because of their own physical limitations, are unable to meet their dog’s needs for exercise and socialization.  A high percentage of many behavioral issues have at their root, a lack of both physical and mental stimulation . A Well-Mannered Pup offers a variety of activities including regular walks, trips to the beach and active play time.  Each exercise plan is tailored to your dog’s individual physical and mental needs.  You should always consult your dog’s veterinarian before beginning any course of physical activity.


Pet Parenting 101

It Takes A Village

Pet Parenting Consultations are a great resource for prospective or first-time dog owners or anyone who hasn’t had a dog or a young dog recently.  Topics that are covered include choosing the right dog for your lifestyle, bringing a new pet home, introductions to existing pets, housebreaking and socialization.

"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. 
For me, they are the role model for being alive."

Gilda Radner

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Saluda, NC ,28773 USA


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