Meet the Trainers
Louise started training dogs when she first wanted a puppy. The deal was if she could train the family dog to be more well mannered then she could get her own. Louise had no idea what she was in for. Manzo came to her a drooling, shaking mess of fear and anxiety. She soon realized she had her hands full and had to learn more about behavior modification if she was going to help Manzo succeed.
Louise took every class and learned all she could to help him feel more confident about his surroundings. Fast forward 8 years and here we are, Louise sharing her passion of dog training and strengthening dog-human relationships, with all of you!In 2012 Louise graduated from UNH with a degree in Applied Animal Science. From there she went on to work at the New Hampshire SPCA where she trained shelter dogs and taught a wide array of classes. A few years later she began work at the Lakes Region Humane Society creating a Behavior Rehabilitation Program where they take in dogs with undesirable behaviors, train them, and find them homes. Her work involved assessing each dog and creating a behavior modification plan for their specific needs. This way, adopters can have success with their new companions. Louise now runs Red Pointy Dog full time with Jake and offers a wide array of services to the community.Louise is a supporting member of the International Association of Applied Behavior Consultants, a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed. Constantly learning, Louise regularly attends seminars and webinars to stay up to date with the newest science behind canine behavior. ”I am a hiker, I love the mountains! I enjoy being outside with my dogs more than anything. Above all else, I’m a dog lover. I share my home with two Australian Cattle Dog’s, Manzo (below) and Piper (above) the Red Pointy Dogs. ”
Jake got his start in the dog world right here at TYDB nearly 9 years ago. Fascinated by the various behaviors individual dogs can display, Jake created his business around the study and practice of changing dog behavior. He believes training should be fun for dogs and humans too. It is because of this that Jake uses positive methods of training and educates owners on the pitfalls of correction based techniques.
Jake believes that positive training methods develop trust and strengthen a person’s relationship with their dog. When your dog enjoys working with you, they are more willing to do so.
Jake is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator with the American Kennel Club. He continues his studies and education because dog training is a growing and evolving field. Jake shares his home with the “Red Pointy Dogs” in Strafford. In his free time, you can find Jake hanging out with Manzo and Piper, mountain biking, or hiking in the white mountains with Louise.
Our Training Classes are held in the spring, summer and fall months only and are held outdoors. Please be sure to dress accordingly (sunscreen, sun glasses, light jacket or sweatshirt, rain jacket for light rain or possible showers). Sometimes the weather can change our plans. In the event of rain, thunder or undesirable weather, we may decide to cancel or re-schedule training classes.
If classes are canceled, we will post such notification on TYDB Website, TYDB Facebook page & Red Pointy Dog Training Facebook page. We will also attempt to contact each client via phone, text or email.
Please be sure to check for notifications if the weather does not look promising before coming to class!