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Laura Waddell, Owner

Laura Waddell has been working with dogs for over 30 years, starting with the Philadelphia ACC and working her way up through the dog world. Titling her dogs in obedience and working dog sports such as Schutzhund helped her define her balanced approach to dog training.


As an ethologist, she specializes in behavior modification and continues to further her education in the field by attending workshops and seminars with such noted professionals as Dr. Jean Dodds, Dr. Karen Overall, Suzanne Clothier, Lou Castle and many others. She has been seen on Animal Planet's show "From Underdog To Wonder Dog" as well as "Broadway Barks" .


Some of her clients include Metropolitan Maltese Rescue in NYC (on call behaviorist), Hounds On The Hudson (kennel management and safety), as well as being a consultant and expert witness for animal legal cases.


Laura is a professional member and certified trainer through the International Association of Canine Professionals,  the IASE and is an Evaluator for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program.

She is currently owned by her Belgian Malinois Anika and the newest addition to the Canis family, Aussie puppy Orion.

Christine Schwartz
CDT Head Trainer

Christine Schwartz CDT (Certified Dog Trainer) is a professional member and certified trainer through the International Association of Canine Professionals,  Christine started out handling dogs for many years at the NY Animal Care and Control in Staten Island before coming on board as an apprentice, and now as a professional covers Monmouth, Middlesex and Somerset County and Staten Island and

Brooklyn clients.  She became certified in 2020 and continues to further her education regularly, and is LIMA certified through Steven Lindsay.

She is currently dedicated to helping dogs through her canine nutrition company Paw Power Nutrition with her husband Eric, who donates to animal rescues every month,

and is a dog mom to Pablo, Ares, Lynly and Biggie Smalls.

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