The Laughing Dog

Dog Training That Works

Science-based and result-producing Dog training!


We offer Online Training – don’t let COVID-19 prevent you from training your pup!

Having a dog that misbehaves is no fun!

A poorly behaved dog can ruin social gatherings, time with little kids and a should-be relaxing walk can turn into a stressful march in no time at all. If you’re not sure how to handle bad behavior in dogs, you’ll be frustrated and may do more harm to your pooch!

Thankfully, animal behavior science is getting better every year. Our staff is trained on a wide variety of positive and force-free solutions. You’ll never see us using a choke, prong or shock collar. Instead, we opt to help owners build a system of communication with their dogs to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding and good behavior.

I am the Founder and Lead Trainer, but I prefer the title of Dog Enthusiast. I spend my working hours helping loving dog owners enjoy the time they have with their pets through fun, simple, and effective training methods. During my time off, I love to take my Very Good Boy, Cooper, kayaking on the area rivers and lakes. I fell in love with and started training dogs professionally at age 7 and have over 20 years of experience. Since the beginning, I have continually built my knowledge and skills around dogs and how they learn, earning a certificate with the Council for Professional Dog Trainers. To keep those skills fresh and ever-improving, I participate in numerous annual animal behavior and welfare groups as well as attend at least one industry conference each year. I am focused on reaching the Fargo/Moorhead area with the goal of making pet ownership fun and rewarding.

Dog Training Services


Puppy/Dog Training (Prevention of unwanted behaviors)

While puppies are fun, sometimes new puppy owners need help in the home with things like house training and boundary-setting (don’t chew on that!) We help make sure puppies and younger dogs don’t develop bad habits.

Dog Training (Modifying existing behaviors)

More mature dogs can develop behaviors around certain stressors. Going to the vet, getting in the car, or walking nicely on the leash can all become stressful for dogs. Wherever your dog struggles we’ll meet you there and will have a customized plan just for them.

In Home Dog Care / Drop In Pet Sitting 

We know you’re busy! We love to offer drop-in pet care of In-home care. Whether you’re out of town for the week and your dog doesn’t board well or you just need someone to take your dogs for a walk at lunch – we’ve got you covered. 


It's Never Too Early or late To Start training your dog!





Bailey has been walking my dog, Manny, every week for two years now, has cared for him when I am out of town, and has taken him out if I am stuck at work and unable to get home in time. Manny is a 100+ lbs energetic mutt and Bailey has had no trouble with him. Since she started walking him, I’ve definitely noticed that he responds to commands better and is better behaved than he used to be. Bailey always sends a text, and sometimes a picture, letting me know when she takes him out, which is nice for peace of mind. She has also been extremely accommodating with short-notice requests to walk Manny as well. 

I have had a great experience with Bailey as my dog walker!  I have 2 dogs and they get so excited when they see her car pull up.  My husband and I both work so it is nice that the dogs are able to get out and get some exercise while we aren’t home.  My 2 year old dog, Lily, is very hyper and can be hard to control, but after Bailey started walking them she has become much better at not tugging on the leash when I walk her.  She has also been working on her not jumping on people when they come to the door which I have seen big improvements. She is very reliable and sends pictures of the dogs when she is out walking with them.  I would highly recommend her as a dog walker.  If you have questions please let me know. Thanks!

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