There is real magic in the human/dog relationship as it has evolved intricately over many thousands of years. Dogs love working closely with humans who truly understand their needs and want the very best for them. Let me show you step by step how to train your dog with Understanding, Communication and Trust!
My passion is that connection, and I have the sensitivity and skills to help bring out the very best in that relationship. I provide a one on one compassionate approach and at whatever pace you choose. Choices may include: problem solving, honing world skills, basic commands, preparing for public service activities such as ‘Therapy Dog’ and training for all levels in the sport of Competitive Obedience as well as preparations for the sport of Agility. No matter which path you take, there are lots of fun & challenging activities along the way.
Think of me as a personal trainer for human/dog relationships.
PHONE SUPPORTGet Dog Training Support from the Comfort of Your Phone
CRITIQUEEmail a Video and Have Laurie
Help with Your Progress
PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONLaurie will Tailor a Session or Program for You
Talk ‘Dogs’ with Laurieto see if she is the
Right Trainer for You
On the Way to a Regional Some Friends Get Together
Maui Enjoying the View
Although many of Laurie’s students have achieved top honors in competition, what is most important is the relationship and above all having fun.
Every Dog Wanted to Get Into the Group Shot at the Picnic… almost
Picnic Near Dark
National Classics and Regional Competitions
Laurie & Ruby After Earning a Perfect ‘200’ Score!
Laurie has 92
Laurie, while winning the top position in the sport 2 years in a row, continues to coach students to reach their full potentials in their human/dog relationships. She teaches how to build partnerships of communication and trust by reading dogs and applying motivational & fairness principals at all stages of training whether competition or companion training.
Of the many successful students over the years, some have achieved national recognition while others have expanded both the personal and recreational relationships they have with their pets.
3 Dogs Take Top Obedience Prizes
November 27, 1989
VILLA PARK — Any breed of dog could compete for the title of best-trained hound in the land, but it was a golden retriever and two border collies who took the prizes Sunday at the 1989 Gaines U.S. Dog Obedience Classic.For three days, 190 dogs representing 33 breeds and 25 states plus Canada leaped over hurdles, identified objects by scent, heeled, sat and lay down on command at the Classic, the World Series of dog obedience.A 4-year-old golden retriever named Ruby was proclaimed the best behaved and best trained dog when the show ended Sunday in Villa Park. Ruby, piloted by her owner, Laurie Rubenfeld of Monsey, N.Y., also won the Classic last year.Winner of the open class was Trivet, piloted by Janice DeMello of Somerset, Mass. Top winner in novice was Rival, piloted by Jeanine Rendon of Stockton, Calif. Trivet and Rival are 3-year-old border collies.The show was sponsored by Gaines dog foods of Quaker Oats and organized by the Illini Obedience Association. The dogs were the cream of the crop of more than 100,000 entries at more than 4,000 dog shows nationwide, according to Barbara Goodman, a Chicagoan who helped start the Classic 14 years ago.
I had the good fortune of training with Laurie Rubenfeld, and I cannot say enough great things about her. As an instructor she is extremely knowledgeable and generous with her time and expertise, and a positive, hands-on coach and mentor. Laurie’s unique approach to teaching without using fear or pain compliance, ensures positive results, a confident dog and a life-long rewarding relationship with your companion. I highly recommend Laurie, and her training methods, whether for specific issues or for general obedience. Thanks to Laurie and the techniques she taught me, my dog not only had a successful show career, he was also a respected canine good citizen, registered therapy dog, and a beloved member of our family. Loraine Capurso Paramus NJ
L A S T
I cannot say enough about the way Laurie helped my Labrador Retriever, Emmett and I achieve our goal of getting our AKC Utility Dog title this year. Not only that, but we started out in Novice A, both of us inexperienced and having no idea how far this journey would take us. It has been an exciting journey and we are still not finished. Not long after achieving Emmett’s Utility Dog title, we earned his Versatility title in three straight trials finishing in the ribbons each time. I had thought that Versatility would be the “icing on the cake” but we now have two legs towards a Utility Dog Excellent title and there is a good possibility that we will achieve that title this coming year. All of our titles were won with good scores and most of the time with placement ribbons. This was not without a lot of effort and hard work but also with kindness and understanding what Emmett needed from me. With Laurie’s help and expertise we were able to accomplish the goals I had set for us and more. I am so grateful for all she has done to help us. Thank you, Laurie!!! Jacqui Hartranft
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I have known Laurie for a number of years and have watched her patiently work with a number of breeds. It didn’t take me long to realize that she has the ability to tailor a training program specifically for each dog/handler team. One of her greatest assets is the infinite amount of patience and understanding that she gives to everyone in helping them reach their goals. Joanne S.
Click on Some of the People that Laurie Deeply Admires
The Dalai Lama
“Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not to die, so do other creatures."
“I could not have slept to-night if I had left that helpless little creature to perish on the ground.”
(reply to friends who chided him for delaying them by stopping to return a fledgling to its nest.)
“One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them."
Martin Luther King Jr
“I looked at all the caged animals…….the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry."
Former Mayor of Newark and Now Senator of New Jersey
Yale Law School Graduate
Rhodes Scholar Oxford
“The biggest thing you can do today is a small act of kindness."
“I have tried to be a man of letters in love with ideas in order to be a wiser and more loving person, hoping to leave the world just a little better than I found it."
Professor Emeritus at Princeton University& also taught at Yale, Harvard & the University of Paris
Founder & Presidentof the
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Dr Neil Barnard
Author of the ground breaking book"The Continuum Concept"
“Awareness is bad for the meat business. Conscience is bad for the meat business. Sensitivity to life is bad for the meat business. DENIAL, however, the meat business finds indispensable."
“Diet for a New America”
“Healthy at a Hundred"
“The Real Deal” in Natural Horsemanship.
(A True Horse Whisperer)
HousebreakingResponse to Commands
Getting Control in a Sensible Way
“For Everyone Who Loves Dogs, this can Open Up a Fun New Chapter in Your Life!"
All Levels of Competition
Obedience for Agility
Whatever Your Individual Needs, Laurie will Tailor a Training Session or Program for You.
When You are Ready to Expand Your Horizons
Signals & Advanced Commands
Heeling, Retrieving, Jumping
Canine Good CitizenTherapy Dog