Laurie Buchele, CPDT-KA, has been training dogs since she got her beagle, Daisy, as a Mothers’ Day gift in 2002. Laurie credits Daisy with introducing her to the wonderful world of positive reinforcement clicker training. Laurie is currently working toward obtaining the Certified Behavior Consultant – Canine (CBCC) certification.
Laurie’s passion is in Rally Obedience, Therapy and Crisis Response work. Laurie is an APDT Rally Judge and a C-WAGS Rally and Obedience Judge. Laurie is an APDT C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator, a Tester/Observer for Therapy Dogs Incorporated and is the Midwest Regional Director for K9 Chaplains (a K9 crisis response team).
Laurie and her husband Ken have two teenage daughters, Meagan and Kendra, four dogs (all rescues), Daisy (beagle), Husker (golden retriever), Dolly (beagle mix), and Elphie (beagle mix), and two guinea pigs. Laurie and Ken have a training business in Fremont, Ohio, Buchele’s K-9 Service, LLC, where they specialize in therapy dog information and training, advanced training, private sessions, and workshops. Their website is www.buchelesk9service.com.