Having experienced challenging dog breeds growing up, Lee decided professional training was the way to go when she got her mini dachshund, Thantos (Toes, for short).
She first met Eric at Beyond the Leash in 2016 and completed his novice training with a perfect score.
Being a Dachshund, Thantos was leash reactive, extremely vocal, and bossed his mom around on their walks. With Eric’s training, she was finally able to have the obedient and balanced dog she’d always wanted. Lee realizes now that in order to train a dog, you must first train yourself.
Four years later, she faithfully returned to Beyond the Leash to train her adopted 7-year old Boston Terrier, Lucca. Being a tenacious breed and set in her ways, it was challenging to rehabilitate a dog that would refuse to walk in class, let alone give a second thought to the most basic commands. With an incredible amount of patience and an equal amount of tenacity, Lucca began making her rounds in Eric’s classroom without lagging. She now looks up to Lee as her pack leader.
Lee has the unique combination of approaching training with the firm consistency she learned from Eric, but also providing empathy and patience to dog owners that may struggle to rehabilitate difficult or tenacious dog breeds.
Lee has completed her apprenticeship with Beyond the Leash with flying colours. She is the lead trainer of many intermediate and advanced groups. She takes on many tough dogs where the dog requires extra private help and has a special was of easing owners stress in these situations. Lee now teaches her own solo groups.