Paws Dog Solutions began in 2004 as Pawsabilities Dog Training. Laurel Neufeld, owner/training director, and her team enjoyed eight years of helping people and their dogs but 2013 was time for a change. With the addition of more class options and curriculum changes to better suit dogs and their families, Paws Dog Solutions was born. We will continue to provide the same proven, science-based positive reinforcement dog training that our clients have come to expect.
Laurel is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed) and has been professionally teaching people and their dogs since 2001. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, with a focus on animal behaviour. Committed to providing the most effective and convenient solutions to her clients’ dog training needs, Laurel avidly pursues ongoing continuing education and professional development by attending seminars and keeping current on all industry literature. Paws Dog Solutions puts clients first and is well respected and referred to by local veterinarians, rescue organizations and the Winnipeg Humane Society.
Laurel shares her life with her two wonderful children, two dogs, a parrot and two cats. As a mom, Laurel has a first-hand understanding of challenges faced by families with kids and dogs. Laurel has many years of experience in agility training with her old dogs, Eddie and Fergus (gone but not forgotten!) She currently trains in rally obedience and nose work with border collies Kiefer and Lochlan. Laurel and Kiefer have titled at the Excellent Level in CARO Rally Obedience.
Leanne Neville, Instructor
Leanne has been training professionally since 2009 and excels at facilitating communication between people and their dogs. Leanne enjoys problem solving with new dog owners and is passionate about enriching dogs’ lives through training. She is committed to continuing education and has attended the Association of Professional Dog Trainers conference. Leanne also enjoys exploring new opportunities for dogs and has attended treibball and other seminars. Leanne shares her home with her dogs Maggie, Bella and Sadie as well as three love birds and various foster dogs.
CPDT-KA, CTDI, AdvDip ABM
Catherine is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed) and a Fear Free Certified Professional with a wealth of training and behaviour experience. In her 15 years of work in the Behaviour Department at the Winnipeg Humane Society, Catherine created programming to support behaviourally challenged animals both within the shelter and the community. Catherine believes strongly in supporting her human clients while they work through behavioural challenges with their dogs and cats. During her years in management of the behaviour department at the WHS, Catherine also mentored many dog trainers within our community.
Catherine attained her foundation degree in Animal Behaviour Management in 2017 from The institute for Animal Care and education from her home country United Kingdom and is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor through ‘Do More With Your Dog!’. She has attended a multitude of workshops, educational programs, and conferences globally and most recently completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course with renowned expert, Michael Shikashio.
In her spare time, Catherine enjoys cani-cross, hiking and all winter dog sports with her canine pals, Bonnie and Josie.