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 partner, two wonderful children, two dogs and a parrot. As a mom, Laurel has a first-hand understanding of challenges faced by families with kids and dogs. Laurel is actively training in agility with Kiefer and new border collie puppy, Lochlan. Laurel and Kiefer are also training in Canine Scent Detection and have titled at the Excellent Level in CARO Rally Obedience.
Susan has been working with animals for over 30 years. She started with horses but after realizing they would not fit in her backyard, she decided to work with dogs. Susan trains and competes in agility, flyball, disc dogs and obedience. She is also one of the producers of the EXtreme Dogs show at the Red River Exhibition. Susan was the behaviour manager and head obedience instructor at The Winnipeg Humane Society for six years. She has attended and hosted behavioural and training seminars and workshops in Manitoba and the United States. Susan was one of three main speakers at the Manitoba Animal Welfare Conference, speaking on behavioural programs for shelter dogs. Susan shares her life with four active dogs, Kahtanah, Thrasher, Lethal, and Gamr.
Cindy’s journey into dog training began in a big way when a great dane named Evy joined her family. Cindy has been working with dogs professionally for the past seven years. In addition to her classes at Paws Dog Solutions, Cindy is also a Behaviour Counsellor at the Winnipeg Humane Society. Cindy strongly believes in continuing education. She has attended the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (2012 and 2016) and Pet Professional Guild (2015) conferences. Cindy, her border collie, Shadie, and new great dane, Sawyer, are actively training in many classes and seminars including life skills, rally obedience, agility, treibball and canine sport detection. Cindy loves to help people develop a positive relationship with their dogs based on mutual respect and trust.
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.
Jenn’s journey into positive reinforcement based training began with the need to help her reactive border collie function in a world he perceived as scary. Jenn and her rescue dog, Duncan, have gone on to participate in obedience classes, rally obedience and agility. Duncan has also earned his Canine Good Neighbour certificate. Jenn's goal is to help others achieve an enjoyable, respectful and deepened relationship with their own dogs.