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, a parrot and a rabbit. 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.
Cindy is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed) and a Fear Free Certified Professional.
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 since 2009. In addition to her classes at Paws Dog Solutions, Cindy offers private consulations though her business, Kitz & Canine. Cindy strongly believes in continuing education. She has attended the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (2012 and 2016) and Pet Professional Guild (2015 and 2019) conferences. Cindy, her border collie, Shadie, and 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.
Andrew McCausland, CPDT-KA
Andrew is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed). He holds memberships with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. He is a student in the Ian Dunbar Top Dog Academy, the Absolute Dogs Pro Dog Trainer program and has completed courses in scent detection and general training through the School for Canine Science online. Andrew has been and instructor and behaviour counsellor at the Winnipeg Humane Society and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and Zoology. He believes strongly in positive motivation-based methods that help foster a mutually trusting relationship between people and dogs.
Andrew is involved in a wide-range of training activities including sheep herding, tracking, scent detection, kicksledding, cani-cross, agility, rally obedience, trick training, rally freestyle and K9 disc sports. He shares his life witha mini poodle named Darwin, a border collie named Niko and a cat named Wallace.