At The Cooperative Canine, we know that your dog is an important member of your family. We treat every dog with respect, using positive reinforcement whenever we communicate.
Our encouraging interactions build strong, lifelong bonds!
Our coaching style equips dog owners with science-based, force-free training methods. With these helpful tools, we know you’ll be able to meet your training goals! Let us join you on your training journey!
Telani Lasoleille, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
I became passionate about dog training in 2001 as an owner of a dog-reactive dog.
I was searching for a mentor to help me and my dog build a better relationship with each other, and the world around us. My mentor walked me through the science behind dog training, and together, we overcame the fear-based reactivity in my own dog. I was inspired by the positive reinforcement techniques I had learned and wanted to give others the gift of effective, force-free dog training.
I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, as well as
a member of the Pet Professional Guild
(member number 48310054.)
I’m always learning more about science-based training techniques at conferences and seminars around the country. I also hold a certificate in applied animal behavior through the University of Washington.
I am also an AKC CGC and Trick Dog Evaluator.
Bre Kenworthy, CPDT-KA
I began my dog training journey as a balanced trainer, using aversive/corrective training methods in addition to positive training methods. However, I started noticing subtle changes in the dogs' overall behavior: they became more timid and shut down, and some even started showing reactive behavior. I knew there had to be a better way, so I started focusing on using positive training methods. The results were amazing! The dogs regained their confidence, and most importantly, they were trusting their human companions again. Seeing the effect of positive reinforcement on these dogs convinced me to become a force-free trainer.
During my career as a pet care provider, I've had the joy of working with dogs as a doggy daycare kennel tech, assistant/head trainer for board and train and private programs, and a trainer for group classes.
I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Fear-Free Certified groomer.
I have been passionate about dogs for as long as I can remember. "Dog" was the very first word I spoke. After achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Audio Engineering and working closely with artists for over a decade in the music business, I decided to get back to my original passion and apply my refined communication skills to a career in dog training.
I am thankful to be the guardian of an affectionate, goofy boxer named Gizmo and I largely credit him for this path. When I brought him home I did not know he was deaf. Upon quickly realizing that he was different, I entrenched myself in research about force-free, positive reinforcement training. As I began working with him, any initial worries I had about being able to communicate with him quickly faded away. Training a deaf dog wasn't harder than training a regular dog, it was just different. I was amazed at how attentive, eager and smart he was, as well as how training together was not only fun, but fostered a bond like no other I've had with a dog. I was hooked.
I began working at a doggy daycare, which led to my pursuits as a dog trainer. I am dedicated to continuing education and believe scientifically sound techniques, compassion, and a focus on dogs' welfare are paramount in effective, humane training. I strive to provide people with the knowledge and skills they need to foster positive relationships with their dogs and set them up for a lifetime of success together!
I am in the process of obtaining my certification as a dog trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy and through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.
What People Are Saying
Brent Upchurch - Jan 28, 2020
"We just has a visit from Mrs. Telani, she was incredible and very sweet. It was a pleasure to meet her I am so thankful for her kindness and her advice! We look forward to a follow up visit. Lowla promises she will work hard on all the lessons we need to learn. Thank you so much! Tired pup after her training visit."