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Our Team

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 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, UW-AAB, FDM - Owner of the Cooperative Canine, Virtual Trainer, In-Person Trainer

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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 and Behavior Consultant, 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 hold a certificate in applied animal behavior through the University of Washington. I am also an AKC CGC and Trick Dog Evaluator.

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Ginny Carlson, Lead Overnight Care Specialist, In-Person Trainer, and Scheduling Coordinator

I am a Fear Free certified, Red Cross Certified, and NAPPS certified Pet sitter, and I'm currently working on my  PPAB dog training certification. When pet sitting, I strive to make your departure a fun staycation for your pet. When I'm training, my goal is to help clients and their pets build a loving, trusting, cooperative relationship. I love working with all dogs, but I am especially focused on helping dogs with anxiety and aggression to become more comfortable and confident. When I'm not focused on Cooperative Canine, I teach ESL, go to concerts, hike, swim, and read.

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Laura Jones, PCT-A, Overnight Care Specialist, Certified In-Person Trainer

Laura has always been passionate about animals. When they had the opportunity to learn to train pets, they instinctively picked it up right away. Since then, they have become a Fear-Free certified pet sitter, a Professional Certified Trainer through PPAB, and are now on their way to becoming a Professional Certified Behavior Consultant. They have also studied the Living and Learning with Animals course by Susan Friedman, and are an AKC CGC evaluator. In their free time they enjoy drumming and fashion design

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Franko Hashiguchi - Marketing Director

Franko Hashiguchi maintains the website and socials, plus assists with administrative functions for The Cooperative Canine. When not twiddling electronic bits, he is lovingly tending to Koa and Kalea, the bestest fur babies in his eyes! Oh, and playing Irish Music!

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Our partner, Scott Fields, owner of TrustyPaw

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My love for dogs is a defining feature of who I am. With deep compassion, I help your pet companion become a calmer and more cooperative on the other end of the leash without prongs or choke collars. I'm Fear Free and PetTech CPR/First Aid certified. I am devoted to providing a safe, fun-filled experience for your companion every day. 

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What People Are Saying

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Brent Upchurch
"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."

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