Hello, I'm Rachel Laurie Harris,
I found my calling training people and their dogs after volunteering at MaxFund as a dog walker (9 years ago). There, I saw that the thousands of dogs stuck in shelters are there because of easily trainable behavioral problems. I realized that if you take the time and work consistently with these disorderly dogs, they can learn to trust people, behave politely, and find the homes they deserve.
I’m committed to continuing my education, following key research, and helping you distill that information so you and your dogs are getting the best training plans available. Developing relationships with your furry family isn’t static, and our training techniques shouldn’t be either.
I work with all breeds and families, but have a soft spot in my heart for blockheaded bullies and pitbull mixes.
I'm committed to the underdog
In addition to training my own pups (Waylon + Tiva), I’ve fostered a number of “difficult” dogs to help give them the best chance at finding a new life. I also help organizations train their rescue dogs, helping them understand how to best serve the needs of these special friends.
Hi! I’m Stephanie Folkman
Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)
My passion for animals started at a young age and grew as I did. My entire life has been surrounded by dogs, cats and small pets. As an adult, I have experience working in a doggy daycare, vet clinic, animal chiropractor office and at a large animal shelter. My years spent working through different parts of the animal industry helped me to discover that my true passion lies with +R dog training and bettering the lives of dogs and their people.
I am a recent Karen Pryor Academy graduate and Certified Training Partner. I am also an ABC Certified Dog Trainer and Vet Tech Assistant. I am dedicated to continuously improving my knowledge and skillset with the most humane and up-to-date training methods. I adhere to LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Invasive) standards, meaning that I use no pain, fear, intimidation or force to train.
My goal is to use my unique background and set of skills to improve your life with your animals by helping you create relationships built on trust, communication and understanding. While also helping you reach your training goals!
I love working with all different types of breeds and their people but I particularly love my herding and working dogs! I also have a soft spot for working with households that have multiple species, I am passionate about showing people that cats and dogs can truly live together in peace and happiness!