Hello fellow dog lovers! I'm Lauren Turner, owner and trainer at Ideal Dog. I have a passion for working with dogs AND their humans. My goal is to always provide you with top-notch, tailored services and I work hard to ensure you are motivated to always further your healthy, balanced, stress-free relationship with your dog.
I began my career serving in the US Air Force for five years as a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). While in the Air Force I learned many valuable lessons and met fantastic, loyal people who I will never forget. I am proud to have served my country for those five years, but I found myself continually dreaming about the day when I could separate and open a "dog business"--my TRUE passion. While I was off-duty, I volunteered at the local animal shelter, pet-sat other dogs through DogVacay (now Rover.com), helped friends and family with dog training questions, and spent all my free time learning and researching everything I could get my hands on about dog training.
Once I separated from the Air Force, I immediately followed my passion and opened Ideal Dog. I have now professionally helped many families reduce and eliminate the stress they have with their dog through effective, gentle, relationship-based training. I continually hone my craft by following experienced dog trainers worldwide, attending training seminars across the country, and staying familiar with the most up-to-date information regarding training techniques.
I am here to help YOU. Don't ever hesitate to reach out if you have a question or need help with your dog. I always offer free content through my Facebook page and free phone evaluations, so there is no reason to hold back with any help you may need!
So, let's do this! With my help you can build a healthy, better relationship with your dog ... starting today!
Bachelor's of Science in Behavioral Science - United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
Associate Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (A-7476)
Dog Trainer Foundation Certified (DTFC)- International Association of Canine Professionals
E-Collar ForceFree Method Certified - Marc Goldberg and the Monks of New Skete
Licensed and Insured