• Bachelor's of Science in Behavioral Science - United States Air Force Academy, Colorado

  • Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (A-7476)

  • Dog Trainer Foundation Certified (DTFC)- International Association of Canine Professionals

  • Certified Dog Trainer (CDT) - International Association of Canine Professionals

  • E-Collar ForceFree Method Certified - Marc Goldberg and the Monks of New Skete

  • Movement Markers (TM) Certified - Maryna Ozuna of the Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch

  • Dog Nutrition Specialist - Dogs Naturally University

  • President and Founder of Candid Canine, Inc., a 501c(3) non-profit dog rescue

  • Licensed and Insured


Lauren Turner is the owner and trainer of Ideal Dog.  A lifelong animal lover, Lauren always had a particular affinity for dogs.  Her first dog of her own was an American Cocker Spaniel named "Penny" who she trained to do many tricks using shredded cheese!

Lauren started her adult career by commissioning in the U.S. Air Force from the U.S Air Force Academy and serving for five years as a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations.  The moment she was able, she rescued a young pit bull from an animal shelter in Georgia who was scheduled to be euthanized within a few hours--this dog would later become Lauren's ignition for entering the dog training industry.  While off-duty, Lauren volunteered at a local animal shelter, pet-sat dog through DogVacay (now Rover.com), worked with her personal dogs, and spent all her free time learning and researching everything she could get her hands on about dog training.


Once Lauren separated from the Air Force, she immediately followed her passion and opened Ideal Dog.  Lauren separates herself from traditional dog training services because she strives to provide exceptional, lifelong dog training results by training and rehabilitating dogs holistically.  She helps each dog she works with realize their full potential by not only teaching the dog new behaviors, but ensuring they are thriving physically via nutrition and movement analysis, and making certain they are living a fulfilling life via appropriate physical outlets and leadership within the home.  When owners work with Lauren, they develop the ability to understand their dog more thoroughly, communicate with them more clearly, care for them better, and have the confidence to include them more in their daily life.  Lauren truly provides the complete dog training service for helping dogs and their owners reach the pinnacle of healthy, loving, companionship.

Lauren has now professionally helped many families reduce and eliminate the stress they have with their dog through effective, gentle, training that captures the heart and soul of the dog!  Lauren continually hones her 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.






AKC #SR97967605

Golden Retriever

3 years old


Canine Good Citizen

Do More With Your Dog - NOVICE


Snuggler, patient, lover, pleaser, welcoming of all people and dogs!



AKC #PAL277902

Border Collie

3 years old


Do More With Your Dog - NOVICE


Intelligent, sharp, strong work ethic, loves to learn new things!

10035 Calle de Palencia

Navarre, FL 32566



(850) 396-2822

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Dog training, puppy training, and behavioral modification serving all of Navarre, Mary Esther, Gulf Breeze, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Mobile, Pace, Pensacola, Shalimar, Crestview, and surrounding areas.


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