About Us

Laurie Ackland, CPDT-KA



Certified Professional Dog Trainer/Class Instructor

Laurie is a lifelong dog guardian and lover of all animals.  After many years involved in rescue and fostering/rehabilitating assorted domestic species, she has dedicated herself to a second career as a professional dog trainer.  Significant study along with attendance at professional conferences have given her a solid training foundation, based on modern and sound scientific principles.  This combined with several hundred hours of practical class and private instruction led to her achievement of the CPDT-KA designation. 
Laurie’s cherished animal family includes Bernese Mountain Dogs Luna & Sadie, Hungarian Vizsla Fred, and Gordie the cat.

Ottawa Canine School


Laurie is on Staff and teaching group classes at Ottawa Canine School.  Please click the link below to see available classes: 


Keshet Kennels + Rescue


Laurie teaches Recreational Agility classes at Keshet Kennels & Rescue.  Please click the link below for upcoming Spring classes: