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Understanding Our Dogs LLC.
Understanding Our Dogs LLC.
Understanding Our Dogs LLC.

Welcome to Understanding Our Dogs LLC!

I am Lena Skov, MBA, KPA, and I am the professional dog trainer and professional puppy trainer covering a very large area around Charlotte, NC. Please click here to see my coverage area for In-Home Training. Please click here to see my coverage area for Board and Train.I come you you! I specilize in dog behavior modification training, in-home dog training, puppy training, basic dog manners training, advanced dog training, potty training and Board & Train services.


Puppy Training

Puppy Training

We recommend training your puppy from the moment he walks through your door at 8 weeks. Many undesired behaviors can be prevented well before forming. Our Puppy Program is unsurpassed and focused on teaching self-control.

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Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification

The key to Behavior Modification is not only to stop unwanted behaviors but to replace them with the preferred ones. Did you know that approximately 90% of aggression is fear-based? We focus on changing the dog's emotional response to triggers.

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Board & Train

Board and Train is designed for those owners that do not have the time to train their dog but are willing to keep up with training once the dog reaches the desired level. The dog stays in my guest bedroom and becomes part of my family for 3 weeks.

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Basic Training

Every dog should know basic manners. This is what makes them great companions and members of the family. This a program for puppies older than 6 months of age all the way to seniors. Creating solid foundation for years to come.

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Why Hire Understanding Our Dogs LLC?

Science-Based Dog Training

My curriculum is built on decades of scientific research and practical development by behavior analysts, ethologists and event-marker trainers around the world

Comprehensive Services

I will explain what causes your dog's behavior and what steps need to be taken to remedy the situation as well as how to prevent the re-occurence.

Fully Customizable

I will never try to fit a square peg into a round hole. Dogs are individuals - I can easily adjust the program to the specific dog's needs.

Professionally Educated

There are no industry requirements for dog trainers. I am one of the few that have been professionally educated. I graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior.

Efficient Training Programs

My training programs are well-established with a highest level of efficiencies targeting the busy schedules of the owners.

Almost 20 Years of Experience

I started training dogs in 1998. I have vast experience of working with a multitude of breeds and personalities.

How to Choose a Dog Trainer

It is such an important decision to hire a dog trainer! Whether you choose my business or somebody else, here are a few critical points:

  • Anybody can become a dog trainer. There are no industry standards or certification requirements.
  • Only a very small percentage of dog trainers have formal education. Research the school from where they graduated.
  • Ask the dog trainers to show a video of them working with their dogs. Watch the body language to ensure the dog is happy.
  • CGC Canine Evaluator badge does not imply an ability to do behavior modification. It is an AKC program for very basic obedience skills.
  • Ask the dog trainers what continued education they have done?
  • What tools do they use?
  • Because there is no formal certification, fees can vary vastly from business to business. Most expensive does not mean the best. It is also not a good idea to choose the cheapest options. Some trainers, such as myself, have to build in continued education to stay well informed and provide most knowledgeable service.

Example of me working with one of my dogs.