Laurie Luck

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Dog problems got you down? Laurie Luck of Smart Dog University can help you and your dog!

Visit the Smart Dog University website to learn more about how we can help you and your dog. You'll find helpful articles (free!), as well as recommended resources. Subscribe to Your Smart Dog, our free newsletter filled with lots of information about common problems and how to solve them, what's new at SDU, and new class information. Check out Smart Dog University on Facebook, YouTube, and on Twitter! You'll also want to check out the Smart Dog Blog for quick answers, helpful information, and valuable nuggets about dogs and their behavior. You don't want to miss it!


About me

I'm Laurie Luck, founder of Smart Dog University, and I've been helping dogs and their owners since 1994. I choose to work with dog lovers because I understand how frustrating it can be to have a dog you'd like to spend time with, but not know how to get that dog to listen.

Smart Dog University represents over a decade of learning. We specialize in teaching dogs and their people how to work together. I love what I do and have developed many happy friendships, both canine and human, along the way.

Things I'm doing

In addition to being a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), I am a faculty member of Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior. A professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).

I served as President of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), an international testing and certification program for professional pet dog trainers. 

I raise and train service dogs for a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service dogs to assist people with disabilities. I have also raised and trained service dogs for Hero Dogs, a charitable organization based in Brookeville, Maryland.

My dog and I are Delta Society-certified Pet Partners. Tango is a therapy dog and we are involved in the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program, helping children to improve their reading skills.

I am a social media junkie and can be found at all the usual hangouts: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and, of course, the Smart Dog Blog

I love to speak to groups about dogs, dog training, and social media and am a regular speaker at ClickerExpo, as well as national and regional conferences. 

Services Offered: 

In-home consultations and training, puppy courses, dog manners courses, specialty problem-solving courses.

Free resources, too!  

Services Offered Summary: 
In-home consultations and training, group classes: Puppy Charm School and K9 Building Blocks. There are lots of free resources on our website:
Contact Information
Box 1111
21771 Mount Airy , MD


Member for
10 years 2 months