Instructors - Le-Ann



Le-Ann Elgie
, M.A., CPDT-KA, CMT, is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed, by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and she has maintained active certification through continuing education for almost 10 years. Le-Ann is also a Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CMT,) having completed a 100 hour course at the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage in 2009. An Ivy League graduate (Brown University, 1995,) Le-Ann’s background also includes over twenty years in education and behavior analysis. While Le-Ann has been an instructor at Freilance Dog Sports for the past seven years, her time in the dog training world spans over twenty years in a variety of capacities. Le-Ann currently teaches all levels of classes, lessons and workshops. Her workshops often carry CEU (continuing education) credits towards trainer recertification with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. All of Le-Ann’s dogs train with Sharon Freilich at Freilance Dog Sports. Le-Ann has been on the Bay Team Board (2012-2014,) she has been the Chair of the Bay Team Fun Match Committee (2010-2014) and she was awarded the Bay Team’s John Nunes Caninitarian Award in 2011. Le-Ann actively participates in professional development regarding canine agility, training and behavior. Le-Ann’s students currently compete at all levels of agility through Masters.

Le-Ann focuses on a strong foundation so that skills are taught in small, sequential and successful steps. Specific behaviors are taught by reinforcing each discrete step to the correct behavior in a timely and consistent manner. Le-Ann believes strongly that motivation, drive and focus are obtained by making agility fun through play. She encourages her students to praise their dogs often, relax, play and enjoy the training process. Le-Ann assists students to think outside the box when presented with individualized challenges.

Dogs:

  • FYNN: MX MXJ XF T2B RN AD AS AG AJ NAC
  • ROBSON: MJP AXP OA OAJ OFP NAC
  • KEY: NA NAJ NF
  • PYP: NFP