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Meet The Team
Louise Daigle and her dog, Piper.
Louise started training dogs when she first wanted a puppy. The deal was if she could train the family dog to be more well mannered then she could get her own. Louise had no idea what she was in for. Manzo came to her a drooling, shaking mess of fear and anxiety. She soon realized she had her hands full and had to learn more about behavior modification if she was going to help Manzo succeed. Louise took every class and learned all she could to help him feel more confident about his surroundings. Fast forward 8 years and here we are, Louise sharing her passion of dog training and strengthening dog-human relationships, with all of you!
In 2012 Louise graduated from UNH with a degree in Applied Animal Science. From there she went on to work at the New Hampshire SPCA where she trained shelter dogs and taught a wide array of classes. A few years later she began work at the Lakes Region Humane Society creating a Behavior Rehabilitation Program where they take in dogs with undesirable behaviors, train them, and find them homes. Her work involved assessing each dog and creating a behavior modification plan for their specific needs. This way, adopters can have success with their new companions. Louise now runs Red Pointy Dog full time with Jake, and offers a wide array of services to the community.
Louise is a supporting member of the International Association of applied Behavior Consultants, a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed. Constantly learning, Louise regularly attends seminars and webinars to stay up to date with the newest science behind canine behavior.
"I am a hiker, I love the mountains! I enjoy being outside with my dogs more than anything. Above all else, I'm a dog lover. I share my home with two Australian Cattle Dog's, Manzo (below) and Piper (above) the Red Pointy Dogs. " Louise
Jake has always been around dogs. Growing up always having a pup around made it the logical choice for him to start working with dogs professionally. By constantly being around a number of dogs Jake quickly realized how fascinating and unique each dog was. Soon, he would go on to start his own pet sitting and dog walking business. Through this work he met a little dog named Roxie who needed more guidance than a walk here or there. It is with Roxie that Jake decided to learn more about behavior and training to better help the dogs in his care.
Whether it was taking training classes with his own dogs, Maggie and Lucy, or just shadowing local dog trainers, Jake absorbed all the knowledge he could. These experiences shaped the methods he uses now, working towards his goal of strengthening the relationship between dog and human through positive training.
Jake Belmont and his dogs, Manzo & Piper.
Jake is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. He continues his studies and education because dog training is a rapidly growing and evolving field.
Jake shares his home with the “Red Pointy Dogs” in Strafford. In his free time you can find Jake hanging out with Manzo and Piper, mountain biking, or hiking in the white mountains with Louise.