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I'm a dog "trainer," but more so a coach for humans who need help with their canine relationships.

I believe that dogs are basically wild at heart, and I want to help keep them that way! Living with us in our domesticated world isn't always easy for them, so let's channel their natural drive in ways that keep them emotionally balanced and out of trouble. In this way, we make a deep relationship with our dogs based on trust, while also fulfilling their innate need to maintain a type of wildness. 

Because dogs keep us connected to nature, examining the ways in which we interact and move with them is vital. If you'd like to learn more about this type of movement-based drive training, please feel free to contact me. 

Leah Lykos

Owner and Founder of Canine Movement Lab


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My Experience and Learning 

2003: Graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Creative Writing

2004-2010: Various jobs in Real Estate and other endeavors, volunteer dog walker at Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick, Maine

2011-2017: Studied Natural Dog Training with founder Kevin Behan in Newfane, Vermont

2013: Opened The Evolved Dog, online retail store for dog supplies

2014: Completed 230-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina

2015: Hosted Natural Dog Training Workshop with Kevin Behan, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

2016: Founded Canine Movement Lab, Holistic Dog Training Center

2018: Completed Introduction to K9 Decoying Workshop, given by Dave Pappalardo of K9 Unlimited, Franklin, NJ

2018: Accepted invitation to become a Pets For Vets volunteer trainer with the Portland Chapter

2018: Three-day immersion led by Kris Taylor of Taylor Made Working Dogs, San Diego, CA

2019: Completed Pets For Vets workshop: Working With a Veteran to Create the Super Bond, Baltimore, MD

2019: Completed the BCT/Stillness Touch Initiatory Course given by Giorgia Milne in Micanopy, FL

2019: Completed the PetTech CPR and First Aid for Pets course, given by April Begosh in Portsmouth, NH

2020: Completed Pets For Vets seminar: ACE Selection Protocol: Building the Super Bond 

2020: Approved as an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (#99911)

2021: Certified as a Level One Instructor in Canine Resistance Training

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