At Lake Erie Dogs LLC we offer balanced family dog training and nutrition consulting. We provide personalized, one on one private dog training and customized diet approaches using fresh food. We consider the education we provide teaches owners how to be their own dog's trainer and health expert, it is unique and quite frankly, life changing.
Our board and train program is very intimate, owners dogs stay in our home anywhere from 3-8 weeks. We train on a balanced philosophy using positive and negative tactics to teach dogs how to be their best and learn how to make the right choices on their own. This way we create a confidence in the dog that will last a life time.
Toms dog training experience started with his families dog who had aggression issues towards him and his brothers. After doing research, a company in Cleveland rehabilitated his family dog with balanced methods. Using rewards and corrections in the training process. After seeing the results and how much happier their dog was, Tom changed his path and began his journey in training dogs. He learned multiple methods, researched theories, attended seminars, trained at different facilities, and learned from trainers who had been doing it for years. After ten years in the dog world he has an arsenal of techniques that can help any dog. Using balanced training methods Tom creates a line of communication between human and canine that both can understand. Educating owners and training them to be their own dogs trainer is his goal.
Dog training isn't a career to him its a lifestyle, people start as clients but become life long friends and their dogs are welcome back anytime for any reason.
After graduating college, Kayanna Schuh decided corporate world wasn't her groove and went on a cross country road trip with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Sasja. Kay enjoyed making homemade "species appropriate" dog treats and wanted to learn more about canine nutrition. She interviewed and toured many holistic vet facilities across the country, learning the different avenues one can take when creating home prepared dog food and treating different health issues naturally. Since then Kay has attained multiple certifications from reputable institutions and has done extensive research on raw feeding and home cooked diets as well as herbal treatments. She considers the whole dog, lifestyle, age, and health issues, when making food and additive recommendations. Her main goal is educating dog owners to take their pets nutrition into their own hands in a simple balanced and natural way.
Eventually, Tom moved out to Sandusky, where his family vacationed and made a lot of memories. Training dog's on his own and helping rescues rehabilitate dogs. When working with a rescue, they had a young white confident pittie who was gnawing at his kennel. Tom spent time training Snow to be adopted out. Tom would work him throughout the day, found that he loved the treadmill, and was a very loving young dog. One day Tom took him home for the night so Snow could enjoy some home comfort. After testing out the bed and getting to know Drax, Snow never went back, and became a new member of the pack.
Snow is very calm and helps keep dogs company while adjusting to new environments. He shows them that there is nothing to worry about because he is all cool calm and collected.
While Tom was training dogs in Cleveland, one of his clients came upon a lonely wanderer found near the highway. He had no tags, microchip, or any information. Tom took on the responsibility of caring for him while searching for his owner. After a few months of no luck, and whole a lot of bonding time, Tom decided to make this pup his own and named him Drax!
Drax is a very well socialized dog, he is our main guy when introducing new dogs to the pack. He is also great with puppies and teaching them the ropes! He is paid very handsomely with his raw food.
Sasja has been with Kay since she was a puppy. Sasja has a whole lot of personality, loves her mom, loves company, and loves to run aimlessly and bark at things that are not there. Kay contacted Tom, to teach herself and Sasja, how to communicate on a higher level. It changed Kay's and Sasja's relationship completely. Kay and Tom became intrigued about each others beliefs, Tom was fascinated with Kay's knowledge about feeding a species appropriate diet, as she had been feeding Sasja since she was a pup. Kay was static that Sasja could roam off-leash, thanks to remote collar training from Tom. The two, dog loving individuals, became a team who fell in love with their passions for dogs.
Sasja supports us all by being comforting and playful! She keeps the energy positive and fun getting most dogs eager to play within minutes of meeting them.
Tom, Kayanna, Sasja, Drax, and Snow are here to educate the Sandusky community and surrounding area's on building a balanced relationship between dog's and their owner's through Training and Nutrition.
"Balanced Training, Balanced Diet, Balanced Life."