Our Professional Dog Trainer

Golden retriever standing on front paws.

Clover is head over heels excited about training!

Nancy Liebhauser is the founder and lead trainer of Mica Dog Training. Nancy is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, a Canine Good Citizen evaluator and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Nancy is also an Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT) and a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI). In addition to certifications, Nancy brings a wealth of hands-on experience to Mica Dog Training. She has 6+ years of experience in teaching obedience and foundation agility classes, including puppy behavior/socialization.

Nancy is continuously training her own pack of dogs, which includes several rescue dogs from challenging backgrounds. Videos of her dogs can be seen on the Mica Dog Training YouTube channel.  In spite of being mostly blind, her dog Clover has passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen and is an amazing trick dog!

Our Trainer’s Credentials

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge-Assessed (CPDT-KA)
  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (CGC)
  • Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
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I have had dogs all of my life and have worked with numerous trainers over the years.  Nancy is, by far, the best trainer I’ve ever worked with. Nancy takes the time to get to know the dog, to understand what the owner is looking for, and then adjusts her approach accordingly.  Her training methods are very gentle yet extremely effective.  She makes the training sessions fun for the owner and the dog without minimizing the effectiveness of her training.  And my dogs love, love, love her!!

I would highly recommend Nancy to anyone who is looking for help solving their dog’s behavioral problems, who wants obedience training for their dog, or who has another specific training need.  In my opinion, she is the best trainer out there.

Judy B. January 23, 2016

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AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Operation Socialization Dog Trainer Member

Certified Trick Dog Trainer