Over the Moon Training provides respectful, individualized instruction, using methods that promote good communication between the client and their pet.
Over the Moon was founded by Laurie Korte, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP.
Laurie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed, earning that distinction through hundreds of hours of dog training experience within the past three years, and by sitting for a rigorous exam covering animal husbandry and ethology as well as instructional skills, learning theory and training equipment.
Laurie received her schooling in dog training from Karen Pryor Academy of Dog Behavior and Training. She received her certification with honors from there in 2012, giving her the title, Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP).
In order to keep her certifications active, Laurie must earn continuing education credits in the field of animal behavior and training on a regular basis.
To that end she is a dedicated member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and an active participant at their annual educational conference, which she has for several years helped to coordinate.
Laurie prioritizes continuing education and her involvement with these organizations in order to ensure she is instructing her clients using the most current and effective teaching and training methodologies as studied and practiced by the country’s top force-free trainers, including Patricia McConnell, Sue Sternberg and Terry Ryan.
Before turning to professional training, Laurie attained a B.A. in education, taught high school English, and served for 12 years on the Board of Trustees and as a reserve staff member for Alpine Valley School, a private democratic school in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, whose philosophy celebrates the individual learner.
Returning to Oklahoma (her birthplace) in 2013, she found a community where she could practice her passions for force-free dog training and individualized instruction.
She has a particular affinity for working with families who are introducing new dogs and cats into their own homes and helping with inter-species (human-dog, dog-cat) communication and understanding.
Over the Moon Dog Training Services is named for Laurie’s dog, Moon-pie, a border collie/cattle dog mix. Laurie lives in Oklahoma City, and consults with clients throughout the metropolitan area.