Archives: Team

Lavelle Brown

Hello wonderful dog owners. I’m Lavelle Brown a Through The Leash trainer in the beautiful Los Angels, CA area. I have always loved animals and nature in general so dogs being man’s best friend makes them my favorite animal. I am originally from Cleveland, OH and I am a University of Cincinnati alumni. I will never forget when I got my first puppy which was a Maltese. I taught her how to jump through a hula hoop. It was the feat of a lifetime for a seven year old kid. Ever since then I was in love with dogs and…

Read More

Taijon Duverger

Hello there! My name is Taijon Duverger, a trainer currently based out of Atlanta, Georgia. I grew up in South Florida surrounded by an abundance of cultural influences. This vibrancy all around me helped cement a deeply rooted passion of entrepreneurship through being of service to my community. I’ve had the opportunities to explore this passion in all different aspects ranging from music and film to finance, while studying Communications at Florida International University. My dog training journey started when my family met Static, an Australian Cattle dog rescue that was a gift in disguise. While training Static I quickly…

Read More

Jennifer Gabbert

My name is Jennifer Gabbert. I am a 34 year old dedicated mother of two beautiful children, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I reflect a varied personality including ambition, and the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness. I am also a well determined and vigorous individual, yet pleasantly calm. I encourage fighting for your desire, and doing it through God, because nothing worth having comes easy and all things are possible through God! Motivated by my children, my love for learning and succeeding, I strive to be an outstanding and successful woman in today’s society. With the definitive goal of…

Read More

Nick Knudsen

Hi! I’m Nick, one of Through the Leash’s Cleveland trainers. I’ve had a passion for animals my whole life, especially dogs. You could always find me watching shows about animals as a kid, whether it was the National Dog Show or Steve Irwin catching and saving crocodiles. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work with animals in some way or another, and I’m blessed to be able to do that now. Nothing is more rewarding than getting to see the relationship between dog and owner grow throughout training. I’ve really enjoyed getting to work with…

Read More

Sam Ferry

Hi! My name is Sam Ferry and I am a trainer in the Akron, OH area. I studied wildlife conservation at Bowling Green State University and have always had a passion for animals. I started training dogs at 16 and trained my rescue to be a certified medical alert dog. Since then, my passion for dogs grew and I worked in a rescue. I learned so much about dogs and their behavior that I wanted to become a trainer. Since joining this team, I have learned so much more. I learned how to communicate with our dogs properly and I…

Read More

Rayne Hurley

Thank you for reading my bio.  I have been in the dog training industry for about 13/14 years now and call me biased but Through The Leash is most definitely a cut above the rest.  I work in the back end of the company in the office, making sure things are running smoothly.  Most likely you have spoken to me at one point or another, I’m the one with the strong English accent.  I am one of the biggest animal lovers on the planet.  I have been involved with animal rights and rescue since I was very young.  I have…

Read More

Taylor Carter

Hey! My name is Taylor, and I’m Cleveland’s local dog trainer with Through The Leash. Just to tell you a little bit about me, for starters, I’ve always had a passion for dogs. Starting out at a very young age bringing home stray dogs, and growing up into a dog mom of 3. I’ve been with through the leash not only as a trainer, but as a client first. Helping people not only communicate with their fur babies but also understand them has become one of the highlights of my life. Knowing what it feels like beforehand, and watching the…

Read More

Emily Johnson

Hey there! I’m Emily Johnson, a trainer in the Charlotte, NC area. I’ve always been a dog person. During my undergraduate in MN I worked part time at dog daycares, provided private dog sitting services, and even fostered dogs. Upon completion of my B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Animal Behavior, I spent a year working with cats for Purina in MO. Since joining the Through the Leash team I have had the privilege of working with some of the best trainers and people I’ve ever met. I’ve learned so much, and there is nothing more that I enjoy then being…

Read More

Christopher Harvey

Hi everyone, my name is Chris Harvey I’m the lead trainer in the Jacksonville, Florida area. I stand on the principles of being a God-fearing man, family man, and most importantly servicing others in need. Also, I am a proud Navy veteran (IYAOYAS) if you know then you know! I offer effective, professional & humane training for your dog. Our goal is to make your life easier, by teaching your dog how to behave and live within the rules and structure of normal family life. I have always been a problem solver – challenging behavior problems keep me on my…

Read More

Connor Phillips

Hi, my name is Connor Phillips. I have been working with and handling dogs for several years now. I’ve had a love and passion about caring for animals for my entire life, but when I met some of the lead trainers for Through The Leash I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Seeing the way, they’ve built strong relationships with their dogs and were able to communicate with them was life-changing. After joining the team in Charlotte, I have been able to create and cultivate meaningful relationships with so many different people and so…

Read More

Maria Kambouris

Hi, my name is Maria and I’m a Through the Leash canine coach located in the Charlotte, NC area. My passions are biology, art, and research. I obtained a B.S. in Biology with a pre-med focus from UNC-Wilmington. I love saving the lives of so many animals daily. To understand the way that a dog thinks which directly correlates to the way that they behave, and then to be able to teach them to be confident and trusting of their owners is an amazing feeling. I love the different experiences that I have with each dog and then applying my…

Read More