Barb Pensky has always had a special connection with all animals, especially dogs, and knew someday she would work professionally to help support them. After deciding to leave corporate sales, her first three businesses helped care for dogs when owners vacationed or were away from home. This led her to learn more about how dogs learn so she wanted to help owners understand how dogs communicate so they all could have a shared new language. She then expanded her knowledge by going through a certified training program with Catch Academy and proudly graduated with honors.
She practices only force free, rewards-based method of training, which helps teach the owner how to “speak dog”, strengthens the bond, and creates a positive environment where the dogs WANT to learn.
She is one of nine trainers in Ventura county who are CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer -Knowledge Accessed) force free trainers. Because dog training is an unregulated industry, this certification sets the standard for professionals who not only want to continue their education by keeping up to date with the current science-based method of training, but also requires many hours of documented training. She enjoys the daily puzzle at Laughing dog inn of how to help each dog who comes to play have the best chance at a positive learning experience.
Barb promises to be your “Chief Dog Advocate”, ensuring your pup has a loving and positive experience at our “Inn”.
The creation of LAUGHING DOG INN was born out of our own stress and worry about leaving our dogs overnight at a boarding kennel. We feared they would be scared, wouldn’t eat, wouldn’t get the extra love and care they were used to. Over time our traveling decreased and we found that even going away for a night was emotionally trying. We asked ourselves over and over what we would need in a facility to feel good about leaving our canine companions and once we answered this, the INN was born. We know how much they mean to you and that it can be hard to leave them behind. For your peace of mind, pay us a visit and experience the safe and happy atmosphere we provide. Let us pamper your pups!