Offering expert knowledge, outstanding facilities and a sincere dedication to their students, DogLogic has set itself apart from any other training facility in the area. Students have access to an ever-growing list of classes and seminars that cover several areas such as agility, foundation puppy skills, manners and obedience.
Originally from England, Lynne Stephens has been living and working in North Carolina since October 2004. Her passion for dogs and dog training has spanned more than 3 decades, during which time she has achieved at the highest levels of competition both here and in the U.K.
In the U.K. Lynne qualified and gained top places in all the major agility finals, including Crufts and Olympia. She and her husband, Pete were regular competitors at this level from 1996 until they came to live and work in the United States in October 2004. The highlight of her agility career in England came just before the move when she was picked as a member of the British Agility World Championship team in Lieven, France in 2003 and in Italy 2004.
Since her arrival in North Carolina, she has competed at the USDAA Nationals 4 times with 4 different dogs.
Before discovering agility, Lynne had many years of experience in other dog sports including British Working Trials. This encompassed tracking, obedience, agility and patrol work. Once again she worked her way to the top, achieving the highest accolade as winner of the Associated Police Sheep and Army Dog Society (ASPADS) Patrol Dog of the Year with Belgian Tervueren, Wings in 1987.
Lynne is currently agility specialist, trainer and co-owner at DogLogic in Statesville, North Carolina.
She has many regular students who benefit from her vast teaching experience, spanning 26 years as a grade school teacher and school principal in the U.K.
Clarity, patience and sense of humor are her teaching trademarks from which her many regular students benefit.
In addition to the vast experience gained over the last 30 years, Lynne makes a point of staying current with training techniques and the science of how dogs learn. She regularly attends training conferences and learns from some of the most knowledgeable and well respected practitioners in the field of animal training and psychology, including but not limited to Dr. Susan Friedman, Ken Ramirez, Dr. Jesus Rosalez and Kathy Sdao.
Lynne graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy with honors in December 2013 and is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)
In October of 2015 she and her sister were honored to be asked to co-present a workshop at Clicker Expo in England. The workshop was to introduce their online course, “Dog Sports Essentials”, written by the pair for the Karen Pryor Academy.
At their facility in Statesville, N.C. Lynne and Karen teach regular classes in Basic Manners, Agility, Rally obedience and the relatively new sport of Treiball. They teach single or group private lessons and Training seminars both at home and in venues across the United States. They also take in a limited number of board / train dogs.
And now, for the first time, you can learn from Lynne or Karen in the comfort of your own home, wherever you may live, with the addition of three new online courses recently added to this website.
When not teaching and training others, Lynne and husband Pete can be found playing and snuggling with their own four legged companions. Turbo, Bizzy, Tynamite, Copper, Taco and Fluke.
For the last fourteen years Karen has shared her passion for training with many family animals; horses, cats, children 😉 and dogs. Always learning and advancing her knowledge in the field of animal training, she has studied from Ken Ramirez, Kathy Sdao, Kay Laurence, Leslie McDevitt, Steve and Jennifer White, Emilie Johnson Vegh, Eva Bertilsson, Alexandra Kurland, Michele Pouliot, Julie Shaw, Sophia Yin, Turid Rugaas and Karen Pryor to name but a few.
This will be her fourth year as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, having graduated with honors the first year the certification was offered. Karen has also coached at Clicker Expo for the past five years and is a regular instructor at local dog camps. She is a Therapy Dog Evaluator and a ‘Be a Tree’ Children’s dog safety presenter.
Karen enjoys all aspects of her vocation; from helping new trainers discover the joy and benefits of positive reinforcement training to helping clients with reactive dogs find their way back to agility class. Karen presents seminars around the U.S, is regularly engaged in problem solving discussions with her peers and sometimes enjoys the privilege of running clients’ dogs at agility trials. She has competed at Masters/Excellent level in Agility, qualifying for USDAA Nationals on a number of occasions, with her own dogs.
Born in England and having traveled and trained around the United States, Karen currently calls North Carolina home. There she co owns and trains at DogLogic Training with her sister and business partner, Lynne Stephens.
Karen currently shares her home with three very different canine family members; True, Cheyenne and Luna. True, is a retired agility Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and current partner in Clicker Training seminars, lectures and demonstrations. Cheyenne is a German Shepherd and certified Therapy Dog as well as a budding Treibball competitor. Luna is an Australian Shepherd and her enthusiastic young agility prospect. Karen insists that they, along with all of her clients’ dogs, are her best teachers.