About Paws Afoot

Paws Afoot is licensed and insured and is owned and operated by
Lise Lausiva, CCS, CSAP.

Lise received her positive dog training certification from the Northwest School of Canine Studies and has received her certificate as a Separation Anxiety Professional from Subthreshold Separation Anxiety Solution. Lise began her career as a dog walker and decided to make her passion for dogs a full-time, life-long commitment by broadening her vision to include dog training.

Lise is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and uses only gentle, positive and humane training techniques.


About Lise Lausiva, CCS, CSAP

    I have had a deep love of dogs all my life, starting with my Dad putting me on our family’s Rhodesian Ridgeback for a ride when I was two years old.  I was hooked!

My passion for dogs grew through years of having my own dogs and learning so many life lessons from them. They were some of the best teachers I’ve had.

16 years ago, I started volunteering at several Humane Societies and animal welfare groups. Although I know I helped some dogs find happy and loving homes, the experience of seeing so many wonderful dogs’ lives end in a shelter affected me deeply and permanently.

After many years of volunteering, I chose to leave my career in the corporate world and pursue my passion for dogs full-time.

My primary focus is to help owners understand and train their canine companions so they can experience a lifelong relationship based on mutual respect, understanding and trust. To that end, I chose to start Paws Afoot.    

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"She spoke to me in a way that was almost as if my dog was talking to me. There was a solution, and I understood it! Her knowledge of dog behavior was profound. I have more of a love/love relationship with my dog thanks to Lise!"

Sue Clark, Client

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