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Leslie Nelson

Leslie Nelson
Leslie Nelson

Leslie Nelson is the owner and training director at Tails-U-Win!® Canine Center, LLC in Manchester, CT. She oversees over 50 classes a week and a staff of more than 30 instructors and assistants.

In the mid-nineties, after being introduced to Ted Turner, the head trainer of Sea World of Ohio, Leslie developed a training program for family dogs based on the training done at Sea World. Her busy training center has been the perfect location for like minded trainers to experiment with and practice positive reinforcement techniques.

Leslie has a degree in education and has been teaching classes since 1973. She has been involved with animals her entire life and has bred and shown numerous Afghan breed champions and performance dogs. She has trained two of her Afghan Hounds to the Utility Dog title. Today she actively trains and competes in competition obedience, agility and freestyle dance. Her own dogs include afghans, whippets, standard poodles and a Brussels Griffon.

Leslie instructs both family and competition classes and has an active schedule of private lessons and behavioral consults. She is a sought after seminar speaker and was featured along with Ted Turner and Patty Ruzzo in the popular training video, The Power of Positive Training and its follow up, Proof Positive. Her booklets, Management Magic, The Really Reliable Recall and her Family Dog Workbookare used in training classes across the country. Her DVD Really Reliable Recall shares the technique she developed for teaching an immediate, emergency, come when called. This technique is now used by competitors in the entire range of dog sports, and is taught in pet classes internationally.

Leslie and her husband, Derryl, share their home with six dogs and various other animals.



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