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Dog Training at Leerburg

Leerburg is now offering private training lessons with a few of our talented and experienced trainers! Find contact information below each trainer to learn more information or to book a session!


Cindy Rhodes (Training Coordinator)

Cindy Rhodes began training dogs when she was 13, and has bred Dobermans & Malinois under the kennel name Kaiserhaus since the late 80’s. She has competed in AKC & CKC obedience and Schutzhund, and in 1990 she competed in the USA Schutzhund III Nationals with a Doberman female she raised from a puppy. Her sports of choice now are Mondioring, AKC obedience and dock diving. Cindy was also a professional dog groomer for 15 years, and has raised and trained dogs of many different breeds, including the Belgian Tervuren, Shetland Sheepdog, Welsh Corgi, Doberman, Belgian Malinois, Border Terrier, Shih Tzu, and Australian Cattle Dog. Cindy specializes in helping dog owners build a relationship with their dog so they can achieve their training goals.

Available training lessons: obedience training (all levels), puppy training, dog sport foundations, behavioral problem solving

715-505-4140 (call or text)

Sharon Wuollet

Sharon has been employed with Leerburg since January 2011. Since then, she has attended and assisted in multiple seminars as well as training classes. She has also completed several of our online University courses.

Sharon has experience in puppy foundation training, marker training, and basic obedience. She has titled dogs in Dock Diving as well as Canine Good Citizen (CGC). Currently, Sharon is working on titling her dogs in Agility, AKC Rally, AKC Trick Dog, and Therapy Dog work.

Available private training lessons: basic obedience, marker training, puppy foundation work, and Canine Good Citizen preparation

715-505-4140 (call or text)


Anneliese Johnson

Anneliese has been working in the industry and training dogs for over twelve years and training professionally for seven of those years. She is a graduate and former staff trainer at The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers in addition to being a graduate of Triple Crown Academy (now Starmark Academy), two of the most prestigious schools for dog trainers in the country. Anneliese has gained valuable experience working in various dog daycare, boarding, and training facilities around the country.

Her experience includes disciplines such as companion dog obedience and manners, behavior modification, therapy dog training & certification, protection work, detection training, and more. She has attended countless seminars, workshops and conferences ranging in a wide variety of topics and training approaches throughout her career. She has competed and titled dogs in the sports of Mondioring, French Ring, IPO, and Dock Diving. She also actively trains in nosework, disc dog, tricks, and AKC Rally. She currently specializes in puppy/young dog development and sport dog foundation.

Available training lessons: private lessons and training retreats for pet dog obedience/manners, behavior problem solving, CGC prep and testing, foundation and coaching for sport/competition, and more

Ryan Maciej

Ryan is a graduate of The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers and currently a video producer for Leerburg. Ryan is certified as a trial decoy in both French Ringsport and Mondioring. He actively trains his field bred chocolate Labrador Retriever in hunting retriever work, shed antler hunting and competition obedience, and works his up and coming young Belgian Malinois in obedience and protection sports.

Available training lessons: protection sport bitework & development


We are located at 406 Technology Dr. W., Menomonie, WI 54751 just off of HWY 29.


For more information or to schedule a training lesson, please call or text 715-505-4140 or email us at

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