Get To Know Us 

Learn about Rover Rehab, Our Trainer, and Our Mission.

Our Trainer

Lyz Knight (she/her)

IAABC-ADT, FFCP

Lyz is an Accredited Dog Trainer through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a Fear Free Certified Professional who has been working with dogs and their people since 2016.

Lyz became interested in training after adopting her first rescue dog in 2014. After initially being introduced to training methods that mainly utilized corrections for “bad” behaviors along with rewards for “good” ones, Lyz’s curiosity grew and she began pursuing more in-depth education about animal behavior and the science of learning. As she discovered all of the benefits of modern humane training methods, she ditched the correction-based training and became certified as a positive reinforcement and fear-free trainer!  Her experience with her own dogs coupled with her expertise as a multi-certified trainer allows Lyz to approach your training needs with empathy and compassion as well as professional knowledge.

Lyz loves working with puppies and with guardians of nervous and reactive dogs to help them see their dogs blossom into confident, comfortable pups. She also loves supporting dog guardians who want to change from correction-based training and don’t know where to start! When she’s not training your pet, Lyz is hanging out with her senior rescue dog, Molly, or enjoying hobbies like reading, crafting, and caring for her many houseplants!

Our Mission

Rover Rehab is committed to helping you and your pet live your best life together. We use modern, effective training methods to teach appropriate behaviors without the use of force or fear. We will work with you and your pet to empower you with communication, cooperation, and connection during training and life with your pet. With our training, you will be able to tackle any challenges you may be facing and build a life of happy harmony with your furry friend.

Inclusivity is Important to Us

Rover Rehab is a queer-owned business that is committed to providing a respectful and supportive learning space for all pet parents. We strive to create training programs that help support pet guardians regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic status, or neurodiverse identity. We offer payment plans and sliding scale pricing to help make our professional services more accessible to all. We won’t get it right all the time, but we are committed to continuing to learn and to take in feedback that informs how we structure our training programs and services.

We believe that every pet parent deserves access to quality training that meets their individual needs and helps their dog thrive. All pet parents deserve to feel welcome and respected during their training sessions, and to know that we are here to support them in providing the best possible care for all members of their family, both human and canine. 

Our Qualifications

Certifications
  • FFCP (Fear-Free Certified Professional)
  • IAABC-ADT (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants – Accredited Dog Trainer)
  • CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed)
Memberships
  • Pet Professional Guild
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • IAABC Supporting Member
  • Pet Industry Advocacy International

Hear From Past Pet Parents

Conor and Lauren

“Lyz was absolutely the assistance we needed to create a great positive environment for our dogs and gain the tools needed to succeed”

– Conor and Lauren

Chris K.

“Lyz zeroed in on a plan that was successful and fun for us and our dog.”

– Chris K.

Mary and Jim

“Not only is our dog getting all of the training and enrichment she needs, but we have also gotten the support and encouragement we didn’t know we needed…”

– Mary and Jim

Are You Ready For Expert, Effective, and Ethical Training?

Virtual training available worldwide! In-person training available in the following areas north of Boston, MA: Arlington, Cambridge, Belmont, Everett, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Somerville, Stoneham, Watertown, Winchester, & Woburn