Get To Know Us 

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

Our Trainer

Lyz Knight – CPDT-KA, FFCP

Lyz is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Fear Free Certified Professional who has been working with dogs and their people since 2016 and is currently completing her Graduate Degree in Companion Animal Behavior.

 Lyz became interested in training after adopting her first rescue dog Molly in 2014 when she connected with a trainer to help Molly with some reactive behaviors towards people and other dogs. This introduction to the training world was through “balanced” training, or training that utilized both rewards for behaviors the trainer liked and corrections for ones they didn’t. As Lyz learned more about animal behavior and modern humane training methods, she ditched the correction-based training and switched to positive reinforcement and fear-free training.  Since then she has never looked back, the compassion and effectiveness that she found in positive reinforcement has given her all the proof she needs to know she’s on the right path.

She loves working with puppies and with guardians of nervous dogs to help them see their dogs blossom into confident, comfortable pups. When she’s not training your pet, Lyz is hanging out with her wife Megan, their dogs Molly and Buck, and their cat Minerva.

 

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 strong, lasting bond with your furry friend.

Inclusivity Statement

Rover Rehab is committed to being inclusive of all pet parents regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or neuro divergent status. We believe that every pet parent deserves access to quality training that meets their individual needs and helps their pet thrive.

We want all pet parents to feel welcome during their training sessions and know that we are here to support them in providing the best possible care for their furry family members.

So send us a message, introduce yourself, and let us help you give your four-legged friend the best life possible!

Our Qualifications

Certifications
  • CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed)
  • FFCP (Fear-Free Certified Professional)
  • In progress, anticipated completion November 2022: IAABC-ADT (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants – Accredited Dog Trainer)
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?