Hello, my name is Manuela Connatser, and I am a certified, professional dog trainer. What started as a passion for dogs, has turned into my career that I love. I started The Canine Clubhaus in 2012 with a vision to help dogs be understood by their owners and to help owners have a dog that is an well behaved, compassionate, and loyal companion.
I originally moved from my hometown of Heidelberg, Germany in 1998 to the United States. After I married my husband, an army Staff Sergeant, I was determined to follow the American Dream. My first step was to leave my position as a Safety Manager at UPS. In order to become a Certified Dog Trainer I started my education at the Animal Behavior College in California. I graduated with honors in 2008, and started The Canine Clubhaus in 2012. I had lived and worked as a dog trainer in Germany, California, and North Carolina. We finally settled down in my husband’s hometown of Powell, Tennessee. Since living here, I have worked with several organizations including: The Humane Society of East Tennessee, Young Williams Animal Center, Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, and various Rescues in and around East Tennessee and beyond.
Dogs have always been a lifelong passion of mine. They are loyal companions who will never leave your side, no matter what the situation. They become part of our lives, our family and are always there for us.
Some of my specialties include:
- General and advanced dog training
- Dog Behavior and Dog Behavior Modification
- Service Dog Training – TADSAW (Train A Dog, Save A Warrior) program
- Teach & Test all American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen programs
- Games and Tricks
- Public Speaking
- Whole dog Health
I enjoy working and getting to know dog households, as well as trying to make a difference and improve their everyday lives.
Thank you for visiting my page, and taking the time to get to know me. I look forward to getting to know you, your dog soon!