Cheryl Cornett, M.Ed, CPDT, ANWI
Trainer & Owner of Leash & Hand
A certified professional dog trainer, Cheryl has lived with and loved dogs all her life. From strays to rescues to fosters, purebreds and mixed, she adores them all.
She’s volunteered her time and expertise at local shelters and rescues, providing kennel enrichment for the dogs as well as training and mentoring for the volunteers.
Cheryl’s background includes a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, a Masters in Elementary Mathematics, and graduation from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, Master Class. A former school teacher, Cheryl has found a striking parallel between the best practices currently used to help young children learn new concepts and the most effective methodology to teach canines new behaviors. And the very best part? Both can be accomplished without coercion, fear, or pain.
Enzo, In memoriam
09-26-2017 to 04-26-2021
Barbara Bagnata Ragazzo Dolche, AKC CGC, TKI, TEAM NW1
A sweet and gentle ‘old’ soul, he frequently assisted Cheryl with leash reactive and fearful dogs. Suffering from severe idiopathic epilepsy, he was taken far too soon. He is deeply missed.
Aoife, Court Jester
Aoife (pronounced Ee-fa) is the newest addition to our staff. At 18 months of of age she is often a naughty adolescent and likes to push all the boundaries. (Her AKC Canine Good Citizen in nowhere in sight… she keeps Cheryl humble.)
When not sniffing out a hide, Aoife enjoys mischief, merry-making, and making people laugh. She ends each busy day snuggled on the couch next to Cheryl.