Our Mission 


As trainers, we look forward to:

Help dog and cat owners create inclusive lifestyles, build lasting connections and live with less stress and conflict. 

Give dogs and their owners confidence at home, out in the world and in the veterinary office.

Help families with and without children build lifelong relationships and memories through safe interactions with their pets. 

 in the joy and satisfaction of helping families build understanding and joy in their lives with their pets. 

Meet the Trainers

Paisley Lunchick RVT, KPA-CTP, FPPE


Paisley is a Registered Veterinary Technician, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and Licensed Family Paws Parent Educator. She is also Low Stress Handling Certified, and a Fear Free Elite Certified Professional and Trainer.

Paisley’s interest in animal training began when working with pets in the veterinary hospital. This led her down a path of studying animal behavior, and learning as much as possible to help patients become more relaxed with general procedures such as ear cleanings, blood draws, and nail trims. Helping pets in the hospital quickly lead to an interest in helping pets in the home. Paisley is the founder of Pinnacle Pet Training, LLC and lives in Raleigh, NC with her three dogs, three cats, fish, and human family members.

Monica Henderson RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, CCUI

Monica is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, Certified Control Unleashed InstructorFear Free Level 3 Certified Professional and also a Registered Veterinary Technician with twenty years of experience in veterinary medicine.

Monica has a strong interest in animal behavior and the human-animal bond. Her passion for her learners' well-being goes far beyond teaching good manners and takes into consideration their emotional states, using a strong foundation in positive reinforcement. Monica is currently working on obtaining her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Behavior.

Keegan Matuszek   CPDT-KA

Keegan is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and Fear Free Certified Professional. He is also working to obtain his Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) certification.

Keegan's main interest is in companion activities that build the relationship between people and their pets, like tricks and dog-inclusive hiking. He has earned titles with three different dogs and shares his home with his dogs, cats, several reptiles and human family. He may also be present when your dog's goals require an extra team member to support during training. Keegan is bilingual, and is available to clients who require training services in Spanish* virtually via ZOOM. 
*Keegan esta disponible para prestar servicios en Español utilizando la plataforma virtual de video ZOOM.