About Us


Our Vision

We are a small business owned and run by disabled individuals. The goal of Leonard's PetStop is to provide low cost, high-quality, dog training to individuals. We specialize in Started Service dogs for handlers that cannot afford to purchase a fully trained service dog from a large program.

Our program allows the handler to be involved throughout the entire training process, and we work with dog and handler team until both are confident and solid in tasks. We then graduate the team as a Started Service Dog Team.We work with handlers that already have dogs, as well, as those that need help obtaining dogs.

We strive to strengthen the human animal bond in all teams and we are dedicated to training dogs to help their handlers one day at a time!

Founded: August 2014

First Started Service Dogs: Summer 2015

Fall 2016: First Service Dog Contracts Made and Used

Spring 2017: Restructuring of Trainer Assisted Program, Pages, and Websites

Summer 2017: New Program Launched

July 2017: New Website in process.

July 2017: Began offering volunteer training services to shelter animals, and conducting fundraisers towards this cause.

Meet the Team

We pride ourselves in excellent customer service, a small business atmosphere, and affordable costs for all individuals.

Each member of our team values the human animal bond, and understands the importance of service dogs in the disabled community.


Nickie Leonard

Founder & Head Facility Trainer

  • 3 Years Equine Science; Murray State University
  • Certified Veterinary Technician
  • Penn Foster Dog Obedience Instructor Graduate
  • Skilled in Modern Animal Nutrition and Feline Behavior
  • Multiple physical and mental disabilities

Thea Bahr

Vice President Of Operations

  • Several years of animal experience
  • Runs a hobby farm
  • Has multiple disabilities
  • Loves animals and her Grandson

James Leonard


  • The Idea Man
  • Support System
  • Financial Backing
  • Husband of Founder
  • Proposes new methods, ideas, and ways to run the business as well as getting services and products out in an affordable way
  • Dubbed "The Genius" he is our behind the scenes support man

Take the Next Step!

Do you have a puppy that needs obedience training? Are a disabled handler,looking for the right program to meet your needs? We are here to help you, Contact us today to request a consultation!