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Lori was FANTASTIC

BenjaminNaomi Freeman, Barry Tejeda and Benjamin, Boca Raton, FL

Lori was FANTASTIC with our 1 year old lab mix Benjamin. She gave great advice on how to walk him, greet guests when they enter the house and prevent jumping. I highly recommend her services! Thanks Lori!


Lori gave us the confidence to take Sonny everywhere

Sonny babyCindy, Steven and Sonny Howard, Boca Raton, FL

We got our yellow Labrador puppy, Sonny, at 8 weeks of age. I had broken my toe and my husband thought a puppy would be a good companion for me while I recuperated. Little did we know that my toe would need surgery and external fixator pins and that I would be in bed for days convalescing. We met Lori (who was highly recommended by our vet Dr. Turkell at Calusa Veterinary Center in Boca) and were impressed with her training skills and personable nature. We asked her to not only help us train our puppy, but look after me also.

Lori became my personal assistant, nursemaid, chauffeur and Sonny’s full time dog nanny for a period of 4 months. She continued on part-time for another 6 months. Sonny loved her and flourished. He only chewed two items in our entire house (he got to them when we weren’t supervising him) and only had a handful of potty accidents. Because of Lori’s guidance, Sonny loves to go to the dog park (I was a nervous wreck our first few visits – Sonny was fine!) and beach and is always making friends. He quickly learned the basic skills and Lori taught us how to replicate everything on our own. Sonny is now 2 years old and is happy and well-adjusted. He loves his crate and will sit and “shake” on command (amongst many other commands).  I credit Lori with his amazing social skills and lack of anxiety, as she gave us the confidence to take him everywhere during the critical socialization period during his young life. We are lifelong friends and love “Lor-Lor” – we recommend her highly!!


We love Lori!!

Debbie Golis and Schatzli, Boynton Beach

Schatzli Dog Training Boynton BeachI’ve known Lori for over 10 years and have taken many classes with her to learn beginner, intermediate and advanced skills. My dog Schatzli has learned good behaviors and a few new tricks. We love her!!


Look No Further for dog training

Tere Davidson and Roxie, Lake Worth

Lake Worth Dog TrainingMy loving boxer, Roxie, became overly protective and attacked a small dog in our neighborhood who approached me to say hello. Over the last year, Roxie’s behavior has improved with the help of Lori. Thankfully we found Lori and she is helping us both recover from the traumatic experience.


Lori kept me and my dog sane in the early months

Debra Rosen and Aura, Delray Beach

aura-pug-training-delray-beachI would like to let anyone that is looking for a dog trainer to look no further than Lori!! She trained my insane 4 month old pug, Aura, on a weekly basis and really was awesome!! I now have a well behaved crazy pug and if you know pugs well let’s just say they are a rare breed with a mind of their own!! Lori kept me and my dog sane in the early months…it was touch and go there in the beginning. I couldn’t have gotten through it without her!!!


Satisfied Parent of my Papillon

Shobha Ramatally and Sparky, Coral Springs

Sparky-Coral Springs Dog Training

My papillon Sparky was an extremely moody dog when it came to greeting guests at our home. He showed some aggressive tendencies when anyone visited, even to those who he had already met before.

After our first meeting I was extremely impressed. Lori showed me right away what I should do when guests are there and walked me through the process of greeting guests with him. After a few trial runs Sparky showed great improvement. Today he is much tamer when I have guests over. Thanks so much to Lori’s training. I highly recommend her.


I’m very happy with Lori Hill

Colleen Barry and Lefty, West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Dog TrainingI have a 5 year old spoiled rotten Olde English Bulldog named Lefty. Over the years he has developed some bad habits i.e. jumping on guests who enter my home, jealousy of small children or pretty much anyone who takes my full attention away from him. I decided to get an obedience assessment and that is when I found Lori Hill. When Lori arrived, Lefty demonstrated his typical greeting at the door. Lori immediately assessed this and suggested some practice activities to try. She also gave me suggestions of how to train my guests to not feed into Lefty’s negative behavior.

Lori picked up immediately that Lefty is a good dog but does have some behaviors that need to be worked on and that he is very food motivated. We reviewed several activities to establish a better relationship between us and we have been working on this weekly. We also discussed crate training and Lori provided me with some fantastic literature to utilize in crate training an older dog in the shortest time period possible.

Lori’s personality and gentle demeanor won over Lefty immediately and he wanted to please her as he does me. He even followed the “down” command immediately although we had been struggling with that one since he was a puppy.

We have been practicing his lessons regularly and Lori checks in on us periodically. I’m very happy with Lori Hill as a trainer / behavioral therapist for my stubborn dog.


Lori was available immediately to help us!

Chris, Tom and Cooper Klemm, Delray Beach

She brought so many things into the light for us! She listens, then assesses the situation, and offers her expert advice. We learned so much in our initial consultation with Lori, and we are looking forward to our next lesson!

Our boy Cooper was quite comfortable with her too!! It means a lot when you can trust someone with your precious pup’s livelihood! Lori is definitely knowledgable and gave us spot-on advice!”

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Finding Lori has been a great experience!

Sonja Pezzelle and Nala, Lake Worth

Lake Worth Dog TrainingI rescued my dog Nala when she was 11 months old. I knew right away she and I both would need some guidance for her. She had great exuberance and intelligence but no concept of how to follow any directions from me. Finding Lori has been a great experience! She is a wonderful trainer. Her training method is geared towards working with Nala and the way her doggy mind operates. There is only positive and gentle reinforcement; no forcing of a behavior or punishment is involved. The lessons are very simple.

Looking for a Dog Trainer serving the Lake Worth area? Contact  Lori – (561) 703-3542

Nala loves her and is eager to please when learning something new. I am also happy that I am a part of the training. Lori works very patiently with me and always emails the lessons as we learn them so that I can continue to practice with Nala daily. She’s helped me understand how to guide Nala to be a well behaved and happy pet. Just a walk around the neighborhood used to be virtually impossible because I would be struggling to control Nala while she tried to drag me this way and that way. Now we take long, pleasurable walks and visit area dog parks without a problem. Thank you Lori!!


I can wholeheartedly recommend Lori!

Stephanie Bracken and Akela, Boca Raton

Dog Training Boca RatonAfter rescuing my husky mix Akela, we found she was reactive to other dogs. She usually responds by growling, barking, snapping, and lunging at them. We have been working with Lori to help her be less fearful and to tone down her extreme response to other dogs.

Lori is amazing! She is excellent at calmly assessing the situation, reading dogs’ body language, keeping everybody under control, and communicating how we humans should respond. She is also really good at giving us follow up instructions, so Akela and I can keep working while on our daily walks, even between official training sessions. The best part is that Lori only uses positive reinforcement–never punishment–and she is SO knowledgeable. You can really tell how much she loves animals.

Lori is also very reliable and trustworthy. I have absolutely no worries when I leave Akela in her care if I’m not around. And Akela, who is often indifferent to humans, LOVES Lori. She gets so excited whenever Lori comes over!! If anyone needs someone to work with their fur baby, I can wholeheartedly recommend Lori!.