Stephanie Bracken and Akela, Boca Raton
After 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!.