When I thought about getting a dog for the first time, I imagined how it would be. How good my dog would be, how well behaved, how many tricks it could do and thought I had it down. I thought I could handle it no problem. Well I have to admit I was in over my head and after a while my girlfriend kept pushing me to get some help and finally I did.
From the start of our first session with Lori, me and Antares were having fun. He loved her instantly and was ready to learn. Lori starts with a simple yet strong foundation of getting and maintaining your dogs attention then moves on to basic commands. After that, she taught us a couple tricks that I constantly show off to friends who tell me “Oh he’s such a good dog!” while I take all the credit for it. Lori was a pleasure to work with and I know she made my life way easier and if you put the work in you will have more than just a well trained dog. One of the best investments I have ever made.
Before we picked up our Husky puppy, Oxford, I asked his breeder if she recommended any dog trainers in my area. She suggested I reach out to Lori. After Ox came home I reached out to ask if we could start training as soon as possible. I also asked if we could upgrade his program from the Well Mannered to the Dream Dog program. It was the best decision and investment we have made for Ox and ourselves. Ox started training with Lori at 8 weeks and finished his training at around 7 months. He is 9 months now and is hands down a dream dog. Everyone we meet finds Ox’s great behavior impressive. It was amazing to have a 4 month puppy walking next to me on a leash. Ox knows over 20 commands and is a such quick learner. This has allowed us to try and enjoy new activities with him. He runs next to us on and off the bike without pulling. When we go kayaking he lies down quietly and enjoys the scenery. We can take him anywhere knowing he will behave. We’re taking a few more classes to prepare him for the Canine Good Citizen Test so he can become a therapy dog .
I recommend Lori to anyone in the Boca Raton, FL. area with a dog looking to build good behaviors or curb bad ones. She’s very knowledgeable about dog training and made the entire process fun for us and Ox. Her knowledge is truly impressive! Lori is also patient and supportive. I had so many questions each week, some not related to training, and she gave us so much guidance.
Lori is one of the few people we would trust with Ox. She cares for him like he’s her own. Ox adores her and can’t help but let out some loud excited howls when he sees her!
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your help with Wiley. He has responded so well to the tricks and your knowledge and we are so thankful for your assistance and guidance. He is a very smart and confident dog and we are so happy with how far he has come since we got him. Wiley is still just a puppy but we really want to thank you again for all you’ve done for us.
I worked with Lori for five sessions to help train my puppy Wiley. He is very smart (read: very sneaky) and Lori really helped me understand how his mind works and what he needed from me in order to learn obedience. She also gave me invaluable tips for housetraining, crate training, and overall puppy well-being. She even got my older dog to learn a new trick. I can’t recommend Lori enough!
We picked up our little Staffordshire Bull Terrier at just 8 weeks old and as most bully breeds, our one concern was people being scared of him when he got older. We did some training research and were referred to Lori by our vet. We checked her out online and after reading some of the other success stories, we knew she was the one.
After just 6 personal training sessions, he now knows 8 commands and 1 trick! We now walk around our complex and he is giving all of our neighbors high fives! Everyone loves him so much and is beyond impressed on how much he has learned at such a young age all thanks to Lori! She is so flexible on her schedule and welcomes everyone with open arms. She is beyond caring and has a passion for what she does which makes a world of a difference in training.
We look forward to continuing our success with our puppy and turning him into a loving service dog under the training of Lori!”
Bobby Friscia & Christa Sperduto Boynton Beach, Florida
Naomi 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!
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!!
I’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!!
My 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.
I 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!!!
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.