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Meet Lorrie Francis

Lorrie has been training and consulting full-time at Happy Dog since 2009; she is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and graduated with distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy. A patient and gifted teacher of both dogs and people, she is well-loved by her canine AND human students! She lives with her mixed breed senior, Benson, and her lab/retriever mix, Carol, who was bred to be a guide dog but had a "career change".  Lorrie teaches all levels of classes, and also specializes in Reactive Dog Training.

Click HERE to see Lorrie's Continuing Education courses.

"Lorrie is a fantastic teacher. She is so patient, non-judgmental, and encouraging. Lorrie does a great job explaining the steps we needed to do in a clear manner. It is obvious how much she likes her job and how skilled she is at it." - D. Zimmerman, Dix Hills