About Your Trainer
While earning her BS in psychology, Fetch Please Dog Training’s founder ran a dog sitting service, caring for clients’ four-legged family members.
After completing key courses in the psychology of learning, Lori put the concepts she learned into practice, volunteering for the MOD Squad behavior modification team at the local animal shelter. She continued her education by studying animal behavior and the psychological benefits of Human-Animal Interaction.
Upon graduating, Lori began a full immersion, 6-month animal training apprenticeship working with canines, equines, and camelids.
In 2017, Lori moved to Moses Lake, WA where she started Fetch Please Dog Training. Since opening, hundreds of dogs have gone through private and group class training's with Lori, learning how to behave at home and in the presence of strangers and other dogs. Lori's favorite part of the job is creating lasting bonds with her 4-legged and 2-legged clients, while watching owners and dogs grow into confident dog-handler teams.
Not to mention all the dog kisses!
When Lori's not training other people's dogs, she is either off on an adventure with her own dogs, or expanding her canine behavior knowledge through books and conferences. In fall 2019 she attended the Association of Professional Dog Trainer's annual conference and, even through COVID, was able to attend several virtual workshops and conferences. Lori is always looking for ways to expand her knowledge in canine behavior and practice new skills with her dogs.
Bachelor's of Science in Psychology
Lori graduated from Bemidji State University, with her B.S in Psychology, December 2016. Her research while obtaining her degree was focused in Human-Animal Interaction.
Lori finished a 6 month, full-immersion apprenticeship in animal training through the Animal Behavior Academy in Colorado. Though her studies focused on dog and service dog training, she also trained horses, alpaca, and cattle.
Lori is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the CCPDT.
Lori is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator through the American Kennel Club. By appointment, Lori can test you for your CGC, Community Canine, or Urban Canine.
APDT Professional Member
Lori is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She attended APDT's most recent annual conference, where she improved on previously learned skills and was introduced to new research and training concepts. She looks forward to continuing her educationthrou
AKC ATT Evaluator
AKC recently developed a Temperament title, for which Lori jumped at the opportunity to become an evaluator! When it comes to breeding for the betterment of a breed, Lori is very passionate about sound temperament being a requirement. That in mind, contributing to demonstrating its importance was a must!
As an undergrad psych student, Lori gained her interest in dog training through reading research regarding the effectiveness of Prison Dog Programs (PDP's). The idea of behavior modification for dogs being therapeutic and ultimately life changing for humans was particularly special to her and motivated her to pursue a career involving one or both of these concepts. Later, with her experience researching HAI and her expertise in canine behavior, Lori was asked to contribute to a SPRINGER Publication regarding the creation and management of PDP's.
She is now a contributing author to the book titled, "Prison Dog Programs: Renewal and Rehabilitation in Correctional Facilities".
IAABC Supporting Member
Lori is a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
2020 Aggression in Dogs Attendee
In October 2020, Lori attended the virtual Aggression in Dogs Conference hosted by world renowned trainer, Michael Shikashio, and The Loose Leash Academy.
Defensive Handling Training
Lori has completed an Aggressive Dog Defensive Handling Course, hosted by world renowned trainer, Michael Shikashio and the Loose Leash Academy.