THERE'S DOG TRAINING

AND THEN THERE'S WAGGERS DOG WORKS

THIS IS THE WAGGERS DIFFERENCE

dog training: an unregulated field

Certification

Quality certifications ensure that you are putting your trust and your dog's behavioral well-being in the right hands. 

Lorena has multiple certifications for dog training. She was awarded the elite Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner designation and is additionally accredited by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed. These certifications show that Lorena has not only the knowledge but the skills needed to teach you and train your dog. These methods are backed by science and are used the world over with domestic and wild animals. 

Most recently, Lorena became a Fear Free® Certified Professional. The Fear Free® Initiative's mission is to alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets and educate and inspire the people that care for them. Fear Free® focuses on both the physical and emotional well-being of your pets, and aims to take the pet out of petrified. In addition to veterinary professionals, a growing number of pet trainers have committed to becoming Fear Free® certified so they can help you and your pet with positive, Fear Free® training methods.

birds of a feather...

Affiliation

It's more than just belonging, or being part of an elite group. It's about what you believe and what you stand for. 

Lorena has affiliated herself with international, national, and local groups that encourage the study of behavioral science. These groups don't just require excellence in the field of canine behavior and training; they also require the use of force-free methods in the course of the practice of the profession. Lorena has been hand-picked by Victoria Stilwell, star of "It's Me or the Dog", to join her Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training team, a global network of world-class positve reinforcement trainers. She's also a member of the Pet Professional Guild: The Association of Force-Free Pet Professionals, and is also affiliated with Family Paws Parent Education, the premier organization that promotes safety for families with dogs. Lorena's commitment is such that she is one of the founding members of the Central Florida Force-Free Trainers Network, a group of force-free animal behavior specialists in Central Florida who work together to help pets and their owners in the area.

passion leads to action

Community Outreach

Lorena is involved in programs that bring the knowledge of canine safety to the community. Her work through Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training and its Dog Bite Prevention Conferences, Family Paws Parent Education where teaching parents-to-be and parents of young children how to ensure the safety of all at home is the main objective, and through Doggone Safe where she is a licensed presenter for the "Be a Tree" program, teaching schoolchildren safety around dogs, has touched many in the community. 

It's much more than teaching dogs specific behaviors. Community outreach is about responsiblity and the need to spread the knowledge about dogs in order to make our community that much safer for everone.

passion leads to action

Community Outreach

Lorena is involved in programs that bring the knowledge of canine safety to the community. Her work through Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training and its Dog Bite Prevention Conferences, Family Paws Parent Education where teaching parents-to-be and parents of young children how to ensure the safety of all at home is the main objective, and through Doggone Safe where she is a licensed presenter for the "Be a Tree" program, teaching schoolchildren safety around dogs, has touched many in the community. 

It's much more than teaching dogs specific behaviors. Community outreach is about responsiblity and the need to spread the knowledge about dogs in order to make our community that much safer for everone.

It matters

Education

Experience without education can be a very dangerous thing. You can be rest assured that Lorena has already proven herself in academia yet is always seeking to add to her knowledge. Continuing education is a hallmark of what Waggers Dog Works℠ has to offer. By her regular attendance at conferences and advanced courses in animal behavior and training, you will benefit from having the latest scientific findings applied to you and your dog, ensuring that you have the cutting edge training available to you.

Lorena also takes the opportunity to make an impact on the future of the dog training profession through her role as Faculty Advisor with the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior, helping student trainers with their evidence-based education.

When we talk, people listen

Impact

Over 30,000 Internet Users are proof- Our latest educational video featured on our YouTube channel, WaggersDogTraining, recently went viral. An excusive service of Waggers Dog Works, this same video behavior analysis of your very own dog will provide you another level of understanding canine behavior like you never have before. Spanning multiple media outlets, Lorena has contributed to the book 'Top Tips from Top Trainers', been featured on an internet radio show, shared her expertise and advice in an eBook and in several online articles, and has been featured in the Orlando Sentinel.

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