Anna - at 10 wks and then at 10 mo.
With her new sis, Shelby
If you prefer to work one-on-one, I offer training in the comfort of your own home. It offers a variety of benefits you may find helpful:
No driving to weekly group classes
Great for dogs who are too stressed to learn in different environments
Effective due to minimal outside distractions
Convenient appointment times based on your schedule
No extra charge for multiple dogs in the same household
We adjust the training to help your pup fit into your lifestyle
Having private lessons in your home can be a very beneficial dog training experience for pet parents. You get personal coaching about the specific issues and challenges you are facing with your puppy or dog right where the problems happen most. All family members are welcome to participate or observe.
$65.00 first consult/session
$60.00 2nd session
$55.00 3rd session
All further sessions are $50.00
Includes initial phone consult, travel time, handouts specific to your situation, 1-hr session.
Call or email to sign up for sessions or for more information via the 'Contact' tab above.
Note - for travel beyond 20 miles, add .50 cents per mile, both ways.
Training was for Moose (chocolate lab), but Mayze, Wally and Marvin wanted in on the class!
Group Training Classes
PUPPY KINDERGARTEN - $175.00
for puppies 8 - 18 weeks / 7 weeks, 1 hour - First night is WITHOUT dogs.
This class was developed to teach puppies how to respond to you and your family.
We will cover a variety of topics including: Socialization, Bite Inhibition, Housebreaking, Chewing, Crate Training, starting to learn Sit, Down, Walking on a Loose Leash, and Come!
All training is done using positive reinforcement methods - no choke or pinch collars or shock collars allowed.
We cover a great deal of information, so please come prepared to listen, learn, practice and have fun!
BASIC MANNERS CLASS - $175.00
for all dogs 19 weeks and older / 7 weeks, 1 hour - First night is WITHOUT dogs.
The Basic Manners Class is the next step after Puppy Kindergarten. You will continue learning to teach your dog the basics of Sit, Down, Stay, and Come, and also continue working on Loose-Leash Walking, while incorporating all the above commands.
In addition, we will discuss household behavior issues such as Jumping, Barking, Biting, Chewing, Housebreaking and much more. All training is done using positive reinforcement methods - no choke, pinch collars or shock collars allowed.
This is a fun and motivational time for both dog and owner! Don’t worry if you didn’t go through the Puppy Kindergarten Class. The only requirement is that your dog be over 4-1/2 months old to be admitted to this class.
Many people adopt adult dogs from shelters, rescues, etc., and are looking for guidance on the basics with their new four-legged member of the household! This is the class for you!
NOTE - Reactive or excessively fearful dogs not permitted. We will work together to find the appropriate training for your specific situation.
Puppy Graduation Class
from left - Abby, Sedona, Cupcake & Chico
Basic Manners Graduation Class
from left - Bear, Tucker and Ruby
Send an email to put your name on the
wait list for the next class.
Date TBD 6 pm & 7:15 pm
Basic Manners Classes
(19 wks and older)
Next class starts Thursday, April 7th
6 pm & 7:15 pm
Classes are held at
Barks & Bows Pet Spa
3639 N. Raceway Rd., Clermont 46234
(North of US-136 on the east side of road - brick building)
Please call 317.250.5091 or
send an email to sign up
via the 'Contact' tab.
Six dogs maximum per class.
Three dogs minimum per class.
"We thoroughly enjoyed this class & feel as though we learned a great deal of valuable information.
Thanks, Lora, for all your help!"
Jim & Lynn with Abby
"Lora was very knowledgeable and made us work for it! She is a great trainer and I learned that training will work if you put in the time with your dog. I would take her class and a private session to gain experience from her!"
Liz with Harley
"I adopted a 4-mo-old Border Collie/Welsh Corgi mix who definitely had a mind of his own. Lora took him to her house to work with him for two weeks. Upon his return to me, he was well-behaved and listened to me!
He is now almost 3-yrs-old and
adores Lora very much. She has
lots of patience and loves every dog she has trained over the years.
I highly recommend her. She always wants the best for the dog and their owner and family. Nugget now also loves riding in the car!
"Eight weeks of this class changed my relationship with my dog, as well as changed my initial thought of finding him a new home. He is obedient and attentive now. I'll have him forever!"
Margaret with Lucas
Allen and Belinda
Reggie (right), and Gizmo
"Reggie, a half Jack Russell, half Chihuahua, came to us an unwanted shelter dog. He had many behavior issues and needed to be taught some basic manners. The first thing Reggie did when we picked him up was to bite my husband. He was hostile and aggressive with a withdrawn, detached look in his eyes.
My husband and I found Lora and asked her for a consultation. She worked wonders with Reggie.
It opened the door for bonding, listening and working together to get Reggie where he needed to be.
Today he is completely different. He is a very happy, trusting, affectionate, loving dog. He lives without fear. His eyes are clear and bright. (the withdrawn far away eyes gone) He meets and greets other humans and dogs without fear.
Reggie spends his evenings sitting on my lap, something we thought he would never do. Earning his trust was a slow process over months, but we did it, with Lora’s professional training.
It isn’t enough to rescue a shelter dog in some instances. They require training to open their minds and hearts to develop that trust and to lose that fear. We don’t know the daily routine of a shelter animal. Those early experiences can be unpleasant. It takes professional training and lots of love to help them overcome whatever they had to endure to become a good dog living in a happy home."