It is nice to meet you too!
Lora Bacharach | Training Director | marketing director | ICAP_CDT | AKC Evaluator | TDI Evaluator
Lora brings over 10 years of experience in the canine industry, certified as a TDI evaluator & handler, AKC evaluator, and IACP-Certfied Dog Trainer (CDT). Starting as a kennel girl picking up poop when she was a teen, she has dreamed of making dogs her career. After some time in the corporate world as a marketing/design major, Lora found her way back to the path she was meant to pave. Lora's passion for pet level students and competitive students is where her heart lead her. Lora's approach to training will always bring new outlooks and multiple ways to train one exercise. Through her training, she likes to bring awareness to the connecting benefits of training, wellness, state of mind, exercise, health and your relationship. She continues to study and is always looking to learn more. She hopes to soon receive her Advanced CDT through IACP this spring. Lora is the manger of our Preschool Program, being a huge part of your puppy's early learning! Outside of PAWS, Lora has a daughter, Olivia, and her two pups, Sadie and Liam. When not at PAWS Lora can be found hiking, in our community doing public speeches or in the show ring with her boy Liam. Her cheer squad of her daughter and husband are always present.
Brianna Rabine | IACP Affiliate | AKC EVALUATOR | CANINE BEHAVIOR GURU
Bri brings over 6 years of canine experience to PAWS along with various Leerburg certifications and AKC evaluator. Her knowledge and studies in canine behavior have brought life-changing experiences for many of our clients. Bri's passionate, balanced approach to training, is like no other. Breaking down behaviors and not just fixing them, but focusing on the relationship an owner and companion share makes every experience unique. Bri is the powerhouse for our Train & Care Day program as well as is the inspiration and heart of our PAWShip Shadow Program. Outside of PAWS, Bri is the owner of North Country K9 Crew, a unique dog walking, hiking, and pet care business. Bri's energy, love of canines, and spunk shines through each day! She helps bring positive awareness to us all and her energy when training is beyond compare. Miles and Vlad, her adorable puppers, have nothing but amazing things to woof about Bri. If you miss her at the facility, you are sure to see her out in the community hiking, enjoying every beautiful day!
Brittany Allen | Train and Care Master Handler | IACP Affiliate | Aspiring AKC Evaluator
Britt joined the PAWS family in October of 2018 as our Train & Care handler. She has brought great laughter and joy to the PAWS family. Britt was our first employee. Offering great handling skills, keen understanding of canines, and the will to learn, grow, and thrive are only a few of her amazing traits. We can't wait to watch her grow and soon welcome her as a full time PAWS family member this summer. Britt owns and trains her two shepherds, Koda & Keen. Her passion is endless for our client's dogs. Outside of PAWS, Britt is the owner and founder of Dog Days Designs, creating stunning paintings of all types!
Marj Johnson | Business manager | IACP Affiliate, AKC Evaluator
Marj began training with owner, Lora, at her previous place of employment. She officially joined our family in November of 2018, as business manager. Marj oversees many of our day to day on goings and assists with classes. Recently Marj has taught our Therapy Dog Companion class and is the area's TDI Chapter Director. She comes to us with much knowledge of canines, competitive background, and an incredible positive attitude. Marj just received her AKC certification and will begin CGC, CGCA, ect testing. PAWS loves having her as a competitive & therapy dog ambassador. She has brought much excitement and happiness to our team. Marj and her dog, Jake, come as a package deal and we wouldn't have it any other way! Away from PAWS, you will find Marj cuddling some goldens or in the show ring with her boy!
Robin Cooney | Rally instructor
kristina albert | Preschool director
MEET KRISTINA | Preschool Teacher
Kristina joined PAWS in February of 2018 as our Preschool Teacher. PAWS was no stranger to her, as she has been training with PAWS and prior to PAWS for almost three years. Her excitement to learn and grow her handling skills made her the perfect fit for our Preschool Program. Bringing a positive, calm, and balanced outlook to our preschoolers, Kristina offers so much to them. Kristina has a big heart and brings this to PAWS through volunteer opportunities and the growth of our outreach to local shelters. She owns two puppers of her own, Daisy and Bailey. Kristina continues to grow with us and we look forward to her future with us. We love to have her be a part of our client's early learning. Beyond PAWS, Kristina is an RN, helping us two-legged hoomans to stay healthy and happy.