My dog Kida was always the sweetest animal but she got attacked by a larger dog and it caused her to show some aggression towards other dogs. When I had two new dogs move in, I was worried that she might not go back to normal. But after just a few weeks with Lori she lost all signs of aggression and turned back to her old, friendly self. Lori also helped me teach her some general training tricks and she's been doing awesome since! Lori made a big impact with teaching me how to teach Kida tricks, but she also helped Kida overcome her anxiety and Lori's patience was crucial in helping Kida gain back her confidence and recover from her trauma. Lori is so patient with dogs, she has a phenomenal animal training experience (ask about the gorillas!), and she's all around wonderful!
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Dog trainer to the stars....where WE were the stars! Lori is incredible. We felt empowered and understood our big knucklehead so much better. Lori is ACES.
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Lori is an extraordinary trainer whose deep knowledge of animal behavior is unparalleled. She taught us how how to train our dogs with kindness and love in sessions that were meaningful and focused. I am truly amazed how fast our dogs progressed! Lori is sweet, understanding, and the one to call for help with your pet. -Renee' D.
Lori Holmberg has provided basic obedience training for each of our dogs over a period of ten years. She has also trained dogs for family and friends. We have been very happy with the results she has achieved for all of our pets.. She has done an incredible job with Micah (Golden Retriever), Mele (Australia n Shepherd), Tigg (English Springer) and Earl (Australian Shepherd).
In addition to obedience she has also taught them cool tricks and solved a few behavior problems.
It has always been important to us that the training methods do not involve any harsh punishments or painful correction techniques. Lori is very patient with the animals and explains everything she does in language that is understandable. She is very good at instructing owners so that they are able to recognize and correct the dog in a manner that is consistent with their training.
I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in having a dog that is happy to comply with every command and enjoys training as much as play.
Lori is not one of those fad trainers who is loaded down with shock collars, choke chains and other devices that look like they came out of the Inquisition.
We will continue to avail ourselves of her services and would not consider using any other animal behaviorist.
She is the best.
Robert G. Jaster
Yeah! Are we there yet!
Lori is the best!!! My dog loved being there, and you can tell just how much Lori loves having him!! She is also super insightful and helpful about dog behavior which is always a good thing!
My husband and I cannot recommend Animal Expressions enough! Lori is amazing and really knows what she’s doing and how to assist both animals and owners. When we contacted her we were afraid we might need to keep our dog away from children forever or a worst-case scenario of having to possibly rehome him. The first time we took him out in a public space he was so agitated we had to carry him through a market while he barked and screamed. Lori worked with him multiple times to the point where he can now walk by children and daycares or on the street, can walk in a public space, and can be taken around town without any fear. My husband and I are constantly saying that it’s like having a brand new dog in the house. Lori is the real deal and can change the lives of families and pets with behavior concerns. We are forever grateful to Lori, and Animal Expressions, and will always think of her as a valuable resource for the community and ourselves. -Jane & Brandon Schulze
I FOUND MY DREAM DOG, JAZZ, SHE WAS A GREYHOUND/LAB MIX, JUST LIKE MY FAVORITE DOG WAS THAT I HAD 20 YEARS AGO. I TOOK JAZZ HOME TO FOSTER, BUT JAZZ WAS A FENCE JUMPER AND TOO EXCITED ABOUT THE DOGS AND PEOPLE SHE WOULD SEE WALKING PAST OUR HOUSE. JAZZ JUMPED OUR FENCE OVER 100 TIMES BEFORE I STARTED WORKING WITH LORI. I HAD TOLD THE DOG RESCUE GROUP THAT I COULDN’T KEEP JAZZ BECAUSE SHE WAS TOO DIFFICULT. THE RESCUE GROUP KNEW THAT JAZZ WAS MY “HEART DOG” AND THEY FOUND LORI. LORI TAUGHT ME HOW TO MAKE JAZZ RELAXED AND HAPPY WHEN SHE SAW PEOPLE AND DOGS WALKING BY. I ALSO LEARNED HOW TO MAKE JAZZ BETTER ON THE LEASH WHEN WALKING AND OBEDIENT WHEN I CALL HER TO COME. LORI GAVE ME A WONDERFULLY WRITTEN TRAINING GUIDE (IN DIGITAL FORM) TO KEEP THAT SUMS UP ALL THE TRAINING RULES THAT SHE USES AND EXPLAINS EVERYTHING SHE TEACHES SO THAT I CAN REFER TO THAT WHEN SHE IS NOT WITH ME. LORI IS AN EXCELLENT LISTENER AND TAILORS HER TRAINING TO THE EXACT NEEDS OF THE CLIENT. SHE HAS A CALMNESS ABOUT HER THAT MAKES THE DOGS AND THEIR HUMANS AT EASE. LORI MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO ADOPT JAZZ AND IT HAS BEEN SIX MONTHS SINCE JAZZ JUMPED THE FENCE. I CAN NOW EVEN LEAVE JAZZ HOME ALONE AND I DON’T HAVE TO KENNEL HER WHEN I AM GONE ALL DAY. LORI’S METHODS WORK!!!
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Lori with animal expressions provided great insight unleashing our border collies full potential. She provides many learning opportunities in a variety of settings specifically designed to address our dogs learning goals. Our dog, Luna benefited from her personal sessions which included behavior around children, stranger greetings, leash training and her ability to navigate unfamiliar settings. Lori included us in Luna's training, and provided us with the tools to compliment Luna's progress at home. I would highly recommend Lori!! 💜
My 16 month old Poodle Marley and I have been working with Lori on a bi-weekly basis for the past eight months. Although I socialized Marley when she was a puppy she has basically grown up around adults and was very intimidated and was afraid of children. Through meeting with Lori in populated areas such as shopping malls with play areas for children, I was able to learn body and posture signals that Marley gave when she was okay to interface with children and when she was over the interface. Lori has taught me so much about my pup’s body language - most of which I didn’t even know a dog could or would exhibit in different settings. At this point Marley is very excited and playful around children. The exercises Marley and I have done with Lori’s guidance have even rid her of the need to be very cautious and timid upon meeting new people. Lori is a true professional in every sense of the word and has been invaluable to me in training my dog using calm and non-threatening techniques. I consistently receive compliments on how well behaved Marley is, and through consistent training Marley now accompanies me to work and has become the official “greeter” at the sales office. Not all the work we do with Lori is related to behavior modification as Lori is great with incorporating tricks into our training sessions which is very important for a puppy’s attention span. Marley adores Lori and when our sessions are over and its time to get in the car, there is definitely some pouting going on by my once timid pup! There is only one person besides my husband that I would trust leaving Marley with and that would be Lori - she is fantastic in every way!
Lori has been extremely helpful not only in the training of my dog Bailey, but also by taking care of her when I’m out of town. There is no place Bailey would rather stay than at Lori’s house. Every time I pull up to drop Bailey off, she can barely control her excitement because she knows where she is going. As a puppy, Lori was able to completely and effectively train Bailey in just over a week, while I was on vacation! Bailey is now an excellent listener and never pulls her leash on walks. I give all the credit to Lori and her incredible techniques. I would not have been able to get Bailey where she is today without Lori’s help. Having the peace of mind knowing Bailey is in such a wonderful environment makes it much easier for me to leave her. Do not hesitate to work with Lori! You will not be disappointed by the results.