Lisa participated in training police dogs during her 20 year career as a Police Officer/EMT. After retirement from law enforcement in 2004, she began working with her husband, Brian, at his newly formed dog training company, K9 Basics. Lisa initiated and teaches the Puppy Pre-School program now offered by K9 Basics. She is the driving force behind the company’s continued growth and expansion into varied areas of training such as Puppy Pre-School, Agility and Pet First Aid/CPR. Lisa’s greatest passion is getting all dogs into or keeping them in their “Forever Homes” through patience, understanding and training. Lisa is a lover of all animals and she and Brian currently own 5 dogs (“Apache” & “Phoenix” – Czech Shepherds, “Cheyenne” – a Lab/Pit mix, “Geronimo” a German shorthaired pointer, and “Zeus” a German shepherd), 7 cats and 1 bird.Lisa is also the founder and president of Semper Fido, a 501c3 non profit organization uniting wounded warriors suffering with PTSD with homeless, rescue shelter dogs, who are evaluated and deemed viable, to nurture a healing and rejuvenating bond between the two. The result is a positive, non judgmental, unconditional relationship desperately needed by both.
- Certified Trainer through “That’s My Dog! E-Cademy”
- Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR
- Professional member of Int’l Assoc. of Canine Professionals