Author Archives: Lorena Patti


Positively Expert: Lorena Patti

Lorena Patti is a Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer out of Orlando, FL. A Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, she is also a licensed presenter for Family Paws and Doggone Safe’s “Be a Tree”.

A Puppy Under the Tree

Posted on: December 14, 2016 - 1 Comment

A puppy for Christmas is a gift that, as a professional trainer for over 10 years, I strongly encourage to be planned so that the entire family understands the commitment that gift comes with. Have no doubt: the pup will not be for the kids. The pup will be the responsibility of the adults in the family, and she will depend on them for her care.

Hook, Line, and Sinker: How Not-So-Positive Trainers Use Positive Reinforcement to Reel in Clients

Posted on: September 21, 2015 - 1 Comment

Marketing is there to make you buy something- in this case, the training services of any given trainer. When trainers that use punitive methods advertise their services, they are going to be really good at selling them to you. They have to. Think about it: “We shock your dog into compliance!” is not exactly the best tag line.

When Trick or Treat is a Tricky Thing

Posted on: October 28, 2014 - No Comments

Orlando-based VSPDT Lorena Patti discusses how to keep your little trick-or-treaters safe from stressed out dogs on Halloween.