Here are some of the latest entries from our blog section.
Lori Nanan lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania and is the Canine Behavior Education Coordinator at Women’s Humane Society in Bensalem PA. Lori provides classes to the public and to WHS shelter dogs, as well as free monthly presentations to educate the public on all things dog.
Lori founded Your Pit Bull and You, a resource created to highlight rewards-based training and promote pit bulls in a positive light with fellow Academy team member, Kelly Cottrell. Lori also works with Academy grad Malena DeMartini-Price, doing initial contacts for potential separation anxiety clients.
Laura Witkowski lives in Hamtramck, Michigan. She is currently a student at The Academy for Dog Trainers and an assistant trainer and dog walker at Fido Personal Dog Training in Ferndale, MI. She is also a volunteer at Detroit Animal Care and Control and with Bark Nation, an NPO that focuses on shelter intervention & enrichment initiatives. Laura is also a stand up comic who loves using humor to address dog training and pit bulls!
Paul Nanan has Master Degrees in Information Technology and Finance he lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania and serves as the web designer and master of all things techie for Your Pit Bull and You.
Paul’s career in Information Technology has given him skills and knowledge that have not only benefited YPBY, but other non-profit organizations interested in spreading their missions and reaching a wider audience.
A former volunteer at the Philadelphia Care and Control and former Member of the Board of Directors of Philadoptables has given Paul a unique perspective on the needs of animal welfare organizations and he uses this knowledge to help as many dogs as possible.
Lisa Skavienski, CTC, lives in Rochester, NY, where she is heavily involved in animal welfare, focusing much of her time in outreach efforts aimed at supporting underserved communities, in addition to supporting shelter and rescue dogs in her role as Head of Behavior & Training for PLR. She is co-owner of Dog Educated, LLC, which she opened with fellow Academy For Dog Trainers member, John Cicolella; and she is currently studying under Malena DeMartini-Price for certification specializing in separation anxiety.