Lori Nanan, Co-Founder, with dog Hazel

Lori Nanan


Lori Nanan, CTC, CPDT-KA is a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers and is also a member of the Academy staff. Lori has worked as a dog trainer through her former business, La Dolce Doggie and served as the Canine Behavior Education Coordinator for Women’s Humane Society, an open access shelter in Bensalem, PA.

Lori is committed to providing education to dog lovers and has presented webinars for The Academy for Dog Trainers, iSpeak Dog and Pinups for Pitbulls and has been a guest speaker on the Pet Professional Guild webcast. She’s also presented seminars to the public on topics ranging from basic behavior issues, to enrichment, to integrating dogs in the home with babies. She’s spoken at events for National Pit Bull Awareness Day in Scranton, PA, Pitty Love Rescue in Rochester, NY and at the World Dog Expo at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Rutherford, NJ.

In addition, Lori is the founder and president of Your Pit Bull and You, a non-profit dedicated to promoting pit bulls in a positive light and advocating for the use of reward-based training for all dogs. She’s served on the board of the organization Philadoptables and continues to support the Women’s Humane Society through speaking events, seminars and fundraisers.

Lori has planned and hosted speaking events for Malena DeMartini, Debbie Jacobs and Deirdre Franklin. She was a contributing writer for the website iSpeak Dog, and has written blogs for the Academy, Your Pit Bull and You and Canis Bonus.

Lori lives in New Hope, PA with her husband Paul, a cat named MooMoo and their muse and inspiration, Hazel.