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Well Hello There

Over a combined 15 years, I worked as a professional certified dog trainer. My love of dogs led me to help them and their people in as many ways as I could. During that time, I contributed to many blogs, podcasts, media outlets and got to do some public speaking. These all helped prepare me to use my voice and get busy writing. I also got more doggie kisses than I could ever count.

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My Digital Dog Days

When I left my part time job and subsequently closed my business in the dog training industry in 2020, I foolishly deleted a lot of the work I had done online. I had run a business for 3 years and removed my website and almost all of the blogs it contained. I've left the Facebook page (Lori Nanan Canine Education) and Instagram accounts (lori_nanan_ce) “open” for anyone looking for resources, because there's some good stuff there.

At that time, I wasn’t thinking about how much work that I had done previously might matter and so, very little of it is out there on the interwebz. But, now that I am writing again, I did a little search to see what I was able to find. I realized with the passing of time, I had done some pretty cool things in the field. 

I wrote a well-received article on working with dogs who have anxiety in the car. I also got to talk about it in the mainstream online publication, Bustle.

I started a little podcast. Just a few episodes, but it was fun for a while. I was also a guest on this one.

I ran a nonprofit for a few years. We did some good work and I got to contribute to other blogger’s platforms, like this one.

I worked at an animal shelter, where I served as the Canine Education Behavior and Training Coordinator and got to do some amazing work helping dogs (and cats!) get adopted and keeping them feeling safe and loved and did some fun interviews.

I contributed to a valuable online resource dedicated to helping people understand dog body language.

Being asked to contribute to multiple pieces (a couple more are below) by my friend, novelist (and former dog trainer, herself), Victoria Schade was super cool.

And my biggest contribution to the field was an online course that I created because I saw a need: people and dogs were struggling with nail care. I ran that course for about 3 years and it was extremely gratifying to see people and their dogs overcome this issue together. You can get a pretty PDF EBook version of that course by subscribing to my website. While I was still out there doin' my thing, I got to talk about it here, here, here & here