AKC CGC, S.T.A.R. Puppy, Trick Dog evaluator
AKC Fit Dog certified instructor
Lora began training and showing dogs at a very young age. As a child, she would frequently attended therapy dogs, dog obedience classes and dog shows with her mother, Judy Ramsey. At 15 years old, Lora got her first dog, a Papillon named Piper. Piper recently passed away but we will remember him not only by his love but also by his various obedience, rally and agility titles. Lora and Piper also did Therapy Dog work in San Antonio at a nursing home while Lora attended college at UTSA. While in San Antonio for college, she also taught beginning and foundation classes at K9 Country Club for four years.
Lora currently has four Border Collies. Marco is from Border Collie Rescue, and has earned a multitude of obedience, rally and agility titles throughout the years, including a MACH (agility championship). Marco is now nine years old and currently enjoys life while doing outdoor activities such as running, hiking and swimming. Flare is Lora's other Border Collie who currently competing in agility. Lora and Flare compete in AKC and UKI agility, and in 2019 they competed in the UKI US Open in Jacksonville, FL. Spicy is about a year younger than Flare and is from Border Collie Rescue. Spicy is working on obedience and Rally skills and is looking to compete in 2020. The newest addition is a puppy named Porter. Porter is currently working on foundation skills and will compete in agility and some obedience.
In training, Lora really focuses on the relationships with her dogs. She believes all training in every aspect should strengthen the relationship between dog and human in a positive manner. When dogs enjoy learning, they perform skills better.