Read about the trainers:
All Service Dog Express trainers have a wide range of various experience & knowledge working with dogs and with their clients requested needs. Click on the location below to see the trainer(s) in that area.
San Antonio, TX (10)
San Antonio Trainer: Laurie has her Master’s Degree in Canine Life Sciences with an emphasis on Service Dog Training from ADI-accredited Bergin University for Canine Studies. She has an undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Laurie is a trauma victim herself, and has extensive work in the psychiatric field.
San Antonio Trainer: Ali has a BA in Theater with a minor in Psychology. She has dealt with depression, anxiety and panic disorder for most of her life. She has found that exploring avenues that may not be considered “traditional” such as using Service Dogs can lead to some astonishing payoffs. Ali’s ultimate goal is to help people create strong, healthy bonds with their dogs.
San Antonio Trainer: Beverli has a background in physical and massage therapy and finds Service Dog training the perfect way to blend her desire to help dogs and humans work together for a greater quality of life. She believes in encouraging and empowering those with physical or emotional scars to work through them and to welcome a four-legged counselor and friend into their lives.
San Antonio Trainer: Cherry began her love of dogs as a young child, walking four miles to the local shelter just to help and train every Sunday. She has raised two mentally challenged children and knows only too well what is involved with the care and support needed for people with emotional needs.
San Antonio Trainer: Kelly is a certified canine training specialist and veterinary technician with over 15 years of experience in the animal care services field. She is a part-time technician for a San Antonio based non-profit animal rescue. She is eager help others and strengthen the bond between the handler and companion.
San Antonio Trainer: Lawrence is an USAF veteran. He has been training dogs since 1989 and most recently a Mine Detection Dog Technical Advisor in Afghanistan for the U.S. State Department. He has trained, evaluated and certified dogs and handlers for a wide range of uses and needs. Lawrence, a stroke survivor, suffers from PTSD and diabetes.
San Antonio Trainer: Letty has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Sjogern’s syndrome, Vitamin D insufficiency, Central Hypothyroidism, and most recently, survived a battle with breast cancer. Letty studied at Texas State University, and is an “out of the box” thinker who often will find a new direction to take the Service Dog/handler team in order to get positive results.
San Antonio Trainer: Pat is a retired engineer who is pursuing the love and passion of her life – working to create strong, beneficial and rewarding relationships between human and canine in the Rescue, Service and Therapy dog communities.
San Antonio Trainer: Rudy is a US Navy retired veteran and is a Certified Canine Training and Behavior Specialist. Training dogs has been Rudy’s passion since early childhood, helping those in need to train their dogs. Building bonds between dogs and humans are Rudy’s most desired results.
San Antonio Trainer: Victoria began training dogs at young age and is involved in the sport of Schutzhund. She also was immersed in K9 Police Dog Training. She donates her spare time and effort into helping numerous Veteran Organizations for our wounded warriors. She gives all those in need, the tools to succeed further in their quests.
Austin/Killeen, TX (2)
Killeen/Austin Trainer: Keri is working on her degree in psychology. She is an accomplished basic obedience and Narcotics K9 trainer/handler. She suffers from anxiety attacks and her dogs provided her needed comfort. She is devoted to providing all who need these miracle dogs with a dedicated companion that provide love and understanding.
Killeen/Austin Trainer: Lori received her associate degree from Bergin University, graduated from the US-K9 Police Dog trainer course and attended Texas State Technical Institute’s Animal Technology Program. Lori has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and PTSD, but working with her service dog and helping others has helped her learn new approaches in handling her individual symptoms.
Central Texas – Killeen, Gatesville, Waco (2)
Killeen/Gatesville/Waco Trainer: Angela has raised, owned and trained dogs most of her life. She has been a valued member of the dog care and training industry for over 20 years. She was a dog trainer in London for 12 years. She became well known as the “American Dog Lady” throughout South East London. Angela is married to a 10 year United States Air Force Veteran with PTSD.
Killeen/Gatesville/Waco Trainer: Mark is a 10-year veteran of the USAF including being a trainer and handler with Military Working Dogs. Mark worked with the UK’s Battersea Dogs Home and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals organizations. His SD, “Anubis”, help him with both his psychological and physical disabilities.
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (2)
Dallas/Fort Worth Trainer: Dana was born and raised in the DFW area. She has a BS in Speech/Pathology and Audiology. She suffers from anxiety, panic disorder and unipolar depression. Dana sought alternative means to help her daughter when typical medications failed. Dana saw the need of a Service Dog as the best solution. With the success of a Service Dog, Dana wanted to help others through the use of these great companions.
Dallas/Fort Worth Trainer: Daniel served his community as a deputy sheriff and served his country as an Army MP. He is current an EMT for Forney, TX. Daniel suffers from PTSD and night terrors. Daniel and his Service Dog want to help and be able to make a difference in someone’s life.
Houston, TX (2)
Houston Trainer: Dera was born and raised in Houston. She earned a BS from Texas A&M and worked at the Houston Zoo. She has three wonderful kids, one with Autism. She has the experience and passion to help others as a she seen first hand the amazing results Service Dogs can do.
Houston Trainer: Natalie was raised in Houston. She is earning her BS from Lamar University and is fluent in American Sign Language. She suffers from panic attacks, anxiety and PTSD. She wants to help other people experience the profound impact that a Service Dog can have on their life.
El Paso, TX (1)
El Paso Trainer: Terry is an experienced dog trainer with more than 25 years as a Law Enforcement Officer and Canine Trainer. He has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He has trained dogs in a number of different areas; i.e. narcotics, human trafficking, ammunition, weapons, currency, money, and basic obedience.
West Texas – Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland (1)
Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, Odessa, Clovis, and Hobbs, TX/NM Trainer: Raylee enjoys being around huge dogs who think they belong in your lap. She studied Kinesiology and has a nursing background, She also received her Bachelor’s degree in Canine Studies from Bergin University.
Wichita Falls, TX and Lower SW Oklahoma (1)
Wichita Falls/SW Lower Oklahoma Trainer: Barbara is a USAF New Parent Support Nurse working with families of newborns to 3 years old. She is a graduate of Penn Foster’s Dog Obedience Instructor course, an AKC CGC and S.T.A.R. puppy Trainer/Evaluator. She is also a mentor for the Animal Behavior College in California.
Colorado Springs, CO (1)
Colorado Springs Trainer: Alexus is a wife and mother of two beautiful children, a girl and a boy. After being medically retired from the Army she became a nationally registered and licensed EMT. Alexus was diagnosed with PTSD due to childhood and sexual trauma. She is eager to help others receive the peace of mind, companionship, and security that a Service Dog offers.
Daytona Beach, FL (1)
Daytona Beach Trainer: Ally was a US Army MWD handler stationed in Texas, Korea, and Oklahoma. She has been involved in animal training and behavior from an early age. She suffers from anxiety, panic attacks, depression and PTSD and knows first-hand the benefits that well trained Service Dogs have for those in need.
Fort Riley, Junction City, Manhattan, KS (1)
Fort Riley, Junction City, Manhattan Trainer: LeeAnna has served in the Army National Guard as a flight medic on the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. After receiving her nursing degree she rejoined the Army as a nurse. She has deployed to Egypt and Afghanistan. LeeAnna has been an avid animal lover since she was a young girl.
Philadelphia, PA (1)
Philadelphia, PA Trainer: Robin has attended Tel Aviv University, served in the Israel Defense Forces, is a Certified Life and Brain Health Coach. She is also a Physicians Assistant in Pain Mgmt. She suffers from balance and mobility issues and trained her own Service Dogs to enhance her quality of life.