Our Trainers

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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 (8)

Trainer - psychiatricSan 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

Beverli Short BioSan 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

rescue trainerSan 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

San Antonio, TexasSan Antonio Trainer: Claire traveled the world as an Air Force Brat.  She has a degree in Business Mgmt.  She is also a graduate of the Animal Behavioral College and is taking courses in Pet Nutrition.  All her life, Claire has been a dog lover. She has a clear understanding of how a Service Dog can impact a person’s life and give them an overall better quality of life. Service Dog Express - Read More

LawrenceSan 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

Therapy DogSan 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

San Antonio Texas DepressionSan 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

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.  Service Dog Express - Read More

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (3) – Waco, TX (1)

Dallas Fort Worth TexasDallas/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. Service Dog Express - Read More

Dallas/Fort Worth (to include Waco to Hillsboro) Trainer:  Jerry was raised between California, Colorado and Missouri.  He trained a multitude of dog breeds and working dogs for the ranch and home. He medically retired from active duty in 2012 after 13 years of faithful service. Jerry is extremely passionate and outspoken about learning and teaching. Helping those that need help is a constant driving force and one of the most rewarding part of his life. Service Dog Express - Read More

Dallas/Fort Worth Trainer: Lora was born and raised in the DFW area. She suffers from PTSD, Major Depression, Balance Disorder, and ADHD. Lora graduated from the Animal Behavior College and enjoys training and rescue dogs.  Lora herself has her own Service Dog and understands the higher quality of life they provide for their handler. She is honored to be able to help others in need and give back to the community.  Service Dog Express - Read More

Houston, TX (2)

Houston AutismHouston 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

American Sign Language Houston TexasHouston 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

Austin/Killeen, TX (1)

Lori Mini BioKilleen/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. Service Dog Express - Read More

Beaumont, TX (1)

Beaumont NiesyBeaumont Trainer: Niesy earned a BS from Sam Houston State University and is a CPDT-KA.  She is the President, Instructor, and Evaluator for the Southeast Texas Paws 4 Love, a non-profit group of therapy dogs and handlers.  She sufferers from limited hearing and as a seasoned trainer, she understands firsthand the amazing things that Service Dogs do for their handlers. Service Dog Express - Read More

El Paso, TX (1)

Terry miniEl 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

San Marcos, TX (1)

San Marcos Trainer:  Austin loves and respects that every individual dog is unique and different in their own way, and enjoys analyzing them to figure out the best scenario for every prospective handler. Austin believes that there is not “one single method” of training that universally works for all animals and handlers. Service Dog Express - Read More

West Texas – Amarillo, Lubbock (1)

Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, Odessa, Clovis, NM, Hobbs, NMAmarillo/Lubbock, TX 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.Service Dog Express - Read More

Wichita Falls, TX and Lower SW Oklahoma (1)

BarbaraWichita 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

Colorado Springs, CO (1)

Alexus - Colorado SpringsColorado 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

Daytona Beach, FL (1)

Ally - Lawton OklahomaDaytona 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

Springfield, IL (1)

Springfield IlliniosSpringfield Trainer:  Dave is a US Army veteran and suffers from PTSD. He has a BA in Psychology and is currently enroll in an MA degree program to be a Mental Health Counselor.  He diligently volunteers with the American Legion, providing support before its needed. Working with others and their dogs is his calling. Service Dog Express - Read More

Lincoln County, Lexington, KY (1)

Daniel Lincoln County LexingtonLincoln County and Lexington Trainer: Daniel served his community as a deputy sheriff and served his country as an Army MP. He was 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

Philadelphia, PA (1)

Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, 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. Service Dog Express - Read More

Fredericksburg, VA and Washington DC (1)

Fredericksburg, Richmond, Washington DC, Virginia, MarylandFredericksburg/Washington DC Trainer: Kevin is a 20 year USAF veteran.  He has trained dogs with but not limited to the US State Dept, US Secret Service, US Customs and Border Patrol, etc.  Kevin has a deep desire to help clients with disabilities achieve the goal of successfully performing daily activities and leading fulfilling, purposeful lives with their Service Dogs. Service Dog Express - Read More


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