Lori Ward, Pet Trainer
Lori Ward has lived in Northern Virginia for over two decades while working and volunteering at many local animal shelters and rescue groups. Lori graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with concentrations in veterinary science and ecology. She has taken continuing education and graduate courses in a variety of topics including veterinary technology, wildlife and ecology, animal behavior, and has a graduate certificate from The George Washington University (GW) in data analytics. Lori has previously worked at several veterinary offices, National Wildlife Federation, the SPCA of Northern Virginia, and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. In addition to being a pet trainer for Companion Animal Behavior, Lori owns a petsitting business and also works at a local animal shelter supporting their foster program.
Lori currently lives with her two children, four dogs, one cat, and a leopard gecko. She has had many well-loved dogs and cats over the years and fostered hundreds of animals for local rescue groups. Lori has taken her dogs through obedience classes, as well as flyball and agility. She has a special interest in rescued pets and helping them adjust to their new homes. In her free time, Lori enjoys taking her dogs to the beach, sailing, surfing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.