Hi! My name is Lori Nichol. I started training dogs almost 15 years ago with my Shiba Inus in beginning and intermediate obedience classes at Willow Creek. I found I really enjoyed the bond those classes helped create between me and my dogs. It was a chance for us to learn together and work as a team. When we added our first Corgi to our family I started training in rally and agility. Now several Corgis (both Pembroke and Cardigan) later, my husband and I enjoy working our dogs in companion and performance sports. My Corgis have been featured in training books, on tv and in the national magazine, Front & Finish. 2 of my Pembrokes have earned the prestigious Verstatile Corgi and Versatile Corgi Excellent titles, and my Cardigan has earned the Versatile Cardigan Excellent title. I have been fortunate to have talented dogs that have shown in conformation, agility, rally, obedience and herding, and have earned championship and top level titles in these venues.
I teach agility, recall and foundation classes (puppy kindergarten and beginning obedience). Agility is my favorite thing to teach. I love seeing owners and their dogs have fun together and share in the training experience. I believe dog training should be something you and your dog enjoy doing together. If you approach training as a “team” exercise you will be able to build trust, respect and communication between you and your dog, and you both will have a lot of fun along the way.
Besides working with my dogs, I have spent several years in martial arts training and have been a Tai Chi instructor for over 15 years. I enjoy yoga and walks with my husband and our dogs.