- Helping people and pets create a stronger bond since 2009 -

Pet Behavior Help, Puppy Training, Pet Sitting, Pet Coaching, and Seminars in West Michigan

image Lara will help you build a positive relationship with your pet that is based on mutual understanding, respect and trust. She is a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner (KPACTP) who has completed graduate coursework in counseling, life coaching and psychology.


Pet Behavior Help

image Lara is a Pet Behavior Consultant with nine years of experience in the animal behavior and training field, including over four years of experience working in a veterinary clinic with a Veterinary Behaviorist on staff. She specializes in treating canine behavior problems but also works with cats, birds and other animals. She address concerns such as aggression, anxiety, excessive vocalization, excitability, fearfulness, inappropriate house soiling, resource guarding, and nuisance behaviors. Lara uses behavior modification methods based on positive reinforcement. Get help solving your pet's behavior problems. Visit the Pet Behavior page for information.

Puppy Training

image Need help training a puppy? Lara can help you and your new canine friend establish a strong bond. She provides solutions to common puppy problems such as: barking, biting, chewing, house training issues, and jumping. Lara is a Certified Dog Trainer and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy/Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Get personalized attention from an expert who truly cares about dogs. Convenient in-home appointments and phone consultations are available to fit your busy schedule.  Check out the Puppy Training page for help.

Professional Pet Sitting

image Ensure your pet receives the best care and your home is secure while you are away. Lara Mahr offers Professional Pet Sitting services to clients in West Michigan communities including: Cassopolis, Jones, Lawton, Marcellus, Paw Paw, and Three Rivers. She has been a member of Pet Sitters International (PSI) since 2009 and is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS). Lara is background checked, insured and bonded for all services. Book your dates early as Lara's schedule quickly fills up, especially for major holidays.

Pet Coaching

image Lara offers Pet Coaching to help owners who already have a good foundation relationship with their animal companion reach a new level of communication. Pet coaching is life coaching for better people-pet cooperation and teamwork. It is ideal for dog owners interested in specialized training, sports, performance, TV & movie roles, etc. Start developing a better relationship with your pet today.



image Lara offers seminars on a variety of animal related topics. Topics include: behavior modification, clicker training, enrichment & training for shelter animals, kitten socialization, pet safety, and understanding canine body language. Find more information on the Seminars page.