Before starting Happy-Go-Lucky in 1999, Lisa trained atanother positive-style training facility and worked with elementary school students as a sign language interpreter. She’s been teaching a variety of classes and doing private lessons for more than 20 years now. Lisa continues her education in the field by regularly attending classes, herding and agility lessons, and seminars – not to mention submersing herself in any new dog book she can get her hands on. Her most influential authors include Temple Grandin, Ray and Lorna Coppinger, Jean Donaldson, Turid Rugaas, Patricia McConnell and Ian Dunbar.
When talking about why she does it, Lisa says, “I really enjoy working with people and their dogs. To see them begin to work together with increased understanding and confidence is incredibly rewarding – not to mention a lot of fun!” Lisa has three dogs, sheep, ducks and a llama that keep her busy on her farm in Battle Ground.