About The Trainer


Loraine E. Capurso, CPDT-KA

Loraine is a graduate of Rutgers University, Cook College with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She is a licensed Registered Environmental Health Specialist and conducted inspections in retail food establishments, health care facilities, private horse farms and dog breeding facilities. She is currently employed at the Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital in their Veterinary Technician Training Program. Loraine has owned, trained and showed her Rottweilers successfully for 18 years. She has participated in AKC Breed shows handling her own dogs as well as dogs owned by several clients. She also participated in AKC Herding, Tracking, Agility, and Obedience Trials as well as Pet Therapy in local nursing homes. One of her Rottweilers became the #3 Obedience Rottweiler Overall in the U.S. and achieved a Dog World Award.  Loraine’s dogs have been invited to TV programs such as the Regis & Kathie Lee Show and a Public Service Announcement for the AKC on Canine Good Citizenship. Loraine is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Loraine currently shares her home with her husband John, her three boys, Michael, Daniel and John, three cats, an African Grey parrot, Crested Geckos and Ball Python snakes.