Lori Morrell is the owner of the Columbus, Ohio based Buckeye K9, LLC and a Certified Professional Trainer (CPT). Lori received her professional certification after completing an intensive course at the National K-9® School for Dog Trainers in Columbus, Ohio. National K-9 is a professional school that is regulated and approved by The Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Lori maintains memberships with several training and behavior-focused organizations, so her clients benefit from the latest knowledge of canine theory, canine psychology, and behavior modification.
Lori has trained and titled many clients’ dogs in different sports such as Schutzhund/IPO, PSA (Protection Sports Association), and French Ring. She has also titled her own personal dog Alli in IPO as well as French Ring. Lori also works with her husband training Personal Home Protection Dogs as well as Police Dogs in the Columbus, Ohio area.
Lori enjoys working with all types of breeds and with all ages of dogs. She responds to clients’ needs with custom training programs that offer training techniques based on an evaluation of the dog’s personality and the owner’s goals.
As a certified trainer, Lori will counsel you, the dog owner, and instruct you on proper dog handling skills and techniques. She believes it is important to educate the owner not just on the how of things, but also the why.
Lori has been in business since 2006 and has had a passion for working with dogs her whole life. She works with over 500 dogs per year on obedience training, behavior issues, protection training, competition sport training, and police dog training.
Her home office is located in Canal Winchester, Ohio, and she services the Greater Central, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio area.
Brandi Jones has been with Buckeye K9 since 2016 and has 14 years of dog training experience.
Brandi grew up in Groveport Ohio and has always felt a love and passion for working with animals. In 2006, she decided to follow her passion and went to school at National K9 Learning Center, attending their intense 6-week program.
Shortly after school, dog training brought her to St. Petersburg Florida. Where she began training dogs doing In-Home training for a local company. During that 9 years in Florida, she has trained many dogs of all ages and breeds. Also, trained some protection dogs, therapy and service dogs. Including service work for mobility, PTSD & Diabetic Alert Dogs.
During her time down in Florida not only did she have A lot of dogs to train to gain more and more experience. She also attended several different training seminars to extend her knowledge in dogs. She also became a canine good citizen evaluator for the American Kennel Club. Brandi decided to come back to Ohio, to spend more time with family in early 2015. She has started working for Buckeye k9 shortly after and continues to follow her dreams & passion with dogs.
Brittany Tate is one of our newest trainers here at Buckeye K9.
Brittany grew up in Groveport, Ohio where she always knew she had a passion and a special type of love for all dogs. After graduating high school she decided to follow her heart and become a dog trainer. She attended National K9s 6 week training course and completed this course in December of 2018. Brittany is also a member of the IACP.
After Brittany finished the course at National K9 she branched out on her own and started training dogs in-home and doing residency at her personal home. She found that she wanted to do more with her dog training and found Buckeye K9. Brittany has trained a variety of dogs, from basic obedience, off leash training, service dogs, and more.
Bonnie Rueber is a part-time trainer for Buckeye K9 who is looking forward
to working directly with helping clients understand and unlock their dog’s best potential. Bonnie is a Certified Professional Trainer (National K-9 School for Dog Trainers, 2013) with over 15 years of full-time professional training experience.
Originally from Northeast Ohio, Bonnie got her start with dogs at adoption
shelters and in boarding/bathing/and grooming. She went on to work more than
10 years training dogs to guide the visually impaired before settling in
Pickerington with her husband and two young children two years ago. She has
always had a passion for training dogs, especially service dogs, and looks forward to the opportunity to continue and enhance that training at Buckeye K9. When not working, Bonnie stays busy enjoying family time and the outdoors as much as possible.
Mark Carberry has been with Buckeye K9 for close to 2 years now and thoroughly enjoys his job!!! He graduated from Pickerington Central High School in 2018. After graduation he then went on to become a Certified Professional Trainer through National K9. When not at work Mark enjoys playing the Piano or Guitar.