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At Coaching Canine Companions we know that you want to experience the joy of a well-behaved dog. In order to do that you need companion dog training. The problem is many dog trainers focus on strict obedience that imposes power over dogs. Which can leave you feeling frustrated and disconnected from your furry friend.


We believe in dog training methods focused on dog/human relationship building. We understand you want a well-trained pet with whom you share a deep connection. That’s why Coaching Canine Companions offers a holistic, empowerment-based approach to dog training. Our Certified Master Dog Training Instructor helps to create deep connections that set you and your dog up for success.

All you need to do is book a Free Meet & Greet, and choose a dog training package so you can stop feeling frustrated or disconnected from your pup and start enjoying a high-quality life with a well-behaved dog.


"Precisely because pets have the ability to create a mythic love for the self,  they can be used to requite love when human love has failed"



Lorrie Harris Dog Trainer in North Kingstown, RI


Meet Master Dog Trainer Lorrie Harris

Lead Trainer and Founder, Lorrie Harris, has been working with dogs for over 30 years. She began informal training in 1990 after leaving the U.S. Navy. Her formal training began in 2019, when Lorrie melded her Health Coaching Business into her current Coaching Canine Companions business.


Training & Certifications


Lorrie holds a Master Dog Training Certification from the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers, which is regulated and approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools.

She also has formal training and hands-on experience with bomb detection dogs and was certified through the International Police Working Dog Association.

She holds a Certification in Canine First Aid.

Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.


Why I Became A Dog Trainer 

Many years ago my body began failing prematurely. You know the saying: If you want to master something you teach it.


Well, as a natural teacher, I went to school to become a Personal Trainer and learned all the different wonders of the body's healing capacities.

Diving deeply into helping others with the same physical challenges that I had, it became evident that there was a major component missing to the teachings in this field:



I then went to School for Ayurveda, and did all else I could to learn about Food as Medicine through ancient techniques as well as newer ones, like Nutrigenomics.

My clients greatly benefited from the additional services that this education provided. However, you guessed it: I noticed a major missing component to most people's healing capacities. Almost everyone, including myself, was missing a major connection to their hearts - Love, with a capital "L".


Being physically near my spiritual teacher was no longer a viable option because she left her body in 2012.

The new query began. While deeply contemplating the challenge of how to remedy this incomplete healing modality, my beloved dog came up with a "mysterious" illness and had to be put down.



She Was My Angel Who Provided Me with Answers: 


Teach people to develop deep relationships with their canine companions so that they consciously enhance their capacities to love and be love. And what better tool is there, than with a loyal friend loving us unconditionally?


I Present to You:
Coaching Canine Companions with a Fully Holistic Approach

I hope we can make many wonderful and empowering discoveries together.

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