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Hannah Cartwright's Story

Head Trainer : Located at the Lauderdale Pet Lodge

Growing up on a farm in North Carolina, I have always involved myself with animals. Combining my love for critters of all shapes and sizes, and the joy I get from being a helping hand, I came to Florida to coach others on the key communication skills necessary in handling their canine companions, in and out of the home. Whatever your lifestyle, I can help you and your family build a stronger bond with your pet. Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Pet-lover. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe me. Every animal is an individual with their own quirks, talents, personalities, and experiences. I am committed to working with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, and I believe it’s never too late to train any pet. My services are designed with you and your family in mind, and I believe in working as much with you as with your animal. Whether you’re thinking about getting an animal, have a new pet, or already own a pet with behavioral problems, I am here to help.

My Services

Educational Boarding Programs

My Educational Boarding Programs involve an intimate understanding of your animal’s natural instincts while combining your needs and wants with the attributes of your pets personality. Using positive reinforcement and a consistent routine, my techniques and processes of conditioning will lay the foundation for you to build upon.

After a brief stay, your pet will go home a well-rounded companion. An exit lesson is given upon pick-up of the final training day to prepare you and your family with the tools and knowledge to build a stronger bond with your canine. Follow up lessons are also included with each program for consistent coaching on how to practice at home what was learned during their stay.

Programs typically start on Mondays and range from 2 - 6+ weeks:

BRONZE Program: 2 Weeks - $2,000

Includes a 1 hour PM Exit Lesson on final day of training + 1 Home-School Lesson.

All Commands reinforced around distractions.

SILVER Program: 3 Weeks - $3,050

Includes 1 hour PM Exit Lesson on final training day + 2 Home-School Lessons.

All commands reinforced around distractions and at a distance.

GOLD Program: 4 Weeks - $3,850

Includes 1 hour PM Exit Lesson on final training day + 3 Home-School Lessons. All commands reinforced around distractions ON & OFF PROPERTY.

PLATINUM Program: 6 Weeks - $5,500

Includes 1 hour PM Exit Lesson on final training day + 5 Home-School Lessons.

All commands reinforced around distractions ON & OFF PROPERTY.

*Best for OFF-LEASH Program*

(Prices shown include standard room, bath, training & follow-up lessons.


Do you find that most days your dog takes you for a walk, run, and hike? Walking, running, biking, long-boarding, and hiking with your dog should be an enjoyable bonding experience! Do you want to be confident taking your furry companion to local events, the beach, or out to dinner without anxieties or stress.

The Home-Schooling I offer, allow for the dog to be taught how to recognize some simple body language movements from the handler. In every one-on-one session you and your family will be coached on how to reinforce proper manners in various situations, step by step. These key techniques and communication skills will have your companion more focused and entertained. You and your family are the most important part of this learning and doing your homework is essential to success with your canine.

Understanding the world from your dogs perspective while appropriately reinforcing behaviors will earn your dogs respect, making you the fair and fun leader your companion craves! 


  • First Lesson - $200 (2 hrs)

  • $175/ Individual Lesson (1 hr)


  • 5 week - $725 ($175 savings)

  • 8 week - $1,100 ($325 savings)

  • 12 week - $1,500 ($625 savings)

​(Lessons take place once a week - rescheduled lessons need to be within the same week. Prices are consistent within 20 miles of the Fort Lauderdale Pet Lodge facility.)

Behavior Consulting

If you need help with a specific physical or behavioral issue, a free consultation can be easily scheduled with me at our state-of-the-art Doggie Daycare and Boarding facility. This will allow some of your questions to be answered and a customized program to be built. Under certain circumstances, evaluations can be done in the comfort of your own home.

Dog Evaluation: $65 + Daycare Fee

Canine Good Citizen


The AKC started the Canine Good Citizen Program in 1989 as a means of rewarding dogs who are well-behaved companions at home and in the community. A key component of the CGC Program is the 10-step CGC test issued by our AKC certified evaluators.

  • Item #1 - Accept a Friendly Stranger

  • Item #2 - Sit Politely For Petting

  • Item #3 - Appearance and Grooming

  • Item #4 - Our For a Walk (On a Loose Leash)

  • Item #5 - Walk Through a Crowd

  • Item #6 - Sit and Down on Command / Staying in Place

  • Item #7 - Come When Called

  • Item #8 - Reaction to Another dog

  • Item #9 - Reactions to Distractions

  • Item #10 - Supervised Separation

Why Do it? Earning the CGC award will ensure that your dog is a well-respected member of your community. Also, some therapy dog groups require the CGC as a prerequisite. In addition, Canine Good Citizen training is a fun way to spend time with your dog and will help you establish a closer bond.

Daycare Programs

The daycare program options are for those pets that need a little extra out of their day. Whether you just want your dog to get some extra one-on-one attention and entertainment, have their obedience reinforced around different distractions, refresh your pet's previously learned obedience, or whatever else you can challenge me with! Want Fluffy to learn a new trick to show off to your friends? That's my specialty! I am here for you and your companion.

Daily Training: $130/day + Daycare Rate (3+ On Leash Obedience sessions)

​*Social Tutor: $1/minute

*Refreshers: $30/session; up to 2/day

(Extra attention and fun, trick training, reinforce obedience, and MORE!)

(Program prices DO NOT include daycare fee; All on leash training sessions are 15-20 minutes in duration; Social Tutor and Refresher training are subject to availability; Refresher Obedience sessions are for those dogs who have previously attended obedience classes and/or programs.)

Specialized Training

Offering a wide variety of training for dogs and their owners, this section of services is to briefly detail additional criteria owners may be interested in. Pricing varies.

  • E-Collar Training - Off-Leash Advanced Obedience, Total Avoidance scenarios, Long Distance Recall, etc.

  • Doggie Fat Camp - For dogs who are overweight and need a structured feeding and exercise schedule: Treadmill Training, Agility Style Exercising, etc.

  • Tricks and Stunts - Offering a wide variety of fun tricks and stunts to perform with your companion: Roll Over, Crawl, Jump through arms, Bow, Shake, High-Five, Weave through legs, Pout (Head all the way down), Sit Pretty, Talk, and SO MUCH MORE!

Satisfied Owners. Happier Pets.

Dear Hannah,

Thank you for the excellent training you gave our dog during his four weeks. As a rescue, he came to you without any discipline. He was so wild, we were at our wits end with him!

Once he started training with you, we saw a difference immediately. Now we're proud to take him anywhere. People always comment on how well behaved he is. Thanks to you, the dog is trained, the family is trained to handle him properly, and everyone is happy. 

Thank you!

Stuart O. and Tazer

I would like to give a shout out to Hannah for her amazing pet training skills. I took my dog Roxy for an evaluation, as she needed some much needed re socialization skills; due to an unfortunate dog attack from her past. In just a few short sessions, Hannah was able to get Roxy to trust and play with other dogs again. I can’t tell you how incredible it was to see Roxy happy and playful again with other dogs. Thank you so much Hannah, you saved my puppy Roxy.

Melissa C. and Roxy

Hannah helped me with my pup who is a shy street dog. After just two weeks at school, she was much more confident, walked great on a leash, and I had the tools to bond with her even more! Hannah uses the best method for your dog and thoroughly explains each aspect of the training. Hannah is the absolute best!

Samantha B. and Arlinn