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What Pet Owners Say

"Very Professional"

Lori has been a wonderful resource for Saving Paws Animal Rescue. Most dogs are surrendered for a behavior issue and Lori has been available to work with the family to keep the dog in it's original home, or to personally foster the dog, help it overcome any challenges, and be adoptable into it's forever home. Lori is knowledgeable, experienced, responsive and a success with the dogs. 5 Stars!

Lori and Mike of Simply Smith have been involved with Saving Paws Animal Rescue for many years and have taken on our challenging dogs and made them adoptable. They have the training, experience and expertise in training Service dogs and helping families with any concerns they may have with their personal dogs. Families and dogs don't need to have conflicts ~ invest your time in making your home a happy place for humans and your pets.  

Deb Josephs, dog team at Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Appleton, WI

Lori is fantastic! She immediately tuned into the relationship between Ace and I and offered valuable suggestions for how to continue to build a happy, loving relationship.

Lori A

Super helpful and gave me great tips on how to get my 4 year old dog to except my new rescue, and ways to give the 4 year old the respect he deserves!!

Diane S

Lori and Mike are nothing short of Amazing! The transformation in our dog in just 2 sessions is remarkable! I would highly recommend them to anyone having issues. 

Sandy B

You can tell Mike and Lori love what they do. The pointers they gave us is definitely going to help with our dog. I would recommend them to anyone I know.

Juan V

These guys are amazing! Highly suggest calling them with any issues or for any advice. Not only are they very knowledgeable when it comes to dogs they live to save them.

Jessy M

"Great Service"

Lori is an amazing foster caregiver/trainer for rescue dogs!  She has an empathy and love for these animals that is like a parent to a child! Our four-legged Faith is a truly fantastic girl that has become an integral member of our elder community at Carolina Assisted Living in Appleton!  I would recommend Lori to anyone looking for the perfect person to work with and assist in developing a therapy dog and/or program!!

Bob A

We do regular training sessions with Simply Smith LLC and get great progress with our two dogs every time! Not only do they help train our dogs with specific tasks and concerns but they also show us the many ways that our dogs are communicating with us and each other. We have learned so much already and can't wait to continue to work with them and our dogs. You can tell that they absolutely love what they do and you won't find more genuine and caring people for both you and your dogs!

 Heather V

Mike and Lori have worked with me, my husband and our 3 dogs on several different training initiatives. I was blown away the first time we worked with them at how effective they are and how they just “have a way” with dogs. One of my dogs had trust issues with people and dog aggression issues and Mike and Lori worked with him while my husband and I observed and I couldn’t believe the difference I saw almost immediately. They were more than happy to meet us in public places to practice socializing our dogs and walked us through the steps to make us and our dogs more confident. They did a great job at “training” my husband and I to be more confident dog owners as well. Whenever I have a question or issue that is dog related they are the first people I reach out to. I highly recommend them!



"Kind & Loving"

The Smith's do a great job. I have worked with them personally and have seen them work on some dogs that really needed help. Their knowledge and understanding of a dog's aggressive behavior is one that should be modeled! I appreciate the hard work and dedication they show the animals they are working with. Good knowledge is usually not combined with a big heart! FULLY RECOMMEND!

Brandon T

My rescue dog Chloe Biggs was mistreated by people. I asked Lori to help me work on her issues. Her techniques have made a positive changes in Biggs. She has always returned my calls and been great answering my questions. Although Biggs has a long road ahead, Lori gave me hope for the future. I know I have found someone to help Biggs on her journey to recovery, regardless of how long it takes.

Cheryl J

We had an excellent experience with Simply Smith overall. They were genuinely concerned with our issues.  They offered several solutions at a very reasonable rate. We were very happy and will recommend them to anyone who might be in need of their services.  Tammy R

Lori did great work with my catahoula leopard dog mix. Worked through some aggression issues when she meets other new dogs for the first time.

Mike S

Seriously she’s amazing!! Does not waste your time or money!! Lori comes to you and is very knowledgeable, straightforward and amazing! I have a 13 yr old Carrin terrier who I could never take a bone away from and in 5 min she had me doing it😳🤗💚🎉 She is now helping my family w/ our new puppy!

If you are looking for an amazing trainer who again does not waste your time or money and who absolutely loves dogs more then anything... you’ve got her right here!!

I highly recommend Lori any day!🐾💚🐾

Kelly P

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