Laura Nativo, CPDT-KA® KPA CTP

Laura Nativo, CPDT-KA® KPA CTP

Laura Nativo is a TV host, pet lifestyle expert, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner, and a proud dog mom. After appearing on the CBS reality series Greatest American Dog in 2008, Laura embarked on a mission to make the world a better place for pets in honor of her Pomeranian sidekick, Preston. 

Years later, Laura remains more passionate than ever about the power of positive reinforcement training to better the human-canine bond. Laura served for four years as the resident pet expert “family member” on the Emmy-nominated lifestyle show Home & Family on the Hallmark Channel. She hosted two seasons of Dog Park Superstars for the Game Show Network, and has appeared on countless news and talk shows, including The TODAY Show and Inside Edition.

While Laura admits that her journey towards becoming a dog trainer was accidental at first, her experience in training her own dog, Preston, to behave on movie sets led to a whirlwind of opportunities. Preston started to book his own work as a doggie actor and model.

Laura’s three dogs, Preston Casanova, Penelope Supafly, and Delilah Jane Sassafras all embraced their work as professional actors and models. Look for them starring in feature films A Dog & Pony Show and The Puppy Swap. They are the inspiration for Laura’s dedication to helping pet parents communicate with their four-legged best friends. Laura trains dogs all along the California coast and is determined to make dog training easy, accessible, and fun for both ends of the leash.