Bonnie Lusby served as a member in the 82nd Airborne from 1979 to 1983. Since her time in the military, Bonnie has dedicated her time to working with dogs, from grooming to working in a veterinary clinic and training to showing in obedience, where her dog earned Dog of the Year.

In the past ten years, Bonnie has expanded her reach in terms of training experience. In 2005, she became a trainer for and handler of narcotic K9s. She was certified with NPWDA and still has her DEA license. She’s conducted trainings specialized in obedience, nose work, shed hunts and behavioral issues.

Bonnie began running the Prison Paws program and built it up to 35 trainers. She is also a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Bonnie works with some of Rimrock Humane Society, Circle Two Rescue and Tomcat Rescue’s animals with behavioral issues.


  • Certified with the North American Police Work Dog Association
  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator
  • American Kennel Club Temperament Judge
  • International Association of Canine Professionals – Professional Member
  • Trainer for the Trainer, Thinking for a Change
  • Trainer for the Trainer, Women’s Needs and Risk
  • Attended seminars in clicker training, positive-only training, behavioral adjustment training and the healing powers of stones/crystals for dogs
  • Completed This Able Veteran PTSD Essentials Service Dog Trainer Academy 6/2019
  • Completed This Able Veteran PTSD Service Dog Trainers Academy 10/2019
  • Completed Penn Foster Dog Trainer Certification program
  • Canine CPR Certified
  • Posted on: November 16, 2021