Lana Kline, IACP-CDT, owner and head instructor at Paw & Hand Obedience, has been training dogs for competitive obedience since January 2004.  Formal dog training followed a lifetime of owning dogs and training and showing horses.  Lana and her husband John have always had their own pack of dogs, normally averaging 5 in number, and usually including 2 to 3 dogs rescued from neglectful homes, shelters or strays.

<< Kline pack, Christmas 2008.  L to R:  Bentley, Petey, Cleo, Jypsy and Lance

 Lance & Cleo, awards as of late summer 2006. >>>>>

Lana first stepped into a competitive ring in July 2005, in Rally Novice with rescue Cleo.  Since then, on a fairly limited competition schedule, including time off to go back to school and open a massage practice, Lana has completed 49 titles on four dogs in AKC, UKC and CDSP, including 2 AKC Utility Dog titles, 3 Graduate Open titles, and 2 Preferred Utility Dog titles.  Jypsy has earned 3 UDX legs, 8 OTCH Points, 1 Preferred UDX leg, 45 POC points, and 108 OM points so far.  Other accomplishments with her own dogs include 5 High in Trials, 1 High Combined, 4 perfect scores of 200, 2012 All Star Tournament 3rd Place Rally Excellent, 2014 All Star Tournament 4th Place Open Obedience and 10th Place Rally Excellent, and member of the 4th place Rally Team.  Jypsy was #3 in the CDSP national rankings for Novice B and Isis was #20.  

Lana's ability to also successfully teach students has been proven by her students who have earned more than 100 titles since 2014, including graduate open and utility titles, and cdsp utility, udx, and OTCH-C titles.  Many students have qualified for AKC Rally Nationals the past 4 years.  

In the Spring of 2007, strongly encouraged by her own obedience instructor and mentor, Betsy Scapicchio from Top Dog Obedience School in Flanders, NJ, Lana began to teach pet obedience in preparation for teaching competitive obedience.  Lana taught private pet obedience lessons in students' homes or businesses in the Muncy, Millville and Bloomsburg areas in 2007 and 2008.  During the fall/winter of 2007/2008 Lana assisted Anita Zack with pet obedience classes at Top Dog Obedience School.  In the Spring of 2008, her private students and training buddies began requesting classes and the first class was offered in June 2008 in Lana's back yard and living room.  

Paw & Hand moved into their first training building late summer/early fall of 2012.  A 22 x 35 foot garage served as the training room, with a 22 x 15 foot space was the crating room.  During the 3 years spent at that facility, with no indoor bathroom, no AC, and a propane blue flame wall-mounted space heater for heat, Lana and her students cranked a lot of titles, and have lots of fond memories.  

August 1 2015 the school moved to its current 4800 sf facility on Route 405 between Muncy and Hughesville.  Class offerings have increased, class sizes have increased, time-scheduled obedience matches and AKC obedience trials are being offered.  

Lana has been a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals since 2008 and became a certified dog trainer through the IACP in 2016.