About Us

We are a small family business and have been operating in the Ocala area since 2001. Lilianne Merida is the obedience and agility instructor; she started training dogs in 1973 in her native country of Venezuela and has never stopped since then. Lerida Perez, her mother, works in the office/store. Miguel Scannone, Lilianne’s husband is the super handy man, agility equipment builder, a.k.a. Mr. Fix It. Their children Isabella and Ignacio regularly pitch in to help at different events as well.
Our dog pack includes 8 dogs, all Labrador Retrievers except for one Sheltie and Lerida’s adorable rescue: Argyle, who is the official store greeter. Andre our senior guy is almost 15, Sabrina, Ella and Morgan (the Sheltie) are retired Agility Trial Champions, Holly who is also and Agility Trial Champion is still actively competing and Oliver and Amelia who just turned two are our upcoming young ones.
Dog’s are our passion and we strive to help each and everyone of our customers at both ends of the leash!