About Us

Victoria Warfel
Master Trainer/Head Trainer/Behavior Specialist



Victoria is the head trainer at Dream Dogz. She has been training in Florida since she moved here in 2005 with her family and her self-trained Siberian Husky service dog, Boo. Victoria started as a food-based trainer, but realized the limitations and kept searching for a better way. After studying and combining many styles of training, she has developed her own unique training style. Victoria quickly became the areas go-to trainer and eagerly takes on the hardest behavior issues, people have brought their dogs to Victoria from all over the United States.

Aurelius, Scarlett, Arrow, and Brandi walk together with Victoria

Aurelius (aggressive German Shepherd), Scarlett, Arrow, and Brandi walk together with Victoria

Dream Dogz Ranch opened August 2016, Dream Dogz Training Center in 2011, before that, she was one of the trainers at Dogwood Park, and trained in the city parks and in home.

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Richard Warfel
Master Trainer/Head Trainer/Behavior Specialist


Richard was in the design engineering field, and decided to leave that career path in order to take our family business to the next level. There is nothing better than training dogs every day outside in the sunshine, changing their lives and the lives of their loving families.

Rich’s calm, patient demeanor quickly made him a favorite with the dogs and their owners. Rich has attended many different workshops, including IPO and narcotics detection.

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Dr Kaila Chung DVM
Veterinarian, Trainer

Kaila graduated from UF Veterinary school and enlisted in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. She owns, trains and breeds doberman pinschers. She has been competing in AKC Obedience and Rally for years.

She has two dobermans, Ava and Scarlett. Ava has earned her novice and advanced rally titles and is also an international champion in conformation. Ava is working toward her excellent rally and novice obedience title. Kaila also trained Ava and Scarlett as medical alert service dogs and therapy dogs.

Kaila is:

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Viviana Pena
Trainer & Service Dog Trainer


Viviana moved to Gainesville from Miami years ago to study animal behavior. She has attended numerous workshops to enhance her knowledge on training and behavior in animals in a zoological setting, and has hands-on experience working with exotics and marine mammals. She is currently works at a veterinary technician.

She owns 4 dogs: Midnight, a Siberian husky, Riddick, a rescued shepherd mix who she has trained as a service dog and therapy dog, Grimm, a German Shepherd and current service dog and future IPO champion, and Vega, a German Shepherd. Viviana believes that the best and most important thing about training is forming a bond with your animal and working together as a team. Viviana is one of our service dog trainers.

Viviana is:

  • AKC-Approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Community Canine Evaluator, Urban Canine Good Citizen, S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor & Evaluator, thru the American Kennel Club.
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Hannah Horn


Hannah moved to Gainesville from Palm Beach Gardens in 2011 to attend UF. She received a B.S. in Animal Science in 2014. Hannah currently has a 6-year-old German Shepherd named Jake who has his CGC and Rally Novice titles, and passed his temperament test through the German Shepherd Dog Club of America.

Hannah and Jake enjoy taking hikes, kayaking, and have been sheep herding a few times. Along with training dogs, Hannah enjoys working with horses. She took a 2 semester course at UF, Horse Psychology and Training, where she was assigned a UF bred two-year-old horse. She learned how to start this horse under saddle, and the training progression that leads up to that. She loves comparing the similarities and difference in training dogs and horses.

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Lucas Warfel

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Luc has been training dogs longer than many trainers. He started when he was 4 years old, “helping” when Victoria was working dogs. He has 12 years experience and enjoys working with the board & train dogs the most, training manners, proofing behavior, working, walking, and playing with the dogs, as well as being in charge of meal times. He thinks the dogs are just getting easier – and they are – but only because his skills are growing.

Luc attends all our workshops, and earned the Jack Deeley Scholarship to the International Association of Canine Professionals annual conference in 2014. He also attended the conference in 2015, 2016, and 2017 for him it is a family reunion.

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