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 for everything from puppies to pet dogs to service dogs to the hardest behavior issues, people bring 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

Victoria is:

  • Certified Dog Trainer (IACP-CDT).
  • Certified Dog Trainer-Advanced (CDTA).
  • Professional Dog Training Instructor (PDTI).
  • Perception Modification I Certified in the Syn Alia Training System.
  • Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP).
  • Speaker on Holistic Training at 2017 International Association of Canine Professionals annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Certified Canine Kinesiology Tape Practitioner
  • Certified Canine Essential Oils Practitioner, Level 1 & Level 2
  • Certified in Aromatherapy
  • Certified Animal Reiki Practitioner
  • Usui Reiki Master
  • the first Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) in the southeastern United States. Victoria has earned the Trainer of the Year award!
  • 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.
  • Published author.
  • Founder of the Freedom, Remote Collar Training Method.
  • Canine First Aid/CPR Certified thru American Red Cross.
  • Volunteer with Karl’s Kids Program – Alachua County Project Coordinator.
  • Member of the Demand Media’s Talent & Expert network, approved for on-camera projects. She is a recognized dog training expert, and so far, has been featured in two dog training video series (with 26 videos).
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.

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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 over 5 years ago in order to take our family business to the next level. This was the best move for Dream Dogz and for our family. There is nothing better than working with 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 play groups, 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 two dogs. Jake, her German Shepherd, has his CGC and Rally Novice titles, and passed his temperament test through the German Shepherd Dog Club of America. Riptide, her Doberman, is learning all he can to be the best puppy ever.

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 3 years old, “helping” when Victoria was working dogs. He has 13 years experience and enjoys working with the board & train dogs the most, training manners, proofing behavior, 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.

Luc is:



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1. We guarantee your dog will be better after training with us.
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3. Lifetime support via phone, text, and email for FREE.
4. Bring your dog to Gainesville for FREE group classes.
5. Bring your dog to central Florida for FREE meet-ups at Brownwood Farmer’s Market Saturday mornings.

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