Charity Children Center enjoys broad local support.

our Founders

Lorraine Martinez, PhD


CPDT-KA - Certified Professional Dog Trainer

KPA-CPT - Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner

Lorraine Martinez, owner of LoMa Behavior and Training, LLC, has been helping dogs and their people sinde 2002.  She gives people that they can get the best help and most reliable training for their lovable, four-legged friends.  

Lorraine is passionate about educating people and helping them through the confusing information available on dog training and behavior modification.

Our Members

Irma Bice


CPDT-KA - Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Irma has been the Training Director of a five star training facility and spa in Helotes, Texas for over 9 years. Irma has over 25 years’ experience working with dogs as a breeder, obedience competitor, conformation exhibitor and trainer. She has been teaching obedience/behavioral classes for 11 years and has worked with all breeds and temperaments, including puppy socialization, obedience, scent work, reactive dogs and aggression.

She is a member of the National Association for Treibball Enthusiast and an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen trainer and evaluator.  

Diana Wilkins, MA


CPDT-KA - Certified Professional Dog Trainer

CNWI - Certified Nose Work Instructor

Diana earned a Masters degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University and has studied animal behavior extensively.  

Diana has been working with and training dogs since 1998.  In 2009, she moved to San Antonio, TX and opened In Harmony with Dogs, offering private training, behavior consultation and training as well as classes in puppy socialization, basic manners, behavior modification and K9 Nose Work®.  She developed a highly successful K9 Nose Work® program at the Animal Defense League in 2014 that  facilitated the adoption of many dogs.

Find out what drives us to do what we do.

Stephanie Garza, CPDT-KA


Pup Pup & Away
Phone:  (210)416-2592

SAPTA was founded in 2012 by dedicated San Antonio trainers who perceived a need to bring information to pet owners that would enable them to live happily with their pets.   We seek to provide answers to questions, solutions to problems and to facilitate a more profound understanding of their pets.