Our Story

Hi! I’m Lara, owner of Haus Mahr German Shepherds & Training, LLC. I’ve been involved in training dogs all of my life. I’m a Certified Professional Dog Trainer & AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. In addition to training dogs, I have 12 years of experience working in the veterinary field. I’m also proud to have served my community in EMS, Fire, Search & Rescue, and Law Enforcement.

In 2007, I got my first German Shepherd Dog. His name was Radar and he was an amazing dog! I owe my deep love and appreciation of the German Shepherd Dog breed to Radar. Our logo and motto “a true friend leaves paw prints on your heart” is a tribute to Radar CGC, NTPDA Certified Man Trailing & Article Search K9 (January 14, 2007- May 20, 2019).

General Information

Haus Mahr German Shepherds & Training, LLC was founded in 2009.

AKC Certifications

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator- since 2010
  • AKC Temperament Test Evaluator
  • AKC Trick Dog Evaluator
  • AKC Virtual Home Manners Evaluator


  • AKC Fit Dog Club
  • Eastern States Working Dog Association
  • German Shepherd Dog Club of America
  • North American Shed Hunting Dog Association
  • United Blood Trackers


Our farm is located 30 miles South of Kalamazoo, Michigan. We do not list our address on our website due to security reasons.