About Me

About Carol Harris ABC Certified Dog TrainerI am proud to be an Honor Graduate of Animal Behavior College and a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen trainer/evaluator. I offer private training in clients' homes, including service dog training. I also teach Canine Good Citizen, Obedience, Puppy Kindergarten, AKC Tricks and other group classes.

I am a dog lover first, and a dog trainer second. I know from personal and professional experience the amazing difference dog training makes in the relationship between dog and owner. Without professional training, it can be a frustrating  relationship, but with an investment in good training a wonderful transformation will occur.

I have been working with dogs and their owners for many years and there is nothing which satisfies me more than to see a well behaved dog and happy owner!

My mission is to help you and your dog enjoy many fulfilling years of companionship and fun. Give me a call or email, and we'll get started!

 

My Training Philosophy

  • Friendly, reward-based training makes it easy for dogs to learn. And, it's a valuable bonding experience for owner and dog.

  • Harsh treatment, and physical, verbal or psychological punishment are abusive and unnecessary. I do not work with choke, pinch or shock collars or any method that causes fear, pain, stress or intimidation.

  • Gentle, patient training helps develop a calm, trusting and well-behaved dog who will be a joy to live with.

I also believe....

  • Dogs enrich our lives so much with their affection and companionship. We owe it to them to teach them how to fit comfortably into our lives.

  • The decision to have a dog includes the responsiblity to provide appropriate training. Without that guidance, a dog does not know how to behave properly. Tragically, most dogs that are given up suffer their fate because of avoidable behavior issues.

  • Reward-based training is fun for owners and dogs!

My training methods include...

  • Evaluate the appropriate level and type of training needed.

  • Design the training to meet the owner's priorities.

  • Customize training based on the dog's behavioral issues.

  • Guide the owner/dog team in reward-based training using positive reinforcement (treats, praise, toys, play, walks).

  • Help the owner create an environment in which the dog is most likely to succeed.