Carrie Kessler attended her first dog training class at age 10 and has engaged in continuing education in the field ever since.
Carrie began volunteering at the Little Rock Animal Services shelter in 2004, working with the dogs to make them more adoptable. In 2006, she began training her own dogs in agility, studying under Lisa Mantle, and in 2009, she began training dogs professionally, specializing in basic obedience and “family manners.”
Carrie has attended several dog training workshops, seminars and courses, studying under Dr. Patricia McConnell, Dana Crevling, Pia Silvanti, Sue Sternberg, Jane Kopelman, Brenda Aloff and Steve Wilson to name a few.
In 2010, she completed the Instructor Training Course in New York offered by Dogs of Course.
In 2011, she attended a week-long course in Georgia for K-9 Nose Work and also attended the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Conference in San Diego, Calif.
She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is currently studying for my Professional Dog Trainer certification.
“My training methods focus on positive reinforcement and honor each dog as an individual,” Carrie said.
In addition to her dog training interests, Carrie trained horses professionally from 1979 to 1986.
Carrie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.