About Carolyn Ross

My Dogs, My Teachers

All my life, I have been blessed to live with dogs. They have been constant friends who have provided me with countless hours of entertainment and companionship. I have had some wonderful dogs who always just seemed to understand what was needed or expected of them, and I have had dogs who have presented major challenges to living peaceably with humans and other pets. All of them have helped me to better understand what it is like for a dog living in a human culture. They have taught me patience, empathy, and humility. They have taught me to better communicate and to lead with kindness. Through their examples, I have learned to appreciate the simple things in life and to live in the present. For this, I will always be grateful.

My passion for dogs has led me to become:

  • A Professional Certified Dog Trainer
  • A Certified Tellington TTouch Practioner
  • A Certified Third Way Trainer
  • A Certified Master Wag It Games Instructor & Judge
  • A fully Certified WCRL Rally-O Judge
  • An agility addict
  • A Rally-O addict
  • A Wag It Games Addict
  • A student of the new sport of Rally-FrEe
  • I also love to do anything outdoors with my dogs. It is imperative all my dogs have solid off-leash skills because we love hiking, biking, swimming, x-county skiing, and snow-showing together.
  • I am also a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, an organization that promotes positive reinforcement methods

Each dog is a special gift that teaches me something new. I love to learn new techniques, experiment with my dogs, and then share those techniques with friends and students.
I would love to be YOUR dog training coach too!

We were so happy with our beginner obedience class with Carolyn that we signed up for the intermediate class ... We wish we could take her home with us!

~ Erin from South Portland