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 thought we were going to have to give her away and now she is like a new dog and we see a light at the end.

~ Val from Cape Elizabeth

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