About Carla LaFleur
I’ve always been an animal lover, and I’ve trained every animal I’ve ever had: dogs, cats, horses, lovebirds and even a Betta fish who I taught to swim through a hoop on cue.
Even though I had always trained my animals myself, when I got a Golden Retriever puppy, I invested in formal training. I wanted to learn more so my dog could be a reliable offleash companion while trail riding with my horse. Once I took him to training, I realized so much more was possible! My dog thrived because we had a strong communication system. I was able to teach him many different behaviors, but more importantly–I was able to trust him to enjoy off-leash freedom because I knew I could call him back to me in an instant!
I started an unofficial training club in my neighborhood and started fostering German Shepherds. I devoured all the dog training education I could fit in. Calvin and I went on to enjoy AKC obedience competitions, bikejoring and even teaching classes at Capital Dog Training Club.
AKC Titles Achieved: Canine Good Citizen, Beginner Novice, Companion Dog, Trick Dog Intermediate