Photo: Hero, The Super Collie by Sara Carson
Sara Carson has been named "All-Star Trainer of the Year" at Do More With Your Dog!, a sanctioning body for the sport of Dog Tricks. She shares the title with a handful of trainers worldwide.
At her young age of twenty, she has coached 100 students to earn their trick dog titles. She teaches through live classes as well as online as the Heroic Novice Spark Team! The team is complete with her famous dog, Hero, The Super Collie. Carson has trained Hero to perform over 300 tricks. They have appeared on the David Letterman Show and performed on many TV shows as professional stunt dog performers.
Carson is pleased with the recognition from Do More With Your Dog! She highly enjoys training dogs but says, "it's mostly about teaching the dog's person."
Asked for advice for the average dog owner, Sara says dogs are like young children. "They need structure and consistancy. Kennel or crate training is important with dogs being den animals. And positive reinforcement is key in dog training."
In May, Carson will be finishing up a three year degree in GraphicArts at Canadore College. With her diploma in hand, Carson will be planning new adventures for Hero.
Carson and Hero will be at The Empire Living Centre on February 9th to talk about their adventures and show the residents a trick or two.
If you are interested in Carson's trick dog training, she is teaching at the Ultimate Doghouse or go online and check out this link: http://domorewithyourdog.com/pages/spark.html
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