Personalized Training For the pet you love

Carol Harris has been a professional dog trainer for more than 30 years, and has been providing San Diego pets and their owners with quality behavior services since opening The Educated Pet in 1998.  She is the primary trainer and behaviorist offering many types of obedience classes and specialized classes for dogs with behavior issues as well as in home behavior consultations and in-home training. 

Carol integrates a positive reinforcement method of training with a solid education of the pet owner to help animals reach their full potential. Classes include Puppy Socialization, Adolescent Puppy, Basic Obedience, Advanced Obedience, Rally, Confidence class and a preparation course for the Canine Good Citizenship Certificate offered by the American Kennel Club.  She also offers a program called SOS (Supplemental Obedience and Socialization) which offers a blend of supervised play time with carefully selected groups of dogs and individualized obedience sessions.  The dogs are tired and well-behaved when they come home!

Many of the referrals Ms. Harris receives are from local Veterinarians.  She works extensively with pet owners whose pets suffer from varying behavior issues such as aggression, separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination and fear based issues.  She has a direct and forthright approach with her clients and a loving manner with the pets.

Carol’s expertise does not end in the obedience arena.  Her past experiences include tracking, agility, and showing dogs both in the obedience and show ring. She lives in the Lemon Grove area with her husband of 27 years, Mike and her two sons.  She has two furry companions, Scout, an orange tabby cat who runs the house, and Moses, a Labrador cross.

Professional affiliations: APDT, Animal Behavior Society, Animal Behavior Associates, University of Washington (Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior).