Sharon Carroll has been training a variety of animal species for over 30 years; starting with dog competitions, and then moving on to training dogs and horses for competition, television, and live performances. She has been a trainer and presenter in a range of animal shows.
To be truly fluent at training animals, it is necessary to have a solid and expansive understanding of the individual cognitive abilities of each species.
Most people can train a dog to perform a task, but many are not able to be flexible in dealing with issues that occur during the training process, especially if the dog is responding in a less "typical" way. Flexibility comes from a deep understanding of how that individual dog is problem solving, what is that dog's understanding of what is being asked, and how can all the elements best be explained to that individual, in order to achieve the desired outcome.
Sharon has focused many years on studying the underlying basis for animal learning.
Sharon's qualifications include:
Sharon's expertise is well-recognized -
Sharon is also an Australian representative athlete and a qualified and successful elite-level sports coach with over 25 years experience. (Qualifying at the highest level of sports coaching in Australia requires studies in sports psychology for competitors, as well as performance planning and preparation. These skills, knowledge and experience readily translate into preparation for dog obedience trialling.)
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). Certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant (CDBC).
Professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers - USA.