My name is Sharon Empson and I live in Lake Elsinore, California, which is in Riverside County. My husband and I have three terriers: Bindi, Cody, and Terra. My love for animals started as a little girl and has carried over into my adult life. I have had many dogs over the years and have enjoyed training them. At this time, my dog Bindi and I participate in the dog sport of Rally.
The desire to be a dog trainer led me to take the KPA Foundations course and the Professional Dog Trainer course through Karen Pryor Academy. These courses changed my whole perspective on training and gave me great tools to help dogs and their owners communicate and enjoy each other.
As a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy, I am committed to force-free training and the use of positive methods. Serving others gives me great joy. I look forward to working with you in bringing out the greatness in your dog.
As a KPA graduate, I am continuing my education as a dog training through various courses offered through Karen Pryor Academy. I have completed the KPA Shelter Training & Enrichment course, and volunteerd at a shelter for a year. I look forward to implementing what I have learned through the shelter course to enrich the lives of shelter animals, help relieve stress and be more adoptable so they can find their forever homes. I also have completed the Puppy Start Right Preschool course. This course focuses on positive socialization for puppies ages 8 weeks to 12 weeks. In a class setting puppy parents are given valuable information to start their puppy off right. I am excited about what the course can do for puppy parents to equip them with the knowledge they need to raise a well rounded puppy that has been properly socialized through positive interactions with the world around it.
In 2016 I was certiffied as a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. It's exciting to take the skills your dog has learned and apply them to the real world. Once your dog has mastered the basics, we can give your dog an opportunity to earn the Canine Good Citizen certificate and have it registered with the American Kennel Club Organization. You and your pup will get a certificate, and a patch and a small medal to attach to your dogs collar announcing that your dog is a Canine Good Citizen! Its alot of fun!
In an effort to be the best trainer I can be I have also enrolled in TAGTeach to receive my primary certification. I look forward to learning how to encourage those I work with through clear and easy to follow instructions.
I look forward to experiencing the exciting adventure of positive reinforcement training with you and your dog!
Sharon Empson KPA CTP Hot Digity Dog Training