Sharon Empson

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I graduated from Karen Pryor Academy in August of 2013. It is my hope that force-free training and positive methods become the norm in the dog training world as well as in homes across the nation. 

At this time I offer private in home lessons for you and your dog. 

Does your dog seem like it is stubborn? When you call your dog does it ignore you?  Would you like to have a dog who can be in the house and be well behaved? Or perhaps there is a certain area where you and your dog need help? When you walk your dog do you feel like your dog is walking you?   Clicker training can help you and your dog have the kind of communication you have always wanted.  It is not too late, call me today!

Sharon Empson KPA CTP Hot Digity Dog Training


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

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Come and enjoy the adventure of clicker training with your dog! Are you looking for a way to train your dog that is fun and enjoyable? Tired of choke chains, shock collars, and other adversive methods? Clicker training is for you. Clicker training is based on postive methods. My moto is respect, compassion, tender care.

At this time I offer private lessons for you and your dog. You can choose a one hour, one time session or can sign up for a 6 week group of classes. Each training session is done in your home and lasts one hour, once a week.

I look forward to working with you and your dog.

Sharon Empson KPA CTP

"Hot Digity Dog Training" 

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I offer private lessons and phone consultations. At the present time I am looking for a training facility and will be offering group classes. Through my studies at Karen Pryor Academy I have been given the tools to help many dogs and their owners find joy at home together.
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+1 (951) 285-8505
92532 Lake Elsinore , CA


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