18119 Newton Rd. Roland, AR 72135
Carrie Kessler, CPDT-KA
Carrie Kessler attended her first dog training class at age 10 and has loved working with dogs ever since.
Carrie began volunteering at Little Rock Animal Services in 2004, working with shelter dogs to make them more adoptable. In 2006 she became the Executive Director for Last Chance Arkansas animal rescue organization. In 2009, she began training dogs professionally, specializing in basic obedience and “family manners.”
In 2011 she began training for the Arkansas Dept of Corrections Paws in Prison and has supervised the training of over 780 dogs.
Carrie has also trained several Hearing Dogs for deaf or hearing impaired individuals.
In 2011, she became interested in scent work and attended the week-long course in Georgia for K-9 Nose Work.
She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
“My training methods focus on positive reinforcement and honor each dog as an individual,” Carrie said
Carrie can be reached at email@example.com.
Contact Phone: 501-590-9785
TRACY OWEN - CSDT-KA, CGC EVALUATOR,
Tracy started training dogs in 2011 with the Paws in Prison program. Before being paroled Carrie Kessler with "Last Chance Arkansas" dog rescue, offered Tracy a position, She paroled out there August 2016.
On 8/26/2016 she got her 1st dog for training, a golden doodle and that started her new business "Dogsamust" and started training professionally with well over a hundred clients..
She was one of the very first trainers chosen for the Paws in Prison program in 2011-2014 while an inmate at the Hawkins Women's Unit.
Then 2014-2016 she went to Sheridan, AR on a work release program to the dog pound located at the Sheriffs Dept which was a kill pound at the time. Upon her arrival she immediately started to turn the unit around. In her 2 yrs there she found forever homes for over 360 dogs ending the need for euthanizing dogs every month. Not one dog was euthanized after she got there!
She has trained service dogs for seizure alert, diabetic alert, PTSD, educational assistance dogs, children's facility assistance dog, stability/wheelchair assistance dogs, service dogs to assist with Autism and water leak detection dogs with public education assistance dog certification.
She uses positive reinforcement training and help dogs make the right choices with positive encouragement never fear base training. She wants dogs to work for her because they love her not because they fear her!
She continues to rescue and care for Last Chance Arkansas dogs.
Her business has grown from references and word of mouth. She has been certified through Paws 4 Hope as a service and public access trainer, also a canine good citizen evaluator.
She has started a new chapter in her life, coming full circle to train inmates through the Paws in Prison program. Currently she trains at the Hawkins Women's Unit, the Randall L Williams Men's Unit and Quachita River Malvern Unit, hopefully to give them all the passion that she received as an inmate and found her calling in life.
Recently she has hired a parolee that she trained while he was an inmate to help with her business, he was the best trainer she had and has found his passion also.
Her latest endeavor includes training water leak detection dogs with her partner Carrie Kessler. They have trained the first in the nation water leak detection dog "Vessel " and looking towards training a lot more!
Tracy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 501-804-3995