Conference Keynote Speaker to Share Positive Training Skills and Techniques

February 15th, 2016

Professional trick dog training is a rapidly growing part of the pet industry. Sara Carson and her side-kick, Hero, will share their positive training skills and techniques when she delivers the keynote address at the Association of Professional Dog Trainers’ 23rd Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.

Carson has been training dogs for well over a decade. Growing up in Ontario, Canada, she successfully ran her own dog training business for over five years. During that time period, she taught dog trick classes, obedience, puppy foundation, and agility.  Currently, she is traveling North America and spending her days performing with a popular stunt dog team.

Carson is considered one of the top trick dog instructors in the world and is certified through “Do More With Your Dog!”  She has taught numerous free online trick classes via social media for the past few years. She has earned several agility titles and also enjoys competing in Dock Diving, Frisbee, and Canine Freestyle.

Known for her appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Carson and Hero have captivated audiences all over the world. They have also been seen together on The Marilyn Dennis Show, CTV news, Rogers Daytime Toronto, and multiple live shows such as The Canadian Pet Expo, Purina National Dog Show, and the All About Pets Show. Carson skillfully trained Hero to take part in several commercials for Petco, the Family Channel, and the Pet Network, among others.

In early 2016, Carson rescued an eight month old border collie named Marvel.  She is currently being trained as Hero’s sidekick and will be performing with them in many future appearances.

To learn more about Carson, Hero and Marvel, please visit www.thesupercollies.com

The 23rd Annual Conference will be held Oct. 12-15 at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The annual conference is one of the world’s largest continuing education event dedicated to professional dog training and is attended by hundreds of trainers, behaviorists, pet industry specialists and exhibitors. For more information about the annual conference, visit apdt.com/conference.

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1993 to be an inclusive forum for trainers to network with each other, provide educational opportunities, and grow the profession. Currently, the APDT reaches more than 5,200 members in 48 countries worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, business management, research, and continuing education in the professional dog training profession and pet industry.

Mandy Roberts, (859) 545-0483
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