About Confident K9 Training – Redding, CA
Trina Carr – Founder and Head Trainer – Confident K9 Training, Redding, CA
Hi, my name is Trina Carr, founder and head trainer of Confident K9 Training, Redding, CA. I am honored to have been able to help so many overwhelmed dog owners train their dogs. Having had unruly dogs in the past, I know firsthand what it is like to feel out of control and want to give up on your dog. We’ll give you the confidence that you know how to get your dog to listen to you and the rest of your family!
I’ve lived on a farm with many farm animals and dogs through childhood and through my teenage years. I’ve always loved animals and taking care of them. Seeing all the happy animals come to me during feeding time was a joy for me. Due to my experience on the farm as a child, I learned how to read animals and their body language, and it gave me a unique awareness and appreciation for them.
I adopted Gordo Buster Carr, an aggressive black lab who pulled me and would overreact to other dogs and people when we went for walks.
That all changed, though.
I trained Gordo to be a well mannered and well behaved dog. Then I put him through the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test which he passed. We then joined Furry Friends a Pet Assisted Therapy Program. We volunteered our time visiting convalescent homes, participated in a reading buddies program for children called Tales to Tails and volunteered in an event called Pause for Paws which was for UCSC students to visit with dogs prior to finals.
Gordo was a very popular and well known therapy dog in Santa Cruz, CA. He worked hard and was enjoyed by thousands right up until the day he passed away.
I started my dog training education by going to various training seminars. I continue to further my education by taking seminars from many world-renowned trainers. I am a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, a large group of trainers and other dog professionals, who believe in the humane training and treatment of dogs.
I feel it is vital to transfer all the new information your dog has learned over to you so that you can successfully maintain your dog’s training. We’ll train you AND your dog. Combining the two will make it so much easier than just teaching your dog to listen to your trainer!
When you can develop what trainers call “leadership skills,” your dogs will follow you anywhere. I will do anything to make sure you get to enjoy having a dog in your home.