Carlie has always loved dogs. As a child, she often dreamed of having the ability to speak with animals. When finally able to have a dog of her own, Carlie discovered that dog training is the incredibly fun and essential way to do just that. As a long-time student of SIRIUS puppy classes herself, Carlie understands what it’s like to try to learn while simultaneously juggling the puppy-cuteness factor, and the you-better-not-chew-my-shoes-poop-there-or-steal-my-breakfast challenges that arise daily when living with a beloved canine family member.
Initially launching her professional dog training career as an apprentice and assistant to a top Bay Area dog trainer, Carlie delights in perpetual learning and constantly strives to expand her own understanding of canine behavior and dog training skills through academic as well as hands-on educational experiences. Her degree in psychology from UCLA, as well as many years as a classroom teacher, prepared Carlie to be a skilled and entertaining SIRIUS class instructor. She is committed to providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to learn how to communicate effectively with your canine companions and build successful, life-long relationships.
Carlie also treasures training her own two dogs, Tawny and Soda Pop, and competing at AKC events and NCSWA Nose Work trials, as well as volunteering at the SF SPCA.