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ABOUT CARRIE

“AND WE KNOW THAT IN ALL THINGS GOD WORKS FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM, WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE.” (ROMANS 8:28)

Carrie Crawford, Dog Trainer and Owner

 

Hi, my name is Carrie Crawford and I have been training dogs professionally for the last 5 years. I started out in a national pet store and became the mentor for the North Central Texas District within 6 months. Communicating with dogs came quickly to me and I was getting results rather fast. At the pet store, I trained 100’s of puppies and adult dogs in Basic Obedience, Advanced Obedience and I taught American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen. I made a career change because I didn’t agree with turning away clients that had dogs with “behavior problems,” or the clients that needed specialized behavior training due to a change in health conditions --- these people and their “best friend” needed help. That’s when I decided to leave the pet store to learn more about behavior resolutions so I could help more people and their dogs.

 

I know that continuing to grow professionally and educate yourself in any career field is very important, but for me it is my passion. I go to workshops and seminars and enjoy learning from other amazing trainers across the nation any chance I get. I am an approved American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a proud Professional Member of IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals).

Training Methods

 

Communicating with your dog in the correct way is very important. No two dogs are the same. The tools I use in training are praise and affection, as well as treats, toys, slip leads, head halter’s, command collars, martingale, prong collars and e-collars. Your dog is yearning to know its place “in your pack” and needs to have structure so he knows what is expected. I would love to be the one to help you and your family have the bond you’ve always wanted with your dog.

From different areas in my life I kept hearing “Carrie you’re really good with dogs” and “You really have a gift.” Then one day at church, it clicked into focus: when something keeps echoing to you in your life, God is speaking to you and I finally knew what my purpose here was.

 

My family’s church home is Valley Creek Church in Flower Mound, and I claim this promise:

“AND WE KNOW THAT IN ALL THINGS GOD WORKS FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM, WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE.” (ROMANS 8:28)