On retiring as a veterinarian two years ago, Bob Harris wanted to learn to be a dog trainer. “I needed to find a school that was committed to positive training methods. I feel very fortunate that Adrienne Carson has allowed me to work with her and her talented staff. My wife tells friends I ‘play with puppies’ (which is fun), but I learn something every day. The opportunity to work with a group of trainers most days makes it almost like a residency. Dog training has become a science in the last 20 years. While we look like we are having fun (we are), our approach to training dogs and owners is actually quite academic. I love finding solutions to tricky training problems.” I am looking forward to continuing my training with Adrienne Kepp and the staff of My Dog's Got Class.
As a practicing veterinarian, I always felt it was important for dog owners to have the information they needed to get a new puppy off to a good start. Veterinarians don’t really have the time to address behavioral management in the course of routine office visits, and frankly, most don’t have the training to do this. Socialization with people and other dogs is so important. It is a pleasure to now be able to work with dog owners committed to raising good-mannered dogs.
Bob received his veterinary degree from Cornell University. He volunteers his veterinary services for vaccine clinics run by St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. Bob is a private pilot and enjoys cycling, photography, and researching his family history.