Bayside’s Trainer: Charla Scott CPDT
Charla knew as a young child she had a gift with animals when, at the age of 8, she was able to teach her first dog (a Pomeranian named “Pony”) to sit, lie down, shake, roll over, beg, and sneeze on command. By the age of 16 she was working at a Veterinarian’s office where she came in contact with many types of dogs. After a few years, Charla learned that although all dogs have similar “dog behavior”, each breed has a unique “learning language”. She began creating ways to connect with each dog differently. Her technique and philosophy – “Show, teach, reward, repeat” and “breaking the behavior without breaking the spirit”, became the basis for her training career.
Charla’s experience and success encompass Search and Rescue, Schutzhund, Police Dog Training, Competitive Obedience, Therapy and Seizure Training and Pet Obedience. She raised, trained and sold her first Police dog to Friendswood Police Department where he thrives as a Narcotic/Patrol K9 for the department. Currently, Charla is active with “K-9 Officers”, a non-profit organization that raises and donates trained police dogs to local Police Departments in need, as their “Puppy Raiser and Ground Work Trainer”. She has won titles with her own personal dogs in competitive obedience and performed an obedience routine on the ice during intermission at an Aeros Hockey game with her personal dog, Cash.
Charla spent the summer of 2011 at a training school in Louisiana where she received her Certification for Pet Dog Training and Police Canine Work. While there, she was able to shadow some of the best dog trainers in the Country and learn techniques and skills used for obedience and protection.
Despite over 10 years of dog training, Charla continues to attend dog training seminars throughout the United States competes with her personal dogs as they work toward national levels. Her devotion and understanding of dog behavior place emphasis on creating the most successful relationships between dog and owner.