At Raising Rover Caroline’s passion for animals started at a young age and with Dr Doolittle, James Herriot and Jane Goodall as her childhood heroes, she set her sights on becoming a veterinarian. But as they say, life is what happens when you are making other plans and in her first semester of a biology program at McGill University, she took an animal behaviour elective and switched tracks to specialize in Ecology, Evolution and Animal behaviour.
Four years of studying raptors, whales and everything in between and your trainer-to-be veered slightly off-course to become a financial advisor on Bay St. While this path provided a great entrepreneurial training ground it never felt like the right fit so when her parents adopted a beautiful handful of a puppy a few years later she had her second lightbulb moment and decided to work with dogs.
After a 2-year mentorship program with one of the city’s leading training schools and evenings and weekends dedicated to learning as much as she could from leading experts in canine behaviour, Caroline became Toronto’s first Board Certified trainer in 2004 and with her dog Kali by her side she left Bay St to launch Raising Rover in 2005.
Owned In: Ontario
Raising Rover Courses:
- Puppy Life Skills Classes
- Advanced Puppy Life Skills Classes
- Training & Behavior Modification
- Online Dog & Puppy Training