Karen Harper has owned and trained dogs and horses for more than 40 years. She has taught dog obedience classes professionally in Okaloosa County for 20 years and is experienced with most breeds and mixed breeds. She is a certified dog trainer with the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors. NADOI is an established and highly-respected professional organization that evaluates and certifies candidates for Certified Dog Trainer. Karen holds NADOI certification #1030. She is also an evaluator for the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Program. This program encompasses several categories of awards for deserving dogs and puppies and helps owners ensure their dogs and puppies are well-behaved and well-trained canine citizens. Karen has competed and titled her Doberman Pinschers in AKC Obedience Trials and through the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program. She is also a lifelong horsewoman and has competed her horses in several ridden disciplines and in carriage driving events, as well as simply enjoying trail rides with them.