- Carol Millman, B.Sc., AHT, CPDT-KA, CTDI
Originally hailing from Nova Scotia, Carol has lived in four provinces and spent time living over seas as well. She holds a science degree in Psychology from Mount Allison University. Her courses focused on behavior modification, learning and operant conditioning, but she also took courses in cognition, emotions, and animal biology.
After graduating, Carol went on to study Veterinary Technology at the University of Guelph's Ridgetown Campus in Ontario.
As part of her final practicum, Carol was granted a fantastic opportunity to study at the Vancouver Aquarium. At VanAqua she was privileged to oversee and participate in the care and treatment of the dolphins, belugas, sea lions, and harbour seals, as well as reptiles, fish, and even marmosets!
In 2008 Carol was thrilled to be hired at Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) as an Apprentice Advanced Instructor.
At PADS Carol trained and placed assistance dogs for people in wheelchairs, hearing dogs for the Deaf, and facility therapy dogs. She also ran puppy classes for the puppy raisers and assisted in the daily care of the dogs in training.
Carol gave birth to her son in 2010, and in 2011 she and Amelia decided to go into business together.
Carol is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed) through the Certification Council of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, and is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor through Do More With Your Dog. She is an eager consumer of all things dog related, and is eagerly following leading scientific research on canine cognition and psychology.
After many years of training service dogs for others, Carol is now preparing her own dog, Gretel, to be her autism service dog.
Carol's autism diagnosis gives her a unique perspective which she brings to her work with both dogs and people.